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I got this in the mail last week and have already used it twice. It's a lot bigger then it looks in the photo, and holds a whole whack of gear. I am using it as a baby/beach/travel bag and I love it. Even my husband commented on it so you KNOW it's good.
I use this bag for work and it is great. It fits a 2-inch binder, my unch, water bottle, wallet, zipper bag of personal items, my work badge, snacks, gum, and I still have room for more things. I love how soft it is while also feeling substantial. It's a good quality bag. I have already washed it several times - cold water and hung out to air dry - and it's been great. Dries quickly. When I washed it the black-colored bottom part and black-colored handles did not bleed their dark color into the natural/white material part, which was a relief. Also I wore a white sweater and was worried that the black color may rub off onto my sweater as I carried the bag, but that also did not happen. I also own several Lands End and L.L. Bean canvas totes that are similar in style to this, but they are MUCH stiffer and I have to say much sturdier - they stand up on their own. I have washed those totes many, many times as well and they are still very stiff. This bag does not stand up on its own and it is not stiff. It is a soft bag and sort of floppy style of tote bag and I really like it, even though it won't stand up on its own. It's sort of a trade-off, I suppose! Sometimes you need a stiff bag that stands up, sometimes a soft cushy bag is better. This is a great bag and I may buy some more for the gym or weekends away, grocery shopping, etc.
Originally purchased this bag to use for the beach while on vacation, but ended up using it as a general tote, instead. It's a good medium thickness (but won't stand up on its own the way the really heavy duty LL Bean or Lands End canvas bags do), and feels pretty durable. The handles are a nice length to toss the bag comfortably over your shoulder. There are no pockets on the inside, but the entire top can zip closed, which is nice, and there's a small open pocket on the front. I also think that if it got wet or dirty that you would have no problem tossing it in the washer/dryer, which is always important to me in a bag. For the price, I think it's a great purchase, no matter what you wanted to use it for.
The quality of the cavnas is so substandard for a reusable bag that it will not stand up or open by itself. The bottom is not stiff so everything migrates toward the heaviest item in the bag. Definitely disappointed with the quality and would not recommend it to friends.
BEWARE! When you wash this it will shrink to the size of a purse tote!! Very disappointed! It is a canvas bad, you are supposed to be able to wash it, especially during Covid, we should be washing our bags. I washed it in cold water as per instructions and when the wash was finished, my bag was literally half the size! I do not recommend purchasing this tote! I used to love it, it was great in its original oversized size for hauling groceries. If I could give this zero stars I would!!
These are nice for grocery bags or what ever you need to use them for. They hold a lot and fold or roll up when not in use. I haven't had them long enough to evaluate their sturdiness for the long term so I only gave them 4 stars. I would buy again if they hold up. I like the black only because they should stay cleaner looking. I haven't washed them yet. I will probably use the gentle cycle though.