Rated 5 out of 5 by GifterExtraordinaire Well Constructed and Good Size
This medium bag is an excellent size for the gym or a weekend pack. I bought two, the medium and the large, in black as Christmas presents for my boyfriend.He was thrilled! The bottom is good solid leather, and the clips are updated to brass, which is sturdier than some previous reviews stated. The large pack is good for at least a 5 day trip. This is a great product at a much lower price than all-leather options (but equally well-constructed and stylish!).
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Masterful Great bag for boyfriend
Got this bag for my boyfriend who spends the night once a week. It's really a gorgeous piece of casual luggage that certainly serves it's function. Would definitely recommend this bag. Might even pick up a small one for myself!
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonMatt Seduced by a bag!!
I had been watching this bag for a while. The kindling color had been on back order for a long time, and then some one at LLBean made a mistake and included this bag in the 20% off sale. I grabbed it, even though I had just been given a medium duffle bag for Christmas. I had thoughts of returning it, but then I foolishly opened the package. I reached into the plastic bag and could feel the supple leather bottom. I pulled it from the wrapping and I could smell the canvas wafting from the zipper opening. I was seduced! I simply loved the bag, it's so sturdy and attractive, I'm sure it will make me happy for years to come. I use the other bag for gym clothes, and I'll use this for travel.
June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EricInDC Bean brings back their classic duffle
I remember seeing this duffle in the LL Bean catalog going back to at least the early to mid 1980s.
I always meant to buy one, but never got around to it. Then, a few years ago, it disappeared from the catalog, presumably in favor of more modern duffles.
Imagine my dismay.
In 2012, however, as part of Bean's 100th anniversary, they had the good sense to bring it back---and I bought it.
This is a great duffle---I love it. And it's constructed with the same durable, high-quality materials and craftsmanship that I remember of this same duffle owned by friends and family in years past.
I highly recommend it.
For Fall 2013, I think Bean should re-introduce the dark, chocolate brown color that was common for this duffle in years past and---together with the khaki color that I bought---offer them in the large size---not just medium.
LL Bean, I hope that you continue to bring back some of the classics, and keep the ones that you've already re-introduced.
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wunderlichb Perfet Weekend Duffle
I did a lot of shopping around for the perfect weekend duffle and think I found it.
I've had this bag for about a year now and love it. I'm on my second one after the leather tab holding the ring that the strap attaches to ripped off on my first one shortly after getting it. LL Bean promptly replaced it no questions asked.
I use this for 1-2 night business trips and weekends frequently. It's the perfect size to fit the overhead storage of the regional jets that are too small for roll-aboards.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CWalker A Handsome Duffle
Looks timeless, and feels as if it will last for decades.
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Epar2ch Medium canvas duffle
Besides for being back ordered for two months- very unlike LL Bean, my husband is absolutely in love with his bag and can't take his hands off of it. He is constantly examining it and always finds detail he failed to realize initially. It's a great quality bag and the perfect size for a weekend getaway. Highly recommend this product.
March 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TBeanie Smaller than Advertised
Nice bag but smaller than the 25" described. It actually measures 23" at both the leather bottom and the zippered top. The next size up is huge compared to the medium and probably wouldn't fit in the overhead bin when full. Also, the handles are further in than the older version, which means it isn't as wide for loading.
December 7, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by JFD5 Looks great, but needs improvement
I always get compliments on this bag from people. It looks great and is a perfect size for the gym. It suffers from poor construction in one area, however. The clasps that attach the shoulder strap to the bag stretch out after a few months so that they no longer close. That means the shoulder strap constantly falls off! This is the second version of the same bag it has happened to and the only recourse is the return the entire bag.
November 17, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by logs Great Bag
A bit on the pricey side, but great, well made bag. Plenty of room for an extended weekend, but still counts as a carry on. The leather bottom really helps it keep its shape. My only complaint is that when full, the strap is very uncomfortable. It could be greatly improved with a strap cushion.
November 2, 2011