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
Rated 5 out of 5 by LilacLane A bag to last a lifetime!
I ordered this bag for my 3 year old son to pack for camping trips and overnights at Grandma's house. It is well made and durable. I expect that he will take this to college and beyond. Has plenty of room for everything he needs. Very happy with this purchase and will probably buy more for the rest of the family!
May 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hibber108 lacking external pockets like older model
I bought this to replace the older Medium duffle model we had that was very worn in terms of color. The older one has useful pockets on each end that the new model is lacking. So not sure we will keep the new one. We will continue to use the old one, though.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DewieG Great Bag!
I received this duffle bag in a MED size, orange, as a birthday gift. Having had previous LL BEAN products, I was excited to get a bag that I needed to haul my stuff on adventures. When I received it, it was larger than I had anticipated but very much appreciated. I like brighter colors but this orange fits in well with my other "naturey" items. The material is lightweight but has the quality LLB is known for. I do wish it had more pockets for what nots, but I am totally satisfied.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MorningMist Excellent for kayaking gear
I bought this specifically to hold all of my kayaking gear for a day trip and for extended car-camping trips when I take my kayak. I use it to carry my gear from house to car and keep the car tidy during longer trips.
The large size easily holds my pfd, safety gear, cockpit duffel, mukluks, clothing, food for a day trip, kayak seat cushion, and a rolled-up Helinox chair. I take a lot of stuff even for a day trip, so I don't think the extra-large size is necessary for kayakers.
The interior of the bag is white, making it easy to find things inside. Apparently it's not 100% waterproof, but the coating seems thick and the fabric is rugged. The zipper works very smoothly. There's a small zippered pocket on the outside.
I previously used an all-vinyl waterproof duffel. It was hard to fold up (too thick and stiff). The Adventure duffel is much better and has made kayaking logistics a lot easier---just toss everything in the bag and go.
May 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by harrymacz no firm bottom
It is stated that this item has a "reinforced bottom." To me, that means, at a minimum, a cheap, removable, and fabric covered cardboard bottom. None here. It looks as if they sewed an extra piece of thin plastic on the bottom. This is not "reinforced." The bag will sag with the slightest weight.
Returned. I don't think I should have to pay return postage, but it isn't worth arguing about the meaning of reinforced.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExpatinSG Extremely durable, roomy duffle!
Last year, my family of 4 moved from the U.S. to Southeast Asia with 8 large Adventure Duffles. We didn't send a shipment when we moved, so ALL of our personal belongings came with us on the plane in these bags. They have since made 2 other roundtrips and remain in near perfect condition. To this day, the only evidence of use are a few smudges from the luggage belts or wherever. They are usually packed FULL, often heavy, and have held up as I would expect from an LLBean product. The large size is very big, they work well for long weekends.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4goods Tough, large enough to carry overnight needs
We've purchased two and will be ordering a third soon. Bought with rolling duffles for college kids, expecting to have to return them when destroyed by youthful disregard. So far, no need for that. They are tough and withstand all that my kids dish out being dragged, squished, shoved, yanked, and generally mistreated. A bargain compared to less resilient carry-ons and overnight bags.
February 16, 2015