Rated 5 out of 5 by linds26 Great!
I researched and researched which organizer to purchase for an 11 day vacation. I landed with this one and boy did I pick well! I'm an admitted over packer with lots of beauty related products that I "need"! Everything fit in this bag except about 4 bottles of sunscreen, (which I wanted wrapped by themselves anyway). I probably even had a little extra room. There are tons of compartments to organize it all which is really nice and keeps it very orderly. The toiletry bag was packed with toiletries and then packed into a suitcase. It survived perfectly and hung in the bathroom once we were on the cruise ship. As for it being flimsy, it kind of is, but once you have the stuff in it, it's really fine.
July 30, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by firsttimebuyeratllbe Slightly disappointed
I like the bag, it seems like it is very durable and pretty much what everyone else is saying. What I am disappointed in is the monogram. I waited so long to finally get one of these bags and have never had anything monogrammed before, I have seen LLBean products before and usually the monogram is quite cute. On this bag the letters are very small and get lost on the bag, it is not what I expected.
July 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by loudboat too small
I guess I like it BUT it's extremely small (no dimensions were given) and there are too many zipper pockets to the point of being silly. This has the effect of taking up more of what little room there is.
July 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by crnp2001 LOVE THIS BAG!
I am ordering a replacement toiletry bag, as the one we were given as a gift about 10+ years ago has finally gotten a few rips in the water-proof lining portions. Not that it isn't usable in the least...but I want to replace it.
We have used both the family & large sizes for long trips & vacations, and day-trips. The quality is stellar. If we hadn't put a few "sharp" items (e.g. razor blades that weren't covered) in the bag, it would still be as good as new.
July 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NebraskaCowgirl A Travel Essential!
I purchased Bean's hanging toiletry organizer (size large, carbon flower print with a blue monogram) about three or four weeks ago. Right off the bat, I was very impressed with how quickly I received it, despite the extra time needed for the monogram, and I could tell that the quality was very good.
I just got back from a two-week vacation that was the first time using my hanging toiletry organizer, and I am completely satisfied with it! It has lots of pockets which makes it easy to stay organized while living out of a suitcase. It is also a very comfortable size for me; I was able to fit a large mix of normal and travel-sized bottles in it, as well as other essentials like a toothbrush and toothpaste. Only my hairbrush and makeup bag didn't fit, but I probably could've eliminated some other things to make them fit if I'd had to. (I should note that despite my trip being two weeks long, I probably packed less than the average woman because I don't use a ton of products and I only wash my hair once or twice a week.)
The handle on the outside of the organizer enabled me to attach it to a duffel bag, which was very handy and made carrying my luggage to and from the car much easier! I love that the organizer hangs and that the hook stows nicely when not in use, though you do have to take the mirror off. Actually, the mirror is the only thing I dislike about the bag, only because the quality is not very good. It would work in a pinch, though. Overall, I am very satisfied with this hanging organizer and look forward to traveling a lot more with it in the future!
July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by StuartGirl College Dorm Living Must Have!
I purchased this for my son, who came to see this as one of THE most useful items he took with him for college dorm living! It holds everything and because it hangs conveniently from the shower rod, it touches nothing else which is VERY important when sharing a bathroom with four boys (the same four boys in charge of cleaning, which never happens- disgusting!) I just ordered one for my nephew who is starting his freshman year and now ordering for my daughter as she heads off for dormitory living. I highly recommend for college students, frequent travelers, and anyone who wants a roomy, well-made toiletry kit that provides convenient storage and stands the test of time.
July 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by THiker Mirror so small mirror on the bag
who's the fairest purchaser that can actually see themselves ?
why is the mirror on these sooooo small??
June 30, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by 4Fun Too flimsy
I purchased the family size bag for our family of 6. The size is great but we find it too flimsy and squishy. I think a hard bottom and more rigid sides would help keep things in place. When we hang it up everything sinks into the middle and becomes a mess.
June 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaveatTalonWager Size Matters
Since I travel so much and do many different kinds of travel for different lengths of time, I recently decided to create a different toiletry kit for each of my different lengths of travel. This helps me avoid forgetting something as I have to load a toiletry bag for each trip. It also helps me avoid taking things along that take up space that I don't need for that particular trip.
When it comes to this series of toiletry bag, size matters.
I can't speak for the Large and Family size toiletry bags, as I don't use those. For my one week and longer trips I use LL Bean's Carryall Accessory bag which is perfect for me.
I bought the Medium size toiletry bag for my weekend trips. It holds two hair brushes (that stand up in the back of the bag), a small makeup train case, a small travel folding hair dryer and much more. If you are one who has a ton of make up or a large amount of toiletry items, the medium bag won't be big enough for you. It's also important to note here that a full size shampoo bottle would be a tight squeeze in the medium bag too. I use the TSA approved 3 oz bottles for all of my liquids in this bag. And they fit effortlessly.
OK,now on to the small bag. I bought this for a very specific need...weekend camping trips. Since we only camp in spring and fall (when it's not hot) I don't need to carry a full arsenal of things like shampoo, conditioner, a hair dryer, etc. TAKE NOTE: these things will NOT fit in the small version of this bag.
I do use the same small train case for my makeup and I can put a 5.5 inch diameter mirror in this bag. But I had to cut about 1 inch off of the handle of my hair brush, as it was too tall to stand up in the back of this bag and the bag is not wide enough for the brush to lay sideways. No big deal...that's what table saws are for! Lol.
The two pockets inside the lid are nice for small things. A full size toothbrush will not fit in there and neither will a 3 oz tube of toothpaste. But for camping I use a small folding toothbrush and tiny travel toothpaste tubes anyway. And they fit fine.
The side pockets are just big enough for a small flashlight on one side and a tiny container for something like headache medicine and a few band-aids on the other.
The small bag is very small, but it's nicely designed and seems to be very sturdy. And it works PERFECTLY for my simple toiletry needs for short camping outings.
Pay close attention to the dimensions on all of these bags so you are sure to get the right size for your needs.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by arcona Fantastic bag
I needed a bag that would hold a few oversize items (like hairspray) and this bag is perfect. I ordered it in yellow and love it. Already used it a few times and find it perfect for both a weekend getaway or a longer vacation. Quality is very good (Beans always are) and it's attractive and well-designed.
June 21, 2015