Rated 5 out of 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Upnorthguy Good Multipurpose Bag
I have used a back pack for years to carry books, maps and other travel items. Now with more electronics being carried I needed something new. The messenger pack fits the bill perfectly. I can take what I need whether I am going to camp or on a plane.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCDL Well designed bag
I ordered this in black ... don't know why I thought that would mean monochromatic, but I was a little surprised by the contrasting color, reflective flap. Truth is, it looks just as pictured. Lots of segregated pockets and compartments makes it easy to carry and find everything. Nice and light. Very comfortable shoulder strap.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by itsmillertime Awesome Messenger Bag!!
Love this bag! There is more than enough room for holding books, pens and pencils, water bottles, snacks, a jacket and the laptop. I especially like the fact that the hardware is NOT made of plastic, as is with most bags. This one will surely last my son throughout his high school years and beyond. Thank you, L.L. Bean!
September 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MmmmGood Very useful
This messenger bag has all the features a teacher could want. Compartments are spacious and there are many.
This was a gift to my son-in-law from my daughter. Ha was very happy to receive it. He knows it will wear well and give him, perhaps many years of use.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy53 Excellent messenger bag!
I purchased the messenger bag for a gift. Excellent Quality!
September 4, 2013