Rated 5 out of 5 by FmrMainer Perfect in every way
Very surprised to see all the comments about short straps being bad for carrying it on your shoulder and complaints about it being too big. This is not the purpose of the bag, it is not a pocketbook. It is a tote, which you carry by hand and you do not want long straps because otherwise it will drag on the ground at your side. Please LL bean do NOT NOT NOT lengthen the straps! What it is for me is the ultimate grocery bag. It is tough as nails and has enough room for a ton of shopping. I always have to tell the baggers to keep putting more in, it can literally take anything that fits. Especially good for liquids and other heavy items. I just put a 50 lb dumbell in it to test for this review, and it carries it without issue. Best LL bean item I own, and I have a lot. Thank you for making such a wonderful product here in USA/Maine, please keep it up and expand manufacturing at home to more items. The quality difference in your Maine vs. Imported products is night and day.
November 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by filumena2 Signature wax tote................
This bag is HUGE. You could make 2 good size bags out of just this one. And if you filled this bag up you would need a hand truck to move it.
However, it is very well made and the colors are great in apple cinnamon & field olive....but it's just too big...Sorry llbean.
September 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by llbean2106 tote
I purchassed this tote based on the review that the handles were long enough to fit on your shoulder but not the case. With the large widrh of the handles it is not comfortable to hand carry.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicofromparis I need a third one
I bought one in Navy and another one in Olive.
I love both of them.
I would like you to make a new one in Burgundy!
July 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by fridaynotes beautiful but too big
The bag is much larger in real life than in the photo. So, look at the dimensions carefully! And the leather straps are very thick and bulky, which is a little over-the-top masculine. The canvas quality is very nice. Overall, it's a good bag just much larger than an 'everyday' tote.
April 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bgallagher Love Bag, Heavier than I thought
I saw the bag online and knew it would be a great commuter bag being that I live in NYC. It is bigger than I thought which a plus. It holds my day to day items along with my gym clothes and enough room for other items if needed.
I do have to point out that the bag is heavier then I expected all on its own. Without putting items in. That was my reasoning for four stars. With that being said it does feel like it will last me a lifetime, very sturdy which is exactly what i need.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Veroh Better than before with longer straps!
I had previously purchased this bag and although I liked the quality, I regretfully returned it due to the straps being too short to carry over the shoulder. Later, when the need for a a large bag to carry all of my camera gear arose, I wished I still had that bag around. So I ordered it again, since I could deal with the short straps for that specific purpose. To my surprise though, the straps are now longer and the bag can be carried over the shoulder comfortably (even with a bulky camera bag insert). LL Bean obviously listens to their customers. I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
March 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TXsoccerMom Daughter loved it
Daughter is a 3rd year interior design major and very hard to please with her eye for function, color and attractiveness. She loved the olive waxed canvas tote bag and said it will be perfect for use in college. Scored as a birthday present!
February 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Veroh Big Bag, Short Straps
I liked the quality of the bag, but the straps were too short to carry the bag over the shoulder. The bag is very big, so it's useful if you have a lot to carry, just keep in mind that you'll have to carry by hand. That wasn't a practical option for me, so unfortunately I had to return it.
January 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MartinCountyShopper Almost perfect
Excellent construction, great true olive color. Only complaint: leather straps are too short for comfortable over shoulder use...A few more inches would allow the tote to rest more comfortably on shoulder/under arm.
December 10, 2013