Extra Large Natural Zip Top Canvas Tote Bag
Great Bridesmaid's Gift
I bought these extra large zip-top canvas totes as part of the gifts I gave my bridesmaids for my September wedding. I got the bags in the same color as the girls' dresses and had each of them personalized with the girls' first names. I ordered the bags exactly 2 weeks before my wedding, and because I cut things so close, I did have to order expedited shipping. I was thrilled to learn, however, that this shipping option was only $5 extra for my entire order of 8 personalized bags -- so worth it!
I gave my bridesmaids the complete gift the night before the wedding, and all of the girls loved them. They were all very excited about the bags and how much they could fit inside them. They even used them to pack for the next day, as they all stayed overnight at the venue where we had our reception.
The bags themselves are humongous--I'm sure you could easily fit several blankets or towels in one of them. They appear to be high quality and very durable, and the pockets on the inside and outside seem to be great for organizing different items. The monogramming came out beautifully, and the bag in general is attractive looking.
My mom has been using one of these bags for over 25 years (the SAME bag--for 25 YEARS!), and it's still in great condition--it barely looks worn, in my opinion. I wanted to get my girls something useful that they would have for years to come, and I think these bags perfectly fit the bill.
I liked them so much that I actually just ordered one for myself. It hasn't arrived yet, but once I start using it, perhaps I'll update my review to give more detailed information. From what I know of the canvas bags at this point, however, I would recommend them to anyone who's looking for a large bag for trips. They certainly make worthwhile gifts!
September 30, 2013
Superior quality. Much more sturdy and spacious than expected. This bag could be, and will be, a frequent go-to for school, overnight, holiday, and vacation luggage and storage. Exceeded my expectations!
March 1, 2014
simply an awesome bag!
Have it (several) and love giving as a gift. The best!
February 1, 2014
Nice Roomy bag -- needs longer handle straps
I bought this bag to consolidate all my stuff... and the bag is great. But like another reviewer said, the XL bag gets really heavy when its loaded up and with the dinky little standard sized straps its really cumbersome to haul around. You can't sling it over your shoulder at all - because its just too bulky and the straps are too short. I'm still using it. Although not really that satisfied with it. Still trying to decide if I want to return it or not. I have several of the smaller bag and I love them ... but not really a fan of the larger bag and the normal size strap. If you changed that, I'd give it a 5.
January 26, 2014
Great BIG bag
I love this bag. It is HUGE! The pockets inside are perfect. One side will hold your laptop and a set of keys and the other side has 3 large pockets. I use them to hold bottles of water or smaller items. I originally bought this bag to take to work. I work 12 hour shifts and need to take a lot of stuff with me. I use it to tote my lunch/dinner, laptop, various papers, water bottles and my purse! It is a very thick, sturdy bag!
January 18, 2014
Too large for kids
I ordered this bag for my 5 and 8 year old to carry their winter boots, snow pants, hats and gloves to school. It is wAy to big for them to carry. It is made well and sturdy and I love that but I wanted to comment so that people knew that this size is extra large and hard for kids to carry or stuff in a locker or cubby.
January 15, 2014
If you travel, you need one!
The LE extra-large zip-top tote is a perfect travel companion for those of us who tend to "travel heavy" - so good that I've fielded spontaneous questions from maybe four or five fellow travelers who wanted to know how I found out about it and where it came from. It holds everything - with an interior capacity equal to the airline's maximum carry-on size. I've managed to pack it with so much stuff that I've had a hard time walking upright when I'm carrying it, but (depending on how you pack it!) it can squish down and easily slide below the seat in front of you. And this baby's also tough and durable: on a trip to Europe last summer, I was able to fit the pointy mental footrests from my mom's wheelchair inside when that became necessary (along with everything I'd previously packed), and still zip it shut. But, despite all the air miles it's flown and except for that run-in with the slightly sideways wine glass in the Atlanta Sky Club a couple of years ago, my LE tote still looks like new. Seriously: order one now. You know you need it. // ->My one request: could LE PLEASE make the handles a little longer - just an inch or so? I would love to be able to chuck this bag onto my shoulder sometimes but with the current handle length, it's just not possible.
December 30, 2013
I'm so looking to getting this bag for Christmas.Boating season is not until next May
I've used Land's End boat bags for more years than I can remember.
I'm so looking forward to receiving this one on Christmas.
oops, It will be a surprise.
November 10, 2013
I work for an airline and I saw a passenger with this bag and she told me where she got it from I just knew me and my friend had to have one so I ordered my friend hers first in red with her initials. The order arrived just in time for her birthday and she loved it! very good quality. I'm going back for mine!
September 13, 2013
Exemplary workmanship, wonderful material, great product.
The bag was purchased as an all around tote for toting groceries, short over night trips etc, the quality is top notch and I look forward to using it for years to come.
August 31, 2013