Rated 4 out of 5 by Smalltowngal12 All around bag
I recently purchased this bag and really like it. It has 4 pockets on the outside, none on the inside. The back pocket is almost full height of bag and is zippered. There is a separate 1 1/2" luggage strap that is sewn into the ends of the bag and lays across the back pocket right underneath the zipper. It also has some Velcro between the pocket and strap so when not in use it doesn't catch on anything else. Really good idea. The front pocket is smaller and zippered (could be larger like back pocket). Both end pockets are zippered from around the top all the way to the bottom of the bag. Neither one is gusseted so items can fall out if fully unzipped. One of the end pockets has 2 slip pockets, a smaller zippered mesh pocket, 2 pen holders (although those should be on the zippered side to be easier to get to) and a key fob inside. The bottom has a flip down attached stiff piece inside which gives it a lot of stability and makes for easier storing if folding up. Shoulder strap has to be adjusted on both sides of pad. I like the kind of strap that the pad moves with only one place to adjust length. I can fit a pair of tennis shoes (size 8) and a change of clothes in it with a little room to spare. Interior is black which can make it harder to find loose items. I bought it to use as a personal bag for flying and while I haven't used it yet for that purpose, I think it would work fine for under the seat. The material seems durable. I mainly use this bag when I have multiple items to keep track of running around town. I got the royal blue color and really like it. I would be willing to pay more if the bag was a little bigger (at least 1-2" each way, LxHxW), had a light-colored interior, one of the end pockets was mesh to hold a water bottle or a mesh to hold a bottle inside the pocket, both end pockets were gusseted, and at least a zippered pocket inside. It's a keeper for me!
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanMIfan Perfect size
Holds a lot but has a nice, trim compact look to it, and the strap in the back easily slides over the handle of my rolling bag.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lovingstuff Perfect Size Compact Small Bag
This small bag is lightweight, compact, and has great practical design. The fact that a book or magazine can be carried vertically is very appealing. It is also perfect for the necessities, plus they can be retrieved very easily, without upturning everything inside.
An "all-you- need-little bag for personal items on a day trip, just-around- town trip, or a carry-on when needed. Thank you LLBean!
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SouthernCTMom Sweet little bag
I just got the bag and love it. It's a beautiful bright red and is small enough to fit under the seat in an airplane but large enough to stash enough stuff in. I read the comments before purchasing it and was a little concerned about the strap being far too long (as I'm about 5'2"), but it's not at all. Maybe that's because I'm used to bags having long straps, but I'll be wearing it over my shoulder and it's adjustable enough for me. My only complaint about the bag is that the inside pocket is a bit cavernous; it would be nice to have some kind of pocket in there. But I can live with that. :)
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreensKeeperGirl Flight ready!
Just the handbag I was looking for. Especially for taking on airplanes. While suffering the inhumane confines of a coach seat, you can park this perfectly sized bag on your lap as well as on the floor. It's WIDE opening makes it great for fishing around for your stuff. It's solid construction and sturdy zippered pockets mean I can rest my feet on it and not worry about stuff falling out or squishing. Thanks LL Bean
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Busyoldlady Removed comfort stap/perfect bag
Had the comfort strap cut off and the 2 remaining shoulder straps stiched together. Shoulder strap is not only comfortable but a good length. Now I have the perfect travle bag.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rewolf Great bag
What a great bag - very convenient size, plenty of room, and great organization.Zippers are solid, the construction is flawless, and the materials look to last longer than I will. Great quality!
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clotilda Just right for travel!
Actually, I haven't used this bag yet. I will take as my carry-all pocketbook when we go to South Africa later this month. It should be perfect for me. I'll let you know...
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dustydan well made, good workmanship
I use this to carry a few things to the gym, small enough to fit in a small locker, easy to carry, zippers are well made.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nebbygirl Nice bag for airline travel
My last bag like this was too big, making it too heavy. This is the perfect size so that it holds all you need, but you don't pack more than what you need, even for a very long flight. It will fit under he seat without taking up too much precious leg room. It's light, but sturdy. Not too many pockets so you don't lose track of where you put things. I love the strap, nice and long. It looks like it will give me many years of travel. Thanks, LL Bean!
September 18, 2013