Rated 5 out of 5áby JDominic Great Bag and Great Bag Design - BUT!
This is a wonderful messenger bag with great pockets and plaid lining. My only issue is that LLBean claims that because of the bag design - thickness of the front flap, perhaps, they put the monogram on the back of the bag. This is not made clear in the product description on the website.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby LLBeanOhio Messenger Bag worth owning
Purchased the messenger bag in a great tan color which just happens to match the field coat I purchased from LL Bean Years ago. The coat wears well and the messenger bag seems to made from the same high grade materials so I expect many years of rugged and enjoyable use. I had my bag monogrammed which looks great. Remember that monogramming this item is performed on the backside rear panel and not on the front flap of the bag. I thought this odd at first but definitely like it. The bag is lined with a soft flannel like material and has many internal places to store items. I like the shoulder strap as well as a hand grab for carrying. I'm sold on this item for sure.
June 3, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby PrepLaw Good bag
Good, but not quite perfect bag. I use it for commuting back and forth to work, and it holds everything I need. The construction feels solid, and the metal hook fasteners are vastly superior to the velcro found on most messenger bags.
My only complaint is that it could use a little bit of stiffening. If you try and stand the bag up to access the contents it tends to slouch, making it a little more challenging to find small things that might have ended up towards the bottom.
Also, if you're thinking of getting a monogram, be aware that the monogram goes on the back pocket of the bag, not the front flap (so it isn't really visible when you're carrying the bag)
May 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby takentoo nice messenger bag
Not quite sure about the metal clasps at the bottom, but overall a solid bag. I use it for a briefcase and it works well in that capacity.
April 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby GM1021 Great Bag But With Some Issues.
Overall, this is a great bag, with an amazing look and feel. That said, I have the following issues with this model: First and foremost, the bag is not water-repellent. There is a waxed version of this bag for more money, and I would definitely buy that one instead. (I understand that one may not always like the feel of waxed canvas, but the answer then would be to build in a water-repellent layer into the construction and advertise that). Second, there are some storage pockets inside for smaller items, pens, etc., -- but not enough. (Easy to fix). The inside flannel plaid liner looks and feels wonderful... Third, the $89 price point for this model is a bit high, in my opinion -- especially absent any water repellency characteristics. Making it water repellent may make the price point more rational.
March 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Verified Reviewer 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