Rated 3 out of 5 by Yardbird Need some guy colors
This is a great bag, lightweight. The only problem is that these are all basically girl colors. Even the red plaid, which I ordered, turned out, upon arrival, to be a girl's color, probably for the beach. Would love to see it in same colors as the hunting tote. Why not just buy the hunting tote? The hunting tote's heavy construction is unsuitable for everyday use. I realize color is a subjective matter of taste, so for those guys who like the color selection, go for it.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mommala All-time, all-purpose winner!
First bought this washable gem 7 years ago in lime-green large with 6 deep outer pockets/zip pocket inside. STILL no wear/tear visible! Huge capacity & feather weight ideal for overnight bag or tucking in luggage for beach/shopping at destination. Monograms beautifully! Use mine constantly as a swim/gym bag hung next to shower to get toiletries from pockets. Medium size with pockets was great hit as diaper bag. PLEASE BRING BACK XTRA OUTER POCKETS.
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by saramay Almost Perfect
I have ordered these bags in the past, with monograms, and had to return them because they were way bigger than the descriptions!!! My kids call me the bag lady because I love and collect all kinds of beach and all purpose bags. They are easier to carry my purchases into the house as well as carry my junk when visiting the kids. Or traveling. You know what I mean.
Well this is a quality bag in every way I can think of. My only complaint is that you never know what size you will actually get. They are always bigger (sometimes too much bigger) than described. I'm fascinated by this fact. When I ordered this one, medium size, I actually got one 5" wider. Too big for what I wanted it for but I'm keeping it for other purposes and it's so gorgeous. Matches my sandals actually.
Thanks L.L. for another great product but can you explain why the dimensions are never as indicated? - in my experience at least.
June 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Moni54 NICE BIG BEACH/POOL/OVER NIGHT BAG
I ordered the blue and lavender design - LARGE. I needed a bag large enough for my towel, shampoo, conditioner, make up bag, cover up, purse, clothes, and shoes when change at our local pool. I needed a bag that would fit everything and not get wet when I hang it on a peg to shower. This bag fit the bill.
1. Everything fit including my 6' towel. I have other large bags but my towel wouldn't fit.
2. It has a key hook which is handy,
3. The inside pocket has a zipper - great for my wallet, cell phone, jewelry, locker lock and swim card
4. It is waterproof so I can wipe it off easily after I shower. Our local YMCA has a peg for hanging items while you shower. My stuff kept getting wet. This bag solves that problem.
5. It is huge, but the medium would have been too small for my needs. If you are on the fence, get the large.
6. Get it monogrammed if you buy it. I regret not having it monogrammed.
7. The blue/lavender pattern is really nice. I had my eye on the Kelly green with the pattern but while I was deciding, it sold out.
8. I took away one star because the handles aren't long enough but I can get my arm through to carry it on my shoulder. This will however be a challenge in the winter with a heavy coat on.
I am happy with the blue pattern and hope to purchase a matching towel if it goes on sale. Get yours before they sell out....
June 20, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5
by sawilli Just not the same
We own several of these in the original style which was called the Adventure Tote (extra large size - light blue tote shown in photograph). The Adventure Tote was a fantastic bag and priced great to give as a gift. I needed a new one for my husband, but the Adventure Tote was no longer available. I purchased the new style - Everyday Tote in the large size (loden green tote in photograph). It is similar in design, but not the same and the large size just isn't large enough to hold clothing for a weekend bag. It is only big enough to carry workout clothes to the gym and that's about it! I wish LL Bean would bring back the extra large size that they used to carry in the Adventure Tote line. Old style had longer handles too which made it much easier to carry on the shoulder. Disappointed - just not the same as the old Adventure Tote style.
June 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LongtimeLLBeanpersonfan The fish were belly-up on one side
The colors were nicer/brighter in person than on my screen so that was nice. But I found that the stitches on the tote were too large, giving it a cheap look. I ended up with one of the bags that had fish swimming right side up on one panel but on the other side of the bag, the fish were upside down. I was hoping it was going to be a keeper but it was not meant to be.
June 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CaveatTalonWager Really nice bags...but large is HUGE
I ordered some of these in both Large and Medium as gifts for assorted family members (Yes, I like to do my Christmas shopping VERY early). Since they were on sale this seemed like a good time to order.
The totes all arrived in the same bag. I was worried when I saw the size of the green LL Bean bag that these totes might be too large. And....I was right.
The colors are GORGEOUS and the bags are very, very well made. The fabric will clean up in a snap and the zipper that holds the main compartment closed is a HUGE plus to me.
I very much like the medium size bag. It will be perfect to throw a sweater or jacket in, a few books or sketchbook and a bottle of water when on the go. It will also serve perfectly as a beach bag. There is a zippered pouch inside the bag which is nice for keys, a phone, etc. but it is not very big. I wouldn't mind seeing this a bit larger in the future.
On the outside there is a sleeve of sorts. A huge improvement to this bag would be if that sleeve was larger (up and down) and had a Velcro closure or even a zipper at the top. I am hesitant about putting anything into a pocket that might slip out, so I'm not sure I'll ever use this feature.
I agree with a lot of other reviewers that these handles could and should be longer. This bag won't easily go over one's shoulder, so the weight of the contents will rest solely on one's arm muscles. If the bag is heavy, this will be uncomfortable to carry. Lengthening the handles would go a long way in alleviating this dilemma.
The size large was WAY too big for me. I can't imagine lifting a bag this size once it's full. So I sent all the larges that I ordered back and exchanged them for mediums.
All in all this is a great product....pretty, strong and very useful.
June 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by CfromBaltimore Short handle is a deal breaker
I really would have loved this tote... but not with 8.5" drop handles. I want one that's comfortable to wear on my shoulder. Hoping you'll offer a longer handle version next time.
June 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edamommy Love it
This bag is so great because it is so light. I love the front and internal pockets to hold money or ID. I would make one slight improvement and add a removable shoulder strap because I am using it as a beach bag and that would make it easier to carry. But, unlike the canvas bags which I adore, this one washes up in a breeze when the shampoo spills or you find something sticky in the bag. I am ordering 2 more at this great price.
June 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by thatpricekid Right size, excellent material, great colors
I bought a large in Orange/Navy with Navy monogramming. I can't wait to use it at the beach on vacation. The price was cheaper than anything I was looking at in store in my area.Another great product from LLBean.
May 27, 2015