Rated 5 out of 5 by Smartwoman Well made bag
I really like this bag. After years of using a fanny-pack following a shoulder injury, I finally felt ready to not look like a dork anymore. Mission accomplished! I bought the small version of the bag which is good-looking and voluminous compared to a fanny-pack, with great nooks and crannies and pockets for all your different items. It is very well made of good quality soft leather, and as advertised the teardrop design does not put too much stress on the shoulder. A few previous reviewers had complained about the strap -- this is not my experience at all. On my bag the strap is well attached, and at the top it is made of leather and nice and wide with the leather backed to stay securely on your shoulder. The bottom part of the strap is made out of that typical webby stuff, and is adjustable. I like that the strap is adjustable, because at its smallest it fits nicely on the shoulder, but if you stretch it out to its largest setting, the strap can just fit over my head and across my chest so that the bag can be worn with the weight more on my back. However I don't think this would work for a larger person than me (someone over 150 lbs).
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anneof1000Days Kidney Bean Purse
I have been using this "small" size purse for 6 years and find it the most satisfying style of any I have ever used. It is comfortable, convenient and easy to organize which saves me time. I will order this purse as long as LL Bean sells one. This is my third one since 2002.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jolyn721 Love Love Love this bag
I ordered this in the Regular size a few years ago. I got the brown one. I use it every day. It is a large purse, but i carry everything with me, so for me it is perfect. The inside of the strap started to fall apart, I brought it to the LL Bean store and they replaced it. I love it so much I am buying a new one in black. LL Bean is such a great company to work with. I don't mind spending the money because I know they make quality products, and if anything happens to them, they will replace them. I would definitely recommend buying this to anyone.
November 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by healthybagfan A wonderful purchase!
I bought a canvas healthy back bag several years ago & loved it! When the top handle began to wear through the canvas, I decided to upgrade to the leather bag. I Love this bag! As the name suggests, it's designed to help your back. The interior has lots of pouches for storage. There's one inside pouch near the top of the bag that's perfect for my smart phone! It keeps it above the things I have at the bottom of the bag. I recommend this bag very highly!! It is well made & comes with the amazing LLBean replacement guarantee.
November 4, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by oneil true leather bag
At first I ordered the bigger bag since it was the same price, but returned it for the smaller one because it was so heavy to carry. This bag is just the right size. My only complaint is I like to carry mt phone in the side pocket but the velcro is a pain and not much give to the pocket.
October 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bestbag Love this bag
This bag is excellent for my achy back. I chose the smaller size and it fits everything I need and is organized to boot.
July 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beanershopperalways Attractive everyday bag
Made of beautiful leather making it much more attractive than the material versions.
July 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by StrongInandOut Love This Bag!
This bag has been on my wish list for a long time. It is comfortable on my shoulder, has a ton of pockets inside for organizing stuff, and looks classy. The light colored lining is a big plus, Looking forward to many years with this beautiful bag.
July 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by PMacAdams Strap ... sigh
I love this bag, and if it weren't for the strap I would keep it. However, the material on the strap, which cracks and is uncomfortable, is a non starter. Also all the Velcro is an annoyance. The Ameribag model has an all leather strap and magnetic closures, which are much preferable. It is also, unfortunately, a bit smaller than the LL bean. Please fix your bag! I am sending it back but would love to buy one with the issues resolved!
June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wafuss Great!!
A great bag for your back and neck. You can hardly tell that you even have a purse on your shoulder. Plenty of pockets and extra features inside. This is my 4th bag that I have. It is the only bag that I carry.
June 1, 2015