Rated 4 out of 5áby kah4279 Great bag if you can hang it
I just received the medium toiletry bag. I've used the same toiletry bag for the past 10 years or so, and it's one that needs to rest on a counter. I thought I'd try a different style. I ordered both the small and medium ones, as some reviews made the medium sound huge, so I wanted to compare the two myself. I find the medium a good size for a person traveling for a week or more. I just added my toiletries, and I can fit quite a few things in there without it being too squished or too loose. The small was too small. As the description states, it's great if you want just a few items to take to the gym or a weekend trip. I will be traveling for 10 days later this year, and I think this will be perfect. I like the idea that it won't take up counter space, but I am a little concerned about having a towel bar or something near the sink to be most handy for me. I am considering bringing one of those removable hooks that goes on any surface to place on a wall near the sink. I also like that it's soft-sided, so it squishes a bit in luggage, taking up less space. The reasons why I didn't give it a five star rating is because there's no good way to use it on a counter when that might be more practical in certain instances, and because the hanging hook is a bit small and might not work on all available bars/doorknobs. Other than that, this seems to be a great product. I ordered the navy blue. It's really pretty - it is kind of a bright navy. If this works well on my upcoming trip, I'm going to order more as Christmas gifts for my nephews who are now old enough to travel on their own. I always look forward to finding new Bean products to add to my collection!
September 12, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby WESIII Good ONLY cuz nothing else like it out there.
First off let me say I use this bag everyday. I'm on my third one. The first one was amazing. Perfect. I only bought a new one because I wanted something new and a new color. Looking back I wish I still had it. The changes? It's cheaper throughout. It has a single handle unlike the original dual setup with Velcro. This new single handle broke around month 2. It doesn't have a hard liner in the bottom like the original so everything settles in the middle. The pockets inside appear to be mesh, but are not. The original were mesh so air flowed around whatever you put inside. The new one doesn't. The new one has these annoying side zipper compartments. The old one didn't. The only reason I am buying another one is because the handle broke and the zipper has come unsewn in a spot. It's hardly durable. The fabric is much thinner. Certainly not like the original one I loved so much. Buy it because it is unlike anything else on the market. It's not horrible by any means, but it could be and should be a lot better - and was. Are you listening LL Bean? I use this bag everyday I know what I am talking about! It is obvious they changed it to stay at the same price point. Companies should not do this. Give us a superior product and we will pay more for it.
September 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Songman55 Handy item!
I filled this organizer up quickly. I like the pull out section that has a coat hook and the organizer itself has a hook to hang on a knob or towel rack in bathroom. Order the largest one if you have electric razor and other items. I suggest you buy all the small travel items as one large regular deodorant takes up a lot of room or large toothpaste fills it quickly
September 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby DrewwiththeSioux The small is pretty darn small
My daughter and I each have the medium and love them. To my mind this is the best toiletry bag I have ever seen, and I have travelled a lot!
My mom was sure she wanted the small, so I got it for her next trip. The layout is the same as in the medium, but some of the pockets shrank drastically from my medium. I could really use a small for my gym bag, but a few full size bottles will fill this thing up.
To my surprise, there is a huge difference between this and the medium. The medium probably holds three times as much as the small.
For many people, and most guys I would guess, the small is enough. But be advised it is pretty small.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby MimiTx Large size is perfect!
I was a Goldilocks purchasing small & family size personal organizer toiletry bags. The family size just didn't do it: collapses, hard to find stuff, etc. The small was too small.
I recently ordered the large size: it is perfect! My dryer brush, flat iron, etc. all fit great. This will give me much needed space in my luggage.
It would be great if LL Bean included a shoulder strap. I was able to remove the one from the family size and put on this one. Now it's perfect!
July 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby reader256 Very well made
I ordered a large toiletry bag after seeing how well the smaller one has lasted after I got it for my son for college. He has had his for over 7 years and it still looks new. The large is a terrific size for my husband and me - it holds plenty and even has a Velcro pouch that can be hung in the shower. It's great to have something to hang on the back of the hotel bathroom door and leave the counter clutter free.
June 28, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5
áby Verified Reviewer Doesn't Hold Shape
I've always trusted LL Bean's quality and I disregarded the other reviews about the quality changes in these bags prior to purchasing. However, I was very disappointed by the quality of materials in this travel bag and when I added my items inside and hung it up, the bag is hanging open so much so that the items may spill out. The bag is only 1/2 full. It really needs some kind of supportive base to keep its shape and not allow the whole bag to droop forward. The reviews mention that this bag used to have a rigid base, but this does not. Definitely not what I was expecting.
*Side note: The items shown in the bag (pic) are almost completely empty so the weight inside is minimal. I can't imagine what it would be like if there was a full shampoo, toothpaste, etc. inside.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Shorty3669 Graduation Gift
I purchased this as a recent graduation gift. I am very pleased with the quality of the bag! Love the monogram!
June 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby NHNMiata Medium Bag is great size.
I had an old medium sized Toiletry Bag, and although it was still in perfect condition, I decided it was time to replace it. I love the new one which has many more storage pockets and will be very handy when traveling. With my old one, I had trouble separating types of items, and the new one solves that problem. I ordered the blue iris color and had it monogramed in lime green--a great addition to the look of the bag. Service was prompt and the monogram adds just the right zip to the look.
June 8, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5áby AuntOlive NOT Your Old Small Toiletry
Last year I ordered 5 small toiletry bags as graduation gifts---cheap quality and terrible colors.
For years I have been buying this bag but 2015 version of this bags is cheap quality. I was disappoint with quality. The bags is functionally but not up to the standards of 5 years ago.
LLBean please stop selling poor quality items. Bring back royal blue and high quality items.
June 5, 2016