Rated 4 out of 5áby jinnyb great day trip bag
Used the bag for the first time for a day trip with the kids
Lots of room for my essentials, snacks and a large water bottle
Yes, the shoulder strap is small for the average person - but it works for my petite frame to wear it "across the body" if needed
July 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Chloey Exquisite bag but strap too short for crossbody
I just received the bag today. Impressed with quality, color, style, size, function, price ... I love the bag. However, there is one glitch - the strap is too short for crossbody wear. Please make it longer in the next version.
June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby bagsmith perfect bag
This bag is the perfect size and shape for every day. It has pockets in all the right places: outside. Cell phone, keys stashed easily.
I have it in red. I'd love it in leather for winter if all those outside pockets were included.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Citychick99 Stylish bag with function!
Love this bag! It is really able to hold a ton of stuff! I thought the small would be too little, and it's perfect for day to day work and life...it could hold a pair of shoes, a lunch, a sweater, and still be filled with all your daily stuff. The only thing I would suggest would be to make the strap just a bit longer. It's a bit short as a cross body, especially if you're tall. It works as one, but it isn't very long. The other thing would be to add some interior open pockets. It's easy to seam up a couple in the front section. Other than that, this is a beautiful bag. I got the sailcloth and it's the perfect neutral color. It's more of an ecru color than a white, like the color of the tote bags. I love it! There are pockets all over the place on the outside so your keys don't vanish. (They should put a key hook though, most bags have those now.) I would buy it again in an instant, especially if they make it in mustard!!
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Margie12345 Great bag
This bag is BEAUTIFUL. It is well worth the $ I pd. for it.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby deddle duffel purses--GREAT
My husband likes my new bag. First time ever in 20 years.
I was so pleased. I loved it also.
I bought small and medium in red and in sail lcloth.
A little heavy, very strong canvas, BRILLIANT color, the tartan plaid lining is really nice.
The brass zippers on side, and at both sides, great and all usable sizes.
I thought the small was too big, then I used it and it was just perfect
I love the strap so I can wear over my shoulder. Thank you llbean for another fantastic purse/tote/bag.
June 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby WelshTerrierFan Welsh Terrier Fan
This is a great bag, I bought it in yellow last summer, now ordering it in red! I use it as a handbag, it works out great. Very well made and lots of pockets, the brass trim really adds a lot to the looks of the bag. Thanks LL Bean for your great quality !!
May 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby CozyInNewEng Pleasantly surprised
I hemmed and hawed about purchasing this bag for awhile, but am so glad I finally did. The quality of the canvas is excellent and there are tons of pockets to help keep everything organized. I got the blue color and it's brighter than classic navy and goes with everything! Love the bright brass hardware, too. I don't have to worry about treating this bag as delicately as a leather bag--it's so easy to just throw in the car and not think twice!
When it first arrived I thought it was just a little too big, but I am used to very small bags. After about a week I was completely used to it, and I love having all the space. It fits the daily essentials with plenty of room to spare--could definitely fit a change of spring/summer clothes in it if necessary.
I've gotten lots of compliments on it, and people cannot believe it's LL Bean! One person said it looked "very Maine," which is a good thing in my book!
The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because of the length of the strap, as other reviewers have said. I am 5'4" with a small build, and if the strap had just 1-2 extra inches it would be a perfect crossbody bag. It's just a tiny bit too short. For someone who is very petite though, I think this would work fine as a crossbody bag. I can get away with it if I absolutely have to, but it does look a little silly, so I just wear it on my shoulder.
When it arrived it was very flat, so I stuffed it with plastic shopping bags and paper and let it sit like that for awhile. Holds its shape great now, but also looks good slouchy!
Very happy with it overall--great look for a great price. Looking forward to using it all spring and summer.
April 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby IdreamofMaine Awesome bag, near perfection
I first got this bag in the medium size, which is perfect for travel and I hesitated for a while before getting the small, thinking it might be an awkward size. Well, my loss for waiting so long because this bag is awesome! It is just the right size to throw a change of clothes in, or a book, phone, wallet & keys. It has great pockets inside and out, and all of the hardware is good quality. It looks good full and also with little in it, giving it a slouchy appearance.
Since the first day I started using the bag it's been non-stop compliments. "THAT'S L.L. Bean?!?" people will ask, incredulously.
My only complaint, and this goes for all Bean bags with hanging straps actually, is that it is just too short to do much with. It's too short to be a crossbody, so it always has to hang from one shoulder. Give the strap just a few extra inches and this bag (and all your others) would be out of this world!
August 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby easternshorelover Fabulous summer buy
Wasn't sure I'd like the size of the purse, being that I'm only 5'3, but for the price I thought what the heck, it is absolutely beautiful. The size is right and has just the amount of pocket space I need to carry my cell phone and other small items. Love, love, love it.
June 7, 2012