Rated 5 out of 5 by YoungBagLady Grey is the New Black
Let me start out by saying that I am a very picky purse and wallet woman. This bag is perfect for me. I had a difficult time choosing between the grey and blue but I had to go with the grey because I knew it would best match my darker wardrobe. I love a bag with a long cross body strap and reasonable dimensions. The size of the pockets are perfect. The Velcro patches are convenient so nothing falls out of the bag. The exterior print is simple and marvelous. Casual is my style and this bag compliments my style very much. I can even wear this bag while I'm in my lighter color, more summer clothes and it matches.
I've read other reviews and it seems the popular inconvenience is the size of the opening. I can see why some women would be displeased with this. It is slightly smaller when you compare it to other bags but I haven't had a problem with it and I don't consider it small and I have big hands. This bag is not intended to be stuffed full of random things. It's meant for organization and a casual look.
I love everything about this bag and would highly recommend it if you're looking for a durable, casual bag.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by scientistshopper it's an ok casual daily bag
The bag appears as expected - color, size and compartments are all good. I do agree that it may take some time to adjust to the smaller opening because I am used to a (discontinued) small LLBean messenger bag, which had a wide opening, and I can stuff everything in it. Actually, too much of everything that I broke the strap. If they still carry that, I would get a new one. However, with that said, this crossbody bag seems to be a good replacement. However, I am not sure if the zippered mesh pocket inside is just a design and not really meant to be used. Mine came with no zipper pull and it was sewn shut.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bobsgirl9273 Wayside Crossbody & Wallet
I cannot say enough about this combo except this the is best bag I have ever bought. IT HOLDS EVERYTHING! I love everything about it: material, features, and ease of use. As a "full-figured woman" I had despaired of ever finding a crossbody that would fulfill my needs. Strap is adjustable and actually long enough. The wallet is the perfect compliment to the bag-the perfect size and also with great features. I know I will be buying another of each when I can accumulate enough $10 coupons!
December 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by osang828 sub par
I was drawn to the design, look, and the many good reviews of this crossbody bag. Unfortunately, I was disappointed when I received it. I am aware of the material used as indicated in the description but it looked softer in the web photos. It is firm material (not stiff, but firm) and the black is more like charcoal gray. The nylon strap is thin (not narrow in width, but thin and firm) and is more like bluish/ash gray in color. It does not match the color of the bag as it appears in the photos. The bluish/ash gray strap probably looks better on the sea glass and coral dust colors but looks odd with the charcoal gray bag. The opening is just a bit narrow even for my small hands (I wear a size small in gloves). The design and functionality of all the compartments, the expandable feature, and all the zip and Velcro closures are perfect and the material would nevertheless be easy to wipe clean. However, the workmanship is sub par from the level of quality I've known LLBean for. Really bummed I have to return it.
December 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NewShoppertoLLBean14 Nice!
I was on the hunt for a nice crossbody purse and this was what I was looking for. It's not too big, but big enough to hold all of my things. It also will fit in my baby's diaper bag if need be. I got the black one, which I agree with other reviews, it's more of a dark charcoal gray than a black. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase. If I could change one thing, I would have made the strap the same material as the purse-it looks somewhat cheap and takes away from the bag.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeK Great bag!
Love the bag and I also got the wallet to go with it., Love both of them. Bag is easily adjustable to your size and comfort and stays on shoulder even if not crossed over body. The wallet is roomy but not too bulky.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daytripper27 Perfect!
I bought this bag for a day in New York City and it was absolutely perfect! The front pocket was the perfect size for my 7" tablet making it easily accessible (I use it to check maps frequently). The tapered top ensured that my stuff didn't fall out when I reached in for my camera, and the back pocket kept my metro card handy. The strap is adjustable (so it will fit everyone perfectly) and interior pockets kept my phone and wallet organized and easy to grab. The best part is that it looks so small, yet holds so much (more that you think). I hope that they will offer this bag in solid black someday, which would be perfect for a nice dinner in the city. I just can't say enough about this bag, I'll be using it for every trip from now on. LOVE IT!
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RPowers Love this bag!
Although it's not quite large enough for my original purpose (travel), it's wonderful for everyday use. Lightweight, comfy, and the black (semi-gra) color goes with everything. If it comes back in the blue color I'll get another one!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by swami Just what I was looking for!
I needed a neutral colored bag for travel. I originally purchased the quilted shoulder bag on sale. After using it twice I discovered that it attracted dirt and hair easily, and also started to pill. I returned it to the store and bought this bag instead. This bag is great - and I don't just use it for travel - it a a great bag for every day use as well.. The black is more gray - which makes it versatile. It is comfortable to wear. The expanding zipper is a neat feature - although I usually have my bag expanded. I was surprised by how much I could get inside - it holds more than you think. The opening is a bit small - but as far as I am concerned, that is an extra security feature. I bought the matching wallet - which does fit. I just have to angle it a bit to put it in. In addition to the wallet, I can fit a small cosmetic bag, a large brush and my phone in the center pouch. I like that the key fob is not in the main compartment - but in the front. It makes it easier to find them. I can also fit my kindle in the back pouch. The wallet/bag combo are keeping me very organized - and there is plenty of room. I highly recommend this bag! I am actually debating getting one of the other colors for a fun summer look!
June 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by RainySide Wanted to like it
I really wanted to like this bag. Good size, expandable, lots of compartments, but the loud velcro on the outer flap is a deal breaker for me. That and the strap is so lightweight that it easily twists. I had to return it.
June 12, 2014