Rated 1 out of 5 by Ahhhhhhhh Good size. low quality
This pack is a good day pack size, but it is of such low quality that I returned it.
I pulled on some of the stitching and the poor quality fabric started to give way, so I packaged it up and returned it for that reason. It is in no way up to LL Bean quality and way overpriced for what it is.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Metrojournalist Best. Backpack. Ever.
The Wayside Day Pack is the best backpack I've ever had. It's stylish, thoughtfully designed and is well constructed. I'm the middle-aged mother of two young boys. I use this bag every day because it is so functional and attractive, and it frees up my hands so I can hold my sons' hands when we navigate parking lots and cross the street, or when i need to carry party goods to my sons' classrooms. I was lucky to get one in sea glass, but I intend to order one in the only color L.L. Bean offers now because I can see myself using it forever. It's the right size for everything I need. Unlike other day packs, this one isn't flimsy. Unlike regular backpacks, it doesn't make me look like an ageing student! BTW, older people would benefit from this because they can use their walkers without a shoulder bag falling down their arm! Please, please, please, L.L. Bean, don't ever discontinue it. And if you bring back the color sea glass, I'll be really happy!
September 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrogFairyGodmother Perfect!
I have been watching catalogs for a small pack that is cloth and can be used as a purse. I've had one for years and it is worn out. This one is the perfect size for me and just what I was looking for. It has plenty of room for wallet, checkbook, small notebook, etc. Has a nice size pocket on front for cell phone and keys and side mesh pockets for small water bottle. I love it!
August 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by worldwanderer33 A nice, small pack
I've been using this pack as a purse for the past two weeks and love it. It's just the right size to carry a book and my iPad mini with room left over. The 3 compartment system works well. If I changed one thing, I would make the zippered pocket bigger and maybe add a second zippered pocket somewhere.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DERandall Perfect size
This bag has the convenience of a backpack with out the large size. Everything has a place for easy access. Sometimes I carry it by the handle, sometimes I use one shoulder strap and on longer trips I wear it like a backpack. It's versatile and comfortable.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzann Perfect size!
Just what I was looking for.
August 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ymom Great little bag
I was looking for a small backpack. This was the perfect size. And, it fits a lot for the size. Has a lot of sections for organizing everything. The only thing I don't like about it is that I can't fit my standard size stainless steel water bottles in the water bottle holders on the sides of the bag. I think only disposable plastic water bottles would fit. It is very frustrating. If they made those holders a tad bigger, it would be a perfect bag for me.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by EllenK PERFECT!
I've been looking for a bag like this for ages. It is lightweight yet sturdy and has several compartments. I have bone density problems and did not want anything heavy. It also looks good. The Wayside Day Pack is perfect!
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NotGirlie Perfect for me
I can carry so much in this little backpack! It fits my iPad Air and small notebooks, even my OMD EM-1 (camera) with an extra lens! Very well made too...it should last a while! I've been looking for something just like this for over a year!
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBPunkster Perfect Backpack!
I bought this pack for day trips when I want to carry a raincoat, umbrella, book, camera, and such, and want hands free. It just made its first trip to Chicago and performed perfectly! It held my SLR camera, all the other usual purse stuff, a cardigan, and had room to spare. The straps are comfortable, the size of the pack is just right, and even with it full the weight is distributed nicely and is comfortable to wear. As mentioned by other reviewers, the water bottle holder is on the small size and will only accommodate a small bottle, not my Kleen Kanteen, but the holder did work perfectly for holding my cell phone securely and within easy reach! The color is gray heather, not black, and I love it for its softness and neutrality. All in all it is a perfect fit for me after looking all over for a smallish backpack that didn't look like a school or backpacking pack - it's just right!! Thank LL Bean.... you did good!!!! ;-)
July 1, 2015