Rated 4 out of 5 by Lydzy Durable,Fits all the things I need
I got the medium-sized Downeaster sports canvas bag in white sailcloth, mainly for the purpose of fitting all my stuff during school days when I have Co-Curricular Activities as an athlete. And fit everything I needed it did! I could chuck a shoe bag, a separate bag filled with swimming gear, my school items, yet it would still have plenty of space to spare. It is extremely roomy, generously equipped with three large exterior pockets and one in the interior.
The material feels really tough and durable too. I would definitely bring it along for short travels.
The shiny, golden hardware detail embellishes the bag and gives it a nice, slightly classy touch with the L.L.Bean monogram engraved. I happen to like the dark blue plaid interior too.
The only drawback to me is that the stiff and hard handles of the bag are uncomfortable on the shoulder when carrying heavier loads. I would prefer it if the bag came with an optional velcro handle wrap.
Overall,I think it's the perfect bag for busy athletic people(especially rugby players) and frequent travellers looking for a durable, spacious bag that is still aesthetically-pleasing.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveArt Nautical print duffle looks better in person
I got the medium Nautical print duffle, and was pleasantly surprised that the bag actually is much nicer in person than I expected. It was a great purchase for 20 dollars. It's too large for a daily purse but makes a great bag to pack clothing for a trip up to a few days. I previously bought the solid small one to use as a daily purse and returned because it was too small for my taste and I did not like shiny golden hardware. The nautical version comes with silver hardware which goes well with the bIack canvas. I wish the bag comes in "in-between" size.
June 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jacob88 Nice
Much larger than I thought it would be.
I got the navy blue, and its pretty much exactly as seen in the picture. 2 things that surprised me were:
1) The brass zippers/buckles are somewhat "blingy" ---- its not muted at all.
Because of that, I kind've feel that the bag is more for women than for men (but perhaps I'm being abit sensitive).
2) I dont see how folks are complaining about the lining getting jammed in the zippers. I actually thought that the lining would have been a cotton or something similar...its slighty more "plasticy" feeling than I thought it would be..but doesnt distract from the overall quality of the bag.
I would recommend it, if you have been eyeballing it for awhile (like I have).
February 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrToad Great Bag
I have been an LL Bean Shopper for 30+ years. I bought the green colored bag and it is my favorite bag. I take it on all my travels except airline travel. I love it and it is holding up excellently. The lining makes it suitable for all my "stuff". The bag has plently of room and the storage pockets make everything convienent. The price is very reasonable, also. Excellent buy.
July 31, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by IdreamofMaine My New Best Friend
I received this bag as a gift from my fiance who had been nagging me to replace my bedraggled bag I had been using for short trips. I have the Daysail print and I love it! The bag is excellent quality, made of durable, heavy-duty canvas that's been prewashed, giving it a broken-in look. The zippers are also heavy duty and the plaid lining is an extra design perk! There are plenty of deep pockets, including an interior. The strap and handles are strong and supportive. I have already used this bag on several trips, from a weekend in the woods to a week on South Beach to a quick business trip, this bag goes everywhere and looks great doing it! It's been on trains, planes and in automobiles and looks the same as it did the day I received it.
I honestly hate putting this bag in the closet when I get home!
June 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Twobabies Love this bag!
We have so many canvas LLBean tote bags which we love- and this one doesn't disappoint. The size is perfect- I have have two small kids and I use this for our day trips for all their things. The print is great and the lining is a great addition. It is my new go-to bag!
April 25, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by FreqBeaner Nice Bag, but...
Bag is well built. Zippers are great. My only issue is the lining. They should have sewed it an inch or two from the main zipper. The lining gets caught in the zipper almost every time I close the main zipper. Then it can take a couple minutes to get it unstuck. Very frustrating. A few more stitches would have made this bag perfect. Not sure if I will keep it.
April 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wojo Excellent Gym Bag!
This was my reward to myself after carting an old backpack full of gym clothes to the gym for a few weeks, and I couldn't be more pleased with the purchase. I love the navy blue color and the tartan lining was indeed a great surprise as past reviewers noted that it wasn't even mentioned or shown in the original pictures!
The strap is just the right length for wearing it on your shoulder or across your body, and it is not a stiff bag so it will conform to your body however you're wearing it. The handles are thick, but I am 6'2'' so that's not an issue for me, but it could be a concern for those with smaller hands that want to carry the bag in hand most of the time.
There are plenty of pockets (2 on the end, 1 in the middle) on the outside for me to put my watch/wallet/keys/ipod/change and then some. The interior is wide open for you to stuff whatever you want in there. I always have more than enough room to put workout shoes, my gym clothes, any toiletries, a clean set of clothes for after, and there's still a ton of room leftover after all that.
Great for the gym - great for a short weekend trip - great as a small carry-on for a plane ride, you really can't go wrong with this bag for this price.
March 3, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nigel Canvas Sports bag
lots of pockets
BUT . The lining very poorly attached and have jammed the zipper several times.
The bag is being returned
February 12, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by SoCalLLbeaner can't wait for our next trip!
this new signature line really brings ll bean into a new category of cool. trying to wean my husband away from traveling with the backpack... he loves the new bag and said he'll use it on flights.
the plaid interior is a nice contrast, making it easier to see your things inside.
January 20, 2011