Rated 5 out of 5 by Reenie123 Great Bags
We ordered both the small & medium bags in Royal for our adult daughter. She wanted something for occasional weekend trips that she could easily throw in the car that didn't necessarily look like luggage and would be easy to carry. The sizes are perfect. For shorter trips, the medium easily does the trick, and for longer trips, having the additional small bag is great for stowing all toiletries, etc., freeing up extra space in the medium bag. We plan on purchasing more bags for several Christmas gifts.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bruinsfanatic94 Only suit case I'll ever use
My whole family has shopped LL Bean for generations, my mother bought my whole family these duffle bags to make road trips easier. My mother bought them when I was 4 years old and I'm now 21 and I still use the one I got when I was 4! Mine has been lugged around airports, dragged on the pavement and floors. Its been tossed in cars and planes. It has been rained on and drenched. Its survived 1200+ mile road trips. Trips to and from college, my dog lays on it when I come home from college. You CANNOT kill them! They're amazing! Mine still looks as good as the day it was bought. If mine ever breaks (which I doubt) I will definitely repurchase! I just bought some as Christmas gifts for friends and I would definitely tell friends to buy them.
October 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PickyShopper99 Small Duffle
The Teal color is darker than it looks on line. The black stitch monogram does show up, but not as well as I thought it would. On line, black stitching is the only option, but if you call, they will let you pick a different color of thread. The bag is a great newborn baby gift, it is not a diaper bag, but a great "stuff" bag. LL Bean is always changing their colors, so keep checking if you don't like the current colors.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by berkshirelady STILL STRONG AFTER 20+ YEARS!
I purchased a large and extra large (humungous!) duffles for our family of 5 over 20 years ago. They've been used as checked baggage on dozen flights, have gone camping numerous times, easy to wipe clean, zipper still like brand new, handles still solid as ever, dark solid teal color (not sure if the color now is the same?) with black monogrammed name is still vivid as ever. These have definitely stood the test of time. Still one of my favorite purchases after all these years. I hope the quality in 2014 is still the same.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MontanaSky Simply great duffle bags.
Perfect for casual weekend travel as well as longer trips. I own the small, medium and large bags -and find that I use the small and medium the most. Rugged, good looking practical bags. In black -always a classic.
LLBean -one suggestion, especially for the medium duffle, it would be great if an external back zip pocket and "Add-a-Bag" sleeve could be added to the duffle. This would make it ideal to add to a wheeled luggage piece -or to simply add an additional external pocket. Thanks for your consideration.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bebemtl Great little bag, just right for overnight
I have had a medium duffle in royal blue for at least fifteen years, it still looks new. I find it big for a overnight or even weekend trip, so I purchased the small, in red, I'm very glad I did. I used it recently on an overnight trip-easily held a sweater, two shirts, underwear, t-shirts,jeans, toiletries and even a couple of books, very easy and comfortable to carry and the colour is beautiful, deep not bright red.
The strap doesn't put a strain on your shoulder. If you are a light packer, fantastic for a weekend, if a big packer perfect to carry toiletries etc, wonderful bag, excellent value. Love L.L Bean, always get what I want. I like that it is distinctive but not flashy .
August 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Oliviamae7 Rips, too dark, and poor design
First things first, the bag rips. Mine ripped after 3 uses. Also I ordered the sunflower and got a monogram and it was way too dark! Lastly, the compartments are tiny! Don't waste your money.
August 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutdoorenthusiastCO Must for travel
I love this duffle bag. I recently purchased this bag for my vacation to England and Iceland. I am very glad that I went with the extra-large. I was able to pack all my clothes and gear for the entire trip in this bag and did not have to worry about taking a carry-on, there was no need. It stood up to all the travel and still looks new.
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NOLAChemist Great!
I purchased a Large, a Medium, and a Small about two and a half months ago. I took the Large and the Medium on a two month trip to Roatan and Honoduras (still traveling). The Large was perfect for lots of books and clothes and supplies I needed. I loaded it with 46 lbs of material (just under the 50# max free for coach air travel). It is holding up very well. The handles are padded and the clip straps help ease the pressure on the zipper. I would not have wanted anything bigger, so I am glad I chose the Large and not the extra-large. The medium duffel is also performing very well. It was not packed tight, so made it onto the plane as a carry on. It easily held my scuba diving fins, regulator, mask, electronics, medicines and important necessities. It is well built and solid. I'm very happy with my purchase. I probably will be buying another set for my boyfriend soon.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizardlad Great bags
We just purchased our fourth adventure duffle for our expanding family and we absolutely love them. They fit a lot more of your belongings than you might think and the bags are sturdy and durable. We have had our extra large rolling duffle for about 10 years now and have used it on many trips and there's not a tear or defect in any of them.
The only small negative about the rolling duffle is that it needs to be laid flat when letting go of the handle as it doesn't really stand upright.
Also, I concur with another reviewer who said the Sea Holly green bag is somewhat darker than the picture lets on. The bag is definitely a classic "green" color. Still happy with the color, it's just not what's pictured.
The non-rolling duffles are lightweight and easy to carry and the colors certainly make it very easy to know which bag is yours at baggage claim. An excellent product.
August 6, 2014