Mountain Classic Cordura Totepack is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy, practical, comfortable While IMHO this is not the best looking backpack I was still very satisfied after our first day together. There are three compartments/pockets on the inside - two of them are fleece lined for laptop and tablet and one is just a larger zip pocket. Two pockets on the outside, one smaller and also fleece lined on the top and a larger one at the bottom. I was a little disappointed that it did not have divided pockets for cell phone, pens, change and water bottle. The oddity of the item mentioned by other customers for me solves the problem of style, I dress too sporty to carry a purse and not sporty enough for a classic backpack. This one doesn't look like either.
Date published: 2021-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but some design flaws I love this bag! I was eyeing it for months before purchasing but there were so few reviews. LL Bean has always done quality in the past and so I took risk and was pleased with my purchase. Sturdy, roomy, strong and comfortable. Lots of pockets to organize and laptop pocket is nicely padded. I can fit everything but my lunch - laptops, 3-4 books, notebook, keys, wallet, emergency toiletries etc. My only complaints. 1 the adjusting straps are super long and drag. I fixed it with rubber bands and rolling them up but a Velcro wrap would help. 2. There is no way to carry this under arm as a tote - the tote handles are way to short. I use as a backpack so no big deal but something to consider before purchasing. Love the bag and LL Bean but there are always room for improvements.
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Strange Dimensions I really wanted to like this pack. It looks great aesthetically. It has lots of good pockets. But it's oddly thin and wide, almost like a briefcase. For most of my uses, it ends up holding a lot less than I'd expect for an 18L bag. I shouldn't complain because the dimensions are clearly posted, but I would consider carefully whether a bag that's only 3 inches in depth will meet your needs.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Design Flaw? I loved the idea of a bag that could be both tote and backpack. In reality, when you hold the back as a tote, the backpack straps drag across the ground. Maybe there is a mechanism for tucking them away that I've missed? I love the color; love the size/shape. But I'm so annoyed at the design that I'm not wearing it very much. :-(
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs strap retaining mechanism... I love this backpack/tote! Just the right size for daily use as a woman who does not like purses :). The complaint of the straps not being retainable and dragging/flapping around is legitimate. I understand the need for longer straps as people come in all shapes and sizes, but please provide a way to retain them. I ended up cutting them and sewing the bottom up myself. The handles not being long enough to be over the shoulder is not reasonable complaint. A "tote" bag really means just having handles and being able to carry it, not putting it over the shoulder. The latter would be a a "shoulder tote" made for women who like to carry them like purses. This bag is NOT a shoulder tote and anyone can see by the picture the handles are not long enough regardless. If you like the idea of a small daily backpack and can be creative with the extra strapping, this is a great way to go!
Date published: 2021-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Carry on Tote I would have given this bag 5 stars if it had a pocket for a water bottle.
Date published: 2021-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was a gift Bought this for my 26 yr old daughter and she loves it!!!! L.L.Bean never disappoints!
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well-made, if a bit awkward I love how slim this pack is! I bought it as an everyday commuter bag for my laptop, iPad, and a couple of organizer pouches. The adjustable backpack straps are a bit too long, so they are frequently getting caught in the car door when I'm on the go. The snaps are strong, but stubborn which I don't love. Overall, seems well-made and is attractive.
Date published: 2021-12-16