Rated 5 out of 5 by adoptapet67 PERFECT!!!
I have searched and searched for the perfect bag to carry as my "personal item" when flying-have finally found it!!!
Light weight, roomy, great handle length, just the right amount of pockets and strap to attach to rolling suitcase.
Wouldn't change a thing!
July 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by granopny Beautiful but big
This bag is beautiful and well-designed, but very large. Great for a weekend bag or carryon. Too large for an extra tote, in my opinion. If they offered the same bag in a smaller size, I'd definitely re-order.
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bronx10 Useful
This tote is amazing! Has plenty of space and it's waterproof
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mumandteacher Good carry all
This is a great bag. I use it mostly for the gym. It is a bit bigger than I thought it would be but a great bag. Lots of pockets and compartments for headphones, key, towel etc.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaveatTalonWager What a super bag
I ordered this in a beautiful teal-green print that matches my toiletry bag. I'm not seeing the color that I have on the website now...discontinued perhaps? Too bad, as it's very pretty.
Since I already had the toiletry bag, I knew what this fabric would be like as far as thickness and strength goes before I ordered it. The bag is sturdy, but not so heavy that it adds extra weight. A nice compromise. There is no doubt that this bag maintains the high quality that one expects from LL Bean.
This bag is so well designed. It is roomy and features one zipped pocket on the inside. I guess If I'm being picky, the pocket could be a bit larger, as it is a loose flap and doesn't go all the way to the bottom of the bag, which means that if you put something heavy in the pocket it could weigh the bag down from the top. But that doesn't seem like a big thing. I'll just be sure to put light things in that pocket.
The outer pockets are GREAT. The front pocket is large and is divided to hold credit cards, pens, has a zippered pouch and another divider. These features mean that this bag could double as a purse if you are inclined to carry something this big around as a purse, which I am not. But I like the versatility. One end pocket is zipped...perfect for an eyeglass case or a phone. There is a webbed pocket on the other end for a water bottle and a large flat pocket on the back of the bag with a Velcro closure.
The bag's handles are wonderfully long, making it easy to carry over the shoulder. Here is where the biggest improvement to the bag could be made. The handles are not padded at all on top so if the bag is heavy...ouch! Also, it would be a really nice thing if the handles had a way to bind them together at the top as many bags do, so that while carrying, one handle doesn't fall off the shoulder, putting all the weight of the bag on the other handle. it's a little thing that would greatly improve the comfort while carrying.
All in all this is a great bag. I plan to use my packing cubes in it for clothing and there is room for more. You won't regret this purchase.
June 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2ndGenLLFamily Perfect for Air Travel
This was the perfect bag for travel. I used this as my personal item along with my carry-on luggage. I brought a smaller purse to use on arrival that fit easily in this tote. Tote fit easily under seat on plane.The Velcro that opens up a pocket also has Velcro on the other side of that strap that opens to slip over your luggage. A reviewer mentioned a pocket might be better. My bag did slip off my luggage one time but did not happen when we were making the "airport dash" to catch our connecting flight. The water bottle holder does hold the smaller bottled waters easily-did not try the larger one. It would be nice if the lining was a bright color. I saw a bag with gold/yellow interior and you could see inside well. I used colored mesh bags to help find and organize things thanks to another reviewer. I am 5'4" and I didn't have a problem with the length of the straps but I, at this point, have only used it for air travel. My IPad fit easily in the outside zippered pocket and I kept my boarding passes in the other section in that same pocket. Easy to get to with a place for pens, etc. The top of the bag is a little wider than the bottom and on small planes was a little difficult to maneuver but then the wider opening allowed great access to the bag. I loved the print but ordered the green since I want to use it all year-live in Maine. Extremely durable material. Should hold up well for hunting trips, camping, beach, whatever. I never did totally fill this bag-great quality, size, and I love one large interior rather than zippered sections for the main compartment. Thanks for a great product!
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Binds Love
Received it as a Christmas present from my mom then loved it so much that I returned the favor. The name is not at all misleading it can carry binders, notebooks, an iPad, and a smaller hand bag all at the same time. I take it with me everywhere!
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLMeow Carryall Tote Bag
I love this bag. I bought it to use as a carry on bag instead of a purse. I have not had a chance to use it that way yet, but have used it for numerous car trips to hold maps, snacks, reading material, an extra sweater/jacket and still had room to spare. I think your only issue would be if you put too many heavy items in the bag.
May 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by InsuranceGuy25 Looks great works better
I needed a durable bag for work to carry sales literature and various office supplies but it had to look good/professional. This bag has far exceeded my expectations and the price is just right too. Great bag...love it!
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by dependonLLBean The perfect carry-all!
I have loved L.L. Bean totes in the past, but this bag is more than I had even hoped for. I can tell that it will be very durable and it is wonderful to be able to wipe off the surface so easily. It has so many useful pockets. Many of us carry a water bottle and it has the perfect mesh pocket for one, where it won't sweat and get your bag wet. I chose blue. I would say it is just darker than royal blue. Attractive, but shouldn't show dirt and my husband wouldn't mind carrying for me :) The straps are the perfect length in my opinion. I think this would make a nice diaper bag as well. I will consider it as a gift.
May 14, 2015