Rated 5 out of 5 by jimlig01 More uses then one person can think of.
Okay, I had to share this use for my Medium Boat & Tote (a small could work as well). I put a dumbbell in it and use it for kettle bell exercises! Much less expensive then buying a kettle bell and easier on the forearm.
July 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LittleRhody8 Open top tote - 32 years and still going strong!
These things are great looking and indestructible. I got my first tote back in the 80s. It's was my high school bookbag, then college bookbag. It saw hard duty in the field schlepping tools and notes when I was an archaeologist. It's been up and down mountains, camping in deserts, hiking in forests, and sailing on the ocean. And it's still going strong. Indestructible, I tell you! I recently got a spiffy new one for grocery shopping. It's pretty much my go-to bag for everything. The medium size with regular handles is ample, comfortable, and convenient. Just right for a laptop+. Also, I was gifted a mini zip-top tote with cool stripes. I don't find the zip-top all that useful, personally, but it makes a cheery little casual summer handbag. I've received many comments on it.
July 4, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by rangercristi love it but....
I've used this bag for 3 years as a purse and the color on the handles are frayed and look faded. also don;t like that its not washable
July 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SIDETRACK THEY MAKE GREAT SADDLE BAGS!
I ride a scooter a lot, so I ordered a medium with red trim to match the bike and had bike make embossed on both sides and it hangs from the mirrors between my legs. It holds my riding accessories: gloves, hats, bike locks, and room for more when needed. The zippered closure keeps things secure.
Because I do most of the shopping (YES, I am married to a woman that hates to shop!), I have two (XL with zippers) that I purchased to haul groceries in. I can attach them to the sides of the bike and they work like saddlebags. I have always had enough room for everything, plus room to spare. I always get comments when I am loading up for the ride home. So, when it is time to head out again, I grab the two bags, the list off the frig door, and my cell phone to make sure I always make the right choices, and I'm off again. From the looks of things, the scooter will wear out before the bags do.
July 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tempo The perfect bag
Love the bag and use it all the time.
June 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KJP1975 Love It!
I was torn between the open top vs the zip top Boat and Tote Bags. Ultimately I decided to go with the zip top in order to secure my cargo. When my bag arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to note that the zip top style can also be used as an open tote style. The unzipped portion actually lies neatly against the inside of the bag when the zipper is not in use. I was so pleased with my bag (large with long handles), that I turned right around and ordered one in medium with long handles! The bags appear sturdy and well crafted. The monogramming adds a personal touch. Both bags arrived sooner than estimated. (In fact, one actually shipped out less than an hour after I placed my order...and it was monogrammed!) I read the reviews from other customers and I agree these bags would make excellent gifts for just about anyone and I love the idea of using them as Christmas stockings.
May 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MsTwinkleberry Addicting tote!
I love these totes! I have an XL zippered in navy, a Large Zippered in regatta blue, and recently purchased (May 1st at 9:30pm) a large open top Boat and Tote in bright pink. All are monogrammed. I keep the two zippered totes in the car for grocery shopping. I normally put 4 cases of sodas in the XL and the tote still looks brand new. There is no lie in their description, the bag can hold more than you can carry. It is truly an excellent,durable bag. I also love that LL bean always has free shipping and returns. As I mentioned, I purchased the open-top bright pink on Sunday--May 1st, and received the tote on Thursday-May 5th, a day earlier than expected delivery day. Excellent!!! I love the bright pink! It stands out. The only thing I noticed is, the monogram is done closer to the top of the bag. Compared to my zippered totes which are closer to the center of the bag. I still love the bag though. Thinking of ordering the mint and red next.
May 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lakeview44 Great quality, monogram smaller than expected.
I expected the monogram to fill most of the space between the straps, but it was significantly smaller. Otherwise, a great quality product.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by roo12 Heaviest Duty Bag Ever Made
Have had tons of canvas bags?they all break a strap after a while. I found this while cleaning out my grandparents basement? it has to be at least 15 years old.
First used it as a tool bag. Got a real tool bag for the sake of organization, then started using this to lug clay to and from the ceramics studio. Been using it for almost a year now (have even washed it a couple times) and it shows absolutely no wear or stress no matter how much weight?I'm usually carrying 40-80lbs of clay.
Regular handles are nice and short so you can keep the weight closer to you rather than having the bag swing around while walking.
May 1, 2016
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