Rated 3 out of 5 by BeachLover21 Great tote but handles too short
I ordered two of the large size totes with intentions to use the bags for taking my children's belongings back and forth to daycare. I have had a traditional LLBean canvas tote bag for years so when ordering these new light weight ones, I was expecting them to be the same size as the canvas ones. The overall size is similar, but I was disappointed to find that the handles as not nearly as long as the original style. I can get the straps over my shoulder with a light shirt on but if I were to have a heavier sweater or jacket, I would no longer be able to use the straps over the shoulder. I am keeping the bags because I like how light weight they are and the capacity of the bag is great for my purpose, but my suggestion to LLBean is to make the handles longer so they can be used over the shoulder for transporting the bag.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gwood2 Perfect Carryall
I bought this bag to carry files, magazines, books, and other misc. items to work and appointments. The Medium size is perfect for this purpose. The outside pocket is great for sunglasses. The material is sturdy. I especially like the security of having a zipper closure. This tote is exactly what I needed.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chameli Nice bag
I have seldom bought a tote from any place else because LLB's are the best. For $9.99 (on sale for $19.99 less coupon for $10) this was a great value. I love the black with the turquoise trim and monogram (free for LLBean visa card payments). Like my other canvas tote bags from LLB -- and I have a dozen at least in all sizes -- this too will be used a lot.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBO1 An All-Purpose Bag
We take several fly/drive vacations a year and always take this bag with us. Packs easily in our luggage and is our "car bag" for maps, umbrellas, snacks, books and our computer. Appreciate the zipper closing and it's tough, lightweight fabric.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnotherLLBshopper2 BEST TOTE E-V-E-R
Really LOVE this tote!!!
I have several in both the XL and L sizes. The XL I have had for over a year. The L I have had for a few months. We use these totes a lot - and they're holding up to our needs.
Sadly, I am seeing it disappear from the LL Bean site.... only a few color selections, and on sale, remaining in sizes M & L. I hope that means LL Bean is just getting rid of old inventory colors, and will be selling it in new color combinations and not removing it from their inventory selection altogether! That would be so sad!
The XL size is generous - I can hold beach towels for the whole family (5 of us!) plus lotions and goggles. The L size fits a couple of towels and change of clothes, or other needs from the market -- example, could easily fit 5 boxes of frozen pizzas.
I *am* able to wear the bag on my shoulder - fits just fine for me. But, I am only 5'4"....
LLBean - please do not discontinue this bag!!! It's the best thing out there!
July 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Karkkey Handles too short
I got this bag on sale and will keep it to throw in the back of my car to put all the stuff that normally rolls around. Can't carry on shoulder as the handles are way too short!
July 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by aleAnna Overwhelming at first, but a great bag!
I purchased the large lightweight tote for an insanely cheap price after sale pricing/coupon...when it arrived it immediately went back into the shipping bag to be returned...it was just TOO BIG. Fast forward to me and my family headed to a BBQ... I had a lot of stuff to pack and figured I'd try it out. I fit all of the "diaper bag" necessities (diapers/wipes/change of clothes for two kids), plus bathing suits and towels for both AND their puddle jumper vests (which are not small)...I was still able to zip this bag up. I was sold. I figured for how little I paid, this bag was a keeper. Yes it would be nice if the straps were a smidge longer...but I can still wear it over my shoulder when it's fully packed. I love the nylon and am so glad I decided to keep this bag. I also love how it folds up flat...perfect to pack away on vacation.
Overall - Minus 1 star for the straps that could just be a bit longer.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vtgolfer great tote
I like this light-weight tote very much - handy for carrying just about everything. We purchased it to use it for groceries to replace some reusable grocery bags that were starting to tear. I hope they come out with one without the zipper top, as this would make it ideal for groceries and I would buy more.
June 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mainefan2005 light weight/handles too short
If you filled this bag with anything you would want to put it on your shoulder. the handles are too short.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NoLA504 Great for travel, beach, shopping
This tote folds well for packing to use at ones destination or to transport home those newly acquired items since a "second bag" charge can be less than the "over weight" charge...or if you just can't get everything to fit into your one bag. I've used my "everyday lightweight totes" for several months now and have not had any issues. Zipper working well and no splitting seams. Wish there was an option when purchasing online to select the color of the thread for monogram instead of just having to go with white thread. But if you call to place your order, you can select a color thread. It's a bit tricky since you can't judge if the thread colors available are a decent matched, but when navy thread is used to contrast those totes with navy base and straps, it looked great.
June 11, 2014