Boat and Tote®, Zip-Top with Pocket is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than I Expected I love this bag. It is better than I ever thought it would be. It is sturdy and durable. Very roomy and easy to carry. Love the outside pocket for my phone. I prefer the shorter handles on this bag because I really don’t carry my bag on my shoulder. This tote can be used in a variety of ways. I am using it as my every day tote. I also plan to take it with me on a plane when I go to Vegas. I purchased the tote with the zip up portion so that I can put more things in it and zip it up and feel like it is secure. Very well made, my stitcher was named Shirley. Comes with a cute little card with who made your bag on it.
Date published: 2021-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Quality & Versatile I purchased this bag in both the medium and large sizes in black. The construction is solid. The zipper to close the top is awkward to use, but it doesn't impede the functionality of the bag too much, unless you need frequent one-handed access to contents. I found the rubberized logo patch ugly and unnecessary addition to an iconic bag, and it appeared cheap compared to the rest of the bag. I removed the patch using a seam ripper and it looks much better now (the holes where the patch was sewn relax with use and are no longer visible). An interior pocket would be a welcome addition. Attn LL Bean Design Team: Please stop adding ugly logos to the exterior of all your products. Let your brand identity be evident in the quality design of your products, rather than through logos pasted everywhere. Tags belong on the inside, not the outside of products.
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but still lacking I don't understand the reasoning behind a couple things. This single tone bag with pocket in large is $15 more than the one without the pocket but there is no option to have long handles on it....? Seems like a stretch. If it had the option for long handles I would recommend it. Please, give us the option of a long handle.
Date published: 2021-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bring Back Custom!!! I have a medium custom from several years ago (more than 6), with the pocket (which is a NECESSITY for me) and long handles. I really want long handles again, but already this "medium" is larger than the medium I own. It's not so much larger that I wouldn't order it, but I want to choose the colors/pattern of them and have long handles. Please!!
Date published: 2020-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I miss the custom totes This bag almost works, but the straps are too short. Short straps are fine on the large size, but on the medium, I like to throw it over my shoulder. PLEASE bring the custom totes back. I would get so many compliments on my colors combinations, I could pick all the features I liked, and they were so fun to make!
Date published: 2020-08-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I thought Disappointed. Did not notice from the pictures in the listing that there's a large flap of fabric hanging on the inside for expansion or to utilize the zipper. I find this a hinderance in using it for a work bag as I had planned ~ I can't easily get my files in/out. My mistake I guess. Thought this was like the standard stand up boat bags that were firm to the top, no flimsy excess on the interior. Guess I need one without a zipper. I'm sure it's a great bag for most people, just a let down for my intentions.
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great for the Tote, Terrible for Personalization The bag is a typical LLBean canvas tote. Durable and tough. Takes anything you throw at it. The zipper top is great for keeping items in or protecting items in the tote. BUT... the personalization is terrible. They personalize the bag on the non-pocket side. If you're buying this bag thinking you'll have your name on the pocket side, don't. Get the bag without the pocket or don't personalize. It was very disappointing to see the name on the opposite side of the pocket, especially since I had to wait several months for it.
Date published: 2021-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Canvas tote I have 3 boat totes from Llbean that are more than 20 years old and still in use. I bought this for someone in CA who did not have a canvas tote. During this time of pandemic, I wanted something made in America (still made in Maine!). Something I really like about the newer bags is the zipper top. This is a great tote for families that bring a lot of stuff with them It lasts forever and is beautiful (especially monogrammed).
Date published: 2020-04-30