Rated 5 out of 5 by GrammyMeg Fabulous. Perfect carry-on airplane bag.
I carried this tote in Europe for a long vacation. I took it over flat in my suitcase, then filled it with souvenirs and put it in the overhead bin as a carry on when we flew home. It was heavy with gifts!! It looks brand spanking new! I love the zipper to keep everything inside and the long handles to carry over my shoulder.
June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by scigal withstands the test of time
I have been teaching for 30 years and have always used these bags as my "school bags". I just purchased my sixth and final bag. After about 6 years of constant use the handles start to fray, but they can still be used for any number of things around the house. Glad for additional colors.
June 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by cgaillar My New Favorite Bag
I just received the bag today, right on time and exactly how i wanted it. Looks just like it did while ordering - the color and monogram (i love how they show you how the monogram will look). I ordered the medium size zip top with long handles. Perfect for books and a few extras to carry with you for your day. Very sturdy and sits very comfortable on my shoulders. Another plus is that the bag stands up and doesnt fall over AND you can lay zippers down into the bag if you dont want to use them.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Topkick47 Big and strong
Big enough to take a boatload of towels and bathing suits any time you're near the water. Strong enough to withstand years of hard use on the rocky shores of New England.
June 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by abcdef123 VERY LARGE and STIFF
I made a mistake ordering the large bag. It looks huge because it is so stiff. The fabric in my mind could be softer and pliable. Very unhappy with purchase but it would be too expensive to return.
May 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DavidinKansas Top notch tote
The extra large tote is perfect for the big trip to the grocery store. I was able to fit more than 20 items into the bag. It beats carrying four or five of the smaller, flimsy bags the stores want to sell you for 99 cents. You get what you pay for, and the LL Bean tote is more than worth the investment. I've ditched all of those little bags and will be using my extra large tote all the time, and I just ordered a large tote. LL Bean comes through again.
May 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SSEdwards Custom Totes
There's no way to leave a review on the custom tote bag page. Please fix that. I bought two bags that I designed about 3 years ago. One was xlarge white canvas with a zipper top, blue handles, orange pockets (Broncos' colors!). The other is a large, dark blue bag with green handles and a pink pocket. Both arrived quickly. The quality was evident.
After three years, they both still look great. The smaller one is used daily. it's been on planes, trains, boats, cars, etc. and is usually packed to the hilt. While the canvas has softened a little, the seams are still intact. I love these bags and may order another one just for variety.
Thanks for keeping your standards high, L.L. Bean!
May 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TootyTa Reviewing custom made boat and tote size medium
I am reviewing the custom made boat tote size medium with a zip top, pocket, regular handles with monogram. There was no place to submit a review for this product, so I will do so here.
My honey and I designed his birthday tote on Sunday. I unwrapped the package on Friday! This is CRAZY! I expected to get this custom made tote just in time for his birthday on 5/20! This tote is incredible. The materials and workmanship are just top notch. Absolutely perfect. I have been using these totes for my entire lifetime and there are none better -- none that even come close to this quality, in fact! Highly recommended! Thank you, once again, LLBean!
May 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by texashayseed Perfect tote for the office
I wanted something other than a traditional briefcase for work and this bag was featured in the movie Marley and Me when Jen went to the airport. I got the longer handles and had it monogrammed - I love it and will enjoy carrying to and fro work.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by stephanie31392 Perfect in Every Way
Just buy the bag. It is perfect. I have loved using this (large, open top, dark green with monogram) tote SO much. Extremely sturdy. I threw it in the washer and it came out completely fine. It has been everywhere with me and can hold a surprisingly large amount of weight (I use for textbooks occasionally).
Beautiful bag that I know I will have for many many years to come- or until I have to change my monogram. You will not be disappointed.
May 4, 2015