Rated 5 out of 5 by ALCORS1 8 Years & counting
Fantastic bag. I use it for work every day, vacations and hunting trips. It's carried cloths, tools, it's been stuffed till I could barley zipper it closed! It's been rained on, snowed on dropped in the mud and washed a hundred times and for all that it's been through the only wear it has is one of the ears on one of the clasps broke off but the clasp still works and there is a small tear in the fabric were one of the handles is sewn on. Most likely from me picking it up when it's been stuffed like a turkey. Wouldn't want a hard bottom, I'd just throw it out anyway, it is a duffel bag! The extra padding on the shoulder strap is great too. It makes it very comfortable when carring it over your shaouler. I have NO doubt that when I'm ready to retire it I will buy a new one.
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February 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by OlNed Great looking bag, but
I was hoping for a bag that would have a hard bottom. I think the quality of the bag lives up to llBean standards but how much would it cost to have a thin piece stiff acrylic/plastic covered with vinyl to have a floor for the bag. This would stabilize your clothes so they wouldn't roll up with the bag if it is not completely full. My plan is to purchase a piece and make my own floor but for the price of he bag it should be ready to travel right out of the package.
December 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Georgiaboy Versitle, but advertised color misleading
I love this bag, but the color wasn't as the photo in the catalog portrayed. The black trim was the same charcoal color as the rest of the bag, which makes the appearance a bit drab.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tootsall Very Convenient
We purchased two of these for a month-long trip to Southern Africa which involved a lot of flights in small planes. Although initially a bit large we just "bound them down" with luggage straps and found that they provided more than adequate room for bringing home the inevitable souvenirs. No problems experienced with zippers or straps (although we did not use the shoulder strap) and they seem to have come through the trip unscathed.
bonus: they look good and are easy to spot on baggage carousels.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5150Mom Fantastic Quality
I just ordered my 5th or 6th of this bag. We have every size now and my son loves them. We have given them as birthday gifts to friends. They are as durable as the boys who carry them. They take them camping and on all vacations even through airport baggage check in. The bag can take a beating and still performs great. No problem with fabric or zipper. The monograming adds an elegant touch to a very *Indiana Jones* style bag. Love it. Makes a nice graduation present as well. We have had them for years now. If it is from LL Bean it is made to last.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sunshine21 I wish there was a size between the medium and lg
The medium is not too big (2000 cu. inches), and the large is massive (5832 cu. inches). Somewhere in between would suit me better for typical weekend trips.
April 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ATLCustomer Looks great, but not very durable
I bought this in part because the LL Bean canvas duffle that I inherited from my parents has lasted through over thrity years of use and abuse without any problems. This one does not measure up to the usual LL Bean standards for durability. The canvas seems surprisingly soft and tore the first time that I checked it with the airlines on a flight
February 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ambi duffle bag
Bought this bag for a trip to Europe, the bag was much larger than I expected however when I got to my destination I noticed that one of the straps was ripped at the base, when I got back home I reported it to LL bean, who promptly asked me to return it for a replacement, ( I live in the Bahamas) a few weeks later I received my new bag. A good honest company to do business with.
Thank you LLBean.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bozzer710 Very Nice Duffle Bag
Medium Sunwashed bag is roomy, easily sufficient for three day travel: two slacks, three shirts, light sweater, three tees, shorts, undies, socks, two books, shaving kit, boat shoes, plus it carries on. An attractive bag in British tan, a quality purchase. Would buy another, and probably will for each of our two boys.
November 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by hgjkhjhkjghkjghkjh Disappointed
Normally I love LL Bean products so this bag was a little disappointing. Quality is great, Zipper sticks a little. The cinch straps serve no purpose on this small bag and only get in the way and get caught on things. The pocket on the side is very small and just barely holds a wallet and car keys. I ordered the British Khaki and had LL Bean embroider my name on the side BUT the color of thread they use is the same color as the bag making it very hard to see. The problem with this bag is not the quality, but the poor design.
August 4, 2012