Rated 5 out of 5 by Beanfan2015 Really doesn't hurt your back!
This bag is perfect for traveling. It has lots of room, lots of compartments and doesn't slide off of your shoulder when you are trying to catch a plane!
March 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 30yearsaBeanfan My perfect bag.
I'm a long-time fan of Bean's Healthy Back Bags and when the canvas model was discontinued I decided to splurge on a leather one. I usually don't spend near this much on a purse, but this is my every-day work horse of a bag and I decided that, over the long run, it would be worth the money.
It was a good decision--I love the bag! It's attractive, well-made, and very comfortable to carry.
I bought the regular size and it holds an amazing amount (I'm one of those people who carries much more than I need to "just in case"). Lots of inside and outside pockets so I can organize what I'm carrying and find everything easily.
The bag was a bit stiff at first but it has softened up beautifully. I went with the saddle color--it's a great neutral that goes with almost everything.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FavaBean Great bag - Great customer service
I've had this bag for a couple of years and wrote a 5 star review a while back. I still give it 5 stars, but here's my update. I had to return it recently because the thin leather covering on the inside of the strap started to come apart and shred. It didn't affect the function of the bag, but it looked terrible. I would never return an item for normal wear and tear, but the rest of the bag looked brand new. I returned it to L.L. Bean and they replaced it in a few days, no questions asked. I absolutely LOVE this company's commitment to customer service. Oh, and I don't remember what the inside strap looked like when the bag was new, so I can't tell for sure whether this one is the same -- but it looks to me as if the leather on the inside of the strap has been made a little sturdier. Time will tell.... and I'll be sure to report back.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hummer26 Shoulder Bag
I love this bag as I have had the same bag before and traveled all over the country with it. It was great for taking on the Airplane and other ways of traveling. I still have it but wanted a new one to replace it. You just can't beat this bag for safety reasons and my pistol fits just fine in it too. I would proudly recommend this bag to anyone.
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TRCalifornia My Favorite Bag: Just Upped to the Regular
Over the years have had this bag in fabric and also leather in the small size- loved it! Very long lasting. Recently ordered both sizes- small and regular in saddle- to see which fits me best. After great amounts of deliberation, I kept the regular size and have started using it. It provides me with all the same features as before (love the key tethers) and some extra room for a book or small purchases-- and the exterior pouch pocket on the edge of the bag that I always used for my mobile phone (currently an iPhone 5S in a holster case) fits on the regular size- it no longer fits in that pouch on the new small bag though it did fit on my old one-- so that was a major deciding factor for me. Bag is A-OK- sure I will get used to the slightly larger bulk of it- my 24 year old daughter tells me it looks like I am carrying a tennis racket...but I just love this bag and get many compliments on it from my peers...I had purchased a contemporary vegan red bag in a larger size from another source-- to be fashionable! - and could not stand it...missed my LL Bean Leather Healthy Back Bag too much! I like the safety of this bag- all zipped up- and worn close to my body. Easy on my body...cannot beat the craftsmanship and cachet of LL Bean! The pricing on this bag always makes me carefully consider it - but it is worth it to me!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PSUalum Best purse
this is my third purse in this style. It is great for travel and everyday. It keeps things well organized and is comfortable.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrueFriend Tried and True Friend
I bought my original healthy back bag in 2004 and it lasted until this year. I've used it practically every day, and there's not a scratch or scuff mark on it. That's how good it is. Unfortunately, last month the strap split where it attaches to the body of the bag. ut I'm buying a replacement. Practically 11 years is a pretty good run. However, I wish the strap were leather instead of woven fabric.
February 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by carolglo comfortable on shoulder, great look!
love my healthy bag i rec'd recently from LL Bean. Have wanted this for SO long & it's everything i knew it would be. The regular size is larger than i thought it would be. Pleasant surprise! Ordered leather & loving it. So many pockets, etc. to put everything. Hate that I waited so long to purchase. Thank you LL Bean!!
February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackleather Organized Pocketbook
I had this pocketbook many years ago and loved it then. Again, I am so pleased with all the compartments , the leather and the comfortable shoulder strap which exerts no pressure on my shoulder.. LL Beans timed honored reputation for quality products continues.
February 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cbbuyer15 nice bag
I purchased this back bag after considering it for years. I am very pleased that I did. I have 2 of the fabric bags but the only thing I would change is that I would prefer the leather strap be continuous from the top of the bag to the bottom instead of it being replaced with a section if webbing. This is a great looking bag and it is costly. That one change wold enhance the appearance.
January 2, 2015