Rated 5 out of 5 by WRITEHOUS Very Nice
Please make an all leather exterior one just like this one, but a couple of inches smaller in height and width....so perfect!
March 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by frickster the perfect travel bag
I was looking for something to carry on to the airplane that was purselike, but would carry more than a purse. I wanted it to zip so that when I put it on the conveyor belt going through security the contents wouldn't all spill out. I wanted it to be good looking and I also wanted the option to carry it on the shoulder or cross chest. This bag hits all the marks. It was perfect for my kindle, laptop, water bottle and an extra light sweater along with other small items like a snack, sunglasses and phone. The only thing that would make it perfect is if the inside were separated into two different compartments. I also wish the LLBean logo was not as prominent on the bag.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mossboston Sturdy and functional
I bought this bag to bring to a conference and was very pleased with its usefulness. As others have said, the materials and workmanship are really excellent and I expect this to last me many years. The bag is bigger than I anticipated, and a little heavier, but this probably will enhance its usefulness as both a work bag and a travel bag, as it could easily be used to store a change of clothes and some toiletries for overnight use. I appreciate the sturdy shoulder strap that I can use across by body for security and giving my shoulder a rest. One thing I missed that I thought would be there from looking at the picture is a wide back pocket on the outside for quickly stuffing documents or papers without opening the bag. Also, and this is minor, I'd rather have a large magnetic snap on the front flap than the hook, just for ease of in and out. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and expect it to last me for a very long time.
March 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by No1Son Got it, Love it !
My mother, being a mom,( wife as co-conspirator) bought me this as a replacement to the god awful sacks, bags, etc., that I've been using for too long. I just think of carrying things and paperwork as a temporary thing, but I guess I've been lugging paperwork etc, every day for over 15 years, so maybe mom has a point. I'd never think of buying a "real" carry bag for myself. She got me this bag over a year and a half ago and it's held up to my Tossing it on the floor, car trunk , coffee spills, etc. ,mom kept my ungracefulness in mind and I've had it dry cleaned once when my coffee bottle leaked all over it. Looked like new ! It's very sturdy, durable, holds everything I put in it. I never zip it closed as I tend to keep it overstuffed. Daily abuse and still the bag is unscathed. Great looking bag too. We are buying one to give to a cousin for Xmas . May even get my wife one, she loves it too. Its perfect for guys like me who aren't into a traditional brief case. I recommend it to any one that lugs things day in and day out. Great Bag !
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by No1Son Excellent. Sturdy and Versitile
This is a great bag! Not only is it an attractive bag, but the canvas is sturdy and durable as is the leather. The leather around the hand straps makes the bag very comfortable to hold when carrying it for long periods. I take the subway and do lots of walking with this bag in hand. The bag holds plenty and can put up with a lot of over stuffing ! I like that it zips shut if you want, and the zipper is heavy duty. Great outside pocket and spaces / pouches inside to keep things organized . It's my favorite bag. Puts up with my tossing it up into jet overhead compartments, shoving it under train or bus seats, throwing irving various floors, under my work desk , car trunk, etc.... I recommend this bag to anyone looking for a great carry along . Holds a ton, optional long shoulder strap too.
Bought a couple as gifts this year. May get a couple for college age kids in my family too . It's a great basic . You'll never use any another carry all bag once you get this one !
December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMBrevardFlorida MOST FUNCTIONAL DAY BAG EVER OWNED
Not sure what the deal was with last reviewer, but this bag truly rocks. It is SUPPOSED to be flimsy and soft. I have quit using al my other ""man bags" (and I've spent $$thousands on bags) and now use this bag exclusively. Have all my daily essentials, wallets, ipad, chargers, etc., but in a pinch I can load it with shopping items, food/snacks, whatever. I'm using the all canvas vesion. MOST functional bag I've ever owned.
September 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MilfordDave Two Big and Too Floppy
Not thrilled with bag. Very expensive and in order to make it more usable and convenient, I installed a piece of heavy duty cardboard in the bottom. Lining is NOT attached to bag and seems to get in the way a lot. Not the best LL Bean item I have purchased. Not a Happy User.
July 31, 2014