Rated 5 out of 5 by JanfromBoston Excellent Commuter Bag!
I bought the large bag with long arms + zipper and have been using it for months. I ride the train a lot and carrying many things! A great bag to commute to work with. Very sturdy and seems strong like many of the LLBEAN products I've purchased in the past. I have not had any problems with zipper. I also have not had any problems with the color in the rain.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by kywildcatlady Love it, durable, and really cute!
My mom and dad bought this bag for me and I LOVE it! They got it monogrammed but just an, "M" which I really like. I got it in cream and royal blue and the colors look very pretty. It has been through quite a few uses and still holds up great. I use it to carry my clothes, makeups, shoes, etc, to and from home to college, and it is PERFECT! I love all the colored inside pockets that keeps everything organized. All my friends compliment me. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
March 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ARLM My go-to weekend bag!
I purchased the medium, zip-top with long handles and I LOVE it! I spend nearly every weekend at my boyfriend's apartment and this bag has come with me each time since I got it, one year ago. The navy is classic and looks adorable with my monogram. The long handles are a godsend-- I am able to comfortable carry the tote, even stuffed with clothes, over my shoulder as I commute on various trains and walk around the city. I definitely recommend the zipper as it keeps everything secure and allows me to fill the bag to the very top. It is a great tote for short trips (it holds maybe a pair of shoes, toiletries bag, and an outfit or two) and travels easily. It has carried books and papers, summer wear for quick trips to Long Island, and weekend necessities for a year and still does not look worse for wear. I cannot recommend enough!
Funny anecdote-- my boyfriend agreed to take a gigantic container of coins to the bank for his mother and did not believe my tote could be up the the task. The coins probably weighed 75-100 lbs and needed to be carried seven blocks to the bank. While we needed to stop several times to rest, the tote remained strong! LL Bean is true to its word, I fully believe this bag could hold 500 lbs. Most impressively, the straps showed no wear or stretching from our journey!
March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by InfoDiva Perfect at Christmas
We have a monogrammed bag for each family member on a bench at the fireplace as a substitute for Christmas stockings. Holds more, and what a delight to order a new bag for the latest addition to the family!
March 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by reviewer22 Wonderful for Organizing Family Things
There's a ton of reviews but I thought I would add what sizes work well for different types of things in case anyone is wondering what size suits their needs. I have totes with "monogrammed" labels for everything including: Skating (figure skating, M but should have bought L - my skates stick out a tiny bit), Barn (riding stuff, XL holds half chaps, boots, extra layers and helmet in a soft helmet bag fully contained), Library (books, of course, but carries about a dozen childrens books easily M), Church (quiet bag for kids, S), Car (the random stuff that lives in my car, XL) and then an L general one for family outings carrying those odds and ends that kids need, including baby carriers which fit nicely. Hope that helps! I love these things and have had them for years but appreciate them even more now that I'm a parent. In case anyone is wondering the size small is great for kids, my toddler can carry books and a few small toys in there which makes for a perfect "busy bag". I like how sturdy the canvas is so they stand upright functioning as a basket as well. So much easier to ask a small child to put their books in the library bag when they don't have to handle the bag and the books just to get the bag open. I used to have one for my laptop in college (back when laptops were the size of desktops today) and the bag is so sturdy, I rarely used a case on my computer. Thanks LL Bean!
March 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by JanfromBoston Excellent!
I bought the large long & it is excellent! Excellent quality, excellent zipper, excellent quality! I'm the type of person that you'll hear say, "you can never have a bag that is big enough", well, this bag carries everything I need for work! Not too large to ride on the train with, I just put it on the train floor. I stick my lunch, large knitting projects, work portfolios, water cup, coffee cup, and folders AND there is still plenty of space! Handles are very comfortable and you can just tell that this bag can sustain lots of weight.
February 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by M2UVA Obsessed!!
Is what I am with these totes! I have been using them since college, ages ago and I LOVE them. Multiple uses: carrying books - check, overnight/week-end bag - check, I've even used it to cart files back and forth to work when necessary.
At last count I owned one of each size, including the littlest one that can hold lunch items. Today's purchase is just a spur of the moment addition to add a little color to the mix!.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dogone Bought 2 as gifts ...
personalized with their names FREE! using my L.L.Bean Visa card.
P.S. They loved 'em!
February 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reba27948 Stands up to the test!
I'm a college instructor and needed a nice, sturdy bag to carry all of my materials around in while on campus. When I saw that this came in pink trim, I was sold! I also got it monogrammed and it turned out SO nice! Now I get to show it off at work all while it being tough enough for all my heavy books, papers, food, etc.!
February 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
by DNich214 Order the right size!
For Christmas I received a L bag which I asked for, it was HUGE! I thought it was a mistake and they sent an XL. Exchanged for another L to find they were the same, sent them both back and got a M. Finally, a regular sized tote bag. If you are looking for a regular classic tote bag size, GET A MEDUIM! I am not a small girl and the L was almost unwieldy, and if I filled it with groceries I could never lift it! This medium is exactly what I wanted to take on an airplane, or to bring in some things from the store. I got pink and monogrammed, and I am finally happy! L was big enough to put a Q comforter in, I can't imagine how big XL would be and who would need a bag that big!
January 25, 2016