Rated 3 out of 5áby JayfromNH Great bag except for the handle
I've had this bag since August, and both of the handles are now broken. It's due to the poor design of the handle. I have ordered an exchange for a new bag, but I doubt that it will last any longer than the current one. I would not buy this bag if you plan on using it a lot, or for anything heavy.
January 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby LLB4Us Great bag except for the handle
This lightweight bag is large enough for laptop, accessories and other items. It has convenient outside pouches for water bottles, and the strap is comfortable. However the handle, which I don't use much, broke after only 3 months of use. Not only is it made from uncomfortable-to-hold aluminum, but the ends are sharp, which cut through the fabric supporting it. The bag needs to be redesigned with a comfortable and durable handle.
January 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby 55bergen Excursion Messenger Bag
Needed a bag to fit- work files, gym clothing , lunch and small tablet with morning newspaper, this bag fits the bill
Purchase the Black--like the feel
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby suzykazoo Great bag!
Great capacity, comfortable shoulder strap. Meets all of my needs.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Shannan Exceptional messenger bag
I purchased this bag for every day work use. I would highly recommend this messenger bag for its versatility and comfort level. Exceptional bag for anyone who is always on the go in a fast paced world!
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby onlineshoppingcust Great bag
I bought this bag for my husband's birthday. He loves it! It has lots of pockets and is very durable. Very happy with the bag!
October 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby aMontanapilot No enough foam padding for computer, but fixable.
The bag was purchased to haul around a "17" diagonal screen" HP laptop (actual width 14 7/8"). The padded sleeve for the laptop is a snug fit, but that's fine. There is not enough foam padding at the base of the sleeve, however. I slipped an additional foam strip into the bottom of the sleeve, and that fixed the problem.
The strap to close the sleeve needs a longer strip of Velcro; when snugged down to hold the thin HP, the Velcro barely engages. It would be fine for a thicker laptop. This is not a big deal. There is a backup mechanical latch and strap that works fine.
The bag is roomy with lots of pockets to hold other stuff, which is nice. I particularly like the outside pocket on the side opposite to the big flap. This provides easy-to-get-to storage w/o having to open the big flap.
The big flap has a very noisy Velcro closure, which is embarrassing in a library. The Velcro automatically engages every time the flap is closed. It does make it less likely I will pickup the bag and accidentally dump stuff out. The aluminum handle is well placed, though - even with an unsecured big flap, I think it unlikely I'd accidentally dump my stuff. I may cover the noisy Velcro to make the bag more library-friendly :-)
All in all, I am well-pleased with the bag.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby jackson197924 Wonderfullly made
Spectacular. My huge 15 inch huge laptop fits into this bag. It hold so many things and has so many functional compartments. completely waterproof. Thanks again LLbean!
October 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5áby annieboston Wanted to like it.
I just got this and am returning. I really wanted to like it. I ordered it in black, which was a mistake. I was thinking black would have a more formal professional look to it. Given the fabric, the fun colors might be better. The real reason I'm returning it is the handle and the fact that the bottom strap can't easily be removed. I was planning to use this as a briefcase. I had an old briefcase from another online seller that I loved. I'm trying to replace that and am having a terrible time of it. This handle is not comfortable to hold. The strap at the bottom of the bag is probably helpful if you're using it as a bike messenger bag but it just flops there if you're holding it like a briefcase. I'm thinking of ordering one of the other LL bean briefcases.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby USArmyMom Awesome Bag
This is the best messenger bag ever! I bought one of these bags when I was in college and sent my very same messenger bag off with my oldest son. I recently had to buy a second one for my 16 year old son. He was so upset when he found out my older son took it with him when he moved out. They both love this bag as much as I do. It's tough, spacious and accessible. Thank you for making such a great bag!
October 2, 2013