Rated 5 out of 5 by JTinPA wow! it's special!!
i've been lugging around smaller bags for years - jamming things into luggage that just wasn't big enough for seven days. and i dredded packing, even for a trip to the caribbean. so for a february trip to cancun, i sought a bigger bag and one for my wife - and did the pullman large ever do the trick!!! it's not a carryon for all those people who feel it is necessary to disrupt us with your lugging luggage on-board. but it is the most wonderful addition. so deep, so wide, so long - then a zippered compartment which adds an even deep dimension! the large bag is more than enough for a 7-day trip. and for those bothered by no holding straps, pack more or put favorite pillow on top and you'll sleep better too. and this luggage is very stylish and recognizable on the carousel. buy it now ... you won't regret it!
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mtnrunner AMAZING CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Wow, LLBean has always been a great company to deal with, but they have really gone above and beyond on my recent replacement of this suitcase. First of all, it's a really great suitcase, the problem is that I stuff it so full every time, that eventually, the zipper tore a little on the corner. It took almost 5 years for this to happen, and the fault is really mine. But they have a fantastic return policy, and replaced it for me free of charge, including the monogramming. Not only that, but yesterday, I received a box in the mail from LLBean containing several items I had neglected to take out of my old suitcase! I was very, very impressed by that! But back to the suitcase, buy it, you'll love it! Lots of great pockets and no matter how much I stuff it, it is always under 50 lbs!
February 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SusanLM Doesn't meet airline carry-on requirements
I bought this bag, and it's very nice. But I returned it because it doesn't meet carry-on requirements of a major carrier (United), which are 22 x 14 x 9. When it does, I'll buy it again!
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nickname1001 Great bag - large, lightweight, and durable
I've had this bag for about 4 years and have used it for numerous domestic and international trips - most recently a 6-week trip to Australia that included 2 international and 6 domestic flights. I've primarily used it as a carry on and never have been challenged by any airline for the size of the bag. I've found it fits best in overhead bins with the wheels out. The soft side/top of the bag makes it easy to squash into carry on space and less likely to be damaged on the few times that I check the bag.
For me, it's a perfect combination of durability, light weight, and generous size. I saw some reviewers want the bag to be just a tad smaller to be sure it will pass all airlines' rules. But that extra 3/4" makes a big difference to me. I often carry a tripod and some other long items that won't fit easily in most carry on bags, but they fit in this bag. And I like the side pockets - I use one for my "3-1-1" bag, which simplifies security lines.
My two complaints with the bag are that it doesn't have internal cinch straps or an "add-a-bag" strap. Those seem like obvious and very basic features. I bought a extra bag strap that I loop through the soft grab handle on the top - it has worked okay for 3 years, but I imagine I'll probably wear out the fabric on that handle sooner than necessary.
My current bag is still in great shape, but I'm getting bored with the black, so I've been searching for a second bag as an alternate. I've been briefly attracted by features on other bags - expandable, laptop sleeve, etc. But I've ultimately passed on those bags and have come back to this one as the best balance of size, light weight, and features for me. So I just placed my order for the same bag in blue!
February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheCousin Rolls over Ice and Snow
A recent journey home required us to drag our Carryalls up and down curbs, on and off buses, and over sidewalks and streets covered in snow and ice. I was afraid we might have damaged the wheels, but I can see that all three Carryalls are in excellent condition, and survived the trip much better than we did. They are also light enough that, even stuffed with clothing, they were below the 50 lb. maximum for airline travel.
January 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by NorthernNights Rolling Pullman - Medium
We spent 3 weeks in Italy rolling this bag across just about every surface imaginable and it held up well. At time it would have been nice to have a bit bigger wheels to handle the cobbles but overall it did great. All the pockets were a very nice feature. We would have liked to have the zippers on the mesh pocket oriented "on top" with the top open. The way the zippers are now, the clothes kind of dump out because the zipper opens on the bottom edge. One other thing we found out, similar to another person's comments was that the bag is a tad over 22." This caused a problem on British Air since the bag did not fit the carry on test frame BA uses. No matter how we tried to cram it, we couldn't get it in because of the rigid plastic frame. Just shave 3/4" off or so and it would be better.
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Valeroo Great for business travel
I purchased this bag about 6 months ago and use it regularly for business and personal travel. Even though it's small, you can fit a surprisingly large amount of stuff in it. Love all the side and front pockets. Great to stuff books, water bottle or other small items in. Keeps business attire in place and wrinkle free. Super light for hoisting into overhead bins and sturdy enough for airline travel.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WelshTerrierFan Welsh Terrier Fan
I love this bag! I have the tote, also and it is really nice. I used this bag last week on a trip flying, it was so easy to put in the overhead because it is so lightweight. I bought the blue and it is a beautiful color!! I would highly recommend this bag. I have the LL Bean set of three packing bags which fit nicely in this bag. Great product!!
September 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BobbyLou7 Huge bag!
Loved the light weight of this bag. Extra-large size was actually more space than needed for a 20 day trip. Wheels held up well to cobblestones & stairs. Not waterproof - some clothes got soaked when bag was being switched from one plane to another at a rainy airport.
September 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Qarisma Finally the perfect lightweight carry on
I was looking for a compact yet lightweight carry on, and this one fit the bill. As others mentioned, getting the balance right so it stands on its own can be tricky, but most of the time it stays upright. The tradeoff is it's very lightweight, which is a priority for me (I'm short and can't lift heavy bags overhead).
I have owned this bag for a year now - it went all over Europe, India, and lots of places in America, and it still looks almost new. Fabric, zippers, wheels have all held up perfectly. It's very roomy for its size - I pack light but it was all I needed for a month-long trip. In India, I watched others struggle to fit their bags under train seats or in small spaces, and mine just slid right in. I've owned a lot of carry on bags, and this one is BY FAR the best!
August 22, 2013