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The durable canvas bag has been around since 1944 (making it 78 years old, mind you) when it was designed to carry ice. In reality, more than 350,000 bags are sewn every year in Maine and every tote is made from 100% American materials.
According to LL Bean, the iconic bag can support up to 500 lbs. thanks to its substantial volume of 24 oz. cotton canvas: “We use the same #4 duck canvas used in conveyor belts because of its incredible strength; it just wears down like iron. No other canvas comes close.“The brand also reinforces the overlapping seams with heavy-duty T69 bonded nylon thread.
LL Bean Boat and Tote$29.95 to $44.95
The bag is available in four sizes (small, medium, large and extra large), ranging from $24.95 to $39.95, and up to eight colors. The instantly recognizable tote bag is the ultimate summer staple and even ICT Tac accepted. Videos on the bag have recently been go viralmaking it hard to ignore.
ICT Tac user @jesicaelise overcome 544,000 views on his video of its style the tote, while At @graciewiener bag video is coming out thanks to her cheeky monogram ideas. If you didn’t know, you can monogram yours boat and tote for only $8.
Another highlight of this classic bag is the canvas-reinforced flat bottom that won’t bulge or sag when you fill it with all your essentials. If you’re worried about something falling, LL Bean also does its Boat and tote with a zipped top!
Whether you use it as a beach bag, grocery bag or work bag, with the boat and tote you really can’t go wrong. (Plus, it’s a great gift.)
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