Medium Zip Top Colored Canvas Tote Bag
The bag itself is fine, but the monogramming is huge!
I use this bag as a dog training bag and love it. I specifically bought it in black/khaki so that the dark canvas doesn't show dirt and the zip top ensures that items don't fall out. I am rating the bag itself 5 stars but would give the monogramming 3 stars. I had my dog's name monogrammed on it (7 letters) in the classic style and it is huge! The lower case letters are about 1" tall. I bought a navy/green bag and also had it monogrammed in script (5 letters) and it is also rather large. If the monogram was 15% smaller it would be perfect. So if you don't mind being able to ID your bag 50 yards away, go for it.
April 16, 2015
Very poor pocket design
Canvas is great quality, handles are sturdy, size is perfect, but the design of the interior pockets is so poor that I'll be returning the bag. Two of the pockets are so narrow that it is impossible to reach into them to retrieve whatever might be down in them. Lands End can do better than this!
February 20, 2015
Sturdy, beautiful, holds a lot!
I'm taking a class and needed a zippered tote as I'm a little too old to be carrying a backpack around. I had it monogrammed with my initials and just love it. I bought it in navy and green. The downside is it's a very heavy bag, which is probably why it is so sturdy. I have a similar one in extra large.
February 17, 2015
Perfect for teachers.
I gave my daughter this as a graduation gift when she finished college. She is a school teacher and has used it for past 5 years. It is strong, sturdy and carries all her paperwork. We preferred the zipper so that she would not loose anything. We got in medium with the zipper. It is the perfect size with plenty of room. it has pockets on the inside to keep things organized.
November 26, 2013
So, it took me forever to finally decide on the size tote bag I wanted. I kept debating between the medium and the large tote, but I knew I wanted a zip top, thats essential! I ended up purchasing the medium, and I am so happy with the size! It came today and I switched over to the new bag. Love it! I have a toddler, and am always having to cart extra items. If it was any bigger, I wouldn't want to carry it because it would be a chore to take with me. It is so roomy and has many pockets in the inside for your things. The handles are such a great length, that it easily fits on your shoulders without it slipping off, or feeling too heavy. If you are considering a LE tote, do it! I got mine monogrammed and I know it will last forever- great quality!
September 26, 2013
Sturdy and good size for books
I have several of the med sized open top totes which I really love due to their sturdiness. I decided to try the zipped tote to avoid stuff from falling out of the tote for times when I need to lie it flat in the car and also for privacy when I have it next to me at an event (also people can't easily reach into it without unzipping it if they wanted to take something of value). I got the navy with red border one and the colors are true to the website picture. The material is sturdy but does not seem as stiff as the natural color (with navy border and black border) ones that I have. But I don't mind - still a great product. Only drawback to the zipped top is that it is not easy to put my laptop (14.25" x 10.5") inside. It goes inside vertically but then I can't zip the tote closed since the laptop sticks out. To get it completely inside so that laptop lies horizontally (and allows me to zip tote closed) , I have to do some maneuvering with zip part of the cover. A little bit of a hassle when I am in a hurry. As others said, just wish the handles were a couple inches longer to be able to make it easier to carry on my shoulder.
January 5, 2013
Great tote bag!
This is a great tote bag! I bought the blue and green colored med tote to use as my son's daycare bag. The colors are so cute especially for a little boy. I had his name embroidered on the bag and it looks great! I love the inside pockets and the zip top is a must for me. The only minor complaint I have is that the handles could be a little longer which would make to easier to swing over your shoulder. Great tote and will probably buy others in the future.
October 27, 2012
heavy duty, well made bag
I use this bag for my knitting bag so I really appreciate the pockets and the top zipper. I have another bag that I bought at least 30 years ago that shows no signs of wear at all. I love your bags!
September 15, 2012
I have owned several of these tote bags for years. The older ones are just one big opening. I love that this one has a couple of interior pockets and a clip for keys. I bought it to carry my hand weights back and forth to exercise classes. It is sturdy enough to hold all of the weights that I take with me.
We loved it so much that I just ordered the large to use as a beach bag. Love the red and blue color combination.
September 2, 2012
I plan to use this tote during my last year of teaching in a community college - toting lecture notes, dayplanner, and a thermos. Then, next summer, plan to take it on a driving tour of the Mediterranean to carry maps, guide books, and small purchases. Love the zipper and the sturdy handles.
July 21, 2012