Rated 5 out of 5 by SJ0338 It is what it is
My parents bought me this bag for Boy Scouts almost 20 years ago, and since then it has been on innumerable trips and it simply will not quit. It's not flashy and it's certainly not exciting, but it ends up going everywhere with me - it goes on business trips (makes an excellent carry on), weekend trips, camping trips, vacations, you name it.
Rugged and durable, to this day it still holds more than I think it will, and more importantly - everything works. The straps are still in great shape, the compression straps still work, the zipper doesn't stick and the handles are comfortable. Honestly, this thing doesn't show even the slightest wear. I never thought I'd be writing a review of a duffel bag, but this thing is awesome. Honestly, it's the best kind of gear - it does everything you ever wanted a bag to do, and it works forever, so you never have to buy again. What else do you want out of a bag?
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by EvolutionWoman Medium is larger than expected
I was surprised that the medium was so large. I purchased these for my kids to use as sleepover bags. These could easily hold enough for a week-long trip. I'm very pleased with the size.
I cannot speak to how well the fabric, straps, and zippers hold up, but thanks to the generous guarantee I know that if any issues do arise L.L. Bean will replace the item.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alsod Customer Service
While I cannot speak for the quality/durability of the bag (just received the product and it is a gift), I can speak very highly of the customer service I received. I ordered these bags monogrammed for my son's soccer coaches as thank you gifts. Unfortunately I was a bit last-minute and ordered them Sunday evening prior to their final Saturday game (only a 6-day lead time). To my surprise the online order predicted arrival on Thursday and I called to confirm. I spoke with a lovely woman who went out of her way to recheck my order in the system and confirmed that I should have it by Thursday. To my second surprise, the bags (3 of them) arrived on Tuesday morning...just a day and a half after I ordered them. The colors look great, the size is ideal, and the monogramming is perfect. I couldn't be happier.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by set50470001 Tough Bag and Great Size
I was looking for a simple everyday duffle bag for camping and small trips and this bag was perfect. The middle is a great size for a long weekend trip. It's built well and handled our camping trip with no problem. The bag is also waterproof and nothing inside got wet when it rained on the bag.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by freemountaineer Good value
Just received this bag, looks sturdy, attractive Blue pattern and color. Disappointed in the monogramming, which was on top and white, so not easily seen.
October 20, 2014
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