Rated 1 out of 5 by OldBeansCustomer Very disappointing; sent it back
I've bought a number of excellent luggage pieces from Beans over the years, and I was surprised and disappointed when I took this one out of the box. I sent it back.
First, I think the dimensions are misleading. The web page gives 273/4"H x 171/4"W x 10"D, 5,634 cu. in. Since those dimensions come to 4787 cu. in., they must be assuming that if stuffed--the bag is completely unstructured on the front side and will push out somewhat--the capacity will increase 18% above the actual dimensions of the unpacked bag. However, like at least one other Beans bag I have, this one is tapered and smaller on the top. (I don't understand why. It makes the bag hold less.) 17 1/4 x 10 is the dimensions of the bottom. The top is 15 x 9. Moreover, the bag, excluding the wheels, is 27". So, if my arithmetic is right, the dimensions of the bag provide about 4151 cu in. before expansion. This is about the capacity of my old Beans medium pullman (I stood them side by side), and this is supposed to be extra large.
Second, this is basically a duffle bag on wheels. The bag does have one separate shoe compartment, accessible from the outside, and a separate thin mesh-faced section under the cover, but other than that, the bag has no tie-downs or dividers at all. For the price, I would expect elastic tie-downs, etc. The inner lining is also not well tacked down, so it does not provide a flat surface for laying clothes down.
All in all, not what I expected from a piece of Beans luggage.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAPAED54 Vacation Ready
I just came back from an 8 day vacation to Disney with my wife, and grandson. I stuffed this bag with 35 lbs. of clothes, came back with it bulging with 40 lbs. Not that I'm surprised, but the zippers held up very well, plenty of room, lots of nooks & cranny's. I now believe I can do all my traveling with this sturdy luggage, even out of the U.S. which we have been doing. I will now buy the carry-on piece. BUY THIS LUGGAGE!! Don't forget the LIFETIME WARRANTY.
September 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChickDoc Just right
All of our old suitcases died at the same time, so before a recent overseas trip I bought 4 of these, one in each color, for myself, my husband and our 2 teenage daughters. The size is perfect for a week's worth of clothes, plus space for souvenirs. There are plenty of pockets and the main compartment is very roomy. The wheels worked well on cobblestone streets and other rough terrain. The quality is excellent, and it is good to know that if anything goes wrong, LLBean will replace them with no questions asked. Four thumbs up!
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelingKid Great size, easy to pack and roll
Love, love this suitcase. Packing carefully, there was enough room for me to pack for a month's travel in Europe and still carry on the plane. We have done this for the last 3 yrs. Now I am asking to please, please make this bag in a spinner w/4 wheels. Getting older and with the extra LLBean travel brief case on top it is getting a little heavy for me to pull in the airports. I would recommend this bag to anyone and would buy it again in a heartbeat .
May 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by geodavky Great bag!
As I sat in the waiting area on my return flight from a 3 week trip to New Zealand where I took this bag I watched the family next to me pick up their department store rolling bag as it fell over several times (the handle hit the lady next to me) and thought that's what you get for buying a cheap bag.
This bag is great! Holds more than you can imagine (I had it filled with 47 lbs of shoes and clothing!). The side pocket works great for extra shoes. LL Bean does it again! Highly recommended.
April 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CampingFamilyVA Love This Carryall!!
I was searching for a bag to take us through our next 3 trips without paying the baggage fee. I figured I had nothing to lose as 3 trips avoiding baggage fees both ways paid for the suitcase itself. This suitcase went above and beyond! Paired with packing cubes I was able to get a weeks worth of clothes in this bag. (this from someone who usually chooses the largest suitcase possible and still manages to overpack). I was concerned about the bag being 1" over regulation size. I called LL Bean and read reviews assuring others that they had never had a problem so I figured I could try it and if prohibited from using the bag I could always return it. No worries, it fits in the overhead perfectly. I got the Plum color-very pretty. Dark, subtle color. I'm in LOVE with this suitcase!!!
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAPAED54 Plenty of room
Delivery was fast, (3day's). At first glance I thought it wasn't going to be big enough, so I pre packed for my future 8 day trip before I returned it for a bigger LLBean piece of luggage. Was I surprised, room to spare. Quality is fantastic, handle, and wheel's are not at all flimsy, the nylon fabric, and zipper's seem heavy duty strong. We have other brand name luggage, but I think this is going to be my #1 piece of luggage. Now I know why I buy LLBean merchandise, even my winter work boots are LLBean. I think I am going to get my wife to look at buying LLBean luggage before our next trip. You guy's ROCK!
Did you ever try to return something to a store a few year's after you have bought it? FORGETTABOUTIT.
Not at LLBean.
March 22, 2014
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