Rated 4 out of 5 by FoldingBicyclist Sportsman Expandable Underseat Bag
This is an exceptionally great bag, but I returned both of them. I may not be tall enough to use this bag as a pull along or perhaps the button to collapse the handle is not strong enough. It kept collapsing when I would enter or exit the electric walkways and the last was when I tried to turn it around to sit down. I was holding a big cup of hot cocoa that time. Not interesting at al. I tried both bags and had the same result. It wasn't that I was trying to collapse the handle. I began pulling the bag with my hand upside down so I wouldn't touch the button handle and with my thumb on one side of the handle.
For packing this was an exceptional bag. I would not use them again though since falling on the walkways was not good and the cocoa aside from being very hot took me a good 45 minutes to clean up at the airport. I will say the cocoa was quite easy to clean off the bag.
When I replace these bags I will just buy a tall bag without the collapsible handle and pull it along with the top attached strap.
November 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DecaturAL Excellent product
I have acquired several Sportsman pieces over the years. My favorite is the medium duffle that I have used extensively in travel at home and overseas for the past 20 years. But fully loaded, I find it heavy carrying it through an airport.
The Sportsman Rolling Underseat Bag is an excellent replacement. Although it has two, rather than five exterior pockets,
I can pack the same amount. The good news is that it rolls. No more shoulder pain.
The construction is top notch. I compared prices with similar products from different manufacturers and found it to be comparably priced.
I'm very pleased.
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by derekt28 Great weekender bag
Fits everything for an extended weekend vacation. Plenty of room for clothes, laptop and e-reader. Very happy with this purchase, and will go great with my medium sportsman bag.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 0814 Durable, lightweight, compact
Great travel bag which can be carried on a plane. Very durable but lightweight. Plenty of room inside this bad because it "expands". Like all other Bean products an "excellent value."
September 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wilsoninseattle Big "Little" Bag
This bag is much roomier than the larger bag I was using. And it comes with a nice laptop case that has extra outside pockets. I don't fly anymore, but needed a bag I could truly handle on my own on trains. This fits the bill. I also bought the matching accessory bag. Together they make a handsome set and afford plenty of room for all your travel needs, including shoes. I am very pleased with this purchase.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by THNXLLBEAN well made
I travel frequently between Atlanta,Ga and Wichita,KS...2-3 days each time...My tablet fits in...toiletries,clothing etc...several compartments...packing it is easy and it fits under seat as long as you don't open up the expandable zipper..otherwise easily fits in overhead compartments..well made...a bit pricey..but you get what you pay for...very pleased
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GJBO1 MAHALO
GREAT PIECE, GOES WELL WITH MY COLLECTION OF THE SPORTSMAN'S LINE. BUILT TO LAST MANY A TRIP...
April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by KSHNY Larger than original
I had the original bag, and wanted to order the larger carry on bag. I had not checked dimensions and was surprised when this one arrived and was essentially the same as an earlier version I had. I do find the image misleading. I returned it and ordered larger size, but I will say that it seemed well made, and had a generous outer pouch. Earlier version had lots of outer zippers but were very flat on the bag so only good for papers or a thin book or ipad could fit in, and this one would allow for more space for packing items you'd like to access while traveling. My old one has super strong elastic straps which I love and compress the clothing well, and I cannot say if this one has those same tight straps which are very helpful if you are trying to travel using a tiny bag.
March 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tbev Excellent quality
I have a three piece set of the sportsman's luggage that has been often used over the last ten years. It has held up extremely well. I wanted to get a slightly smaller size for hoisting into the overhead bin. I love the pockets and the size. I bought this for an upcoming trip to Europe.
February 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusBach For Sportswomen Too!
I was looking for a well-made bag that also looked good, and I found it in this Expandable Underseat Bag. The construction is what is expected from L.L. Bean--clean lines, strong zippers, lots of pockets, padded handle, smooth-rolling wheels and my favorite color (navy). I'm an occasional business traveler, so I would expect this Bag to be around for many years to come. I'm going to add some matching accessory Bags as well. Oh, and there is nothing I could see that would limit it to the sportsman in your family. Ladies, give it a try!
January 23, 2015