Rated 4 out of 5 by JanRG Needs another handle
I've used this bag for 3 years now. It's gone around the world. My only complaint is that it really needs another handle for carrying. I can easily get 50 pounds of clothing in it. Sometimes it is too heavy for me to carry up stairs. If the stairs are wide enough 2 people can carry it using the top handles. Sometimes that just doesn't work. There is a handle on the one end but not the end with the wheels. It could really use a handle on that end also.
This bag has taken a beating and has held up great.
July 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hello1000 Good carry one with lots of pockets
I like the design with the separate back pocket where I put my electronics I have to take out at security and easy zipper pocket in the front for liquids you have to take out. It packs a ton.
Two problems: when it is full the top of the back where the wheels are gets caught in the overhead bins. And it doesn't stand up.
June 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by BabsBlue Wont Stand Up
This bag would be great if it would stand up. We took it on one trip and it was incredibly aggravating trying to get through secuity, waiting at gates, and waiting for transportation with a wheeled carry on that kept falling down. We adjusted the weight distribution several times and it continued to be a problem. I have several pieces of LLBean Luggage from the Adventure Collection and love them all, this one, no. I returned it after it's one and only trip.
February 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DTMARZ Great Flexable Traveler
I've been using this bag for over three now and have NO complaints. I travel about 30 times a year and check my bag every time, unless rushed. The Bag shows no wear or tear.
The storage capacity typically hold 4 to 5 day worth of clothes for me. I like that ... in a pinch It will fit in the overhead compartments on the airplane.
I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone who travels a lot.
October 27, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bozo51 Doesn't Hold Up to Airline Travel
I've purchased three of these bags, one medium and two smaller ones over the past five years and looking back I'm not sure why I bought the last two. They simply don't hold up to airline travel or rollong on concrete sidewalks.
First, the fabric is frayed on the bottom. The wheels are probably too small. Second, the joints, also on the bottom are splitting open.
Its a shame because otherwise the bags are perfect for my use.
August 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by PKR8 Doesn't stand up
The nature of this type of bag is that it does not stand up on its own very well - unless packed full with flat items on the bottom when on end. This is an inconvenience when in an airport, especially if moving thru a long security line. A spinner-type bag with 4 wheels is better for that.
Also, the wheels are a bit close together and the bag tends to wobble if grabbed in a hurry.
Otherwise, though, the bag is very good - well-made and holds a lot. Reasonable price, too. It performs well for what it is, but I need something else. Nothing against the bag.
July 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hamish Good bag but wobbly
This is a pretty good bag, with plenty of space and pockets for a 3 or 4-day trip. It could be improved, however. First, the wheel base could be a little wider to keep it from starting to wobble when pulled. I have to slow down or stop to get it to settle. Second, I would make the handle arms about 3 or 4 inches longer. I am 6ft tall and the handle is a little low for comfort.
May 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by thriftyshopperlaw Great Carry On Roller
I bought this for my boyfriend who does a lot of traveling. We've been so happy with it. Easy to pack and durable. Plus it fits nicely in the overhead bins.
April 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by rs63 Very nice bag
This bag worked vary well for a five day trip. Easy to pack, fit in overhead on large plane but was gate checked on connecter flights on regional jets. Pack heavy or stiff things on bottom and it stands with no problems. Great handle and wheels.
September 30, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by ExtensiveTraveler A Legend Dies
I purchased the large size, and when it came it looked flimsy. So I got out my Sportsman gear bag that I purchased in 1995 and did a side by side comparison.The older bag which was manufactured in Maine,USA, is made of a thicker more durable material. All of the seams and the zippers are double stitched. This bag has traveled the World extensively for 16 years, and has many more years left in it. The new bag is made of a thinner material,with cheaper zippers, and the seams aren't taped and stitched the same as the older bag, and the main compartment zipper and seams are only single stitched, where they need to be double stitched the most. I won't use this bag, for where I go when I travel is usually off the beaten path, and my bags have to be durable, for they get tossed around quite a bit.I gave it to a friend that just simply goes from cab to airport to plane to cab to hotel.This is a shame, because the Sportsman name is a legend that has obviously passed on.
July 10, 2011