Rated 5 out of 5 by kealime The perfect suitcase!
I just used it for a flying trip cross country. Quality workmanship and materials. Wheels held up to banging up and down stairs, stepping off busses, being dragged across cobblestone walkways. Holds so much (it has the capacity to expand if necessary by unzipping top compartment). Plenty of zippered compartments. Easy to stay organized. Get it monogrammed - it makes things so much easier when picking out your luggage on a busy baggage carousel. Love it!
June 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Travels2much Will give a second chance
Dimensions, weight, design, ease of use are all very good. I actually prefer the split in the middle. Unfortunately, after only a single leg of its first trip, one of the zipper pulls was missing. I travel at least once a month and have used LL Bean's ballistic luggage for 6 years with no trouble. Decided to try this model when I needed a bit more space. Will give benefit of doubt that zipper was a fluke; hopefully the one I get in exchange will last longer. If the zippers can survive the next flight, I'll come back and give it more stars, because otherwise it seems like a solid bag.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mmnkjmm Great for hubby&me,Great for 5 Grand's Graduations
Hubby & I have used this luggage (4 different sized pieces) for years with A++ quality and service. Have given to 5 grandchildren for high school graduations.
No more borrowing from us!! Very popular item in our family. Will repeat for other 2 grands. Keep right on making it............
January 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MyricaP clam shell design has challenges
I did not see it in the description, but there is a key difference between the large model of this bag and the smaller carry-on version. This model opens in the middle, rather than having a lid on the body of the suitcase, Nice for separating the contents into 2 sections, but it means you need twice the horizontal space to open it, which is not practical wherever space is limited or on a standard luggage rack.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BlueBoar Sweet Bag
Bought this to replace much older luggage. Great upgrade. Not too huge, but packs a ton when you use the expandable zipper mode. Very sturdy, good wheels, surprisingly light. Has already made it to Ireland and across the US without any dings. or failures.
January 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pippin15 Zippers not easy to operate..
I would have returned this rolling pullman because of the difficult to operate zippers (on the rounded corners). But, we had it monogrammed, so I guess it's ours! Hope the zippers work easier as we use it.
December 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by lifeisamazing Great Suitcase, But Bad Design
This is a very nice suitcase, except for the design. As others have noted, the suitcase is a "clamshell," opening directly around the middle so you have two halves available for packing. The biggest drawback to this is that if your suitcase is on a luggage rack, with the back banked against a wall or other support, you can't access that half of the suitcase because everything would fall out. So the suitcase needs to be opened on a large flat surface, which isn't always possible. This was supposed to be a Christmas present for my 81 year old dad, but had to send it back because the design just isn't practical, unfortunately.
December 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by FOXYRANDY SPORTSMAN LUGGAGE
THE REASON I DIDN'T LIKE THE LUGGAGE THAT I RETURNED WAS THE WAY IT OPENED. I WANTED IT THE OPEN FROM THE TOP NOT THE MIDDLE. IT WOULD TAKE UP TO MUCH SPACE WHEN IT WAS OPEN.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RestonResident Smart Traveller
This is a well-made, durable suitcase with leather trim and removable yellow covers to protect the leather handles. It is balanced and wheels easily when packed. The top front pocket is lined with plastic which would protect a TSA-approved size toiletries kit. The other front pocket is suitable for packing a items you want to access quickly such as a jacket, hat, gloves etc. The interior is deep and squared off to maximize space and includes a foldable nylon garment cover for an ironed dress or shirt(s). The inside top has a net bag to pack light items. I would prefer that it have a handle on the bottom of the suitcase so that if packed heavily it could be carried at either end by 2 people. That said, it is a good-looking suitcase and a good value.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by MountainWilliam Quality Case
This is my third LLB suitcase in a period of about twenty years. I am a fairly eager traveler..maybe 10 trips a year...many international. My original LLB suitcase still survives and is now being used by my son. The second is largest version and stands ready for that long journey. My latest purchase exhibits the usual LLB high quality and should be with me for many years to come. I have purchased several less expensive suitcases through the years that are now in luggage heaven. The last thing you want on an adventure is an equipment failure...thats why I purchased this piece!
August 21, 2013