Rated 5 out of 5 by JacksonH Excellent bags!
I have a few of the traditional boat and totes in various sizes. I was looking for a lighter bag for the boat and beach so I decided to try the lightweight version and I love it. I'm male and wanted something more masculine than most beach bags. These are basic bags that do anything and everything. I use it for clothes and toiletries for overnights on the boat and for a few towels and beach items for beach days. I have a discontinued yellow and blue version which is still my favorite combination. The large size easily holds two bulky beach towels, a bottle of water or two and a few other odds and ends. The medium size is a little too small for me, but if I left out the beach towels it would be perfectly fine. It also folds up fairly small if you needed to pack it in a suitcase for a longer trip. Highly recommended!
July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by CaveatTalonWager And another thing....
I've already written a review about this wonderful bag. But this past week it was put to the test in a way that I'd not done before. And it performed beautifully!
I took two of these bags on a rafting trip. We carried assorted things in them like water bottles, sunscreen and a change of clothing. For the entire duration of the trip, the two bags sat on the floor of the raft in what turned out to be about 2 inches of water. Four hours later, the inside of both bags and their contents were completely dry. I have to admit that I was really surprised by this.
While Bean doesn't make any claims that this bag is water proof and I have no idea if the zippered part would be, I can testify that the bottom part of the bag does seem to be, which means that not only does the fabric repel water, but the seams are tight enough to not allow water in. This is just an added bonus and proves to be yet one more great use for this bag.
Here is one of my bags actually sitting in the river. it passed this test with flying colors.
July 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SueSueRN Great, Versatile Bag
Great bag. Purchased the medium for my niece - dark cobalt fish - she loves it. Decided to buy the large bold violet bag for myself. Between the sale & coupon ... was a fantastic buy.
Always great to use my LL Bean charge card ... love being able to monogram items for free.
I will definitely use this as my go-to beach bag. Sturdy, and has a lot of pockets. Love this bag!
July 28, 2015
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