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
Rated 4 out of 5 by llbeanND Durable, perfect weekend bag!
My son absolutely loves this bag. He is using it in Ireland as a weekend bag as he travels. And has suggest that we get another one for his brother! The bag is very durable and light weight.
May 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5
by RuletheProust Done after second use...
I had high hopes for this duffle and, upon seeing it, I thought that it was everything I was looking for: maximum airline carry-on specs, minimalist style, and seemingly durable construction. The canvas material the bag is constructed of is, to me, the perfect balance of weight and strength.
On my second use (and in the middle of a trip) two weeks after receiving the bag, however, one of the leather tabs that attaches the shoulder strap to the bag began to tear off. And no, I wasn't carrying bricks or lead weights.
The bag is of course covered by LL Bean's warranty, but I wish I received a functional bag instead of having to deal with the hassle of a return. I am not certain a replacement will remedy the problem given that the defect appears to stem from a design flaw; the leather tab is not double reinforced and simply too thin and flimsy to be dependable.
May 2, 2014
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