Rated 5 out of 5 by AirmanRoss Good bag
This a good bag. The size works for a long weekend. The style is handsome and it looks rugged. The make and trim are top drawer. It is more than I expected. At the price I can afford to go on that long weekend trip.
November 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MissyPicky white scuffs mar this beautiful duffle
This medium-sized duffle bag is beautifully (perfectly?) made, substantial, has a nice feel, and is fundamentally very attractive and useful. However, the wax coating on the canvas takes on a whitish, powdery-looking aspect wherever the fabric has been folded or has rubbed against a buckle or strap. If you are buying it for yourself, you may not mind these white marks, but if you are buying it as a gift for someone else, you may be embarrassed to give it. I tried 3 times to get this duffle, free from white marks, but finally learned that they were a result of the wax coating and could not be avoided in this bag.
November 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MikeInFrederick Looks and works great, except for one big flaw
The build quality seems to be wonderful. That's the three stars.
I got the red one, which appears to no longer be for sale. The "wear" marks that come on the bag don't really look so much like high-end vintage wear marks as they look like splotchy areas where the ink didn't take. Instead of looking "vintage" it looks "ruined".
Really disappointed. I'd never owned a bag this expensive and thought this would make a nice foray into a higher-end bag, but I'm just disappointed.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chipsky Very Happy
Great bag! As a self described diva, I do wish the bag was bigger for more of my things but it's still a great great bag! Very durable!!
September 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pipette The photo looks better than the bag.
It looks like the right size and seems to be a useful bag. But, I cannot stand the shabby appearance of the material, and therefore mailed it back. The idea may have been that it should look used and broken in, but I prefer the "distressed look" on furniture and not on clothing or such a bag. I picked instead another bag with a brand new appearance of the material and with time, it will look used by itself.
This bag is roomy and well designed, but please, not that shabby look - that was the deal breaker.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FlyingFish54 Classic Duffle
Par for the course, LLBean has delivered an excellent, quality product in a timely fashion at a value price. This duffle is perfect for my planned getaway...sturdy, well made and quite handsome. Thanks LLBean for your consistency!
September 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mgb3558 Almost Perfect
This bag is the perfect size, and looks extremely nice. It can easily hold 3 days of clothes with plenty of room for more. The leather accents adds a nice classy touch to the bag. Can't say much about the durability yet.
My only grip is the 'worn' marks on the bag. It's a love or hate thing and personally I think I would of preferred them not to have it. I don't think it shows it very clear on the picture, so I at first thought I got a defective bag. The bag is a little pricey for what it is, but you always plan on LLBean products lasting a lifetime so its worth it.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LouisianaKingfish 1880s All Aboard!!!
Love this bag! I feel like I am Bret Maverick boarding the all night express around the turn of the century (1900s) from Albuquerque to Dallas. This is a great over night traveling bag. For most folk it is a weekend bag, and for some who know how to travel light, you could go for a week. Excellent authentic turn of the century look and feel to the material, and I just love the color. Well constructed and the main zipper is heavy duty and glides easily. I do not see this bag as a gym bag as it is too classy looking for such mundane use. Go for it!!!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MacDuffle Great bag
I have had these bags for most of my half-century.
They're tough, they're stylish in their woodsy way, they carry a stunning amount of kindling and campfire wood, they even float a while if they're empty.
I've lately been using the newer version but once I found the historically accurate recreations they're all I carry. I just can't seem to find a small one.
Unless your next assignment involves a tux, or you can't bear the curious looks from the staff at The Pierre, this is the best bag you'll ever own. Get one.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Txllbeanfan59 Perfect in size, look and feel...great bag.
The bag is what I have been looking for - right size for weekend trips with a quality look and feel. Priced right.
June 11, 2014