Rated 3 out of 5 by LMWH Replacement
This was a replacement for an older Sportsman Carry-On, which I made the mistake of CHECKING on the airline trip home. I retrieved it off the carousel STAPLED together! LL Bean, true to their word, gave me no trouble replacing it.
The old bag had a sticky zipper problem which LLB has apparently resolved, but the new bag seems far less sturdy and it does not contain the nice enclosed garment bag its predecessor had.
Overall, I feel this bag is of no better quality than those of far cheaper competitors. Even with the endless warranty, can't recommend. 3 stars go to customer service.
September 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by HopewellScouter It's OK
The changes to this bag have made it less traveler friendly with smaller volume and more "flimsy" construction details. It will likely suit my needs because I travel a lot less than before I retired, but I still have my doubts about whether it will hold up to the rough and tumble world of the airline baggage handler. Nevertheless, the features are OK (handle pulls nicely, zippers work as expected) but the suit enclosure is really small and cheesy. Not sure I'll get much use out of that. And the outside zipper compartment is quite a bit smaller than the previous version.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Runner110 Good size suitcase
I purchased this suitcase as a carry on piece or something by car travel. It does hold a lot for a few days. There are many compartments and the luggage does expand as it if filled.
It is well constructed and lightweight. For those with electronic equipment it is a great piece of luggage to hold a laptop and some camera equipment , and you take it with you.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LizzytheShopper Great!
I bought this for a 10 day trip to Canada. It worked great. I had it stuffed full on my way to Canada and I had to make it bigger to bring it home. I was able to carry it on both to and from Canada without any difficulties.
I would highly recommend this bag. It does a great job!
July 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MikeNE The Bag it Replaced was Better
Six yrs ago purchased earlier version which was a wonderful bag. Lots of room, sturdy, and good looking. After nearly a million miles of travel the leather corners gave out, and about midway in its life the middle position on the expanding handle stopped working. So I bought another of the same model. Except it's not the same model. Slightly more room in the outside pockets but slightly less inside. And the expanding handle's just downright flimsy. Wouldn't have to wait a few yrs for the middle position to stop working as it came that way with this new one. Returned it disappointed as it was no better than bags available for half the price. Have always been pleased with LL Bean products but this just doesn't meet their old standard anyway.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ITravelOften Meets my travel needs.
I am happy with my new LL Bean Sportsman Expandable Rolling Pullman. I travel very often and had to retire this suitcase's ancestor after about 14 years of use due to a broken zipper. This suitcase is lighter in weight and I really like the separate compartments inside which allow me to zip my suit coat and dress shirts on one side and everything else on the other. Another nice feature is the long handle. My only "complaint" is that the handle is somewhat wimpy. It wiggles around a bit, and I'm not sure how long it will hold up.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LASH Road Warrior
This bag was worth the price! Very well made. Love the pockets. Comfortable and easy to pull. Perfect size for onboard plane. Plan to take on 4 day business trips. Includes expandable zipper... in case you need to bring home more than you took!
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PitchRollYaw durable, excellent traveling companion
This is the second one I have owned. It is an excellent piece of luggage which has held up to travel around the world. Over time the piping fell apart and one of the feet fell off, but the bag and the zippers are VERY solid and never had a problem even after abusing them with over stuffing. After the first one wore out over several years of heavy use LLBean had no problem with me returning it and giving me a credit to buy a new one! If I had any complaints, LLBean's return policy eliminates all of them!
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Librarylady8044 Packed clothes stayed organized!
Everyone packs differently. When packing I want to organize my clothes, place them in the luggage, and arrive at the destination without the clothes shifting, getting wrinkled, etc. Bean's Rolling Duffle and Excursion Luggage are great, but the Sportsman Luggage is spot on! The elastic cinches plus the zippered mesh liners work together to keep my clothes stationary and organized. Thanks L.L. Bean for designing a sharp looking and functional line of luggage!
June 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TucsonLLBfan This old friend is finally wearing out
I have used this older (non expandable) model rolling Pullman for two decades through and over many continents. Until just recently this piece of luggage has been indestructible and managed to retain its good looks. But, alas, the fabric at the corners is beginning to tear. Time to replace this old friend with a newer and apparently more versatile model???..like the ones given to my four children. They confirm as well the durability of this piece of luggage. As far as I know, none of us has had a problem with the zippers.
June 20, 2014