Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by jennww2ns Darker than pictured
I ordered the teal color and found it to be darker / duller than pictured but actually like it better - it's feminine without being so young / flashy.
It's a really good size for what I need (lunch, purse, keys, umbrella and/or gloves/toque) and feels solidly constructed.
The strap is long enough that I can wear it across my body over top of a heavy winter coat (and I am a 2x).
November 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomTar Great Bag
This is a great bag! Not too big and not too small. The inside easily fits camera, books, wallet, travel maps, etc. Has separate zipper area in front for small items. Shoulder strap is very comfortable. Just the right size bad when you don't want the larger duffle bag or backpack.
October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LESCommuter A keeper for a newcomer to messenger bags
I've been bike commuting for over 4 years now. Had been using backpacks and imperceptibly developed some serious shoulder issues for the pullback effect. I've since been using fanny and waist packs which I like a lot but they don't fit much and can interfere with the bicycle seat.
I like this bag once i got used to the whole messenger bag feel. I knew it was on the small side and as i don't have a laptop it's fine but that said it doesn't fit a lot. The compartments are what make me reach for it; great organizational options. I'm thinking of getting the full size one as well for when I want to port more than this allows but I'm giving this more use before I conclude I need more. I got the plum color which is nice and as appears.
October 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ChicagoBeanJunkie Not what I expected
This isn't necessarily what I would call a negative review so read on.... I ordered this messenger bag for my 8 yr old daughter for back to school as she didn't want a backpack this year. The color is not as pictured online.... It's not a pretty bright turquoise/teal color - it's a much darker drab shade of teal. I also didn't pay attention to the dimensions - my fault - it is a small bag - it's not big enough to hold books, folders & a lunch bag, which is what we need. The model that is pictured holding this bag must be really tiny as the bag looks decent sized on her. With that said, the quality of the bag is excellent which is why I love L.L. Bean & for quality, I would give it five stars. This bag just didn't work for us so we will be returning it. I would recommend it to others as the quality is really good - just be aware the color is much darker than pictured & pay attention to the dimensions.
L.L. Bean - I did also order the large L.L. Bean messenger bag with the blue polka dot print - Love it!! Keep leaning towards these brighter cheery colors for women please! Especially with outerwear & clothes - I would shop with you more if your color pallet for women were more enticing. The dark teals, mauves, purple, & green shades you typically have are so drab! Many times they look really bad after washing as well. Just my two cents...
August 3, 2013