Rated 5 out of 5 by dhpat Great bag!
Got this on the Daily Markdown sale! Very sweet messenger bag. Soft leather, two nice large zippered pockets.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by irishrusty excellent quality. well made.
I received this bag today and absolutely love it. The quality is excellent and it is a very nice size. It will be great for work and very professional looking.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Seaviews beautiful leather
I received my original 3 years ago for Christmas. It is beautifully soft leather and well put together. However during those three years some of the cloth lining tore loose, which was cosmetic and didn't affect the function. However toward the end, the little snap closures that hold the flap closed sometimes refuse to open and I couldn't get the flap open. I returned it to L.L. Bean and they replaced it no questions asked. Is one of the nicest briefcases I've ever seen and hopefully this will last longer. The replacement has the same type of snaps and perhaps they should be replaced with more reliable ones.
November 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by rchacon Nice looking, bad clasps...
I had lots of hope for this bag, mostly because it looked so good. Alas, I couldn't tolerate the loose clasps, especially when I had a laptop in the bag. The clasps frequently came undone and the flap would fly open. This is not the kind of typical LLBean quality that I have come to expect and I have been ver disappointed and frustrated at this.
Even when I think the clasps are secured, I walk and hear the sound of the flap bouncing because they have unlocked. Sometimes, even after re-locking the clasps, they come undone.
So, I'm done with this regrettably faulty briefcase.
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gorji Very Classic Bag
This is a very classic leather bag; well made and will last forever. The leather is very soft and thick. I think once the it weathers a bit, it will become even nicer and better looking. Compared with the messenger bags made of nylon or poly (LLBean models), it has less room even though I purchased the large size.
It is expensive so one can wait for a sale but in this case one gets what they pay for.
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dezmsw Great gift
I bought this for my husband and its just the right size for keeping all his work related things organized.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beanfansince1963 Good choice!
I recently purchased this messenger bag for my adult son. He seems very pleased with the gift. He says it's a good size-handles his lap top easily, has good pockets and he was pleasantly surprised with the rain cover hidden in the bottom.
It's a beautiful bag and appears to be made of quality leather. He and I hope it will age well and last a long time.
April 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Elwood1 Great bag
It's been a great bag to replace my old college backpack. I especially like being able to wear it cross-body, keeping my hands free. Looks good, too.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SadesMom Beautiful Bag
I purchased this messenger bag in black as a gift for our son. He was very pleased with it. The leather has a very nice feel to it and the size of the bag was perfect for his laptop. He liked that the bag was not "floppy" when it was empty and that you could either wear it as a crossbody or carry by the handle. Very well made with beautiful leather. I would like to purchase another in brown for myself.
January 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by RockyMountain001 Overall, Did not meet my expectations
I wanted this bag to work for me, it's so nice and the leather would wear nicely but between the clasp and the lack of support within the bag, I'm not very happy. The handle on top also doesn't have a true purpose. After exchanging the bag for one with better clasps, I used it once and it has sat ever since. I finally decided to return it because I truly have no use for it.
June 22, 2012