1. Army2022Hopeful

    Army2022Hopeful Member

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    Hello all,

    Where can I get a vmi bookbag? Should I order one from the vmi bookstore or find one online elsewhere?
     
  2. turtlerunnernc

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    If you want the actual VMI messenger bag you will have to purchase it from the bookstore. You can order it from the bookstore online and have it went to your house of pick it up at the bookstore once you are at VMI. We ordered my son's and had it went to the house and he took it with him on matriculation day.

    You can use any black messenger style bag if you don't want the VMI one.
     
  3. Army2022Hopeful

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    Ok sounds good thanks. Do most cadets use the official store bookbag or does it really not matter?
     
  4. turtlerunnernc

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    A lot of them do use it, not sure if most. But, it really doesn't matter at all as long as it is a black messenger bag nobody will care if it has VMI on it. It's just a matter of what you prefer. My son wanted it so we bought it as one of his high school graduation gifts.
     
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  5. Falcon A

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    Good advice from TR . . . Our DS uses a $15 black computer bag/messenger bag bought from Staples. It went through his first 3 years and will go with him into his First Class year. Whether you get the bag with the VMI logo or a plain bag with no school logo is purely a matter of personal choice.

    Best wishes to you for your Rat year and beyond!