Large Zip Top Colored Canvas Tote Bag
Large bright pink tote with black bottom and straps really TOO big and heavy
I'm going on a genealogy cruise this summer that will involve the taking of notes by hand (too far away from land for a laptop) so I was looking for a bag large enough to hold a notepad with an 8 1/2 by 11 notebook, pens, sunglasses, wallet, water bottle, and minimal other "stuff," just for carrying to the sessions. I tried ordering a large LE purse that should have been big enough but when it came didn't measure what it said it would. When I realized these totes came with zippered tops, I thought they might be the solution. Looking at the measurements, I debated between the medium and the large. Reviewers indicated I might need to have the large, just to be sure I could get in everything I need. I decided to splurge on a bright color I'd never lose in a large auditorium, and went the further step of having it monogrammed. When it arrived, it's monstrously large! And heavy, even empty! I'll have trouble carting it around, with my rotator cuff injury in one shoulder. I love the colors, but if I hadn't had the monogram put on it, I'd send it back for a medium. It's beautiful,though. I will just have to be very careful to carry the bare minimum of what I need. I've got a light weight grocery store bag I've been using for a while to take my stuff to the pool, so won't be using this one for that purpose.
May 26, 2015
Different from my previous bag
It has been almost 20 years since I purchased my first medium sized zipper tote. After going to work with me every day for that time, I decided it was time to replace my previous bag. The differences are apparent. The first thing I noticed it how much smaller it is. I measured the bottom of my previous bag seam to seam to ensure I was ordering the correct size. My new bag does not measure the stated 12 inches. Second, the handles are much shorter. Third, the zipper is more a standard zipper and not heavy duty as my on my previous bag. Hopefully it will last as long, despite my disappointment in the changes.
February 20, 2015
Great for educators
Love my bag. Well constructed and sharp looking. Holds more stuff than my shoulders can carry.
February 14, 2015
Zip Top Colored Canvas Tote
These are the BEST totes available anywhere! You will not regret purchasing this. I have this tote in all sizes for my busy life. I LOVE the monogram feature as well. These totes are GREAT gifts for a Bride, HS Graduate, Teacher, Sister, Mom/Mom-in-law, even great for an auction item! I have purchased over 30 of these, and have ALWAYS received raving thanks!
These are durable, BEAUTIFUL, and the MEDIUM is the perfect size to be CARRIED ON A PLANE and stored under the seat in front of you PLUS have all your needed essentials with you at all times!
January 24, 2015
Very good quality
This tote appeared to be very good quality. However, for my purposes it was too heavy on its own without even being packed. With books inside I wouldn't be able to carry it at all.
December 8, 2013
Perfect bag for all occasions
I have 4 of these bags and I love them. They are strong, durable and look nice to take anywhere. I have bought these as gifts for several people.
December 8, 2013
The best bag around!!!
I purchased this tote bag to use for mornings after I swim. What an amazing bag!! It fits my change of clothes, full sized towel, shower shoes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, powder, brush, haridryer and SO much more!!!! All the pockets inside make it so convenient to separate my wet items from the dry items, and compartmentalize all my smaller items. I love having a zipper to keep my stuff from accidentally falling out. The handles are definitely large enough to hook over my shoulder, even when wearing a bulky winter jacket. The bag WILL come up pretty close to under your arm, so it's not a super roomy handle, but it definitely can be comfortably worn over the shoulder. My only criticism, is that I wish the zipper wasn't plastic. For such a great quality bag, I'm surprised Land's End didn't use a metal zipper. I have a feeling I'll be replacing the zipper fairly soon. Otherwise, a great bag!!
December 7, 2013
ADD AN OPTIONAL SHOULDER STRAP AND/OR LONGER HANDLES!!!!!
I wish that Land's End would listen to the many reviews and the many "yes" replies to "was this review helpful" and add longer handles or possibly an optional/removable shoulder strap. The Large and Extra Large bags are especially in need as these bags are capable of holding more and can be very heavy. The current handles are too small and cause discomfort when carrying a full bag. For the moms, it is impossible to hang this bag onto the back of a stroller. A beautifully constructed bag, but needs to made to have more functionality. Unfortunately, this bag sits unused often as it does not provide the function that is needed. If it had the longer shoulder strap option, I would buy many more of these bags. Land's End needs to listen to the consumer and make the changes to their product. PLEASE :)
This would be a five boat product with that small change. The quality is excellent. I rated it one boat because the bags that I bought are rendered useless to me due to the short handles.
October 11, 2013
Colors are perfect and construction impeccable
The quality of this bag is impeccable
I have never had a bag constructed so sturdy and colors
Are absolutely beautiful
With the monograming , it makes the
July 8, 2013
Love the quality of these bags. I often give them as graduation gifts. I would prefer a longer handle, but the inside pockets make me stay with this brand vs the other similar one...
May 28, 2013