Rated 5 out of 5 by Audrey937 NOT TOO BIG
When my husband and I were married last year, we received so many gifts including a nice (feminine) luggage set. After packing for Europe, I realized my husband did not have durable, gender-neutral luggage, so I purchased the navy LL BEAN SPORTSMAN ROLLING GEAR (XL) for him on a whim. I had our last name engraved in light brown.
After placing my order, I started reading reviews and began to worry that the bag would be too big... It is large, but perfect for him or for us to combine our clothes for shorter trips. No, this piece of luggage will not stand up alone unless it is full, but that is not an issue for us. Whenever I have used a duffel bag, I have never had the expectation that it would stand vertically when it is designed to be set down horizontally.
There are several pockets and the zippers are durable. I especially like the bottom compartment for packing shoes (which are usually so hard to squeeze in).
We look forward to using this piece for many years to come.
February 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShermanSUV Great Rolling Bag
I love this bag. It holds more "stuff" than most suitcases this size. I love the drop bottom section and the end section for those items you just don't want in the main part of the suitcase.
This bag rolls easily both extremely full and half empty and I love how it can stand on it's end. Not many duffles or cloth bags can do that. I highly recommend this bag and the complimentary monogramming.
January 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DLW925 Awesome bag!
Bought one of these in navy for my son in college to travel to and from school with - he loves it, holds so much and is very attractive. He is 6'4" and has no problem with the handle either. Bought another for my other son for Christmas and he loves his too!
January 13, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by VeryFrequentBeaner Sporstman's rolling gear bag, drop bottom XL
Looks very nice and TRULY very large which is what my son needs for college. HOWEVER, it is a Christmas gift so we haven't tried it yet BUT I can tell you it totally topples over empty, it can not stand up to be stored in the closet, and as others stated may be a real problem when being used. It'll have to go back if that happens since no one will want to spend layovers holding it up when it's full...bad enough it'll be covered in dog hair if it needs to be stored lying flat in his apartment.
December 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MerchantSeaman Versatile
Finished my first trip with this bag. Love the compartments and ability to sort items. It needs to be fully packed though to take advantage of the stand-alone feature. It carries a lot and since I need to carry a lot for my job this isn't a problem for me. For light trips it would probably be overkill unless you're sharing a carry-on for a trip with someone else.
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skjthree Good traveling bag for plane
I used this bag for my 11 day trip to Germany. The bag did good for the travel by plane. We all know how the bags are handled when loaded on a plane. This bag held up to the abuse of the baggage handlers.
October 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by me37367 sportsman's rolling gear Bag, Drop Bottom Extra-Lg
We were planning a trip being away for a month traveling from the rockies to AZ. Not being sure how much clothing we would need, and being in various climates I ordered this bag to go along with my carry on bag. This bag proved to be way too big. It has no straps on the inside to hold the clothes in place so the clothes were always getting shuffled around which made it hard to pull on the wheels properly.
At one point I ended up putting my overnight bag in the bottom of this bag and it was still too big. I would not recommend it. I can't believe any one person would need a bag this big.
October 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WylieWabbit Speedy delivery
Wow. Ordered one day with monogram and received the bag 2 days later. Won't get to use it until first trip in Dec. It will be replacing a well traveled ski duffle I have used for about 15 years. Hopefully, the Sportsman will provide the same kind of service.
October 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tractorchick A "must" for traveling
My husband and I just arrived home from a month trip to Australia and New Zealand. We each have on of these bags. This makes traveling and living out of a bag so easy. With the compartments I was able to easily find my clothes, especially those tricky black socks!
After numerous assaults by the airline baggage handlers, the bags arrived unscathed and looking like new. They are tough, light weight, and have great rollers.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lhopp Rolling Duffle
Very nice luggage, looking forward to using it.
September 16, 2015