Rated 5 out of 5 by SusanDC A real workhorse
I bought this duffle about five or six years ago and have used it mostly to carry my bike tour equipment on airplanes. I can pack two large panniers, my bike helmet, water bottles, and enough clothing for a 10-day tour inside this thing. It always weights close to 50 pounds when packed and nothing has ever torn or broken, including the handles. I have used it for about 7-8 tours (meaning it's been tossed around by luggage handlers at least 30 times), and it is still in excellent shape.
December 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LeeB Big Red Goes to Europe
This is a great bag! But... the handle at the top of the bag, you know, the one that every baggage handler in the world grabs to throw your luggage, it not very hardy. The handle on mine is significantly torn. It is sewn into the wall of the bag without structure or back stitching. Because of the amount of stuff/weight that can be loaded, I believe this bag would be perfect if the top handle was reinforced. I also have to medium version and it is also great!
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by duck30 as expected
After I perused the catalog I chose this item and was totally pleased with what was delivered. Quality is as great as expected.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FridayNext Great Size and Style
I had the smaller rolling bag and wanted to fill out the set for a longer trip. This was great, especially with the drop bottom which I used for more formal attire, to keep it separate. PLUS to have a red bag to spot right away on the airport baggage claim.
April 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScrapperD Brilliant design
The most versatile easy to use luggage ever, I have traveled International for many years, and have owned vast varieties of luggage, and this is definitely my favorite of all time. The more trips I take with this duffel, the more things I like about it.
January 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SirenKate So Easy!
I just recently purchased this bag to take on a trip to B.C. with my fiancee to meet his family. It handled going down 2 flights of stairs (not being carried), the 4 airplane flights, being lugged into cars and remains in perfect shape! It was super easy to pack (enough pockets and lots of room) and allowed me to over pack for our 2 week trip without stressing about if I would have enough clothes to keep me warm in Canada over Christmas! I love my new bag. It was super easy to spot in baggage claim. Which made it so I didn't have to worry and stress about which bag was mine (since so many out there look the same.) I highly recommend this bag! I am looking forward to the next chance I will have to pack it up knowing that it will easily handle whatever I throw at it.
January 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by RDK1 Hard to Fill
Firstly, I could not pack enough in the bag to fill it even for a 4 week multi country vacation, it is huge. In future I will only use the bottom portion still being careful to not exceed airline weight restrictions. One suggestion would be to add a carrying handle on the side, using the top handle is awkward.
November 16, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by ajkm rolling duffle
Not as big as expected and heavy for the size. Since we are traveling by air, weight was a consideration. It looked useful but was not large enough for a 2 week cruise, so we returned it. Purchased Delsey lightweight 29" pullman which was lighter in weight and lower in price. We really wanted to love this bag, but it wasn't going to suit our needs. Would have been great for a week long car trip or other trip where weight is not a consideration. Well made and well designed, just didnt work for us.
September 22, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by Darwinite Excellent so far
I bought this for my parents who were taking a month long trip to Asia. They absolutely loved the design of the bag and were amazed and how much they could pack inside. I would have rated it 5 stars, however, one of the wheels came off after the second flight transfer while still in the US. They were so terribly disappointed, and stuck with using the broken bag for their entire journey. Upon their return to the US, I contacted LL Bean and was immediately offered a replacement. Our fingers are crossed that the replacement bag will survive their next trip.
August 18, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lippy Great Bag
I took the Quickload Drop-Bottom rolling Duffle on a 3-month trip to Europe. I couldn't believe the capacity! It was also quite easy to manage even though it had about 50 lbs of stuff in it.
The straps around the front gave me confidence it would not split open and the handle enabled me to lift it in and out of the trunk of my car.
April 19, 2010