Rated 4 out of 5 Great bag but it is NOT as pictured
It's a lovely bag but unfortunately the item received was not as pictured. In the photo, there is a cute white, vintage-style L.L. Bean patch. The item received has a small, dark brown patch with the L.L. Bean logo on it. You can hardly see it. Disappointed that it's not as pictured.
January 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby aquaria Duller color in person
And much bigger than i expected, but well made.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Kris07 Love this bag!
Just love this bag. Received as a gift and I couldn't be happier. The flannel inside is super soft. The canvas outside feels as tho it will last forever. It did come with the sweet old school ll bean patch on front which I love. The monogram comes on the back which keeps the front clean and timeless. Only suggestion I would make is to have a zippered pocket somewhere inside for valuables you want to keep extra safe. Although a zipper to close the whole inside compartment is already provided. Another quality product by ll bean!!
December 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Quilten Just what he asked for
This bag came and it is exactly what my grandson described to me for a Christmas gift.
I think he will be very happy with this bag.
The look and construction is quality. It looks very professional.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby jojoe excellent bag
I absolutely love it. This is a very well built, sturdy and stylish bag that I use everyday. Yes, you can find a cheaper priced messenger bag, but I suspect it will come up short on the quality that comes with this one. One could easily get at least 10 years use. There is plenty of space for your stuff not to mention it's quite comfortable when slung over your shoulder.
October 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby ScarfBoy Top Notch Bag
Great bag with plenty of room and compartments. Only wish it had a bit more reinforcements built in. It sort of sags too much in carrying. But still a winner.
October 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby JRF2015 Great Bag
This is a perfect bag, like one of the reviews before states it's not a good briefcase. I bought it for grad school and it's functioned everyday well. I carry a laptop, Kindle, power cord, a couple books, pens and such and an Apple Macbook Air every day. Works great!
October 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Hewbacca Good light-use laptop bag
I bought this as a laptop bag to move my 13" Macbook Pro around for school and travel. I like LL Bean and particularly the unusual canvas and flannel of this one.
I am very happy with the bag. It has good padding for the laptop (although I still use a separate sleeve as well), and a few pockets. Many of the accessory pockets are not zippered, and there are not a lot of them, which is why I say this should be a "light-use" bag. For example, I would not want to use this as a carry-on at an airline, for fear that being put in an overhead compartment or under the seat in front of me would cause things to fall out of their pockets, and maybe fall out of the bag entirely.
For my purposes it is great though. It is much softer and more comfortable to carry than the Tumi it replaced. Also, the small LL Bean patch on the front, which appears hideous in the pictures, is a completely different brown leather patch on mine which looks quite nice.
I got mine monogrammed in "Olive;" this perfectly matches the color of the straps on the Saddle bag. I recommend that over the default color choice if you select monogramming and get the Saddle-colored bag.
September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ziek Great bag! Only one minor issue.
Got this bag for grad school to carry around a laptop and other materials. Great quality and love the interior. I'm a tall guy(6' 3") and the straps are a good length. The only bummer is that the bag did not come with that sweet, old school LL Bean patch on it. Instead just the lettering of LL Bean was stitched in. I really like that aspect of the bag, as it looks less fashiony with the patch on it.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby RestonRetiree Well-made but expensive
This bag is made of durable materials and it has many handy pockets and sections. I think it is very handsome. However, $100 is as bit much to spend on this item. I know I spent that but you may find a satisfactory bag for less money.
September 9, 2015