Rated 5 out of 5áby Alyssa Great bag!
Years ago, I carried a small messenger bag that I had gotten free as a promotion for something or other. I loved it to pieces--literally. Since then, I've been trying to find a good bag to replace it with. This definitely fits the bill. It's stylish, lightweight, and is perfect for carrying my wallet, pens, snacks, etc. And wow are there a lot of pockets! I just discovered a new one the other day, and I've had this bag about four months. I also just figured out how to adjust the shoulder strap so I can carry it across my body; I was afraid I'd have to deal with it slipping off my shoulder forever!
My only two complaints are just minor things. I wish that the opening were just an inch or so wider--it's hard to get a hardcover book (or anything that size) through the zipper. It's a slight wrestling match to get it in and then to pull it out. Two, I wish the bottle holder were just a little bigger, but that's my own fault; I carry around a large, heavy glass water bottle that of course doesn't fit in an average-sized mesh water bottle holder. It fits a bottle of soda or other drink just fine.
March 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby mbukidru Beautiful bag, odd size
This is a beautiful, well-made bag but it's too small to hold standard sized papers, or notebooks. And forget about binders. If you just have a tablet or small books to carry, this would be perfect. If you area student or teacher, like me, it's too small. I loved it but had to return it. :(
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby pagrammy52 LOVE LOVE this bag!
I bought my bag over a year ago for camping & traveling. This bag has exceeded my expectations & is my favorite go to bag for most outdoor excursions. I love that there are so many pockets & a place for my pen, credit cards, camera, water bottle, wallet, sun glasses (& husband's) & so much more! I found the cross strap to be very comfortable & it can be adjusted as needed. I did read some of the negative reviews & was somewhat surprised, not sure if there bags were defective but mine is sure a winner! Way to go LL Bean!
September 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby Staceyleft1 Large Bag/Purse
I really love this bag! It's able to be a huge purse/bag and holds tons...or empty it for a regular size purse. You will be amazed at how much you can carry in it! Also could make a perfect diaper bag. Mesh side pocket holds medium to large drink bottle, 20 oz is the ideal size. My only negative is that when you load it up (and it's easy to do), it does get heavy and strap can cut into shoulder and be tough on the back after a few hours... My son thinks I carry bricks in it! : )
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby mjmom75 new review
I have to carry a LOT of items, particularly for safety (3 boxes of Epi-Pens, benedryl, inhalers, etc.), plus nooks for the kids, cell phone, personal items, calendars, etc. I didn't think it would hold enough stuff, but it does. It holds everything, plus water bottles, clothes, and more. It doesn't look like it, especially at first glance, but this little bag really pulls through and is tough. My two sons drag it around, sit on it, toss it--it goes through the ringer. Because of all our health issues, I can average 4-5 grocery stores a week, plus doctor appts., and everything else. I have to say this is a great bag.
July 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby MSAWN Disappointing
I really wanted to love this bag. Without anything in it it is lightweight and looks great/attractive. I was able to load it up with travel wallet, kindle, 7in tablet, notebook, phone, ipod, noise cancelling head phone, travel pillow (blow up), snacks & water bottle. However, once full it bulges and strap dug into my shoulder. I did not find the pockets particularly functional -- having only velcrow for the section with cards was a worry while travelling and so I did not use it. Instead I found that section tended to collect beach sand, crumbs and other debris that I encountered during travel because it was essentially "open" even with the flap cover closed. The flap pocket is virtually unusable because it it causes additional bulging which it hard to open and close. My cat was also rather fond of the rubberized zipper pulls and chewed them all off -- zippers cannot be used well without pulls which was a problem for me. The grey (a very light grey) was resistant to dirt but not to picking up die from other clothing near it -- the back of the bag was stained by my black jeans from rubbing against my leg when I was walking, and I cannot find a way to remove it. I think if you are looking for a small messenger bag for light duty use -- this will work. However, being a huge fan of LLBean bags -- I tend to put mine through the paces and this one fell short of what I needed and so I'm still looking for a medium sized bag to use as a travel carry-on.
July 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby Sasi The first time I am unhappy with my purchase
I brought this messenger bag for my husband, hoping it will be as strong as the one I brought years ago. This bag has poor shoulder straps and is very hard to carry. I brought a bag for my husband 10years age from LL bean which is still good. It is old and I wanted to replace it and I get this new bag and it is the worst thing i have ever brought from LL Bean. Please replace these bags and come up with the messenger bags similar to the one you were selling 10 years ago. I wouldnot mind paying the extra money for a nicer bag.
June 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Elfkin Carryall Messenger Bag Exceeded Expectations
I purchased this bag for a long weekend trip to Chicago. The Marina Teal was more greenish than I expected but that wasn't a problem since it's a beautiful rich color. The outside material is ripstop polyester which is a very strong and lightweight material; the cross body strap is adjustable and well made; the handle loop is a nice feature and came in handy; the front clip is easy to use and secures the flap well. During travel, I was able to comfortably fit my Dell XPS tablet (in its sleeve) and charger, MP3 player and charger, two pairs of glasses, ticket, boarding pass, my personal stuff like hand cleaner, lip gloss, small hair brush etc, snacks and water. LL Bean, please keep up the high quality and reasonable prices. A+
June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby e3e4 Organization
Casual Carryall Messenger Bag lives up to its name. I picked a silvery lilac color that goes with everything. It is a joy to be able
to have so many different compartments to organize and make ready what I need in a second. Although I am a senior, I still attend classes in a northern suburb of Chicago. My messenger bag helps me to keep track of the materials needed for class as well as my
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby mdtz Everything I could wish for
Have been looking for a stylish bag, large enough (but not gigantic) to carry a windbreaker, umbrella, plus all those other necessities for a day of touring!! And with lots of zippered compartments items needing security were just that: "secure". Only downer.....found it difficult to insert a water bottle into it's "sleeve"....top of sleeve could be a scant larger or more elastic. All in all.....great value....thank you!
April 24, 2013