Rated 4 out of 5 by DGchans On My Second Bag!
I originally bought this bag in 2009 in a darker brown color; I'm now buying it again four years later because it's ridiculously practical and I haven't found anything this good elsewhere!
Pros: It fits a LOT and the material is flexible enough to allow stuffing. The plethora of pockets makes it amazing to organize things so you can grab what you need, when you need it. It has kept my items dry in wet weather and holds up to a lot of abuse.
Cons: Honestly, I'm slightly disappointed this bag did not last longer. It's been used daily for years (as a school bag) and has carried a fair amount of weight at times, but nothing ridiculous. Even so, some holes have developed in the canvas. Furthermore, the stitching of the outer back pocket has come apart, revealing the inner lining. There has also been some discoloration of the bag, which I assume is due to water.
That said, while the cons give it four stars, I love this bag enough to buy another one. The lack of a laptop slot does not bother me (I have a case for my computer and I feel padded areas just take up space). The price is decent for what you get: if you're looking for a roomy messenger bag, definitely give this one a chance!
October 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SegwayTourGuy Nice Man Purse
Although I use this every day, I wish for two things. 1. The side pockets are not quite big enough for a water bottle, and 2. There is no protected internal pocket for an iPad.
Again, however, I do like it and use it every day as my man purse and it is breaking in just fine.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elmoron Just the right size
A little light in color but color is not an issue for me. Well made, as all LL Bean products seem to be. Traveling to Great Britain next Spring on a pilgrimage from London to the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne and this bag is perfect for day trips.
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JiminLexington This Bag is good to go
This is a great Messinger Bag . My Lap Top fits in it perfectly and I also have room for my Nook Reader. My wife calls it my " Man Purse" but I don't mind. When she drags me along with her shopping I just grab my " Man Purse " loaded with my survival equipment and look for a place in the Mall that has YFi and I am set for the long afternoon ahead. The bag also has a number of pockets to store AC cords and other accessories in case she runs up on a sale and feels an obligation to try on even more" Cute Outfits " in her size.
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trixie007 Fabulous material, much softer feel than expected
I purchased this bag (along with another since I couldn't decide!) to use as a range bag to carry my handgun, ammo and accessories when going to the shooting range. For now I'm using the other bag - but this one will serve the purpose equally well!
In the meantime, I will for sure be using this as my weekend getaway bag. For a fairly light packer I think it will carry all you need. The material is very strong, and the look and feel of the bag is not sloppy, but at the same time it lends a classy/casual feel rather than being stiff or too pretentious. :)
The pockets are nicely sized for personal items, and the interior is much more spacious than what I thought just going by the measurements. I actually thought this bag would be smaller and was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. I think that it looks like something I could have paid 2-3 times as much money for it.
The leather trimming on this bag is fabulous, and it complements the main material beautifully. All the closures and really the whole bag seem very sturdy and I believe this bag will last through many years of hard use. The shoulder strap is very comfortable and works well across the body or over the shoulder.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanCustomer1991 Well designed and well fit, Sturdy,
This bag is well designed and fit for everyday use for anyone... Color is good and very sturdy... It was well made with quality workmanship and it will last for a long time... I would recommend to anyone who carries all kind of odd things in their bag... It even has the small outer pocket to carry the smart phone and easy access when needed...
July 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jmalcolm Stylish, roomy and a great addition
This is my second messenger bag of the same style; the first lasted about 6 months before the front buckle fell off and another 6 months before the zipper broke. I'm hoping this one will be more durable, because overall I love the bag. It looks great, the material is sturdy and it has enough pockets but not so many as to clutter things. I also enjoy the fact that there is no handle on top along with the shoulder strap, unlike some of the other bags sold by LL Bean. Overall, if the quality of this one is a bit higher I will be a continued buyer of this style in the future.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bklynbubba1 Just What I Needed
This bag is perfect. It's light weight, and has enough room for a book, my lunch, my papers and a small umbrella. Plenty of different compartments to keep things organized, even a nice little space for my phone. It even offers the luxury of separating papers and documents. It is just what I needed for my job which involves a lot of running around. And it looks cool too.
July 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dwstll Comfortable Bag
This bag feels good over my shoulder. It allows me to carry all the stuff I think I'll need. A small hand carrying strap would be a good addition. There is a nice selection of colors.
June 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ExistingLight Durable and Spacious
I was looking for a canvas messenger bag that could double as a camera bag for my DSLR and maybe an extra lens when my other photo bags weren't suitable. This bag works very well for that and as a day bag. The fabric is very durable heavy canvas. The leather trim and buckle are attractive. Lots of space and plenty of dividers. My only complaint: there are no slots or pockets in the outer compartment for pens, business cards, cell phone and other small items. That omission keeps me from giving it five stars.
June 5, 2013