Rated 5 out of 5áby HeatherTravels Excellent tote bag
I purchased this bag because I was looking for a new carry-on. I travel enough that I have fairly specific requirements - I wanted a soft-sided bag that was large enough to fit a small purse, noise-cancelling headphones, an SLR camera, an e-reader, snacks, and zipped across the top. I wanted something with a lot of pockets for organizing the contents, but would still pack relatively flat if I wanted to put it inside of my main suitcase.
This bag fits the bill nicely. It is large enough to fit everything I need it to, and the straps are wide enough that they are comfortable on my shoulder. The material is sturdy, and I can tell it will hold up on multiple trips. The purple is more red in person than it looks on the website, more of a plum color, but still attractive.
The pockets include: 2 side pockets, one mesh, one zip; one front zip-down with other pockets inside, including a clip for a keyring, a cell phone pocket, and slots for credit cards; one that stretches across the back of the bag and closes with velcro; and one interior zip pocket that is slightly larger than a passport.
I did not get the monogram, so cannot comment on that.
I am looking forward to travelling with this bag!
November 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby myadjuster A tote as reliable as LL bean, itself!
Herself wanted a water-resistant, zipper-top tote as we are approaching the rainy season here in La-La-Land. This bag scores on all points. It is roomy. It has all kinds of intelligent accessories built right in and the price is more than fair. It is 100% just what she was looking for, and it can even double as a weekender!
Not only would we recommend this to a friend, but we have already done so, several times. Each friend has thanked us for the tip!
November 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby SelfEmployed Fantastic Brief Case Wimpy Handles
I have this in the beautiful plum color. It is impressive as a working brief case for papers and projects. I love that it has a perfect side pouch for a water bottle. I use for transporting handouts (heavy papers) and a full water bottle to my speaking events.
The wimpy handles/ straps do not match the heavy loads I put into it.
I love the size, color, shape and features. This should become a LLBean Classic - Just put a better shoulder strap on it.
October 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby damomma3 best carry all bag
light weight, yet strong, we used it for a carry on the plane for the tablets, and snacks (all separate compartments!) , and while on vacation we used it as beach bag, lunch bag, sweater/jacket bag, after 2 weeks of hard use, (we carried it everywhere!) it looks as new as when we took it out of the bag, spills and spots clean right up!
I will be getting one for each of my kids, this is a winner.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby littlegram Love, love this tote!
Ordered this to go with the underseat luggage and absolutely love it. Used it for the first time this weekend for an overnight stop and it was perfect for that purpose. Put in a change of shoes, underwear, tops, pajamas and toiletries and still had room. Especially liked the many pockets.
October 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby TheColorPurple Perfect size, roomy and many pockets
I purchased this tote bag as a replacement. It has many compartments for storage. There is a zippered pocket inside the bag that is the perfect size for your wallet, keys and other valuable items. I can fit my purse, an umbrella, my lunch and still have room left inside the main compartment. The length of the handles are perfect and the bag is comfortable to carry. I carry my water bottle in the outside mesh pocket and there is another pocket on the opposite end of the bag. The bag is water resistant and very durable. I have had this bag for three weeks and am happy that I bought it.
October 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Bigverm sturdy bag, miniscule monogram
I love these bags and have ordered several for friends. But the placement of the monogram limits its size to miniscule. Glad that at least the monogram was added at no extra charge.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Britvic Perfect
Everything I expected. Holds all I need for traveling to Europe. Would definitely recommend.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby AJeanette Great tote for so many uses!
I LOVE this tote bag. When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at how roomy it was and how many compartments it had, despite having read the description before purchasing. The longer handles are great and make it easy to carry around. I have used it to pack for weekend travel, as a diaper bag, and as a day bag for my daughter's daycare. I plan on getting a second as it is so useful.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby dbl13s Love it!
I've been drooling over the canvas boat tote forever!! When I walked into the store I checked out all the bags. This one I took a chance on instead. I'm soooooo glad I took that chance, I LOVE this bag! The handles are the perfect length to throw over my shoulder. And while I do have it full of binders and notebooks I have no fear that this tote can't handle it! The side zipper is perfect for all my pens and markers! And the top zipper is wide enough to get all the way into the bag, I love that! Ohhh and the really big plus for me is the mesh pocket on the side stretches wide enough to fit my HUGE water bottle in it!
September 23, 2015