Rated 4 out of 5 by JCSinTX First trip coming up...
Have used other LLB duffels with great success - like the room and particularly the sled bottom to protect them. They routinely go on two week foreign mission trips into remote country. Only disappointment on this model so far is lack of any compression straps. Like them to keep the bag tight and compact. Will buy a couple web straps and use them outside the bag. Not ideal 'cause it exposes them to wear where the cross the sled, but better than no straps.
July 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by gjay Not for overheads
We bought these because the web site stated they would work as carry-ons for airplane travel. Forget it. The size of the frame and the height of the bag mean they do not fit, when moderately full, in most airline overhead compartments. We had an embarrassing experience holding up the other passengers while we tried to stuff them in and then had to exit the plane and gate check them. Sending them back.
March 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Schuymer Not quite what I wanted
Overall it's a decent bag and travelled well. My main problem is that it is actually a bit longer than advertised and doesn't quite meet the tight airline specs for carry-on luggage. It does fit in the overhead racks (sometimes sideways) but it poses the risk of having the airline demand that it be checked as luggage and that makes the boarding procedure more stressful.
January 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by forshara Pros and cons to this piece of luggage
I recently spent 4 months traveling through Europe with this piece of luggage. The pros are that it was very sturdy and durable over the many cobblestone roads that I traveled along. Also, it easily carried everything that I needed on this trip. The cons: the width made it difficult to navigate through the isles on a train. It was also very difficult to carry, when that was necessary. It would be most helpful to have a side strap that one could pick the luggage up with. The width made it difficult to carry by my side, especially going up narrow stairways in a bed and breakfast or getting on a train. It was very awkward to handle during those times. I was extremely frustrated throughout my trip and will not be using it again on future trips. A side strap would help greatly in navigating with this suitcase, especially when one has 45-50 pounds that they are trying to carry.
December 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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 5 by 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