Rated 1 out of 5 by ElfMom Not like other Bean products
Looks great online, and when you first open the bag. But you can't put anything in it without it looking wonky. The front snap pocket opens to reveal a handy place for a cell phone and so on... but it's a different colour inside. If you put anything at all in the bag, it puffs out so the other colour shows and it just looks... off. Trust me on this one. I usually love LL Bean stuff, but this one was designed poorly for actual use. It's awkward and looks bad.
June 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Got2Travel Very pretty, nice size
I purchased this as a day bag for a trip to Italy. My camera and binoculars fit nicely in the main pocket and there is still room in other pockets for my small guidebooks, money, passport, etc. I have 2 small complaints: the mesh pocket that looks like it should be for a water bottle is much too small for that use, and I haven't been able to figure out what would be small enough for the zip pocket on the other side (a comb?). Nevertheless, I like the bag very much and am happy to have a bag that isn't going to weigh me down. It's also sturdy and well made, as well as very pretty and summery.
April 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lods Best purse I've owned
I don't know that I'd be happy with this bag as a guide bag. However, I've used it as my purse for the last 4 years. Every time I try to look at something else for a purse, nothing measures up. It has just the right size compartments for what I need: cell phone, chapstick, reading glasses, wallet, meds, pen holder, coupons, earbuds, car key. I don't use the credit card slots as I don't feel like they're secure enough. The cell phone pouch is too small for a smart phone. But as I said, there are enough zippered pouches elsewhere on the bag to secure the items that need to be secured. Also, I like that I can hold the bag with the small handle, or hang it over one shoulder, or adjust the strap to wear cross body. Love it.
March 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DianeJKS travel bag
I bought this bag since it matches the under seat rolling luggage that I purchased for a South Africa trip. I planned on hanging this bag over the extendable handle of the carry on. The small handle on top of this bag would not fit over the carry on handle so I sewed an additional strap onto the bag for this purpose. I probably should have ordered the slightly larger bag rather than this one but am happy with it now that the additional strap is on.
February 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by northernR Wanted to like this bag, but...
I wanted to use this bag for an upcoming trip, and I really wanted to like it. But it is filled with pockets that are too small to really put anything in. My phone and sunglasses didn't fit in any of the smaller front pockets, neither a water bottle nor sunglasses fit in the side mesh pocket, and the large pocket would have fit my 8" tablet, phone and a small guide book, but nothing else (including my wallet and any of the things that didn't fit the smaller pockets, like sunglasses.). I could not have even fit a small change purse in any of the small pockets. I may not have needed to carry around all these things at once, but there was no room to spare in the big pocket and a lot of wasted space to carry around in the outer pockets and on the sides. I returned it.
February 12, 2014