Rated 5 out of 5 by StuB Holds a ton and still able to carry on airplane
I grabbed this bag as I needed a carry-on for a flight. I was very impressed with how much it held. I was able to pack 4 days of clothes for my son and I in this bag. The shoulder strap is very comfortable and I also like the fact that I can wear it as a backpack if needed. This bag is practical, durable, and holds much more than you would think. A keeper for sure!
December 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by GoingGoing Yes and No
I wanted something super lightweight as a carry-on for long trips. This bag was almost perfect, but in the end I decided it was a little too big for me to lug around fully loaded. When I filled it up, it was over 15 pounds and too bulky for my purposes. For a bigger, stronger person it might be great, but I reluctantly returned it.
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by scolacch Almost Perfect Luggage/Pack
This is an outstanding pack. It carries much more than one would think and it's very well made. Because it's soft it is very easy to store overhead in airplanes since it molds nicely to any space available. The suitcase style is great when you are living out of the bag for a few days. The only constructive suggestion I have is to add compression straps on the sides so when the bag is not full it can still be carried effectively.
August 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Podgirl Spacious, durable, easy to carry
I used this for a five week trip through Asia and Europe. With the use of packing cubes it was easy to organize the interior. It fit well in the overhead bins and the straps stowed away for the times I checked the bag. This bag can hold a LOT-a pair of shoes, pants, shorts, shirts, a big toiletries bag, magazines and more. Highly recommended.
August 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MIJOE Nice, but limitations.
Good idea, but needs to be fully packed to feel right as a back pack. As others stated, a jack of all trades but master of none. I returned it. Can understand why it is great for some, but like a good pack more than a suitcase I can wear on my back. Thanks LL Bean for having something so interesting, this one was not for me.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spiffster Great Pack For 1-Week Trip
Wow. This is a great pack for air travel to distance places. The listing doesn't guarantee that it will quality as a "carry-on", so I thought I would feel guilty as "the guy with the giant carry-on". But it's so much more compact than some of the things people are taking onto planes these days. Easily fits into overhead cargo space.
Doesn't have a waist strap, so it's not great for 8-hour hikes. But it sure beats lugging a suitcase up and down the streets of San Francisco. So happy to throw away my old big bulky carry-on with wheels that weighed more, took up more space, and held less.
No laptop sleeve, but your laptop will easily slip next to your clothes in the main pocket.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MegW Great pack!
This is a great pack. It holds a tremendous amount of stuff!
July 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Traveltime1 Functional
Purchased this travel bag before my trip to Florida. Very functional with plenty of room for travel items. Went for 5 days and had room to spare. Handles were convenient as were the backpack straps. Could even use the pack straps storage area for extra room if need be. I was looking for a nice carry-on bag without the wheels and handles and this bag met my needs.
July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by marialt AWESOME pack!
Bought two of these for my sons. One went on a 5 day school band trip to Disneyworld, and it was great because he was able to easily carry his instrument through the airport and have his luggage on his back. My other son used it for a 7 week trip 'hosteling' through Southeast Asia, and he said the pack was perfect! He liked it because he didn't have to worry about 'checked luggage', and it was just the right size, pockets, etc. Very versatile!!!!
June 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MelloB Safari here we come!
I bought this case after lots of reading on packing for safari - they advise no wheels and humbling size restrictions. This bag is not large, light when empty and holds a lot! Excited to see how it holds up to the rigors of travel in Tanzania. So far, 5 stars.
June 12, 2013