Medium Open Top Long Handle Canvas Tote Bag
Great bag - sturdy and well constructed
Love the bags - we use them on our fire trucks to carry cribbing lumber to stabilize cars when they crash. I would love to see this bag offered in more colors - green, blue, yellow, orange, and plain canvas with no color.
May 29, 2013
The longer handles on this are the best!!
Wonderful quality and absolutely love the longer handles!! I wish all sizes had them. So much easier to carry when your hands are full of other precious cargo!!
February 18, 2014
Awesome tote bag!
I got three of these tot bags for my mom, sister and sister-in law, the three of them are school teachers (elemntary)... They just loved it. The bags are roomy and pretty strudy.Enough room for all the extra-books and materials they have to carry every day. The medium size is just pefect, the large one would have been too big. The long top hadles make them easy to carry. About the material, you have to take into account that the bags are made from canvas... it's a thick canvas, but that does not undermine the quality of the bag.
February 13, 2014
Great Summer Purse
I'm such a nerd and love these tote bags! I bought a medium tote with regular handles last year, but it kept slipping off my shoulder. Looking forward to using this one this summer and it staying put! They don't show the interior pockets in pictures, but they are awesome!
February 4, 2014
excellent attractive carryall
I have several of these in various sizes. I bought two like this one for storing books so I can easily move the books as needed. The long handles are the best. The light colors spot clean well. The bags keep a good shape and stand up when full. Plus they fold flat easily for storage.
February 1, 2014
Fantastic for everyday use
I adore my long-handled tote. I received a monogrammed one with navy accents as a gift and have used it for work ever since. I office out of several locations around the city and tote my laptop/ accessories, binder of materials, blood pressure cuffs/stethoscope, plus usually a snack or two. Occasionally, I throw a scale in there! I've used it 5-6 days a week for a year and it holds up like a champ - no visible wear and tear whatsoever. Count me as a loyal tote fan!
January 16, 2014
top zip for long handles
agree with one of the reviewers - about time the nicer totes come with zip tops and long handle version.
November 28, 2013
love love love
This tote is even better than the medium open top tote. For obvious reasons. Longer handles?! Yup. thanks again LE this tote is fabulous. Holds all my things, has the right amount of pockets, doesn't fall over when I'm putting stuff in it.
ps. Love the monograms!
October 21, 2013
Bought this for the farmers market, but now may purchase more for other purposes. The long handles are great!
July 8, 2013
Love, love, love this bag
I have used this tote almost daily since receiving it. I had no idea this would become my go-to bag. I couldn't decide between this one and the regular one with the zip top as I worried about having the open top. I decided in the end that it was more important to have the long handles and for me, that was an excellent choice. I can't imagine I would like this bag as much if it had shorter handles.
I use this for carrying my laptop, wallet, cosmetic case and lunch to go to work - all that stuff fits into the bag and I look very elegant. When I'm not working, I remove the laptop and lunch kit and now I have a great bag for when I'm shopping or going away for the weekend. I can keep an overnight set of clothes in here easily. But when it is fairly empty it still looks good. And the size is great - not too big for shopping in small boutique stores (I find big shoulder bags and knock stuff off shelves if you aren't careful).
The handles are a PERFECT LENGTH. I can quite comfortably sling this over my shoulder - even with a jacket on - and it is easy to carry, even when I have heavy things in the bag. I can also carry if by the handles at my side and it doesn't hit the ground (I'm 5'5").
And it is easy to get stuff in/out. As for worring about the open top, for me it is a non issue given the design of the interior pockets. There are three pockets on one side - one medium and two small. These pockets are fairly snug and deep, so things that you put in there are pretty much going to stay put, even if the bag falls over. There is one large 'pocket' on the other side that has snap strap to keep the large pocket 'secure' and prevents it from gaping. I stash my wallet and my cosmetic case on this side as I like that it is loose and makes getting those items in/out very easy. Again, those items don't fall out when the bag tips over. Finally there is an exterior pocket with is snug but pretty generouse. I keep my iPhone in there and can easily access it when I need it, but again, the phone doesn't fall out if the bag tips over.
So far I've managed to keep my bag pretty clean. I'm sure over time it will develop a 'patina' and I may have to experiement with washing it down the road. The bottom lays fairly flat and with stuff in the bag it usually doesn't fall over (I know I kept mentioning it falling over above, but it doesn't really happen that much). When I have something heavy in it - like my computer - that's when it tends to fall over.
I highly recommend this bag. I purchased the natural with navy trim and it will be my summer staple.
June 23, 2013