Rated 5 out of 5
by Jenny56 Love. Optional shoulder strap would be great.
Best waxed canvas bag out there right now, at least that I could find. Ordered in saddle - beautiful. I bought as a tote for work. It's not a structured bag, so the dimensions are a bit deceiving - larger than expected. But I agree with the reviewer who says this is not meant to be a pocketbook/purse. I added heavy duty snaps on each side (see photos) to keep the size in check on days when I have a lighter load. I may also add antique brass d-rings on the side seams for a detachable shoulder strap - that would make the bag more useful for my purposes. I don't like to carry ANY bag on my elbow or in my hand, but that's just a personal preference. This bag is a beauty.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KMcA Great Bag...for me
I first saw this bag at Christmas, in one of the stores, on a mannequin. I wasn't looking for a bag, didn't need a bag, shouldn't have bought a bag (I love bags way too much, and have too many). Some of the other reviews have said it is so big...yes it is. It isn't an everyday purse. It is a great beach bag, bag for a trip-car catch all or just when you need to take many things. I think the quality is good, the handles are just the right size that can be tossed over my shoulder. I only like big bags so if you are looking for a small bag, this isn't it. I have the boat totes but find this one way more stylish. This will carry all of the things you need and not look frumpy.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frito1 LOVET IT!
Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would also love a smaller size!
March 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by NylaBone Totally disappointed
I don't even know where to begin. I was so excited and waiting for this bag to come in. I get it and there is scratches all over it. It is so big, even after I figured out the dimensions, it is far bigger than that. And the handles are so short, but its so big, like the size of a boat big, and then where the inside pouch is inside, you can see the stiches from the outside, if I could put up an image I would. It looks horrible. I have never, ever wrote a review before, but this I just had to give a heads up to say.. Don't do it.
March 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CapeCodNative28 Not an Everyday Bag
This bag is very nice quality and nicely made. It is not an everyday bag though. It is very large, I suppose large is relative but it is probably close to the size of their large standard canvas totes. It would be good for trips or day trips, but as an every day bag it is too big unfortunately. I gave it four stars because the photo does not give you a good idea of scale. If you carry a lot of things with you from place to place it would work, like extra clothing and equipment, lunch and supplies.
March 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Corry1982 Not LL Bean Quality. Embarrassing
I have had this a few months and I am quite upset. The leather handles are cracking, the canvas is losing its shape. lL bean signature needs to start living up to mainline LL Bean or I am just going to shop elsewhere.
January 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by thatwombat Love it!
Received the field olive (gorgeous) and immediately placed an order for the apple cinnamon to match my canvas boots. Has an old-money horsey feel to it with the thick leather straps and the worn canvas look- really elevates the standard LLB boat and tote to another level. The straps do fit comfortably on my shoulders but as others have mentioned, this is not a purse but a functional tote. I intend to use it as a gym/yoga bag. Hope I am not gushing too much but seriously would not hesitate to recommend (esp. with a coupon)!
December 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FmrMainer Perfect in every way
Very surprised to see all the comments about short straps being bad for carrying it on your shoulder and complaints about it being too big. This is not the purpose of the bag, it is not a pocketbook. It is a tote, which you carry by hand and you do not want long straps because otherwise it will drag on the ground at your side. Please LL bean do NOT NOT NOT lengthen the straps! What it is for me is the ultimate grocery bag. It is tough as nails and has enough room for a ton of shopping. I always have to tell the baggers to keep putting more in, it can literally take anything that fits. Especially good for liquids and other heavy items. I just put a 50 lb dumbell in it to test for this review, and it carries it without issue. Best LL bean item I own, and I have a lot. Thank you for making such a wonderful product here in USA/Maine, please keep it up and expand manufacturing at home to more items. The quality difference in your Maine vs. Imported products is night and day.
November 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by filumena2 Signature wax tote................
This bag is HUGE. You could make 2 good size bags out of just this one. And if you filled this bag up you would need a hand truck to move it.
However, it is very well made and the colors are great in apple cinnamon & field olive....but it's just too big...Sorry llbean.
September 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by llbean2106 tote
I purchassed this tote based on the review that the handles were long enough to fit on your shoulder but not the case. With the large widrh of the handles it is not comfortable to hand carry.
September 4, 2014