Rated 4 out of 5 by seabeetec Love it but hate it.
I've had this bag since 2003. This duffle carries EVERYTHING. Packs great, drags great. Love it. But hate that it doesn't have a foot or something to keep it standing upright when you stand it upright (say when checking into an airline or hotel). There's no other position than in your hand or lying down. And once you've threaded or clipped two other things to it, it's not easy to change direction.
A reinforcing bar in the tail, or something of that nature would totally fix it.But as it is, it's the bag I hate to love to take.
I wish there was a "maybe" option under "would you recommend..."
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Shilton Awesome bag!
I bought the medium rolling bag and it's great! I got the orange color so it would be easily identifiable. Great color! The bag is a little smaller than I expected but not in a bad way (I wasn't really sure what to expect actually). I think they should rename this bag as the "perfect weekend get-away bag" as it can hold just about exactly the amount of stuff you'd need for a weekend (even in winter!). It seems like it would be perfect as a carry-on item on airlines, though I haven't tested this out myself. The bag is extremely light and all the handles on it make it easy to pick up from the top or on either end. I love this bag so much that I intend on buying the large version to complete my set!
December 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by LoveTheClassicsLady Medium was TOO LARGE for "carry on" requirements!
We were SO disappointed to learn that our "MEDIUM Adventure Rolling Duffle(s)" were TOO LARGE for "United Airlines" carry on requirements (We ordered them so that we would be able to simply ROLL them down the aisle of the aircraft as carry-ons!) They weren't even packed to capacity, so be aware of this fact, folks! WE just returned from a 2 week Mayan Riviera adventure. Luckily, we were allowed 2 FREE checked pieces of luggage...whew! After we checked our duffles we were concerned how they would hold up to checked baggage handling...they did GREAT (going and coming! We were really impressed, and will continue to enjoy these durable duffles, ...but NOT whenever flying. We will simply continue using our "Carryall Underseat Bag"(s), and our older "LARGE Rolling Deluxe Book Bag"
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by InternationalTexan Large Size is Great for Travel
I've got a large-sized LL Bean rolling adventure duffel and it's served me very well over multiple flights. While you might be able to get by with an XL as a checked bag, especially if you didn't fill it all the way full, the XL technically exceeds the dimensions many airlines allow for checked bags. So, if you get a picky agent, you might get charged an oversize fee for checking the XL.
However, the large size complies with the checked bag size limits for the airlines I fly. I've found that, even when packed full of clothes, the bag often only weighs around 35-40lbs when I check it, so thus far haven't had any concerns about overweight charges.
After about 10 round-trips, the bag isn't showing much wear at all. I can usually get by with just one, even when taking 10+ day trips, even over Christmas when I'm bringing heavier winter clothes. The bag is like a black hole and just keeps taking stuff.
The bag rolls very smoothly, but as others have commented, no, it doesn't stand up on its own. I was aware of that when I bought the bag, so that doesn't bother me. The other features outweigh that small downside for me. If I need to prop it up, I turn it around and lean it up against my leg.
I've had this bag for a couple of years and have been very happy with it and would gladly recommend it to others.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Televet Big, Sturdy, Reliable
Eleven flights, Four sea-going High Speed Ferry rides lashed to the deck. Jumped on by baggage handlers, thrown onto boats, dragged across airport runways wheels up (well just because they can).
We named the duffle Lulu after a Cart horse belonging to a friend. Lulu ate everything we gave him, was always ready for another adventure, never let us down.
As with all wheeled luggage put the heaviest stuff at the wheel end, and drag away!
November 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Mindy Traveler
Several years back, bought this large rolling duffle for my kids. I find myself borrowing them often. We went the extra mile and had them monogrammed making them really special. These rollers are amazing. We've probably rolled these bags a couple of hundred miles. I am able to pack two weeks worth of clothes and shoes in these things. they are absolutely enormous and expand and are still light weight. They are large enough inside to lay hang up things flat. You can fit shoes in the ends leaving plenty of space for clothes and souvenirs. The zippers work great, even though we have crammed the bag to max. A warm wash cloth and some laundry detergent cleans up the outside and they still look great. We've had these over 5 years and they still are great.
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CarolinaLLBeaner Amazing duffle bags - Amazing customer service
My friend had an LL Bean large duffle bag that my daughter had borrowed to go camping. It was so nice and could fit so much. I really loved the material so I ordered a few sizes and had them all monogrammed. It turns out my friend's bag was an "extra-large" so I ended up ordering all the wrong sizes! I was SO disappointed and even more so because I had them all monogrammed! I didn't need a large bag on wheels, I had really wanted an extra-large on wheels. I figured I was now stuck with them. But my daughter talked me into calling LL Bean, maybe they would take them back. I was doubtful and explained that it was really my error and that with the monogrammed bags I highly doubted they would take them back.
I talked to the nicest customer service rep and she said no problem! Plus she ordered me all the correct sizes on the phone. I couldn't believe it! So I now have 2 extra large rolling duffles, 1 large and 1 medium...all with monogramming... And it was all resolved and in my house by the end of the week. The bags are awesome and we have already been putting them to use. Truly amazing customer service.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by McMomma The TARDIS of luggage
We've had some medium size rolling duffles for a few years that have been wonderful for overnight and weekend trips. They are easy pack and to maneuver for both adult and child (age 5+.) Recently we had to travel cross country for a combination business/pleasure trip. This meant packing a combination of business attire, evening wear, and camping/hiking/surfing wear. Using 2 extra-large and 2 medium bags we were able to fit everything for a family of 4 for a 10 day trip. The extra large bags are so spacious that we we were even able to pack wet suits, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads. There was even room on the way home for a few "extras" that we picked up from a theme park. One of the XL bags we purchased was blue and it really was bigger on the inside...
October 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sunshine1971 Tipped over
Other reviews mention putting heavier things at wheel-end to help it not tip over when standing on end. I had stuff for overnight, winter coat and a pair of shoes, all on the lighter weight of things. I put the heaviest at the wheel-end and it still wouldn't stand up. Returning it as I feel this will be the normal luggage items for a bag this size (medium). On the positive side, it was light weight and easy to roll. I liked that it had several ways to carry it.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adel Great LLB service
I got an Adventure Rolling Duffle XL, travelled to Australia with this bag 3 times and to Europe 5 times, after the last trip the bag got stuck in a Airport luggage transport and ripped part of the plastic around the bottom side. Brought it back to US and got a replacement from LLB no charge. The new one is a bit different but is still travelling, again 4 times to Europe and sustained heavy duty work (travelling in trains all over central Europe) and looks like new. The bag is a bit heavy.
September 19, 2014