Rated 3 out of 5 by chameli stiff shoulder pad
I was hoping for a smaller bag and one that was soft and not so stiff. This bag may work for someone looking for a large satchel but when I saw for women I thought I could also use it as a purse. I may still have kept it had the shoulder pad not been so stiff and bulky and keep falling off.
April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LJJW Love it
I received the bag in just 2 days which I thought was wonderful and I really love it. It is the same size as the purse I have been carrying but has many more pockets and a nice section to put my iPad mini. I purchased the plum purple and its a lot darker than I thought. In the picture it looks like a lighter lavender purple. It's definitely plum. The strap is adjustable and I thought I could slip the shoulder pad off so it looked more like a purse but that would require scissors and I don't want to do that. it is very. Well built and the perfect size.
March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoraML Perfect for Everyday Use
I think I have finally found the one. Smaller than the average messenger, I no longer feel overloaded when doing shopping or errands. Big enough for everyday items, plus my kindle and diabetic supplies for my 4 year old. The search is over. I do agree with a reviewer about the color. The teal is a deeper teal, so it's a bit more earthy. More my style. You will not be disappointed!
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by phartman Perfect size
I originally bought this bag to replace my everyday purse. I needed something that would carry my iPad 2. This turned out to be large enough to carry my 13" Macbook Pro also. I teach and like to take my iPad and laptop home and to school each day. This bag is big enough to hold all the necessary electronic equipment. I use the small front pocket for my billfold, the larger front pocket for all of my girly stuff and headphones. There is a small pocket on the side that is large enough for my iPhone. I am 5' 7" tall and the strap is long enough fit cross body.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HixsonMom Osprey Mini Flap Bag
I was a little nervous about ordering this bag because I have never owned an Osprey bag before. However when this bag arrived I was delighted. It is the perfect size and the pockets are so well placed that everything stays organized. It is perfect as an everyday shoulder bag. The color was not like picture. It was not a light blue as shown but rather a dark earth toned teal which I like better than the light blue anyway. I only wish it had been offered in Black. I would definitely buy another one. I love the lifetime guarantee. The bag is quality definitely not flimsy or cheaply made.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by River143 Great Bag!
I love the way the compartments are laid out, I have enough room for all kinds of things. Like medications and helpful items I use. I put my kindle right in the pocket where it is safe and always there! Great Job LLBean, Great Bag!!
August 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ZeeCee Too large
I bought this, putting faith in the word "mini." It's not as big as a full-size messenger bag, but quite a bit larger than expected, a little large for an everyday purse. And that shoulder strap! Unless you have broad, square shoulders, don't expect it to stay put. The sticky stuff on the underside of the strap pad isn't very sticky; slides right off nylon fabric.The only way I can keep from having to hoist it up every 2 minutes is to wear it cross-body. The strap itself is quite wide, and if your shoulders slope even the least little bit, it falls off. As another reviewer said, the strap is wider than it needs to be. This is definitely not a keeper!
April 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kizook Absolutely Perfect
I have received numerous compliments on this bag. It's size, weight, color and space inside is true to the website and I love everything about it! I am able to fit many things inside and the bag still appears flat, not bulky. It sits very well on my shoulder and doesn't slip. The different pockets are fantastic.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Qmis Stylish and Functional Bag
This bag is exactly the size I wanted. It is large enough to hold what I need yet small enough to be comfortable to carry for long periods. It has several compartments to keep items organized and separated along with a protective slot for an iPad or tablet. I especially like the attached key holder in the front area.
The strap is adjustable and has a sliding, padded piece for the shoulder, which is comfortable. The material is durable and the zippers are good quality as are the zipper tags. The color and front design are really pretty and feminine.
The only oddities are the clip and velcro closure for the front and the lack of a zipper on the largest compartment. I like that there are two mechanisms to keep the bag closed for better security but the velcro can stick to your sleeve if you are not careful and can be loud to open-impossible to be discreet if you are in a lecture or quiet place.
I would prefer a zipper on the largest compartment for security as I can reach through the bag while clipped and velcroed closed and pull items out of this compartment from the sides. Some may find this convenient but I think small items could fall out and other hands could get into it.
Overall, I am pleased with this purchase and have been using it consistently. It is great for everyday use and traveling. I would recommend it as a tote bag or purse.
April 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Reets1 Osprey FlapJack mini shoulder bag
Once I received bag in the mail it appeared less "feminine" than in the catalog. A very heavy shoulder strap and adjustable "buckle". Seemed too heavy for what might be carried in the bag. For its size it did not seem as roomy as one might think. For me it was not what I expected and therefore not useable. My suggestion would be to put a lighter weight strap on it, but strong; and use either Velcro OR a clasp closure on the flap....but not both. Too much work to get inside. Might be great for someone with high security concerns.
March 26, 2014