Rated 1 out of 5 by BeanLover83 Bean Bag Boo :(
Make no mistake, I am a Bean Bag connoisseur! I own multiple totes in all sizes and colors - my husband thinks I have a problem! Purchasing the Fitness Tote seemed like another great addition to my collection. However, it was not and I returned it even with a monogram thanks to LL Bean's amazing return policy! I purchased this tote during one of the daily deal markdowns. While the material is similar to that of the Everyday Lightweight Tote, it feels incredibly flimsy for a gym bag. Also, the size is way too small. When I go to the gym I take a change of clothes, towel, LL Bean hygiene bag, my wallet, keys and a bottle of water. You can barely fit your hygiene bag in this tote let alone your other essentials! My second problem with this bag is it is short and narrow. There is no depth to it at all. There is just not enough room in it to hold all your stuff. It looks like a stuffed sausage with just the bare essentials! One final flaw is the shoulder strap. It is thin, has no padding, and could barely be called a shoulder strap. Honestly it looks like a string hanging off the bag. I like a good shoulder strap for my gym bags and unfortunately, this tote does not deliver. Sure you could use the carry handles, but then you may as well just bring your handbag to the gym. LL Bean makes MUCH better totes that are more practical for gym use - I recommend the Sea Stripe Tote Bag, Nor'easter Tote, and the Everyday Lightweight Large Tote. If all you carry is a bottle of water and a wash cloth to the gym you will be fine with the Fitness Tote, but for the average person, it is just much too small!
June 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by friendofgreen Great and convenient tote
I had a good LLBean tote for commuting, bigger and with lots of pockets and such for storage, but I decided to try this one and am very pleased.
There is only one zippered pocket inside but it is fairly large. The bag itself is pretty roomy - holds most of my needed stuff to get through a work day. I also carry a small, fairly flat cross body bag for id's, credit cards and such.
What I very much appreciate about the tote are the handles and the shoulder strap. There is no bulky and uncomfortable webbing strap with all the heavy hardware that my other tote and so many other brief cases and such are equipped with. Hurrah!
The wonderful carry handles are actually comfortable (unlike webbing material) and I use them frequently. Please have more of this style of handle on other "luggage" items in the future.
The tote is also cute with the monogram added.
February 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanShopped pretty & lightweight
I love the magenta bright color. Can be used as a purse, but can't really hold heavy stuff. The strap is a bit thin. Using this as a gym bag. Good and roomy for a pair of shoes, clothing and toiletries. Has inside zipper pocket for my watch and keys. Good nylon fabric in case my clothes are wet. Just the right size, not too big, and not too small. It is so lightweight that I can carry this with my work bag.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abbeyroad Bean's Fitness Tote
I am very happy that I purchased this bag. It is just the right size for taking what I need to the gym. It is a great buy for the price and quality. I know that I will use it for years to some.
January 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shineon06 Cute bag, great for the gym or an everyday bag
I received this quickly, monogrammed and all. Monogram was on the smaller side than expected, but the lime green letters contrast nicely with the Orange bag. Cute bag, just as described. I'd probably want something a little bigger if I were to use it for a gym bag, but I'm using it to carry my gear back and forth to the horse barn ( it'll carry gloves, a helmet, etc). I would have given it 5 stars if there were more pockets. With only one pocket, it gets filled up with small things quickly, and the overflow ends up in the bottom of the bag. Otherwise I like this bag- vibrant colors, looks well made, love the handles and the long strap!
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tlk105 best tote ever
The lady who said it was just right is correct this tote can go anywhere and it looks good. I love the handles as my hands are becoming more arthritic every day. The handles are very easy to use, the color is very rich I definitely will order more of these.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teammate Even better than expected.
I ordered this bag on sale in green. Very nice color. I am able to put a large wallet, phone, drink etc, in bag. It has a large inner zipper pocket as well. Additionally, I sometimes have to store an 8.5 X 11 inch pad of paper, and it works well. I am ordering another. Highly recommend. Strap is long enough to go across body as well.
October 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by kissmekate Way too small!
this bag is way too small to hold all the stuff that I take to the gym I could not even get my towel in it after my make up, blow dryer, gym shoes etc! and the shoulder straps are too thin and flimsy! very disappointing! this bag is going back
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SACalderon Great gym bag
I don't understand the whining and complaining about this awesome bag. I use this four times a week for the gym. It holds swim suit, make up, hair blower, make up,etc. it is light weight and that was really important.
The HANDLES ARE PERFECT! NOT too narrow, just right.
I recently used this as a extra bag while traveling. I stuffed more things than I thought possible into this little jewel.
Yes...I DO Recommend it!
August 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kate321 Not the quality I expected
Ordered two bags, one for myself and one for my daughter. Should have ordered the lightweight totes instead. These are smaller than expected and as noted by others the shoulder strap lacks support. What I wish others had noted is that the strap is about half an inch wide -- so tiny and thin. The whole bag is small and lacks structure. Despite the photo, it would be very hard to fit much more than a pair of running shoes in this bag. Even for the sale price, it is expensive. I would return it but live in Canada so paying approx half the price for postage means I am stuck with both bags (and I had one monogrammed so can't return). Don't waste your money.
July 31, 2014