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Feb 15, 2012, 7:34pm   #1
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Hi,
Just wondering....I have a 05 first, that I LOVE, but it's a bit too small, I was looking online at teh city and velo, which is bigger? I can't seem to find dimensions, and I was hoping for some feed back from people who have / had both....I can't tell which is bigger / smaller....also someone mentioned the Town, is that bigger or smaller than the velo and city?
Thanks
Feb 15, 2012, 7:57pm   #2
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The town is bigger than the first but smaller than a velo and a city.

IMO a velo and city are comparable......

The velo is longer than a city but not as wide. The strap on the velo is longer than a city strap so it can be worn crossbody.
Feb 15, 2012, 9:52pm   #3
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I find much much more fits in a velo. when I travel I can fit my laptop, water bottle, several magazines, etc all comfortably. that thing is deceptive. the city is way tighter.
Feb 16, 2012, 1:30am   #4
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Velo base is wider, also taller hence documents can fit better in it. You can put A4 size in a City landscape wise but don't think you'll be able to zip the bag. Depends what use you need the bag for.
if you have a First, there's no point getting a Town, they are too similar in size.
Feb 16, 2012, 9:06am   #5
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yeah I guess that's why it feels so much bigger.. the base on the velo is quite roomy and then things can stand upright (like laptop or magazines) but they can also lay sideways if you prefer. with my cities i'd have to put mags or laptop in and i couldn't really zip it shut, and it looked stuffed. the velo never looks stuffed and I STUFF it.
Feb 16, 2012, 9:08am   #6
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I can post pics soon of me cramming my velo :)
Feb 16, 2012, 11:19am   #7
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Originally Posted by sweetk
I can post pics soon of me cramming my velo :)
Yay! Cant wait to see!
Feb 16, 2012, 7:59pm   #8
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Originally Posted by sweetk
I find much much more fits in a velo. when I travel I can fit my laptop, water bottle, several magazines, etc all comfortably. that thing is deceptive. the city is way tighter.
I agree. I have a City and a Velo and I find the Velo is very large and deep.

Velo: 13.5" W x 11" H x 6.5" D
City: 15" W x 9.5" H x 5.5" D
Feb 17, 2012, 4:03am   #9
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Bottled water can stand up right in the Velo and my B6 (I think) size diary.. also in the bag are my makeup purse, vanity purse, wallet
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Feb 17, 2012, 11:27am   #10
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I have had city and velo and velo is definitely bigger. I am loving it.
Feb 17, 2012, 12:11pm   #11
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Originally Posted by afcgirl
I have had city and velo and velo is definitely bigger. I am loving it.
Why do you prefer the velo over the city?
Feb 17, 2012, 12:37pm   #12
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Originally Posted by illini3
Why do you prefer the velo over the city?
Many reasons! 1. The shape of Velo is more flattering on me than the City. 2. I love big bags and the Velo is a little bigger than the City but not too big to wear everday. 3. I love wearing it crossbody, which I never thought I would. 4. I think the Giant Hardware (real giant) looks amazing on it. 5. And finally, the handles fit over my shoulders (without a jacket) and I love that too. Overall it is just awesome!

The City is my second favorite though. I had a part time and did not care for the shape as much as the City. I love the shape of the Work but I think it is a tad too big for everday wear like going shopping and running errands.
Feb 17, 2012, 3:51pm   #13
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The Velo is bigger, but I found the City worked better on my short frame. The actual bag part hit too close to my bum-bum when worn crossbody - but I have the same problem with most crossbody bags.

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Feb 17, 2012, 11:15pm   #14
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Originally Posted by Cait
The Velo is bigger, but I found the City worked better on my short frame. The actual bag part hit too close to my bum-bum when worn crossbody - but I have the same problem with most crossbody bags.

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you mean you can wear the city cross body??
Feb 18, 2012, 3:14am   #15
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Originally Posted by Honeylicious
you mean you can wear the city cross body??
No you can't. The extra strap is too short for cross body.
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