Rated 4 out of 5áby traveler8032 Great Bag for Traveling
I bought this bag in carbon color when it first came out about a year ago for a two week vacation to Greece. This was a perfect bag to carry around each day which could fit personal items, toiletries, guide books, brochures, maps, cameras, notebooks and even some souvenirs. The inner zipper compartment covered by the clip-able flap is a great safe place for your money/passports and camera. It's a great unisex bag which can easily be shared if you're traveling with a male or female companion. The cross shoulder design is very comfortable. It's definitely durable and easily survived being thrown down into the dirt for photo ops on numerous occasions. The biggest negative of the bag would be that the netting for the water bottle holder is way too small. If you jam your water bottle in upside down, it will just fit! I looked at every similar bag from every retailer before choosing this one, and I would definitely recommend purchasing it if you intend to use it for a similar travel purpose! Also LLBean was super helpful in terms of customer service and went out of their way to email me photos of the inside of the bag when originally there weren't interior bag images posted on the site. The water bottle holder issue is really important when you are carrying around bottled drinking water all day long, so that was the reason I had to dock it 1 star.
April 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5áby Neatkid Smaller than I thought
I read the measurements but thought it would be a bit larger. Also wish the pics would better show all of the compartments. I can use it for travel but not big enough for everyday.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby CarrieT GREAT EVERYDAY BAG! FITS EVERYTHING!!
I love this bag!! I just purchased it recently in the carbon color. I love everything about it. The color is perfect, the outer compartment is large and easy to access. The flap is secured by Velcro and two snap clips, very secure! The small inside pocket doesn't open as wide as I'd like, but still very accessible for pens and small items. The main compartment fits a lot and opens nice and wide. There's a great zippered pocket on the side that's perfect for a flashlight or another small essential and the mesh pocket on the side is great for a water bottle or sunglasses. The pocket on the back is secured by Velcro and can hold a small tablet easily! My only complaint was the strap, which can slip out of place easily and lengthen the strap when you don't want it to, also it can get twisted easily. I resolved this simply by using some double stick tape and a safety pin. It worked perfectly and you can't even notice the modification, unless looking closely. I use this as an everyday bag, as I'm a tomboy and not a designer purse person, so this fits my needs perfectly! Also, the price was just right! I can't see spending more than $40 or so on a bag...this is so useful and practical, very worth the $39! I'd recommend and purchase another if this one ever gives out...it's tough, though, so I don't see that happening soon! I may get another color, though!! Thanks LL Bean for quality products!
February 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby crawfish3 well made, good bag
I HATE purses, but I'm a mom of 3 and have to carry things with me. Diaper bags are too big and regular purses are too impractical. This bag is just the right size for me and tuff too. I've very rough on my things. It has good room on the inside for my lrg wallet, My edc mom stuff - first aid, lil books, emergency tools, mini art supplies, diapers, wipes, and camera. It fits my 16oz coffee mug (just barely), and my mini water bottle (glasses side). I could prob even carry concealed in the back if need be.
All the zippered pockets have built in organizational pouches. This is good and bad. Good if you have lots of little things, credit cards, pens, small phone/camera. Bad if your hands are bigger than mine (I have some of the smallest hand I've ever seen). The main zippered pocket opens all the way and has elastic divider. I wish the other zippered areas opened more than they do. I also wish there was an inside zippered area, they made the mesh drink holder a little bigger & put one on the other side.
It's great for me and my husband could use it too. Great all-purpose bag.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby orisienna Perfect size, durable. good quality
I liked this bag so much that I plan to buy another one in the future. This is perfect for traveling, if you want to carry your electronic gadgets this is the perfect bag. It has a comfortable padded straps that are wide enough to carry as a cross body purse and has several pockets that keeps your stuff organize. I recommend this product.
December 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby SaraMO securely holds everything for sightseeing
I just spent 8 days in FL toting a small wallet, smart phone in its case, small flip phone, medium point-n-shoot camera in its case (with pockets for discs, AA batteries and lens cleaning cloth), roll up .5L water bottle (filled), small zip pouch with lip balm and change in it, hard-shell sunglasses case, miscellaneous paper things, small reusable foldup nylon bag, and a granola bar in this, with mini folding umbrella in the side mesh pocket and pen in the other side pocket.
I didn't think I'd like the sliding shoulder pad on the strap but that turned out fine. This really does hold a lot, could've fit in a bit more than what I had, but wish the sunglasses case would have fit in the other side pocket (just kept it in the main compartment instead). The mesh pocket is not big enough for a typical small water bottle that one would purchase while sightseeing, and the covered side pocket on the other side isn't big enough for the sunglasses case, so that's what kept this from 5 stars.
While it's bigger than I prefer for an at-home purse, it's great for traveling. A woman working at the National Seashore shop/visitors center admired it so I showed her its features, and she thought it'd be great for her travels too.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby DisneyFanatic Great little bag!
This is a great little bag. I loaded everything I normally carry into the Walt Disney World parks into it and it all fit perfectly. I would have preferred that the cross body strap was black, but that is a minor complaint. I'm not a small woman, so most cross body bags hit under the armpit or worse, right under "the girls." That's not the case with this bag - with the strap fully extended, the bag hits right where I want it on my hip. It appears to be very well made, so I'm hoping this is my park bag for many years to come.
November 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby PEPJR Great bag, but
This is a nice looking bag that works well for men who don't like carrying everything in their pockets and hands. It is very well made and feels light even when loaded.
There are two design issues that result in a 3 star rating. The first is the water bottle holder which is too small for most water bottles and does not extend to the bottom of the bag. Your bottle will rest about two inches from the bottom of the bag and will jut out above the top of the bag.
The second issue is the bag is frustratingly close to being large enough to carry a magazine. If it were one inch wider and taller, you could easily carry several magazines or a letter sized pad. Current design, neither will fit.
Still, very well made and very protective of whatever you choose to carry.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby SaraMC Very roomy
Great bag! Lots of space, good number of pockets, but not too bulky. Not pretty for an everyday bag, but great for traveling.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby OrangeLove Functional Bag
This highly functional bag has a number of key features that make it a winner:
-- it fits my iPad (it's snug, but it fits)
-- it has a lot of little pockets to fit keys, sunglasses, cards, etc.
-- it is light-weight
-- it has a shoulder strap but also a shorter handle to allow you to pick it up with your hand easily
I use this bag as my regular purse, so I would have loved to have it a bit less overtly sporty-looking, but that's just my taste. I knew the bag had an less-than-glamorous look when I bought it, and at least the color (bright orange) is fun.
September 25, 2013