Rated 5 out of 5 by MistyMisty Great tote bag
Just received my medium tote, which is the perfect size for carrying the essentials to the beach or pool: it holds a beach towel, magazine, sunscreen, and bottle of water, and you can put keys, cell phone, and a wallet in the inside zippered pocket. If you want to also carry shower supplies and a complete change of clothes to wear to dinner, that stuff will have to go in a separate bag.
July 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Goldenears Bring back the old style!
Two of my friends have the old style LL Bean beach bag, which I am begging you to bring back!! I only gave this style two stars because it is so inferior to your old style that was much bigger and had the very useful outside pockets . I like the material this bag is made out of and love the camo design, but it is not a large enough beach bag for a mom with three kids. I really hope you will consider bringing the old style back with the updated material patterns.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by annie17 Plenty of room and nice and lightweight.
I ordered a large and there is plenty of room for a large beach towel and other beach items. I love that it has a zipper so things don't fall out.
July 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by DixieBanjo 6 inches wider than stated
After reading other reviews, I knew this size-large bag would be larger than stated, but not THIS large! It's true that the very bottom of the bag measures 17 inches. But the bulk of the bag is 23 inches wide (when lying flat). Way too large for a little overnight bag. Exchanging it for a medium size.
July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retiredteacher96 Auburn tote bag
Being an Auburn fan I ordered the medium tote bag in orange trimmed with navy blue. I had AUBURN monogrammed in navy block style all upper case. It turned out perfect! I will proudly carry this light weight bag any time I need a tote.
July 7, 2015
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