Rated 5 out of 5 by horselover Comfortable!
I like carrying this bag, as it is anatomically correct and does not pull on your shoulder. The small one is plenty roomy enough for all I need. I have had several of these bags and they wear really well. Currently I have one in the khaki color, previously I had one in navy, and my mother has a black one. Thankyou, L.L. Bean, for a great product!
February 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by GrandmaInACamper Disappointed
I've used Healthy Back Bags for years, but this one is going back. The color is supposed to be khaki, but in sunlight it looks like sparkly gold, which seems kind of the opposite of khaki. Also feels cheap and plastic compared to the fabric in my other bags. Some external zippers have been replaced with velcro, which I don't like as well. The inside pocket design is similar to my old bags, but the lining fabric is also stiff and crinkly in comparison to my older bags. These bags are not inexpensive and I'm disappointed in the quality this time.
February 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by FlyCreekCustomer Poor Quality
I bought this bag on January 19th. Today I noticed that the seams on the strap have separated in two different spots. This new fabric may be more stain and water resistant than the previous bag (which I returned because the non-slip lining on the strap shredded) but this bag is truly a disappointment. I had my first bag for years. These new bags are below the quality for which LL Bean is noted.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by thequiltygardener Easy on the shoulder
I have had mine for some years now and still like it very much. I wear it when going to quilt and antique shows to Carry my stuff. It's very comfortable on the shoulder and made very well.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RetiredReviewer Fabulous Shoulder Bag/Front Pack
This has provided a wonderful way to travel and shop hands-free. No handbag to fall off my shoulder or bang into people or displays. I now own ones in beige and black. I sprayed them in Scotch Guard for extra protection: for my own comfort - don't know if that was necessary, but made me feel better. Still look great after many trips abroad and the frequent shopping at home between trips. Lots of inside and outside pockets, typical of L L Bean. You can count on them for well-thought-out products.
November 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by hardtofitfeet velcro flap not secure
I have had several of the old style of this bag and loved them. They had a zipper compartment with a flap that I kept my wallet in against my side. In this new version, that compartment has two velcro tabs instead of a zipper. It opens too easily, and I have found it open by accident many times!
November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FolsomFan Great bag for folks with orthopedic problems
I am now on my third Ameribag since 2000. I LOVE these bags. With my back and joint problems I can comfortably carry this purse, even when filled with my spare "comfortable" shoes, a sweater, sunglasses and medications in the inside pocket. Yes, it isn't high fashion but when you have medical issues, a light weight but functional purse that looks nice is what you want. I even bought one of these purses for my sister to take to Europe. You can wear in over your head and shoulder, up against your body and it is safer and more convenient.
July 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ossing Use it all the time
I have a green tapestry bag and use it all the time -- for years -- including my bike helmet when I biked in Europe. The main zipper does not always close well -- again, after many years, and the outer small zipper broke. Had it repaired but shoemaker didn't do a good job. I am now thinking of replacing but I want another tapestry one -- never shows the dirt, but cannot find anything but the typical colors -- tan, black and brown. Can you help?
July 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by quilty803 healthy back bag
I love this bag. Two years ago I ordered a bag and loved the regular size. It was not too big nor too small; however, with this order I am a little disappointed that this size 'regular' is two inches taller and a couple inches larger in diameter. I am concerned that I might overload it and my chiropractor gives me some good guidelines. I would order the small size if I were to reorder.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LovesJeans Great purse!
I have been carrying this style since about 1999. I carried it in Europe in 2000 and all over the USA as well as every day. I have had a green microfiber, my first, that held up fine but started to look bad and was wear around the seams. I have a blue microfiber, green canvas and my personal favorite, a tapestry design. The only place that these last 3 are wearing is in the padding on the handle. I love all of the pockets inside and out. My back and shoulders never bother me and there is more than enough room for all that I carry in the small bag, including my Nook. Because of the design, I have never worried about pick-pockets, either.
June 8, 2013