Rated 4 out of 5 by NWBeaner Great product!
Overall this is a great product - as always with LL Bean - and the reason we keep coming back year after year. LL Bean is one of the few companies still using rollerblade wheels rather than the cheap casters every other company uses. I used this on a 10-day business trip to Florida and it held everything that I needed for business casual meetings and exercise - 5 shirts, 3 pants, 1 sport coat, 2 pr size 13 shoes, 1 shorts, 2 t-shirts, undershorts/shirts. My only reason for 4-stars and not 5-stars is that one of the zippers seems to catch on occasion - perhaps one or two of the teeth need to be checked, which I haven't had a chance to do. Regardless, I'm happy with the product.
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by debbyssister Holds a lot!
I just returned from a trip to Costa Rica with this suitcase. It held all I needed to carry on with me. However, when expanded even a little bit, it would not fit under the seat in front of me. We flew on an A320 on Jet Blue. It fits very easily into the overhead compartment. I loved all the easily accessible pockets including the one lined with plastic to hold my TSA 1 qt. bag of liquids. The zipper for the expansion part of the bag sticks unless you put your finger behind it and press in on the folds of material. Despite that inconvenience, I would recommend this bag very highly.
March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catskillcats Excellent, sturdy, quality piece.
I bought this for our son who is always on the go. It matches the briefcase and rolling duffle of the same set. It is a very smart set, with strong material and the leather detail on the edges and highlights make this a professional looking piece. Upon opening, the separate compartments were just right for his folded shirts and slacks; once belted in, there was space around edges to tuck in extra socks or things rolled up. More space than we thought. Then we expanded it and was able to fit two full size bath towels folded up in the middle. Many many side compartments to keep things organized. We especially love the small separate liquids plastic lined slot to keep things from spilling over. Looking forward to getting the other pieces of the set.
February 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easier A good carry on bag
I bought this bag to replace my 10+ year old medium expandable sportsman carry on suitcase, which developed wheel issues. This bag is significantly smaller but it does work for a 3 day weekend. When I pair it with the Sportsman shoulder bag, and do not bring a laptop it will be useful for a week long stay. I like that it comes with a laptop case, which easily fit my 14 3/4 x 10 x 1 1/2" laptop. The easy access zipper compartment for the laptop case is a nice touch and I did use it. The laptop did make the bag a little front heavy, but if placed inside the compartment properly it did not cause the bag to fall over. I am very pleased with this purchase, though I do wish LL Bean still made the medium expandable sportsman carry on suitcase.
February 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by stoneyfields Size matters
Although the Sportsman's Expandable Underseat Bag is a well-made and attractive piece of luggage, as its title suggests, I found it much too small for anything more than an overnight trip. Combined with its modest dimensions the bag is subdivided into several small compartments and even an internal sleeve for one's laptop computer. That may be great for organization, but the design left scant room for what I needed--a small to medium sized roller bag with one or two compartments for clothing and related belongings. Fortunately, LL Bean offers many well-made luggage options so I returned this bag for one that better suited my needs. Easy as pie!
February 11, 2016
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