Rated 3 out of 5 by Gerten Recommend with Caveats
I have several pieces of Carryall luggage & they have been well used & are travel-worn. For the price, they have held up well. Some of the exterior zipper pulls are long gone & they're pretty scuffed -- but considering what they've been through, I'd say that's darn good. The great parts: lots of pockets, very light weight, very durable. The not-so-great parts & why I would not buy these again: sides & top are too soft & do not adequately protect interior. It is not expandable. And biggest drawback of all, this luggage does not have any kind of interior compression straps. So if the case is lightly filled, everything slides all over & comes out a mess when you arrive. Over time, the luggage does stretch as well, so this problem increases with age. I like to travel with a carry-on size bag that is easy to fit in the overhead -- I back very light when I leave. I usually check it on my way home because the bag's a lot fuller, or stuffed. That travel plan does not work well with this luggage. So while I've used & abused this Carryall luggage, I won't be considering it again unless it has somewhat rigid sides, is expandable, & comes with internal compression straps.
January 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Susanna19 Going strong after 10 or more years
This is the best luggage. The extra large bag has traveled everywhere on many airlines, and after all this time both mine and my husband's bags are in great condition. You can fit a lot into the extra large bag- more than enough room for a two-week trip- (and we pack a lot of stuff) and still not even come close to the weight limit for check-in bags. The rollers have been perfect, zippers have held up well, and we've gotten compliments from airline workers who like the bags. I am hoping our luggage lasts for years to come. If not, I will be buying more just like this. The best part of this luggage is that there is hardly any weight to begin with, yet it is roomy and sturdy. Have never had anything break or get crunched. I have a friend who paid a small fortune for one piece of highly recommended travel luggage- and my LL Bean bag of the same size can hold more and has held up better than hers. Enough said!
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KBex Great luggage
We ordered this trip for a family vacation. We are a family of 4 that includes small two kids. With this set we were easily able to pack for 9 days including an extra swimsuit per person, and specialized outfits for an event (which we normally wouldn't need to travel with).
The carry-on was great to travel with and so light to get up into the overhead compartments. The set rolls easily and came through baggage claim looking great.
The only additional piece we took with us was a LL Bean Deluxe Bookbag which worked well to allow us free hands to handle the rolling luggage.
December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisaszs Love this luggage!
So light, so mobile, so roomy! But this luggage!!
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtyGal France, Italy and LLBean
Bought my son this set 2 years ago on a trip to France; now it's my daughter's turn to go to Italy. Easy to clean, well-organized and indestructible so far. Has held up well for college, too. Should last a lifetime.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShipCruiser Durable, light weight!
This luggage is light weight, durable and easy to handle. The wheels glide very easy. When I fly, my luggage always seems to come out of baggage dirty . The fabric is easy to clean. Storing my luggage is easy as the two smaller pieces fit within the large piece.
I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by G9030 So nice I bought another
I purchased this set for a European vacation I am taking this summer. As soon as it arrived, my girlfriend immediately wanted the same set. I have used the luggage on 2 weekend trips already and love all 3 bags. The dimensions of the luggage are also perfect for international travel. Highly recommended.
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bwise2travel Warning DO NOT PUT FRAGIL ITEMS IN THIS!
I reviewed this last spring when I only used it for a week trip to help my mom in law move and the carry on worked great for my clothes. This fall I went to China on a 3 week trip and used the large one for the first time. IT is a light weight I thought if packed well between cloths the tins of tea I bought would survive. They did not! they were very dented, thank heavens I packed the porcelain in my older stiffer sided llbean or it would have been destroyed. My dress sandals and shoes were also very badly crunched. So lesson learned nothing but clothes I probably would not even put toiletries in, as had plastic jars cracked. L L Bean please make a packing cube strong enough to pack tins of tea or small ceramics and fragile shoes in so I can use this for overseas trips. I do not feel it will hold up for another trip I like the light weight and ease of rolling. I bought it because inter aisia and europe have a 44lb weight limit.
October 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by DocPatty Nice luggage poor storage for business clothing
The luggage appears very durable but I decided to return after one use because unlike most luggage of its type, there is no fold out for hanging clothing such as a dress or suit. My jacket and pants were totally wrinkled on arrival. I think this is more for the sports traveller or someone who only has knit clothing and does not want to use it for business travel.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lrendar BEST LUGGAGE EVER
My husband and I travel a good bit, and without a doubt the L.L. Bean carryall luggage is the best we have ever had. Lightweight, easy to maneuver, stands upright, no tipping, holds a ton of clothes. It is very sturdy and water resistant. I purchased the mediums for a trip to Ireland. We both took one and they held all our clothes for the week. Loved so much, came back and ordered this set. Beautiful blue color we received when ordering the royal. Not quite as bright as it looked on my screen. Don't hesitate to purchase if you are thinking about. You won't be disappointed. Some complain of no internal strap, I never saw the need for to begin with. I can't say enough about these bags. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them. Have the plum as well, it is bright and beautiful. I tell everyone I know about these awesome bags.
May 20, 2013