Rated 3 out of 5 by StupidNickname12 "Water Resistant" but my clothes got wet
This bag is a nice light weight. But I'm with the other recent reviewers who say it's not so great for airline travel. The clothes in the old duffel we've used for years (another brand) were dry while the ones in this bag were wet after our flight. The performance on this first trip is what I would have expected from a cheaper bag. Its shape also makes it less roomy than I expected from the measurements.
July 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Coryg15 I SO wanted to love this bag.
First off, my son has an older (7+ years) extra large adventure duffle and it is fabulous.I bought a canvas one and it punctured and ripped on the second trip but LLBean promptly exchanged it for the large buffalo plaid adventure duffle. I've had it less than one year and have used it on four flights. The good: it is roomy, the wheels glide like a dream, and the color...well I could spot it a mile away. The bad: the clothes shift all over inside the bag, it IS NOT WATERPROOF (my clothes were soaked after the bags sat outside in mild rain during loading), and you cannot stand it up while waiting in line. It is also unwieldy getting it up and down stairs and there are no pockets inside. Also, on the last leg of the trip, I notice two small tears in the corners of the bag and wear on the rear handle by the wheels. To say I love the color of the bag is an understatement but I too will be returning it and getting something other than a bean bag for airline travel. I LOVE their carry on duffles for car travel but I can't recommend the current rolling duffles. Sorry.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gaileee Best bag ever
This bag held more gear than a large rolling suitcase. I highly recommend this item...it was well worth my investment on a recent camping trip. The bag carried my tent, 3 chairs plus a lot of other items.
July 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jayindc Tips over but hold a lot
I bought 2 of these rolling duffles for a child moving to Europe who needed lightweight suitcases that hold a lot. These do hold lots of clothes but they do not stand up and are very hard to manage as they tip over frequently if not careful and do not stand up. No hard bottom. Big disadvantage.
July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SSeacoastNH Excellent quality - very roomy!
This is a great size for a weeklong trip or so, or a weekender for multiple people. Love love love the color (we got the darker green, not the Loden). The quality is great. We just got it yesterday so if it doesn't hold up I'll revise my review but I can't imagine it won't - it is LL BEAN! I didn't notice if it said this in the description but the interior "fabric" looks like it is waterproof material! Like the kind of material used for bags you bring kayaking. Also has both a retractable plastic handle and a soft fabric handle for rolling, the bottom is solid and heavy. I imagine this is going to be used on many trips in my family! I love it and will be buying more LL bean luggage in the future. So happy with this purchase.
July 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by makyol Very disappointed in XL and L Rolling Duf's
I bought both the XL and L rolling varieties. Although they visually looked appealing out of the box, the construction was sub-par. The floor of the bag is not solid; your clothes are right up against the "ribs" of the extending handle, which result in wrinkling. The fabric got extremely stained during normal TSA handling, and even ripped in several places. I couldn't believe that I had to return both bags after one use. I was so disappointed!
I do not recommend these bags for airline travel. They may be ok for hauling sports gear (balls, bats) around town, but they won't stand up to anything with a sharp edge or rough handling. The fabric simply isn't strong enough.
June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rollingduffler Favorite gift to buy
I buy this for all bar and bat mitzvah kids, as well as others having special birthdays. I know it will last a loooong time, and be extremely useful. Everyone has loved it - even those who are harder to please.
June 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by AlaskaTeacher Not nearly as I expected
So disappointed in this rolling duffel bag. It is light weight and roomy but it easily flips over once packed. First trip on the airline and one clip strap has been ripped out. I'm sure it's more due to damage from the airlines since the bag is also completely filthy. So disappointed that this bag couldn't handle one airline trip without showing major damage.
May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopFromTX Great graduation gift.
I have been buying this bag for years as it makes a swell high school graduation gift especially for those leaving home to attend college. The option to monogram makes it even better (free with LLBean visa card). All my relatives now have one if they wanted it or not.
I use mine for transferring gear to backpacking destinations and it has worked out very well. Quite amazing how much junk can be stuffed into one of these. Mine has held up well to the rigors of air travel.
When I visited my daughter at college a few years back, her dorm had a separate closet/room where all the luggage was stored. I was amazed how many LLBean bags were in there.
May 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by FAEM Stuck with this bag
I bought this duffle for my husband and it is awful. It is heavy even before you put anything in it and with just two wheels it doesn't stand up on its own. Can't remember how many times we've tripped over it while at the airline ticket counter or at a hotel desk. It needs to be changed.
April 24, 2015