Rated 5 out of 5áby jnfwordsmith Perfect
It is perfect in size and meets all my needs. The construction seems durable. I expect to get a great deal of use from it.
May 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby jerseygirl1007 nice bag
I bought this bag to use for school. Reading the other reviews, people commented how big it was, I didn't find that to be the case. I was hoping I could carry my laptop and my class materials in this bag and I can't. It is too small for a 17 inch laptop in a case. If I have my computer in the bag, I can't fit much else. Without the computer, it fits a fair amount. I like the compartments for pens, a water bottle, and other things I need quick access to.
My only complaint is the velcro seal on the outside compartment is coming unsewn.
May 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Rwl11 All I needed
I needed a decent bag to get my stuff from home to work and back...nothing more nothing less. I carry a MacBook Pro and a leather notebook....though there's room for a little more. The inside zipper pocket is perfect for containing smaller items and the outside pocket has room for stuff too.
I got the khaki color which looks exactly like the picture showed. The strap is adjustable so I can sling it over my shoulder and go. The button clasp is great so you don't have to unbuckle anything to get inside.
This bag is perfect for me. Laptop, a leather notebook, and room for some extra, but not BIG extra. Don't let the negative comments fool you. It's great for what I mentioned but if you have to or expect to carry more, then you need a bigger bag.
I am very happy with this bag.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby ihookrugs7 I think it is wonderful. Just what I wanted.
It will be perfect to take on planes. It will hold all my personal items plus my prescription medications. I'm very satisfied and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a sturdy, roomy carryall.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby JDLaru Great bag
I bought this bag to be used as a rugged carry- on bag for airline flights. It arrived quickly and was just as advertised in the L.L. Bean catalog. They even monagrammed it and got it to me within a week. Great bag and I continue to be impressed with L.L. Bean and its products.
April 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby taxmannc messenger bag
I have a leather Kenneth Cole messenger bag and wanted something lighter for summer. This defnately suits my needs. Has plenty of room and enough separate areas to handle all my junk.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Javin Perfect
Bought this for my husband. Very durable. Pockets are not to deep. I find many messenger type packs are so deep everything gets lost. This is really perfect. Nice leather and canvas. Lots of room. Really 4 outside pockets and two inside (one main one and a small zipper one) You get what you pay for. Worth the $
April 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby MidwestBen Typical L.L. Bean - Fantastic!
I've owned many L.L. Bean products over the years, most recently a duffel bag and now this messenger bag; they have ALL been outstanding and this is no exception. I ordered it in British Khaki, the color is perfect and just as it appears on the website. The materials are also very, very good quality with the canvas being durable yet soft, and the leather being very nice as well. The canvas is thick enough to provide some structure, which I thought was a big plus. The interior is fully lined with soft cotton, which is something that the pictures don't really show. Another nice feature that surprised me was the buckle. You can adjust the leather strap or undo it completely if you want, and once you adjust it to your liking, there is a metal clasp which prevents you from needing to undo the leather strap every time you want to open the bag. Not too bad, 'Bean!
Regarding the size, for my needs it was perfect (the dimensions listed on the website seem to be accurate). To put it in perspective, I have a 13" computer that I bring to and from work everyday, which I keep in a neoprene sleeve, and it fits in the bag wonderfully. Not too snug and not too loose, so it doesn't get tossed around inside the bag. My old bag was sized for a 13" computer and I found it to be a bit too small, so this is a nice step up. You could probably fit a computer with a 15"-16" screen, but I don't know about anything larger than that. Even with a computer inside, there is easily enough room for a book, a tablet, a snack, some water, and whatever else you might want to throw in. The velcro pockets on either end measure about 5"x6" and are the perfect size for a computer charger, which is what I use it for. All in all, this bag gets 11/10 from me, and a definite recommendation!
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby midwesternBean Perfect for almost everything
This bag I actually bought for my wife in Olive, the colour is really beautiful, and the monogram stitching is very well done. I purchased the same bag but it in khaki for myself about 2 years ago and I love mine as well. It is a perfect bag for school, work, or taking to farm markets. I have been using mine for school, so the one thing I feel this bag truly is missing is a pen holder, perhaps in the back pocket or inside. A divider inside, or at least some support in the front and back panels would also improve this bag. Otherwise I have to say that the pockets are nice and spacious, the back pocket is a convenient place for my datebook (or iPad mini), and the inside pocket gives a sense of security since it is pretty inconspicuous. The side pockets are perfect for glasses cases or small notebooks. As I said before, if only a pen holder were added, it would be perfect. On a sidenote, this bag is also a nice pillow if your flight is delayed and you must spend the nite in an airport.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Oceanpacific Messenger Bag
After reading all the reviews I went and ordered the bag. It is much larger then the picture. It will be great for my trip to Asia as it is what I was looking for to hold a lot of things. I do think a little large for me to use everyday. Quality is excellent!
February 7, 2013