Rated 1 out of 5áby Rustie Not worth it
I purchased this carry on to go to Maine on vacation. It is NOT a carry on it does not fit in the over head . It cost me $50.00 as a checked bag. Does Not roll right handle twists and wobbles all over.
If I had known this I would never had purchased it
Bag also had damage on the bottom that I didn't see right away because I did not un package it until the day before we left for vacation .had to duck tape the hole.
September 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby Russ81 Stuck handle
I purchased this bag around a year ago for a Europe trip.
Leaving for Europe on Sunday and when I started to pack the handle is jammed and will not budge. Now it can't be used.
September 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5áby VtKeen Top Heavy
This is a great bag size wise and is plenty durable, but I bought it for airline travel and it tipped right over when I rushed to make a flight.
When I go home I checked the wheel span compared to an LLBean suitcase and was surprised how narrow it is.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Jeeden Great bag, others aren't using it correctly
This bag is great. It is a different fabric than you might think. Try zooming way in on the photo and you can see the texture. It is a very durable fabric that looks good and is almost "silky". My big points:
- Fabirc is durable
- looks great and great colors
- Fabric isn't marking from travel
- Extra large size could hold a body
- Can pull from handles on side or slide out handle
- Wheels are great
- Zippers smooth as silk that never jam
To those unhappy for all the reasons below, cobblestone streets, stick to the pavement. To those who can't stand it up, it's a DUFFLE, although you can stand and lean it against something like any other pullman. A bonus is that the bottom holds the wheels and handle, but isn't really thick and bulky like others.
I am a big guy with big clothes and always have lots of gear. I pack it to the gills every time and it doesn't have a mark on it after road trips, cruises, airlines, etc.
July 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby rtw30606 Wobble wobble wobble
While there are many good features of this bag, they are far outweighed by its inability to roll smoothly. Calling it a "rolling bag" is a misnomer as it wobbles more than rolls and you end up just trying to drag it along on its end or picking it up by the handles and lugging it along. It's a basic design issue as the wheel base is too narrow. Don't even consider it if you have to take it on cobbled or stone streets.
I wish there were a Large option as we also have the Extra Large but it's really too big. Large would be a more practical size and the wheel base would be wide enough to roll evenly.
June 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby MomandMore Great carry on
I really like this bag as a rolling carry on. The bag overall is pretty light considering it has wheels. The fabric is not as thick as the backpacks or duffles but I was expecting that based on others reviews. As long as it holds up to use, I would find this more appealing because it is lighter. If this bag had come in size large, I would have prefered that size. The XL was too big. The medium will be fine for a few days but will probably be too small as an only bag on a week vacation.
March 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby SummerGirlForever Love it!
This is the best piece of luggage! I have used this as my one suitcase for many different trips over the past 5 years, and have been impressed with everything about it. This luggage has been checked on airlines, thrown in buses, and it holds-up. I was worried about things getting smashed or broken in it since it is only material with no "structure" in the sides. I have never had anything smashed or broken. I just pack all the breakables in the center, and I have been fine. Even a medium-size mirror I always travel with has never broken. There is a lot of room in this luggage! I rarely fill it up. Just when you think it is full, there is always more room on the sides, in a pocket, etc. It is very lightweight too.
January 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Barbwyr Fantastic Bag!
I LOVE this bag. I am able to fit everything for a week away in this bag including phone and netbook accessories in the pockets. I travel with a desktop fan to help me sleep and it fits perfect in the end pocket. I don't use the carry strap on the bag so I use it on a carryon bag I carry a couple times a week. I even just bought an extra strap for my daughter to use on her saxophone case.
It's a big bag but it's nice to be able to pack everything in one place.
January 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby eddieburg the most frustrating piece of luggage i own
I've had this bag for about a year. This is the worst piece of luggage I own. I hesitate to use it because I can't take it anywhere without if falling over. The wheels are too far inboard to provide any stability. Any reasonable attempt to take off a curb, or make moderate turns results in the bag laying over on its side. This is even worse if you try to set something like a laptop on top. I would not recommend it to anyone.
Another dissapointment I had was in the monogramming. The only thread color available is black. Put the monogram on a dark colored piece of luggage like this one and you can't see the monogram. Bean should offer at least two colors, black or white, for monogramming.
On the positive side, there is plenty of room for three or four nights stuff and lots of pockets to store things in.
December 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5áby Rhiannon8404 My son loves this bag!
We bought this bag for our 14 yo son so he would have his own piece of luggage. We bought medium so it would be the right size for a carry on. It has gone with him to Disneyland, 2 weeks in NYC and DC, CSI camp and numerous overnight trips.
One negative - the fabric is not as pictured. The picture makes you think you are getting the same type of fabric as the backpacks, but instead it is shiny and much thinner. It's still durable, just not as pictured.
August 15, 2012