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
Rated 5 out of 5 by EyeheartLLB Great for everything but suits
I have already used the underseat bag for a weekend trip. It easily handles all types of clothing articles and shoes, except for suit coats or sport jackets. I also like having a light carry case for a lap top, a tablet, or both, which can be carried separately from the underseat bag. The style and color matched the other suitcases we purchased from LL Bean more than a decade ago. Because we had to run from one gate to another to catch a connecting flight, I really appreciated the ease of using the telescoping handle and how well the rollers travelled. Also, because I saved $50 from not having to check a bag for the round trip, I feel I am well on my way in paying back the cost of this bag. One thing I failed to check was how well the underseat bag actually fitted under the seat in front of me, but I will make sure I do this next time I have a plane trip.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by feedman Great product!
Great bag! Lots of storage for its size. I have other pieces of the sportsman's luggage set and they are all made very well. This bag would be perfect for a weekend or up to a week long trip.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by bballdad Happy Traveler
Haven't used this yet. I travel a lot and it looks very sturdy...can't wait to try it out! I have gone through lots of luggage in my 35 years of traveling. I will be doing more traveling then I have in a few yes years and wanted something I could rely on. After reading lots of reviews on different items in this store and others I always came back to LL. Bean. I am looking forward to a long relationship with it! I also bought the large piece to match.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nanamore easy travel bag
Just returned from overseas trip with our underseat bags and they are great. Very easy packing with the two self contained sections, easy wheeling and very strong. They stood up to air and coach travel and the size is easy to handle.
October 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5
by donsdotter1 It wouldn't fit
This is a great bag. The construction is excellent and the fabric is beautiful. But, if you are looking for an underseat carryon, look elsewhere. I specifically bought this so I could have my carryon under the seat in front of me. I hate battling for overhead bin space, and I'm short, so sometimes I have to get help to reach the overhead. I spent two weeks in Europe and was on six planes during that time. The bag didn't fit under the seat in front of me on any of the flights, and I was flying business. If you want a great weekend bag, this is it, unless your plans include airplanes.
September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abdullah Best Bag for short trips
I travel a lot for my business and I have been looking for a carry-on that can consolidate my laptop bag and my over night suitcase. Most bags are either briefcases with very little room for clothes or suitcases that are impractical as briefcases. This bag is exactly what I have been searching for with regards to simple consolidated travel friendly option. For trips that only involve a couple of days and small aircraft where gate check is usually required, this bag is perfect for not having to gate check (problematic when you have a tight connection) and you don't want to have two carry-ons. I would highly recommend this to any executive who wants to keep it simple.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SFTraveler Everything I Wanted in an Underseat Bag
I just received the new bag yesterday and cannot wait to use it on a trip. It was designed by a real traveler. There are so many compartments and sleeves that it took me a few minutes to find them all. The laptop sleeve is a small briefcase with a zipper and carrying handles. My 15.6 inch laptop fits perfectly. There is plemty of room for a day's worth of clothing and travel essentials in the bottom compartments. The upperc ompartments have plently of room for my eyeglasses, documents and other things. The construction and materials are first rate and solid. The zipper pulls are sustantial diecast metal with leather tips. The LL Bean logo on the case and the zipper pulls makes it look distinctive. The pull handle telecopes out to a convenient height. The wheels are solid and roll easily.
August 26, 2014