Rated 5 out of 5 by sweettweets55 Pretty and Expert Craftsmanship
This tote exceeded my expectations. The sea glass is exactly as pictured and is a nice color for Spring and Summer. I also ordered the black for Fall and Winter. The tote is functional as a large purse when I am going somewhere that I know I will need to be carrying multiple things and it keeps me super organized. I love the exterior and interior pockets and nice zippers. The quilting is a durable nylon that is very firmly stitched and pays attention to detail so that it looks dressy but is very well constructed. The handles are long enough to be worn over the shoulder. Very nice bag and I am happy I bought both colors.
January 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Plp19 Perfect for hospital visits!
First review ever! Originally purchased black tote bag to round out Gateway luggage pieces. Wasn't until I used it recently for multi-hour visits in the hospital that I realized its full potential. Easily held newspaper, clipboard, puzzle books, iPad, Kindle, cross body quilted wallet (also from LLBean), snacks, and all other items normally carried in handbags. Stands up, fits well on shoulder (even with a jacket), organizes, yet looks professional - not sloppy like some of the bags + purses with which folks were struggling in bathrooms and small hospital rooms. No regrets with this purchase!
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Valcour Fabulous Traveling Tote!
First off, the color. I was concerned about how light and summery the 'sea grass' color appeared in the website photo. It was a welcome surprise upon receipt of the tote to see that the actual item color is an attractive darker green.
The attention to detail in the stitching of this tote is par excellence; LL Bean's usual superb quality. There are two zippered compartments inside; one in the center, and one on the side.
On the outside there are two great pockets. One is open and one zippered. Inside the latter there are additional nice touches; slots for writing implements and a small mesh slot to hold an item the size of a credit card.
I took this bag on a trip recently and it doubled as tote and purse, too. It easily fit beneath the airline seat in front of me, It's a fabulous tote!
November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SueZQ77 It's in the bag!
I LOVE this bag!!!! It is relatively lightweight, which means it is easier on the old shoulder once I add all my junk to it. The color is beautiful, and there are plenty of perfectly placed pockets. I especially love the zippered pocket in the center of the inner compartment; a perfect place to safely stash a wallet and checkbook; it would be tough for a thief to quickly reach in and grab your cash! One of the outer side pockets has a zipper on the BOTTOM so you can easily unzip it and slide the *purse* over the handle of your rolling suitcase; I doubt I will ever use it in this manner, but for those who plan to use this bag as luggage, that is a good selling point. I have been trying to find the perfect purse for a long time, and I think this bag fits that bill.
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by memphisbeanshopper Great Tote
Roomy, well made and attractive. I strongly recommend it.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RIYogaGirl Makes a Great Commuter Bag
I'm very happy with this purchase. I ordered the black tote and use it as a commuter bag. It is stylish and holds all of my work essentials. The slimmer style works well on my daily train commute. The pictures don't do it justice - it looks nicer in person.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LASH Perfect Bag
Love this bag. I was looking for a bag that would hold my tablet computer (Surface Pro 3) with cords, cell phone, a folder with paperwork and personal items usually found in my handbag. This bag gobbled up everything with room to spare. When traveling through airports... this wonderful bag has a zippered sleeve which opens for a suitcase handle allowing the bag to ride piggy back on my wheeled suitcase. When the sleeve is not in use... it serves as an extra pocket. There are two inside zippered pockets inside and a zipper at the top of the bag to secure the contents. This quilted bag is such a great organizer... I am using it everyday in addition to travel days. .
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LJSB A must have!
I never ever write reviews and I do nearly all of my shopping online (including household items). I just had to write a review about this bag. First, I recommend that LLBean make this in more colors. I bought the black and the sea glass. I prefer the black but kept both to have something more cheerful in the summer. So I originally bought the bag for my mom to use as a carry on for a summer vacation. When i received it for her, i realized that I should get one also for myself. I have now been using it for almost 2 months. I have used it as a carry on for travel and I use it every day to and from work. It is not too big, not too small. It is stylish yet durable. It completely zips on top so you don't have to worry about it spilling the contents. It stands up nicely. It's wipeable. Its lightweight. You could even bring it as an extra bag and fold it up into a suitcase. As you can see, I can go on and on about it. Like i said, i do a lot of online shopping for clothing, accessories etc (i get packages weekly delivered) and I never do reviews. But this one i had to tell everyone about!
September 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasRita Quality black tote
I use this black tote as a purse whenever we travel. Great product...light as well as secure with the zipper close on top. I used to use leather totes but they became too heavy. This tote will meet all of your needs. Very happy with my purchase. Anticipate using it often.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by H20bug Winning Carry-on!
After years and many bags, I've finally found my keeper carry-on. LIGHTWEIGHT but tough & attractive fabric, not too many pockets, strong, well built, easy to operate zippers, slips securely over extension handle of wheeled luggage (no more falling off side to side!), handles that stay on your shoulder (again-- no more slipping off!), handles are not too long (I'm 5'2" & can carry this comfortably w/o having to lift it above floor), and it still manages to fit everything I need to keep with me comfortably and safely (including 13" laptop). Love the seaglass color--- kind of tired of black & grey luggage, and this doesn't seem to get dirty. Only missing feature is a water bottle pocket on side. No regrets about this purchase!
September 10, 2014