Rated 5 out of 5 by NMskyz Bought this 17 years ago....
I have had an extra large tote for about 17 years now. As a young single mom in college I bought it to use for well everything. I used it to carry our laundry to the laundrymat, to pack myself and my son for trips, and whenever I had to carry large or many items. I still have it, and in fact this actual bag is going with my now college age son to college; it still looks new! I highly recommend it. I'm getting older, so I am buying the wheeled version to make my life easier. You won't be disappointed!
July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PennsylvaniaGirl Excellent travel companion!
When it comes to sturdy, well-made, AND lightweight, the Adventure Duffle is the go-to bag. I bought several of these bags - one (Guide Gold) in Large and it is great - the color is bright and easy-to-spot in airports (especially when monogrammed), and the bag can be tossed easily onto an airport trolley. I also have this duffle in Small and it has been a great bag - to take to the pool because if it gets wet it dries quickly, and as a carry-on for plane travel because it fits easily under the seat and squashes nicely in the overhead compartment. Unlike other reviewers, I like that there aren't other exterior pockets - there is one zip exterior pocket, and the larger bags have an open pocket - but I really like that there aren't compartments in the duffle itself, which makes for a lightweight bag that has a lot of interior room for packing a lot. I love the color varieties. I have two of these duffles without wheels and three with wheels - so definitely a product I would recommend!
July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2Greys Another 20 years?
Looks like on not the only one who has had this bag for 20+ years. I've used it consistently since my parents bought it for me when I was 15. At 36 I still take it everywhere and it looks BRAND. NEW. The shoulder strap is super comfortable and it makes a great carry on. About to buy another one for my daughter and figured a review was in order!
July 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retired56 A quintessential duffle!
Just received this, and in two days I might add!
The quality seems typical of Bean - what I have expected for many years.
This is a well designed bag: straps seem sturdy, and nice to be able to use them to close up in case of overstuffing, material is thick enough to withstand drops on the floor or being thrown into the trunk, the shoulder strap has a nice pad to protect your shoulder and not slip off, and handles on the ends.
Seems perfect to throw a few items into for a weekend trip to our Cape home!
If it doesn't hold up, I know they will stand behind it.
July 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Madisyn Madisyn
The quality of the bag is great, but the quality of the embroidery is not up to the standards of previous bags.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by harpgirl1 My son likes it
My son likes it so much he is not sure if he wants to part with it for me to take it in for monogramming. It looks sturdy and looks like it will last and the size is great. I got it for him in Red and it looks nice.
July 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by harpgirl1 My son likes it
I got the medium in Red for my son and my son likes it so much he is not sure if he wants to part with it to bring it into the store for monogramming and not have it for a few days.We like the color and the size and it looks study and it seems to be a good value
July 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hikeswithhubby Medium size Adventure Duffle
Just received my order of 4 Medium sized Adventure Duffles for the grandkids. Perfect size for several days of stay, plus their bring-along stuffed animals. I had them monogrammed with their first names. All turned out great looking. (Chose the recommended black thread on red and red-violet bags.) Ordered them on a Monday and they arrived on Thursday. You can't beat that for good service. I bought one of these bags for myself many years ago. It still looks great, holds a bunch and very durable. Thanks, LLBean.
June 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NMfan Does not get better for REAL travel
Medium for gp and carry-on duffle for basic anything and everything. Searched, bought and returned others. Decided to pay +$10 and this was the BEST quality: the design is basic, but the hefty fabric, straps, handle, zip, webbing and overall finishing are NOT compromised and cheapened on and worth more than $10. The supple fabric reinforced bottom is tops--no boardy insert to toss out, and that works well to keep the bag as light and packable as possible. Hail for protective zip flap and the grab and cinch straps--makes smooth trip and no bad surprises! A++.
June 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by enorap Glorified 'T' ShirtShopping Bag
The only items that separate the L.L. Bean small Duffel from the 'T' Shirt Shopping Bag are: A center zippered closure, a zippered side pocket (small in width I might add) and a shoulder strap.
Should you pack anything small, that has weight, the bag will fold in half. The bottom is vinyl material. The bag surly lacks any that might add rigidness to the duffel's bottom negating the clamshell fold.
It appears that the new owners are counting on Bean's reputation to sell products negating the previous owner's quality.
May 30, 2015