Rated 5 out of 5áby Oden Great weight and size
I've been fortunate and have traveled alot and have searched high and low for that "perfect tote"... size, weight, easy access for my now arthritic fingers. This is the perfect tote bag , I used it recently
used it on a flight to Florida and it was perfect, I used it as my carry on "purse" along with another carry on. Worked perfectly !
Wonderfully constructed and I had it monogramed which I just loved !
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby moxielady I LOVE this bag!
I've been hunting for the perfect bag for years. I travel more than 6 months of the year in planes, trains and automobiles.
On my recent visit to LL Bean in Freeport, ME I was on a mission. When I found this bag I sat on the floor and transferred all my stuff from my old bag into the Microlight Tote bag.
It ALL fit with room to spare:
my Canon 7D camera and extra lens,
iPad, journal, iPhone, wallet, chargers and extra camera batteries, as well as my 13" MacBook Pro.
There was even room for a book, a water bottle and other little items AND I could easily zip the top closed.
It has since been on numerous airplanes and fits under the seat comfortably.
I wouldn't change a thing. I only wish they made it in leather too.
September 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby Ann It's an ok bag
I wanted a bag to carry on an airplane with my ipad and straps long enougth to go over my shoulder. It meets those requirements. I like the fabric. My problem is I always carry water bottles on the airplane and it doesn't fit under most economy seats very well with 2 water bottles in it. Also it is a nice size so I tend to overfill it, making it very heavy to carry.
September 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby sabaka Not ready for prime time
Poor design and utility. Bean-durable for sure, but: (1) Won't hold a computer over 12"--description should say it will accommodate SMALL laptop or tablet. (2) Side pockets aren't large/deep enough to hold a water bottle or umbrella, and I don't often carry cans, which do fit, but don't allow flap to close fully. (3) Loud (yes!) velcro closures mean I can't carry this to an outdoor lawn concert and pull out goodies without disturbing those around me (even zippers are quieter); (4) Area allotted for credit cards and other essentials is on the side that's pointed AWAY from the body---in other words, the side pickpockets can get into if I'm carrying this over my shoulder towards my back (why not place those slots on side towards body, like similar purses?) (5) More smaller pockets INSIDE the bag would be most useful, but there are only deep, wide openings you have to dig deep into. (6) The light blue color of lining matches much feminine "personal" products packaging and just looks...unsophisticated/cheap. (7) White plastic lining of an outside pocket looks like it belongs in a diaper bag or in one of those cheap drugstore fabric-lined coolers. (8) Overall color (berry) is nice, and handles are good length, and as a 35-year LLBean customer, I wanted to love it, but I disliked more features than I liked. I hope LLBean makes another effort for "women's" oriented luggage items, but this one seems not to have been thought through enough or given enough field-testing.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby MsYooperZ Finally-perfect!
Rather than settle for the wrong carry-on bag, I've made do with my collection of inadequate travel wannabe's. On a recent trip to Maine I visited L.L. Bean with the goal to NOT leave without finding a carry-on bag to replace the collapsible shopping bag I used in flight.
I tried on every pack and bag in your large department and came up empty. The bags were perfect...for somebody else. But, right before leaving the store, my sister-in-law handed me a microfiber tote bag she found hiding in the women's clothing department.
Happy day! This bag looks right, feels right, and does its job as an all-in-one carry-on. I even used it this past week to pack in on an overnight trip. I had room to spare. How much more perfect can you get that that? Oh, yeah...I love the green color.
August 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby psychteacher Great tote, skip monogramming!
The tote was everything I expected and I'm very pleased with it. The monogramming is so small that you have to really look for it to see it. I am pretty disappointed in that aspect of the bag.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby PJama Tote Bag for everything
This is a nice bag. Not to big or small. It will organize everything and hold everything you will need for the day.
Wipe it clean. Came it several colors that meant you didn't have to
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Joang Tote bag
The bag is lovely and having just taken it on a trip, it has all the things that I wanted, including pockets for airline tickets and a padded section for a laptop. I was able to put a great deal into it and carry it on the plane, which had been my plan.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Trixie007 Sturdy and gorgeous bag!
I purchased this tote to use it as a range bag - to carry my handgun and all the necessary gear for going shooting with my husband. I spent a couple weeks looking at the traditional range bags, but I wanted something more feminine and attractive, but not pink or purple, which seem to be the only options.
The material of this bag is very strong (stronger than that used in many range bags) and holds it's shape beautifully, even when loaded down with ammunition and all the other shooting accessories. The exterior pockets are well sized (I can fit two boxes of 9mm ammo in each end pocket with room to spare!!), but at the same time they aren't bulky. Rather than bulging away from the body of the bag, the pockets conform smoothly so the appearance of the bag is very clean. The zipper closure at the top seems to be very strong. Overall, it looks like this bag will be in service for many years to come.
I love that the inside of the bag is light blue - I didn't notice that prior to purchase, and the contrast is appealing. I also love that the inside material is very easy to wipe down to keep it clean. It almost seems like the inside of an insulated lunch bag. This feature means this could easily be used as an elegant diaper bag. It's also a good size for a weekend trip if you're a fairly light packer, or a beach bag (easy to clean in & out) or if you just like to lug a lot of stuff around.
I had them monogram the bag, and while it does look nicely done, I wish that the monogram area was a little larger as it's a little hard to see what it is unless you know what you're looking at.
July 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby CentralTexasRose Nice but not great, not worth the cost
This bag is okay. It is not worth the cost. I purchased with coupons but still paid for half. It will hold an iPad easily, but the outside compartments are not good. The one side is functional but I fear the Velcro will not maintain its grip for the life of the bag. The zippered side is really unnecessary, whoever would put their cards, etc in this pocket would be foolish. The overall bag is spacious, but the choice of colors are limited. I know LL Bean started out as hunting gear, but come on Bean get more "girl" colors, real red, nice navy blue, even a nice hot pink would be great. I always want to LOVE what I purchase from LL Bean, but so many times I am disappointed, mostly because of the choice of colors. I will keep this bag, but I am not in love with it.
July 15, 2013