Rated 5 out of 5 by 45YearBeanFan Durable, versatile all-purpose duffle
We have several of the extra-large duffles, and find them to be great all-purpose travel bags. Tough, water-resistant nylon stands up to any rough handling and other indignities imposed by airport baggage handlers. X-Large capacity lets you pack for a 10-day trip with room to spare; smaller sizes are nice options for carry-ons. They all fold down quite small for easy storage.
Hints: For people who miss interior pockets or compartments, pack small/loose items (toiletries, underwear, shoes, etc.) in zip-lock bags (1 or 2 gallon size) for easy access. Works great.
If you're traveling by air or train, consider getting a color other than black; *everyone* has black luggage, and it all looks alike (black bags are more likely to be misidentified and picked up in error, or stolen outright). Buy a distinctive color or pattern that enables you to spot your duffle instantly the moment it appears on the baggage carousel. Happily, Bean offers lots of color choices. (A monogram helps, too.)
September 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Asilva Perfect
Need this to bring clothes, towels, etc to a cabin that requires a 15 hike. good size and comfortable strap.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by A312 Great Sports Duffle
I have had the small adventure duffle for 1 year. I play field hockey and tennis, and this bag is great for holding my clothes and gear. The durability of this product is great, it still looks brand new. I have the bag in nautical blue, which hides dirt well. I like the small pocket for holding hair ties and a snack. I do wish that the inside had a pocket as well. I like how the bag has a zipper closure along with straps. I secure my field hockey stick under the straps. The bag is easy to carry around by the handle or strap. Overall a great bag for overnights or as a sports bag.
August 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by exboston I love this bag!!
I originally bought one for my preteen daughter for a 10 day trip. I had my doubts when I saw the size, but it worked out very well. So well I decided to try one for myself.
If you are an organized packer, this little baby will hold enough for 10 days if you can wash things where you stay. I bring this duffle and a tote that fits under the seat. It's so freeing to be able to carry this small and efficient bag! I've been using it for over a year and have logged 60K miles with it. I will never go back to a roller or larger duffle. It takes a little discipline but it's well worth it!
August 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by ConcernedCustomer122 Not practical or attractive
Strap is uncomfortable, bag is cheaply manufactured and has no storage separation. Not waterproof.
August 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AppalachianAmerican Small adventure duffel
Large enough for your shaving tackle, toothbrush and a change of clothes. Small enough to fit the overhead compartment of even the least-accommodating airline.
July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by reader256 Medium duffle
I wrote a review of these duffles 7 years ago when I bought several of the large and extra large for my son, who was going away to college. He still has them and they are in great shape, so I recently ordered 2 medium duffles for my husband and me. We take lots of weekend trips and these are the perfect size! They are easy to carry and hold plenty of stuff. I highly recommend them!
June 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by GreenBeanMom BEST gift for college-bound
Indestructible carry-all for college stuff. Then while it is empty, easily stowed away until moving again. I have given these extra-large duffles with a monogram as gifts for anyone that moves frequently, especially students. And I use them for storage (bedding, seasonal clothes). Outside pocket is handy for a list of what's inside.
June 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by SD814 Color is not true, but great otherwise!
We just received four of these large bags for our upcoming trip. All are fabulous, but I ordered the True Teal because of how it looked online. When it arrived, it was a bit more vibrant of a teal color (and resembled the Makita tools, which my husband uses.... so that's all I could associate the bag with) I was hoping for a more subtle teal, so I've ordered a new color.
Space wise these bags appear to hold a large amount, and appear to be rugged! With LL Beans guarantee, I am excited to have purchased these bags for all members of our family and plan to use them for the next stages of our lives.
June 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emmylou12 Durable
This is an extremely durable bag, I do not usually check a bag when I go on a trip, instead I cram everything into my carry on, this makes for a heavy bag as it is usually a week long trip. Therefore being so heavy, and me being lazy I resort to dragging it as I did non get the wheeled one in an effort to save weight and space in the overhead compartments (big mistake). Regardless, my bag has been dragged throughout many airports around the country and through the streets of Chicago and also through many camping trips but thanks to its black bottom it doesn't look filthy (I got the pink one) and there isn't a single tear on it.
June 1, 2016