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 Trees57 Basic duffle with no features
This duffle begs for pockets and compartments to segregate items. Works for just shoving a bunch of clothes in, such as for car camping.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by onthemovemom626 Great all around bag
A few years ago we bought a medium one for everyone in our house. We have used them for checked as well as carry on luggage. They have been on school trips with our sons and are rarely left at home when we go away. We frequently use an airline with a 14kg checked bag weight restriction, my traditional suitcase weighs 1/3 of this empty. After a complete workout they have come out ahead of our more expensive traditional luggage. They are lightweight, durable and the colours make them easy to spot on luggage carrousels. With careful packing I can fit clothes for a week in the medium, the large works well for longer trips and the small makes a great PE bag for my son.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JamesTheGiant Great Bag
I bought the large Duffle bag last summer for long trips. Since then I have used it multiple times. The large size was perfect for long trips (1-2 weeks) and accommodated all of my things for these long periods of time. Although when I wanted to use it for just a couple of days, I found it much too large. I still used it and noticed it was still an okay size because it could be squished in the trunk of the car due to the lack of clothes inside of it. The material is very durable and the blue jay colour is fantastic! I really love the monogramming on it and the colour. The zipper can be a bit annoying at times because of the flap that goes over top once it is zipped up but the zipper doesn't stick and is big enough not to break off, etc. The strap is also very comfortable although I find that when I use the straps instead of the handles, the bag folds in half, which can become a nuisance. So when I use the over-the shoulder strap, I also try to carry it by the handles as well.
The only suggestion I have when buying the bag is to know exactly what it will be used for and choose a size accordingly.
March 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nanthan Definitely not waterproof!
LL Bean describes this bag as "water resistant." In January traveled by air from upstate NY to NC and checked this bag in. Must have been raining when I transferred in Baltimore, because when I opened the bag in NC I found most of the clothes in it wet. Was not a happy customer that I had to rewash and dry everything packed in this bag. Disappointed with poor quality.
March 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeanInNY Adventure Duffle, SMALL
The SMALL duffle is just the right size for the gym, or as a carry-on that holds my electronics, camera, tablet, book, and more.
Haven't used the cinch straps. In and out of the bag too often. Cinch straps probably more useful on larger duffles that are shoved into airline overhead bins.
Although I haven't used it, the "comfort carry" shoulder strap has just the right curve and "stickiness" for me - even when very lightly loaded it stays on my shoulder. But the duffle is small enough that it is easy to carry and when necessary the duffle's handles fit easily over the telescoping handle of my luggage for easy rollability.
PERFECT for me... The only improvement I would have liked would be a hook on the inside to hold keys, etc.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnAlaskan Great but I had to modify it
This is a very well built duffle. I bought it to replace my aging gym bag and the size is completely perfect. It carries all my gear plus swimming snorkel, exercise clothes and shoes. But I had to modify it and I suggest this modification to L.L.Bean. It needs an external mesh pocket to dry your swimming suit.
I took it to a local gear shop and had them remove the extra security straps from the top and sew on a cargo mesh pocket on the opposite side from the existing dry pocket. This bag needs the external mesh pocket for a swimming suit!
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuvToWander Love the color
The Sea Holly green is a great design and color. You won't miss it on the baggage belt! I got the small size and it is too small for my needs. It still has all the great construction qualities of its larger siblings but I need something between the small and the medium size( which I already have.) It is going back. I kept hoping I could find a reason to keep it because I really love the color, but I really can't use something this small.
February 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cloudnine superior quality
OMG. The description does not do it justice. It is more than I expected. It is heavy duty, yet light. It is so thick in nylon (which most competitors use polyester) that the interior a literally lined. The top also has two reinforcement straps.
February 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by pmcjr Great Duffle
I wanted the small duffle for travel essentials not packed in my carry on luggage, while it will work for that, it's actually larger than I expected...but I wouldn't call it big. I'm using it as a gym bag and it's perfect. It's well made, sturdy and has easy access. The two buckles that go across the top are a good alternative to the zipper. I like it a lot.
January 21, 2014