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 3 out of 5 by good2behonest Great bag but very disappointed with monogramming
I ordered 6 of the medium duffle bags as holiday gifts for my kids and my nieces and nephews (ages 7-10). I chose to have the bags monogrammed which was an additional fee of $8 per bag. When the bags were delivered I opened the package to check out the bags. The bag itself is very spacious and very high quality, which is the reason I chose to order a LL Bean product. The kids will get many years of use with them whether it is travel, sleepovers, sports, etc. However, I am extremely disappointed with the monogramming. The size of the monogram is very small and lost compare to the size of the bag. It doesn't matter which font you choose. I ordered the girls bags with one font and used a different font for the boys bags and neither of the monograming stands out. Also the location of the monogram I didn't care for (right above zipper compartment). The LL Bean monogram/logo (on front bottom right corner) stands out more than the monogrammed name I paid for. I wish I could have "previewed" the size and location prior to ordering. I would have never had the bags monogrammed and would have saved myself close to $50 had I known that!! Overall the bag is 5+ stars and monogramming is 1 star.
December 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Uberimma Ripped out after 2 trips
We are expats and I return to the States 2-4 times a year for work. Every time, I load up with all the things we can't get where we live now, so I need a bag that can not only be loaded with 50 lbs of stuff, but can survive the trip at that weight. This bag isn't it. It came through the first trip fine, but after the first leg of the second one the handle ripped right out, taking its seam with it and leaving me with a bag with a gaping hole. The guarantee is great, but not if you don't have time to send the bag back and get a replacement before your return trip!
December 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mum23also Great Bag...but no girly colours
I love these bags, I have ordered them as gifts for years. My only criticism is that there is only one (purple) girly colour. As a mom to three little girls I wanted to order these bags as Christmas gifts and wanted to get them different colours. Where did the pink go that was offered in pervious years? How about adding some feminine colours LLBean!
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CyclinMama To China, Kazakhstan, and everywhere between
This is simply a great bag. We've had ours for almost 10 years and it's never let us down. It's giant. It wears like iron. The shoulder strap is comfortable. You can fit anything in it. In fact, we have to be careful that if we fill it full we do so with ski clothes or other light stuff or it's too heavy to carry.
This bag has been around the world and back again several times and it still looks a works great.
Thanks LL Bean!
November 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoCACutie Good!
I've owned many LL Bean items ... I really love these duffels.
I have the canvas bags which are tough, but much heavier to carry than these duffels. I use this extra large duffel to store off-season clothing in my closet.
November 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by TravelinTheBackRoads Kinda pricey for what you get
Green is darker than what my monitor shows--actually a dark hunter green. Everything about this bag is lighter weight material than one I already own, made years ago. Unless bag is tightly filled, or cardboard is placed in bottom for reinforcement, a few items in it will cause the bottom to sag. It's OK for what I'm going to use it for.
November 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MDLBrooklyn 11years and still going strong
I bought this about 11 years ago. I have used it over 50 times as checked luggage international/continental/multiple legs (as well as on road trips). It is only now beginning to show a little wear! Absolutely amazing. I hope that the current product has the same integrity as this one.
November 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DislocatedMainer Good Quality, Just Not What I was Expecting
I like the bag alright, it lives up to LL Bean quality. However, I was expecting with a name like "duffle" for it to be more like a gym bag, with internal pockets and large external pockets. The one external pocket is very small and is barely big enough to fit my keys, wallet & phone. Good for travel, but not so good for everyday/gym use, which is what I purchased it for. Again, it is a good item, this isn't a bad review. I just expected more pockets & storage.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KnitKnutSailor Long overdue review
I purchased two of the XL duffles for my two children about ten years ago.
They have been to and from summer camps, packed to the gills, shoved under bunks, filled with smelly clothing to return and be washed and look like new.
I used both bags to carry well over 50 lbs of medical supplies in each on two separate medical missions from New York to Bhutan. They were strapped to the top of buses as we rode up and down mountainous yak paths in all kinds of weather. My colleagues had purchased hockey bags that ended up ripping (and risked losing needed supplies). The supplies in the llbean bags were dry and intact.
Kids are now in their 20's, and these bags are still being used to haul important "stuff" to and from universities and apartments and new travel adventures.
October 14, 2013