Rated 5 out of 5 by kbnc Cargo hauler
I find these totes a bit too stiff to carry around. However, this is a fantastic bag for storing supplies in the cargo area of a car - jumper cables, maps, first aid kit, etc. It is solid enough to not slide around or fall over. The height of the Large fits perfectly under the cargo privacy cover. The tote doesn't take up much space at all - I still have plenty of room for luggage or groceries back there. I tend to be a bit of a prepper and carry a lot of stuff. In fact, I just ordered a second one to hold winter gear and they fit perfectly side-by-side behind my back seat. I think the minimalists out there, or people whose cars have built-in cubbies, could use the Medium. I know some customers complain about the lack of pockets, but I don't think that is a problem. I like to use packing cubes and pouches to organize stuff inside a tote. I'm really glad I found this tote and I'm happy with my solution for the stuff I need to keep in the car.
November 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnaP Best tote bag ever
I have purchased many of these bags, big & small, with & without zippers, long & short handles, monogrammed some, even ordered custom colors.. For toting stuff around they are the best. When not toting, I use them for storage. Great for gifts, too.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SandyNC Everyday Tote
This is a really sturdy bag that is great for keeping in the car and using at stores for my purchases instead of the plastic bags. It is sturdy, attractive and just the right size for stopping off to pick up just a few items. I purchased the Regatta blue in medium and use it constantly; the color is as pictured and pretty. Definitely a product of LL Bean quality.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by peekapoo Nice tote!
This tote is so cute. I got it for storing certain items . It is so nice that I hate to put it away. But it is just what I needed. Very well made and will not wear out . I like the zip top. Ordered the medium with regular handles. Love the Peony Pink.
October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthernOntarioGirl I love this bag!
I ordered this tote as a work bag. I ordered the size medium zip-top tote, and it is true to the sizing on the site. The "Deep Mulberry" is a beautiful, rich purple color -- my favorite! The zip-top aspect of the tote folds inward perfectly, so it may function as the original boat and tote bag without any fabric getting in the way.
I had my tote monogrammed in Script, and I do wish the monogramming was larger as it looks a little small in comparison to the size of the bag. I also wish the bottom, colored portion of the bag carried up the sides of the tote higher.
My only issues with this boat and tote are completely aesthetic; it is a gorgeous bag, looks and feels very sturdy, and will definitely be getting a lot of use!
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sana Excellent Quality!
I purchased this for my daughter who is a nursery school teacher. She needed a large tote for carrying a multitude of papers and supplies to and from school. This bag has proven to be roomy enough and sturdy enough to handle the job. It is so well made ( material, stitching and seams) that we expect it to be around for a long time!
A clear bonus is that in the summer, it can double as a roomy beach tote -large enough for a large towel, suntan lotion ,bug spray, a medium-sized insulated bag for lunch with a cold drink, a hat and a book or reading device. Happy Toting!
October 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FashionPolice Great bag!
I just bought this bag as a gift for my mom. I ordered it on 10/6 and it arrived, custom monogrammed on 10/8:) It is a small open-top bag and the size is awesome! I love the look of this bag, and I know how durable they are, as I have one of my own and have been using it for years. Can't wait to give it to her!
October 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ninjathefatty This bag is popular in Japan, it is sold out!
My sister requested me to grab this bag for her as it is so popular in Japan and sold out. She was so happy when she received it.
October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mjkbaar Amazing quality, great gift, classic favorite
My mom started shopping at L.L.Bean when we moved to the US 24 years ago and one of her first purchases from L.L.Bean was large red Bean Tote which. We still own it and it has moved with us to different continents, been used by everyone in the family and still is going strong! Definitely proof of the amazing long lasting we L.L.Bean is famous for. I own two boat totes myself, having recently just ordered a medium short handle one monogrammed which I absolutely love. The L.L.Bean tote is a classic and amazing quality and a great price point. Adding a monogram gives a personal touch and I find that these totes also make excellent (Christmas) presents. I highly recommend.
October 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by djd1950 Hacked my bag!
I love these bags and I love having things monogrammed for free using my LL Bean credit card. A local shop which mends and creates all sorts of tents and luggage and other stuff added a pocket on the outside so the bag slips over luggage handles. They put velcro across the bottom of the pocket, so I can use it as a pocket when it's not on my luggage. I would like a place to stand a water bottle but I had already spent almost as much on the alteration as I did on the bag. The person who did the "alterations" was impressed with the quality of the bag. It would be so great to be able to have a bag available with a few customized features, rather than just the outside pocket which one can order in a custom bag from LL Bean.
Now I want a super lightweight rollaboard on which to place the bag..smaller and lighter than the medium carryall, which has served me well for several years.
September 1, 2015