Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesGrandmamma Wonderful Bag!
My Mother-In-Law has become G.G. for Great-Grandmother. Each year at the Holidays I look for a bag that can have GG monogrammed on it for a gift from her little Great-Grandson's. This bag was a hit! She just loved it and the matching wallet. I purchased the Grey/Black and had it monogrammed in her favorite color, orange. The quality of this nice little bag is worth twice the price. The expandable zipper is just grand for when you get a bit more items than expected. I just cannot say enough positive things about this bag! It makes a wonderful gift for that "Hard to Find For" person on your list!
Thanks Again L.L. Bean for a Great Item!
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by alittlered Great Little Bag!
I purchased this bag hoping to have something small, sturdy, and close fitting for wear while chasing my kids through theme parks... It did not disappoint!
I agree that the top zipper does make access to the inside of the bag a little more difficult - another 2" would make access easier, but I read the measurements carefully and knew what I was ordering. I also have the matching wallet and it does fit inside... I was also able to keep spare contacts & solution, sunglasses, a poncho, gum, and several other needful items for our days in the park without any trouble - and without even unzipping for extra room!
Love the key latch, velcro on the outer pockets, and the fabric - after a week of travel, in less then clean surroundings, it still looks brand new. The fabric is also nice to the touch, so there was nothing rough rubbing against my arm/hand. The shoulder strap is comfortable, and extends enough for this round mama to feel comfortable with it around me.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by KnittingDiva A good purchase
I have to agree with the others who found the main zipper a tad too small. That said, considering the times that everything has fallen out of my purse when I come to a sudden stop, this is not necessarily a bad thing. The inside pockets are great for organizing, and the front Velcro closing is SOOOO handy for car and house keys. .Also, it easily fits into my desk drawer at work.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by YoungBagLady Grey is the New Black
Let me start out by saying that I am a very picky purse and wallet woman. This bag is perfect for me. I had a difficult time choosing between the grey and blue but I had to go with the grey because I knew it would best match my darker wardrobe. I love a bag with a long cross body strap and reasonable dimensions. The size of the pockets are perfect. The Velcro patches are convenient so nothing falls out of the bag. The exterior print is simple and marvelous. Casual is my style and this bag compliments my style very much. I can even wear this bag while I'm in my lighter color, more summer clothes and it matches.
I've read other reviews and it seems the popular inconvenience is the size of the opening. I can see why some women would be displeased with this. It is slightly smaller when you compare it to other bags but I haven't had a problem with it and I don't consider it small and I have big hands. This bag is not intended to be stuffed full of random things. It's meant for organization and a casual look.
I love everything about this bag and would highly recommend it if you're looking for a durable, casual bag.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by scientistshopper it's an ok casual daily bag
The bag appears as expected - color, size and compartments are all good. I do agree that it may take some time to adjust to the smaller opening because I am used to a (discontinued) small LLBean messenger bag, which had a wide opening, and I can stuff everything in it. Actually, too much of everything that I broke the strap. If they still carry that, I would get a new one. However, with that said, this crossbody bag seems to be a good replacement. However, I am not sure if the zippered mesh pocket inside is just a design and not really meant to be used. Mine came with no zipper pull and it was sewn shut.
January 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bobsgirl9273 Wayside Crossbody & Wallet
I cannot say enough about this combo except this the is best bag I have ever bought. IT HOLDS EVERYTHING! I love everything about it: material, features, and ease of use. As a "full-figured woman" I had despaired of ever finding a crossbody that would fulfill my needs. Strap is adjustable and actually long enough. The wallet is the perfect compliment to the bag-the perfect size and also with great features. I know I will be buying another of each when I can accumulate enough $10 coupons!
December 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by osang828 sub par
I was drawn to the design, look, and the many good reviews of this crossbody bag. Unfortunately, I was disappointed when I received it. I am aware of the material used as indicated in the description but it looked softer in the web photos. It is firm material (not stiff, but firm) and the black is more like charcoal gray. The nylon strap is thin (not narrow in width, but thin and firm) and is more like bluish/ash gray in color. It does not match the color of the bag as it appears in the photos. The bluish/ash gray strap probably looks better on the sea glass and coral dust colors but looks odd with the charcoal gray bag. The opening is just a bit narrow even for my small hands (I wear a size small in gloves). The design and functionality of all the compartments, the expandable feature, and all the zip and Velcro closures are perfect and the material would nevertheless be easy to wipe clean. However, the workmanship is sub par from the level of quality I've known LLBean for. Really bummed I have to return it.
December 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NewShoppertoLLBean14 Nice!
I was on the hunt for a nice crossbody purse and this was what I was looking for. It's not too big, but big enough to hold all of my things. It also will fit in my baby's diaper bag if need be. I got the black one, which I agree with other reviews, it's more of a dark charcoal gray than a black. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase. If I could change one thing, I would have made the strap the same material as the purse-it looks somewhat cheap and takes away from the bag.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeK Great bag!
Love the bag and I also got the wallet to go with it., Love both of them. Bag is easily adjustable to your size and comfort and stays on shoulder even if not crossed over body. The wallet is roomy but not too bulky.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daytripper27 Perfect!
I bought this bag for a day in New York City and it was absolutely perfect! The front pocket was the perfect size for my 7" tablet making it easily accessible (I use it to check maps frequently). The tapered top ensured that my stuff didn't fall out when I reached in for my camera, and the back pocket kept my metro card handy. The strap is adjustable (so it will fit everyone perfectly) and interior pockets kept my phone and wallet organized and easy to grab. The best part is that it looks so small, yet holds so much (more that you think). I hope that they will offer this bag in solid black someday, which would be perfect for a nice dinner in the city. I just can't say enough about this bag, I'll be using it for every trip from now on. LOVE IT!
October 21, 2014