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
Rated 3 out of 5 by Memawjo Disappointed in Leather Heathy back bag
I am very disappointed in the leather heathy bag. I have a canvas bag that llBean carried years ago. It is exactly like the leather heathy bag and I love it. My canvas one is wear holes in it due to use - the leather on the leather heathy bag is gorgeous and I loved it but they put a cheap strap on it as part of the shoulder strap. It made the whole bag cheap looking and not worth the price. Very disappointed. If they changed the strap or had the old canvas heathy bags again I would order one tomorrow.
May 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by FunnyGirl12000 Healthy Back Bag, Leather
I ordered this in a large leather and a smaller version in the canvas for comparison. They were both really nice but with fibromyalgia I found the smaller canvas Bag to be for comfortable for me so I returned the leather Bag. Lots of pockets which are useful but I'm still trying to decide on the right location for everything!
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cyberwahoo Leather Back-Saving Handbag / Backpack
Beautiful bag in a peanut butter-colored leather. Plenty of room inside and lots of pockets. Exactly what I needed for my tired back. Highly recommend!!!
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JazzFourTwo Beautiful Leather Bag......But.....
My friend has one of the original "Ameribag's" and noticed the leather is beautiful. I chose to purchase one from L.L.Bean, because of the guarantee. After I rec'd it; I noticed the strap is NOT
all leather. Almost half of the strap is made with a "webbing" that makes the bag look so cheap; and I feel it would not hold up over time. So I returned the bag. Question for Land's End.....will you re-design the strap to the original full leather strap?
April 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanThriftyShopper The Best Handbag
I love my Ameribags!!! I have several leather,(you can't beat leather), a green wool, and a lightweight one. They are all great!!
I'm not a person who likes a lot of different style purses. I like the inside lining of silver because you can see your items better and I like when I change my purse that all my stuff is still in the same place. My shoulder and back don't bother me from carrying them.
They may look a little different but they are worth every penny you pay for them. Great for traveling too.
April 1, 2015
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