Insulated Tote, Small is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute and the perfect size! I had to go see this bag in person at my local store because of all the reviews describing it as too small, but I think it is so perfect! It's not a picnic sized bag, it's a lunch sized bag, for one person, and anything I would be taking for lunch/snacks for my work day fits easily inside. I typically have one or two 1.5 cup containers (bigger than yogurt size), a couple bags with crackers/nuts for snacks, an apple, a protein bar, a drink, and it all fits with two ice packs and room to spare for more. All of this didn't even expand the top. And it is the cutest bag ever! Such great quality too. I only wish I had gotten it monogrammed.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's not all that small If you can't fit your lunch in this thing, you won't like it, I suppose. But I got an eight-ounce water bottle, an ice-pack, two plastic sandwich boxes, and a banana into mine, and zipped it shut with no squeezing. If you pack a lunch that size or smaller, this will serve you fine. The construction is impressive. Lots of heavy stitching attaches the straps to the bag and the shoulder-strap connects with heavy duty clasps. The insulation is sturdy and feels thick. You're not going to feed the family out of this thing, as it's not a picnic basket or hiker's backpack. But if you want to take a modest lunch (or even a substantial one, if you can get coffee or another drink where you work), this would be a good choice.
Date published: 2017-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Right I'm a high school teacher and I take my lunch every day. I carry my all-day water bottle in my larger tote; this lunch bag holds my breakfast, lunch, and snack without a problem. I love that the zipper top effectively allows it to expand another two inches taller. At first glance, it looks tiny inside, but it's a bit like a Mary Poppins bag--amazing what you can fit inside. It is sturdy and well-insulated; I don't worry about my lunch getting smashed when I toss it into the car or shove it under my desk. In short, it's everything I was hoping for!
Date published: 2018-10-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from too big or too small.. none are just right none of these sizes are practical for a full work day... especially a 12 hour shift. I originally ordered the medium.. way too big to be used as a lunch box, so I assumed the small size would be perfect. Nope. It is laughably small. The zippered top does not open wide enough and can't hold anything larger than maybe a sandwich and juice box.. Forget using any ice packs, tupperware containers, etc. in this tote. I love LLBean but this just doesn't work for anything.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not meant for adults... I should have read the reviews before buying this. I got it to replace one I've had for several years a competitor. The competitor no longer stocks their version, which on the exterior is about the same size. The interior, as other have mentioned, is pretty much full with an ice pack and an soda can. Even the picture shows everything sticking out the top, which I found true to form. If you put any decent adult sized lunch in the tote, you will smash the food even without the ability to zip the tote shut. A little less insulation to provide more interior space would be useful. Never have I ever wanted to send something back to LL Bean before, but this isn't something I will ever use, and for the price, that is truly disappointing.
Date published: 2019-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from so cute, but too small! Not functional! I love this bag, but it is too small! You can barely fit a small frozen entree in it with some fruit for the day! I wanted to love it, but it is going back. LL Bean, make this small lunch tote bigger! It barely holds anything! If they change the sizing, I will repurchase it. Just make it bigger than it is, but smaller than the medium size bag.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from lunch tote The lunch tote looks beautiful, is well constructed, and is a classic LL Bean product. The flaw is the opening at the top. It is far to small for practical, everyday use. It is difficult to place something as simple as a water bottle inside. I used it three days and returned it to my local store for a different product. I would not recommend this tote. First time in 40 years of buying products from LL Bean I have ever been disappointed.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Needs Redesigned I like & use my lunch box. Being water proof is a plus. But the design doesn't work. It needs to be straight up instead of tapered wider at the top. I'm not able to fit as much in the bag & have to put some of my cold stuff in my regular boat & tote. And it needs to be wider all around so an ice pack doesn't take up so much room. If the dimensions were the same as the regular boat & tote bags, it would make a perfectly awesome lunch box.
Date published: 2017-03-08