Rated 4 out of 5 by Jhough61 Perfect laptop backpack
I've had several different backpacks from several different brands, and the commuter day pack from L.L.Bean has been my favorite. It's just the right size for a 15" laptop and all the accessories you'd need to carry. It stays nicely on one shoulder due to the fact that it's lighter than any other backpack I've tried. My only nitpick is that the zipper to the main compartment doesn't work smoothly. It requires 2 hands to get it closed. But, other than that, I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ashki Great Commuter back pack
Well designed. Sits up by itself. Thought
out--accessible, I am very pleased
August 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by scbeancounter Compact, sturdy and good looking backpack
I did a lot of research trying to find a backpack that was not too big but large enough to hold my 15" MBPro and other items when I travel. This backpack is nearly perfect.
- Top pocket is soft material to hold phone, ipod, glasses, etc.
- I like that the top of the bag flips up to place my computer and/or ipad inside.
- Lots of additional room inside the main compartment.
- Side pockets are nice but the zippers a little difficult to use if too much stuff inside. Lot of inner pockets but they stack upon each other so if you place something in each pocket the items will bulge out making it difficult to zip up...and takes up inner compartment space.
- It does have a water bottle holder but not one of the stretch net kinds. If there is too much stuff in the side pocket this will probably make it difficult to use the outer pocket for much.
- Front pocket is roomy enough for several items.
- I like the design and how the backpack looks.
As I said, the backpack is nearly perfect. I am sure it will hold up for many years.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JungleJ Commuter Day Pack
My co-worker has this and after weeks of checking it out, I finally got one. I have used all kinds of briefcases, messenger bags, totes and my kids' backpacks for commuting and travelling for work. This day pack is perfect. Lots of room in side pockets for all the extras. Deep interior for files and notes. But what I really like is the laptop sleeve and the fact that the computer is not resting on the bottom-there is extra padding that suspends it within the pack-genius! The bag stands upright and doesn't fall over which is another big plus. Most importantly, I have had some back problems and even fully loaded, this pack distributes the weight and eliminates strain. My one concern is the durability of the zippers as they seem a bit smaller than I've seen on other packs. Time will tell and I know if I have a problem, L.L Bean customer service is tops. This is a super bag.
April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mazmar Not proven but looks fantastic
This backpack is very well made with a lot functional pockets and space. All materials appear to be excellent.
I will give this a proper review after I use a few times.
Anything less would make a skewed review.
February 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JSDA Ok But Missed Opportunity
Nice fit but I think a key safety opportunity was missed in design.
One or two safety reflector strips would have truly enhanced visibility of a cyclist from oncoming traffic during commutes to work. Also, a rain cover would have added significant value to the pack.
February 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by EMIP not for laptop
This backpack does not have enough cushioning to protect a laptop or tablet. Since I bought it to carry both, I am returning it. Also, it was uncomfortable and gave me shoulder and back pain, but that might not happen to everyone. However, it might be good for hiking, etc. -- it is certainly well made and durable, and it was attractive. So it's hard for me to rate it, since it depends on how you'll be using it.
February 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by goducks Sleeve too Small
The bag is very nicely made with a slew of pockets and slots. Good quality materials and craftsmanship. HOWEVER, it will NOT fit a 17" laptop. In fact, I could barely squeeze in my older 15" laptop. The sleeve is extremely tight in width and does not extend all the way down to the bottom of the bag. Too bad, as this bag would have been perfect.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vtbvtdk Great backpack - get one!
I love this backpack. After my last backpack (a free one from a conference) broke with my computer inside, I decided to search for something sturdy, stylish and that would protect my computer. Naturally, I turned to LL Bean and found this great product. There is a spot for everything I need to take with me every day and still plenty of extra room for things I transport to/from work only periodically. You can really see the thought that was put into designing this bag and, as a daily user, I greatly appreciate it.
If you want something that looks great, is versatile, will protect your electronics and is guaranteed to last, your search is over. Get this backpack.
January 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spark43502 Nice for smaller laptops
This backpack is the perfect fit for someone looking to transport their laptop, HOWEVER, be aware that it is not made for very large laptops. The laptop sleeve was way too small for my new 17.3" laptop and my older 15" HP laptop also would not fit in the sleeve. LL Bean seriously needs to include the size of the laptop sleeve in the specs. I had to return this bag although it would have been my first choice had it been large enough to accommodate my 17.3" laptop.
January 1, 2014