Hunter's Tote Bag, Zip-Top with Shoulder Strap is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 52.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Design I feel this bag overall is a poor design. I don't like it's structure and wish that it would hold it's shape better to accommodate loading items into it without having to hold it open with one hand. The strap is way too long. At it's shortest position it still falls beneath my back-side and bounces awkwardly as I walk along. Biggest issue with the bag is the buckles where the shoulder strap attaches. They squeak incessantly, non-stop with each step It's true that the bag would be more useful if it incorporated a few pockets. That said although I really find it quite handsome I can't deal with the annoying noise it makes.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bag! I use this bag for work. It holds my lunch, a sweater, various trinkets and my purse. So instead of bringing 4 different bags they all fit into this one. The squeak.... I read all about this squeak and I decided to buy despite the annoying noise everyone was mentioning. Mine squeaked the very first day I bought it (I felt there was a I told you so from the other reviewers). I oiled/greased to no avail. One day I simply switched the clasp to clipping in from the other direction and it hasn’t squeaked since. Literally that’s all I did. Hopefully this simple fix will help the others. I completely recommend this bag. Super sturdy and big enough for the kitchen sink.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't change something that works! I love the Hunter's tote bags. I think I have eight of them. I use them for my work equipment that gets shuttled around in trucks and cars and they can really tolerate the unexpected like moisture and dirt. The most recent tote I ordered is slightly different in that you have added a detachable shoulder strap and have eliminated the plastic ring located on the former model on the broad side of the bag. I used that ring to attach an ID tag and now have to use the zipper toggle. I personally find the shoulder strap useless as the bags are filled to capacity and far too heavy to sling over my arm. I hope you will some day offer the extra large bags in black.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The squeaky bag I bought a large hunters tote over a year ago & get compliments everywhere I go. When the new version was released, I was excited to get the medium size for my new “teacher bag” and another large, just because! The medium bag is functional, but a bit tight for all my school things. It fits a binder and a couple notebooks well, but get a large if you need to carry more than that. The bad news: I recently had to stop using it for school because the squeak!! The new strap attachments are terribly loud. Please, LLBean, fix this! I’d love a few more, but can’t stand the squeak!
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Medium is perfect size, great bag I've been using the medium bag for about 3 or 4 weeks and it's as good as the large but the size is much better. It's easier to carry on the shoulder, too. I can fit my insulated lunch pack in it, plus a water bottle and a few other things. It would also work well if used as a tote for a shopping trip or whatever. The "hardware" on this one is plastic, whereas it is metal on the large bag. These bags do well in the rain, seem to shed water very well. The inside of the medium and large bags have a rubber-like coating. I still kept the large bag; I'll use it for something else. Both are very nice-looking bags. I'm very pleased with this one and would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Inside is falling apart (see pics) This is my second time trying to post this review, it was denied the first so hoping this makes its way through... The interior rubber like lining on this bag started disintegrating and flaking off after very little use. I had probably used it 15-20 times mainly as a beach tote and it is now unusable. The interior flakes in to very little pieces that gets all over everything you put inside and is very difficult to get off. The quality is definitely not good, I would avoid and purchase a different bag.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bag Ever - please bring back the black option This is the best bag of all time, and I rarely travel without it. PLEASE LL Bean - bring back the black option. I have no use for olive drab, and plain black seems to be more universal and goes with everything. I would love to buy more! I have the medium and it fits over the handle of a suitcase which is extremely convenient, and it's lightweight while being extremely sturdy. The zipper keeps things very secure but there's easy access to the contents.
Date published: 2019-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Preferred old design without strap I love the Hunter tote bags and have ordered many monogrammed bags to give as gifts. I used to order the zip top bag however I've been disappointed in the new strap design. It's probably practical if you are actually hunting with it, but unfortunately it doesn't look nice. The new strap and its anchoring points are bulky and unattractive, not nearly as nice as the old design which was more streamlined. I'm afraid I'll only be ordering the non-zip version going forward which has retained the old clean lines.
Date published: 2018-03-21