Rated 5 out of 5 by hones Very nice (small) backpack
I wanted a dressier-looking backpack for travel and outings where I want to be hands free. This is perfect - about the size of medium-large handbag. The fabric is great - I love the charcoal grey color (it's not actually black). Lining fabric is very pretty and it seems to have enough pockets without going overboard. My only tiny complaint is that the water bottle pockets are a bit small... only the smallest of my aluminum water bottles will fit.
December 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by HolleyA So close...
I loved everything about this pack online. I read and understood the measurements. However, upon receiving it (which was super fast ! Thank you) I was completely disappointed. The opening to the pack is so small.
I purchased the matching Wayside wallet and couldn't fit it in the pack except up on its end and then nothing else could fit next to it because the opening couldn't open any further to turn the wallet inside the pack.
The material is great, the color is way more grey than I expected (thought it would be more black) and the organization is good. It probably could have used a small zipper or open pocket in the front flap.
So, in closing, if you have small items you plan on putting in this pack then I highly recommend it. My wallet, standard checkbook size and the wayside wallet, just won't fit.
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GDub Great small backpack/large purse
I've been wanting to replace a decrepit quilted backpack/purse but until the Wayside Day Pack nothing worked. The Wayside Day Pack is just the right size to hold everything I want to carry around with me and still have room for a library book and a snack. It's lightweight and well-designed with lots of pockets in the right places. The only thing lacking is an open pocket on the back to slip maps or tickets into, but having to open a zipper for those things is not a real problem. I haven't yet used the Wayside Day Pack for hiking, but it should be just the right size for short day hikes where all you need is water, snacks, and a light jacket.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by trappertracy a great bag
Very well made, lots of compartments for your stuff, great side pockets (fits bottled water). I love it!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noel4U Hands free purse pack!
I just received the Wayside Day Pack and I really like it.
I just used it once , so far, and am anxious to use it again soon to
see how more I will like it. I like the size, zippers, bottle holders or
cell phone holders, the flap on the front, straps, and the
inside is perfect. I would have liked the monogram to have been
larger. Happy, Happy, Happy!!! Nice smaller size too!!!
November 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Www2 Good backpack
This is a small backpack but it fits my ipad, notebook, has an outside pocket and fits my water bottle. It's not big and bulky. I thought at first it was too small but it's actually perfect.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LabGeek Does what I need it to
This purse is just the right size for what I needed. It's new, so I can't speak to durability, but it certainly appears to be well made and tough. I like that it zips shut instead of having a less secure closure. Plenty of pockets and such to suit me. I wish it came in additional colors.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoyalLLBeanerMeister Perfect Bag! - Outstanding Quality - So Versatile!
This is an amazing little bag. I use it as a purse and it is lined with beautiful material....many compartments for pens, phone, key fob even my tablet fits perfect! The charcoal grey color (described as 'black') goes with everything and the "sea glass" is also nice for summer. The material is soft, not bulky, and this great bag will last me forever! The monogram is a huge plus too - I like to request a darker color monogram so it matches the fabric more than the standard white which seems washed out. Love LLBean!
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nicnatnoahnani Constructed Beautifully
This was my 1st LLBean purchase. The backpack is well constructed but still keeping the feminine appeal. I will be using this throughout my travel. I'm glad I browsed LLBean's site and now I have become a fan of their products.
September 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 Tiny little bag.
I couldn't believe how small this bag was. My kid couldn't fit any of her text books into it. It looked more like a Barbie Accessory. As soon as I saw the package, I knew something was wrong. Don't buy this unless you buy it as a toy bag for your 2 year old!! This is coming from a second generation LL Bean Purchaser!!
September 15, 2014