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Boat and Tote, Open-Top
Made in Maine. Built for the long haul.
- Capacity: Approx. 504 cu. in., 8 L.
- Dimensions: 10"H x 9"W x 5"D.
- Handles: Regular: 5". Long: 14".
- Capacity: Approx. 1,008 cu. in., 17 L.
- Dimensions: 12"H x 13"W x 6"D.
- Handles: Regular: 6". Long: 14".
- Capacity: Approx. 2,124 cu. in., 35 L.
- Dimensions: 15"H x 17"W x 7"D.
- Handles: Regular: 8". Long: 14".
- Capacity: Approx. 3,400 cu. in., 56 L.
- Dimensions: 17"H x 19"W x 10"D.
- Handles: Regular: 10". Long: 14".
Why We Love It
Introduced as Bean’s Ice Carrier way back in 1944, the Boat and Tote was billed as a bag made of builders’ canvas for hauling ice “from car to ice chest.” Today you can spot it doing heavy lifting everywhere from grocery stores to gardens, from beaches to bedroom closets. Tested to hold up to 500 pounds, it’ll carry more than you can carry. We promise.
Fabric & Care
- Spot clean.
- Heavy-duty 24 oz. cotton canvas.
- Double-layer base.
- Handles tested to hold up to 500 pounds.
- Reinforced flat canvas bottom.
- Overlapped seams are double-stitched with nylon so they won’t rot or break.
- Handcrafted in Maine since 1944, one tote at a time.
- Natural color, with contrast-tone handles in your choice of lengths.
- Order with a custom monogram for the rare gift that's both personal and practical.
Boat and Tote Bag, Open-Top is rated out of 5 by 1057.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1mom2boiz from LOVE!!! I purchased my first boat and tote (large with long handles) to accommodate school supplies. It held my nursing school books and binders easily as well as a lunch and a light jacket. I use this large one for weekend trips and camping. SUPER sturdy! Received my second boat and tote today (small zipper with regular handles)!!! I've been so happy with my first tote I had to have another! I will be using the small one as a purse! Can't wait to start using it and I'm looking forward to enjoying it for years to come! I'm already thinking of the next tote to add to my collection. Thank you for making such a high quality and practical product!!!
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by ROB19 from Durable, Made in the usa, tough material when i opened the package i couldnt beleive the bag i just bought. it was more than worth the money i paid for it. It looks like it will last forever , such great material nice and thick and nice stitching , nice long handle and bigger than i thought it would be and i got a large. thanks so much for making bags in the USA its so hard to find stuff made in the USA. I will definitely being buying another one. just one thing its so nice and i got my dogs name put on the front which they did a wonderful job the lettering is so wonderful i dont want to use it now im afraid ill get it dirty , looking for something to spray on it so it can be wiped down.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonBean12 from Great travel tote I recently purchased the small zipper tote with the long handle before I went abroad for a vacation. It turned into the perfect every day purse while traveling. The zip top kept things inside, and the bag itself holds a lot (wallet, maps, camera, etc.)! My only recommendations (and I realize that this bag has been around for YEARS and is clearly an LL Bean mainstay) are to add a divider inside the bag to be able to separate things inside the bag, and to add a clip for keys inside the bag (mine kept getting lost in the "black hole" at the bottom of the bag b/c it's sooo roomy!). Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Thanks LL Bean!
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by roo12 from Heaviest Duty Bag Ever Made Have had tons of canvas bags—they all break a strap after a while. I found this while cleaning out my grandparents basement— it has to be at least 15 years old. First used it as a tool bag. Got a real tool bag for the sake of organization, then started using this to lug clay to and from the ceramics studio. Been using it for almost a year now (have even washed it a couple times) and it shows absolutely no wear or stress no matter how much weight—I'm usually carrying 40-80lbs of clay. Regular handles are nice and short so you can keep the weight closer to you rather than having the bag swing around while walking.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by DNich214 from Order the right size! For Christmas I received a L bag which I asked for, it was HUGE! I thought it was a mistake and they sent an XL. Exchanged for another L to find they were the same, sent them both back and got a M. Finally, a regular sized tote bag. If you are looking for a regular classic tote bag size, GET A MEDUIM! I am not a small girl and the L was almost unwieldy, and if I filled it with groceries I could never lift it! This medium is exactly what I wanted to take on an airplane, or to bring in some things from the store. I got pink and monogrammed, and I am finally happy! L was big enough to put a Q comforter in, I can't imagine how big XL would be and who would need a bag that big!
Date published: 2016-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by SSEdwards from Custom Totes There's no way to leave a review on the custom tote bag page. Please fix that. I bought two bags that I designed about 3 years ago. One was xlarge white canvas with a zipper top, blue handles, orange pockets (Broncos' colors!). The other is a large, dark blue bag with green handles and a pink pocket. Both arrived quickly. The quality was evident. After three years, they both still look great. The smaller one is used daily. it's been on planes, trains, boats, cars, etc. and is usually packed to the hilt. While the canvas has softened a little, the seams are still intact. I love these bags and may order another one just for variety. Thanks for keeping your standards high, L.L. Bean!
Date published: 2015-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by ForeverAstudent from All About LL Bean I was given my first Boat and Tote Bag this past Christmas and found it so lovely that I bought another one for myself. The lifetime warranty and the top notch customer service have me so happy with my purchases that I will buy more! A couple of things before you buy these totes: The long handles will go over your shoulder, the short handles will not. The large bag is more of a beach bag or an overnight bag, where as the medium bag is more suitable for hauling books to school and back. The colors always are a little bit more vibrant than they appear on the computer screen.
Date published: 2013-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by shekie from I love LL Bean totes.. I love LL Bean totes.. I just ordered 2 custom totes, a medium and an XL, to match another I had made last fall, a large.. they finally had the same 2 colors I had used back then, olive green body and pocket, and regatta blue bottom and straps w/monogramming. I keep wanting to order more and more, but I have to stop myself.. I highly recommend these totes.. I love all of them, zip top/open top, long handles/short handles, all colors.. I want them all! I own all sizes now, and couldn't be happier with them. I use the medium zip top as a purse when out and about for the day, and small for all my magazines, its the perfect size to store them!
Date published: 2013-03-27