Rated 4 out of 5 by michaelusa Sturdy and Stylish
Bought this bag for an European trip. Wheeled the bag through the subways, trains, buses, cabs and blocks and blocks of coble stone sidewalks. The wheels and base of the case took it well. No damage.
The case will only stand up on end well if packed with the weight at that end of the bag. Only two improvements needed: it is in need of a shoulder strap, the extendable handle needs to have multiple stoppable lengths. As is the extendable handle is too long for busy terminals.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigtimellbeanfan1 Great Bag, even better service
We've had his and hers in this item for 5+ years. The bags have enjoyed A LOT of trips, seen dozens of countries and survived countless airline baggage handlers...... Until recently, when one of the roller wheels broke.
One call to LLB Customer service later and a replacement bag was on it's way, with simple instructions for return of the original bag. No hassles, just great customer service.
August 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by unclev design is good
We like the design of the luggage and have only traveled with it once. Not sure if it will repel water and you cannot put it upright without it falling. The little feet on the luggage are not designed to hold it up.
We have luggage from LLBean that are designed for ski boots and reqular gear and have had them for approximately 8-10 years and they still holding up well. The exterior material seems much sturdier than this one but only time will tell.
July 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5
by LRoss Well designed, poorly built
I have to join the chorus of reviewers who found that this bag is poorly constructed. I bought it for a week-long trip, and put approximately 35 pounds of stuff in it. It survived one coast-to-coast flight, but during the baggage handling for the flight home the fabric started to separate from the frame (the airline used a staple gun to reattach it). I really like the size and design of the bag, so I'll return this one and try another, but I'm not holding out much hope for the quality of the next one.
July 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jcs249 Not very sturdy for the price.
I really hate posting a bad review about an LL Bean product because my past experiences with their other products have been very positive. I had a heavier material canvas bag that tore on my last international airline trip. It was a no brain-er to select a LL Bean product. Unfortunately, I must echo most of the negative criticisms of the previous reviewers about this product; including, small drop bottom, cheap carry straps and small top compartment. The trade off with travel is stay close to the airlines 62 inch limit (L+W+H) and not having a bag weight so much you are unable to pack a reasonable amount of gear and stay under the 50 lb domestic or 60 lb international weight limit. This bag was light enough, but not durable enough to justify the $249.00 I spent on it. It's going right back to LL Bean and I have already replaced it. I believe that there are much better constructed rolling gear bags well under this bag's price. I respectfully recommend that you don't purchase this bag for airline travel. The good news is that LL Bean's return program and customer service are excellent and I expect a full and prompt refund.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Veryretired Too well-made?
As an aging male  I have increasing difficulty handling zippers, so a zipper on a well-made, and stiff, piece of luggage like this one that can get jammed in the surrounding fabric may require more than two hands to operate. Also, I don't expect to do enough traveling to need such tough, high quality. So I sent it back, along with a matching piece of smaller luggage.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CLDA Perfect proportions, great style, easy to move
We purchased this item for our son who is currently stationed overseas. When he comes home on leave its usually for about a month. He needs something that can carry what he needs, stand up to the abuse of several plane changes and still look "smart". We have 4 children in the service and this is the 2nd of these Sportsman Rolling Gear, Drop Bottom, Extra Large bags we've purchased from you. We especially value the service we know comes with all LL Bean products, should we ever have need of it.
May 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GlobalTravelerEE Quality
I received this product at my hotel to replace a bag that busted on its way to my destination, thank you airlines.... this was a replacement and it is everything i expected, durable, quality product with plenty of room. i loaded it with 48lbs of cargo and it made it home like a champ. easy to load/unload, rolls nicely and isn't too big. I had a much larger framed duffle in the past and it was too easy to overfill it and exceed the airline excesssive bag fee weight. we'll see if it lasts, but it looks and feels like it will. i have been through many bags in my days. i'd purchase another.
May 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by fletch Not LL bean quality
I have always relied on high quality products from LL Bean and this item does not come close to the quality I expected. I have only used the item once and the fabric around the handle is already coming apart. I will be returning the item.
April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by botin durable
I have searched many sites to find a durable and yet not too expensive duffle and I found it here
March 27, 2013