Rated 4 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pearlady Has zip closure
This bag is listed as open top, but I am so glad mine has a zip top so things do not fall out or be grabbed when out and about. The leather is very hard, I had to come here to check if it is indeed leather which site says it is, may hold up better? The lining is thin as another reviewer stated, but this means the bag has less weight which is important to me. It is attractive and larger than I thought 17" would be, gladly. Just hope the quilted fabric exterior holds up. Only problem with thin lining is it will be next to impossible to wipe clean. Very attractive weekend or go to meetings bag. Lots of zippered pockets inside, one for small items and center larger one. Can't wait to use it!
February 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KateSo Great bag at an amazing price
Found this in-store for an amazing deal! Real leather, but lightweight. Lots of storage and dividers. Lining is thin, but an attractive plaid. Great work, weekend, or travel bag.
January 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by chaika Nice on the outside; inside a disappointment
Just received this bag--purchased for an upcoming trip to use as both a carry-on and an everyday tote. The outside is very smart-looking, with nice quilted material and leather trim.
The inside, however, is really a joke. The description promises a cotton twill interior, and the photos show a nice tan-colored, sturdy-looking fabric. The item I received instead has an exceedingly thin (certainly NOT twill--more like a poplin) khaki-plaid cotton lining which droops and wrinkles, rendering the various pockets and card slots basically useless. There is no heft or structure at all, so everything just sags. Besides looking absolutely cheap, this lining seems extremely flimsy and not at all durable. What a disappointment! For the price, I'd expect the lining to be of good quality.
I think it is frankly quite wrong of LL Bean to picture/describe something that is clearly very different from the actual product. After all, online customers only have the photos and descriptions to go by when making orders. I intend to send it back and ask for my return shipping fee to be waived since this item is clearly not as pictured or described.
August 1, 2013