For over 70 years, we’ve been making our Original Boat and Tote in the USA. The same way. Our only way. Proudly stitched by a dedicated team. From high-quality American canvas. With a commitment to American jobs and communities. It’s not just made to last. It’s made to make a difference.
Made from 100% American Materials
We start with sturdy, substantial 24 oz. cotton canvas that’s also made in the USA. We use the same #4 duck canvas featured in conveyor belts due to its incredible strength – it simply wears like iron. No other canvas even comes close.
Built to Last, One Tote at a Time
We take strength seriously – our totes are designed with a reinforced canvas bottom and tested to hold up to 500 lbs. We also double-stitch the overlapped seams with heavy-duty T69 bonded nylon thread for extra durability.
In Our Iconic, Original Design
After it’s stitched, you’ll be able to tell it’s an L.L.Bean original by the “V-point” detail on both sides. The final step for many totes is a custom monogram in your chosen style and color. We may make your tote here in Maine, but you make it your own.
Meet the people who make our totes