Rated 5 out of 5 by Orpheus Exceeded expectations
This makes a great large gym bag, but I have used it on weekend trips as well. It looks even better in person and has nice details like leather trim around the side seams. I have wanted one of these bags forever and I was not let down; you can tell it will age beautifully.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheFarm18 Very good bag - great for plane carry-on
We've been buying these bags for family and friends for years. This year's medium bag seems a bit smaller than in years past, but quality is at least as good.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tarheelshopper7 Great Carry On Bag
I bought this bag as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend. He travels for work. This bag is the perfect size for sitting on top of a roll-aboard suitcase. It comes with a shoulder strap. He was excited to get it and will be using it soon! The material looks like it should hold up for a long time.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sheltiesara Made my son happy
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my son and he was thrilled. He commented on the nice "feel" to the bag and said that it was exactly what he wanted to take with him on a sailing trip he has planned for this spring.
December 28, 2013
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