Rated 2 out of 5 by Spark43502 Not my style
I was looking for a bag for commuting with my 17.3" laptop. I found that I do not care for the messenger bag style. It was bulky and heavy with nothing in it. The lap top sleeve was not large enough to accommodate my laptop either.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BobbiJo2117 Messenger Bag
I bought this item for my college bound son. He had other bags similar to this, but not with the sturdy construction the L.L.Bean bag provides. Not only does it hold all of his required college text books he can also fit his laptop and tablet safely in it. He never worries about his electronics, because he knows this bag provides plenty of padding along with its roomy design. Being a Sophomore in college his books are substantial and the way the bag is designed he can carry all of his necessities with ease and comfort, previous bags have cut into his shoulder, leaving welts near his neck. I would highly recommend this bag for anyone who needs to carry a lot of stuff, whether it is a student or business person.
October 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LoveMoose Size is great!
I bought this bag to house a new laptop purchase. The laptop is 17" and I had a difficult time finding a briefcase that would house it. I love the new bag- it has plenty of room for everything else I have to bring to work daily. The laptop fits; it is tight, but that does not deter from the functionality of the bag. My only issue with it is the handle- I wish it had regular double handles as well as the shoulder strap. Otherwise it is perfect!
August 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by busynurse very nice messenger bag
This is very attractive, and seems well made, as are all LL BEAN items. I wish it had more organization features though. And it barely fits my 17 inch laptop...it is a struggle to get it in the sleeve. I have not yet really given it a good trial, since school has not yet begun. Also, I do wish it came in more colors. I have the red, and it is very nice, but seems just a touch masculine, as all the colors seem to be to me. I think it is a very good value though, and I think I will like it quite well.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JACBean Sturdy
Unfortunately this bag was not large enough for our new laptop, 17.3 " screen, so we had to return it. Disappointed only because we were unable to use what looked to be a nice sturdy well organized bag.
March 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by HonestShopper I wish that there were small size messenger bags
I don't know why L.L. Bean is designing touriists' bags from next to next. They don't need to if they add smaller size bags to regular L.L. Bean messenger bags because I like the design and colors of those bags. I am not satisfied with any of the new travel messenger bags. I am looking for something more practical and simple.
March 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by paddlecamper Great bag
I was hesitant to spend this much on a computer bag, but decided to go for it, and I'm happy I did. I use it daily for work, and am very impressed so far. I have a 17" laptop and it fits fine (not in the laptops sleeve section though). Has lots of pockets and storage and is built to last. I ordered black and it said black on the packaging, but to me it looks a little more like a dark blue. Still love it, looks great.
February 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PMoore Great BUT...
Great bag for college student w/ heavy books & lap top. Lap top section well padded & protected against carriers body. Ballistic material extremely sturdy, but... stitching @ curve of lap top zipper separated & unravelled. Otherwise, excellent product! Long time LLB customer appreciates LLB quality & return-exchange policy.
November 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanShopperPAG Nice Bag
I purchased this bag for my husband to replace one that had worn out after 5 years of everyday use. This bag is also nice, though it doesn't have the same compartments. He recently took it with him on a business trip and found he could fit his computer, travel documents and lecture notes inside. It appears to be well made with a durable shoulder strap, and will probably last as long as his previous one. Only con is that this bag is a little pricey compared to his previous one, but the cost of everything has gone up. All in all...Good buy!
October 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrumOnTheGo Great and durable
This bag has been nothing but great. I'm a college student and a musician. I can fit plenty of stuff in it, I bike with it, and so far no signs of tearing or anything. Looks very professional when having to use it in that sort of setting. I've even put some small instruments in it (like tambourines, etc.) and it works just fine.
In fact, I've spilled some of my lunch in it a couple of times, once there was broth sitting it for hours because I hadn't noticed!! The bag didn't absorb it! I emptied it, and cleaned the inside with some dish soap and water, and good as new! The laptop sleeve is pretty slick.
October 23, 2012