Rated 4 out of 5 by Olddogger Very nice!
I needed a smaller piece of luggage for weekend trips - but something more adult than my existing day pack. This is perfect: carry-on size, but still big enough to hold two changes of clothes, toiletries, and a light jacket. The outside pocket is a nice touch - it keeps my Kindle and writing materials within easy reach. Some reviewers have grumped about the handles cutting into their shoulders, but maybe they pack heavier stuff than I do. I find this bag carries as much as my daypack without making me look like a college stucent on Spring Break.
April 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Durangopeach Most Useful Bag to date
I have been looking for the right bag for a long time. This bag has proven to be the most useful and handy bag I've found for my uses. I use it as a toiletry case and swim bag. I can keep all of my items in this bag and just grab it and go. It is sturdy, with lots of room and several pockets that are sized right for many items. The handles are long enough that I can put is over my shoulder to carry. I love the design and color, too. I can carry a hair dryer, a smaller toiletry bag, two towels, swim suit, gym lock, and there is room for more. It has shown no wear in the 3 to 6 months that I've used it which is at least 5 times a week.
April 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kmg320 great for beach bag
We had an older version of this nylon LLBean beach bag which was functional, but the colors of the bag had faded through the years. So when we saw this newer bag, it became our replacement. We are very pleased with the newer design and especially all the pockets both inside and outside of the bag. We like all the pockets on the exterior for holding sunglass cases, suntan lotion, comb, water bottle, and other beach necessities. The compartment with places for pens and other small items is particularly useful. I used the inner netted pocket to hold my watch while swimming. Inside the bag there is a zippered compartment for more secure items like car keys and wallet. The bright print is nice for the beach. The only complaint I have is the handles could be more durable, substantial, even padded. I wanted to use this as a carry-on for our beach vacation, but feared that the weight that would be put on the bag handle would cut into my hand or shoulder. So instead it was easily folded and placed in an outside pocket of our luggage.
March 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KCtravels Nice but not what I expected
This is a nice LL Bean Tote. Sturdy, pretty, pretty much the great quality I would expect from LL Bean. I am, however, disappointed by one feature. The description of this item says "it slides over the handle of rolling Pullman luggage for added convenience" and by that I assumed it had an open sleeve on the back that slid over the upright handle of a wheeled suitcase. ANY bag can have its handles go over the handle of a suitcase, but that makes for a wobbly, insecure attachment with a tendency to topple over. I wanted a sleeve that held my tote flat and secure on top of my wheeled suitcase. I didn't find it here and felt the description was inaccurate. I had my bag monogrammed so I would think I am unable to return it, but I plan to call LL Bean and make the attempt!
March 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 2busywoman design good and bad
I bought this item because I wanted a light-weight bag to go back and forth to work and travel with. I wanted space for lunch and planner and really liked the replacement purse section and lining that would allow for clean up of a spill from carrying lunch. I found that it was too soft-sided for all that it could hold; the handles were not padded and too thin causing them to dig into my shoulder even with a winter coat on. They need to be wider and more stable on one's shoulder. The stitching in the lining will allow a spill to be pulled into the padding of the bag. A great idea that still needs some work.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by runnerandshopper Great Tote with lots of compartments!
I bought this for a gift for a friend & upon receiving it, I really thought it was functional, practical & a really nice colorful pattern. I'm thinking of ordering another one. It's lightweight, not bulky & a nice size for a travel bag.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by j9jock Good gym bag
I purchased this with the intention of using it as a gym bag based on the description and found it to have all the features I needed and wanted for such a use.
February 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scooboom Roomy
This tote is extremely roomy (wide at the bottom, for laying things flat, like a box). The handles are long so can be used on the shoulder. Love the color & the easy clean as well.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frosty1 Carryall and then some
This can be folded flat when not in use, act as a computer bag, diaper bag, hand bag or small overnight bag.Its a great size and a great companion bag to the rolling underseat carry-on size suitcase.
It has lots of compartments to separate stuff into so you don't have to just dump everything in and then fish around for things later.
It's small when it has to be, and can expand when you need it to. It's great!
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bonnieblue52 Large, but able to take on plane as carry-on.
I wanted a carry-on bag to take on plane trip that I could put my laptop in, the contents of my purse which I packed, and the quart size bag of liquids plus as much else as I could fit inside. This bag was perfect! It had plenty of inside pockets and zippered pouches as well as mesh bags on outside to put cell phone, snacks for travel and sunglasses. Inside pockets made it easy to separate items so they didn't all fall to bottom of bag. Still plenty of room for lap top which was inside another bag. I loaded it up and it was heavy but better than having to carry a purse and have no room for anything else. Loved the tropical blue floral too as it coordinated with my toiletry case that I bought from LLBean years ago and packed in luggage. Very reasonable price too!
February 3, 2014