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
Rated 4 out of 5 by JamieLeigh Perfect carry-on for business travel
I've used this as a carry on bag a dozen times over the last 5 months - it is an excellent piece of luggage - looks sharp and matches my other larger luggage. On several occasions I've been able to keep my carry-on baggage even when the overhead compartments are full since this fits under the seat - a huge bonus. The clam shell design helps keep my clothing organized - I use the laptop bag as a toiletry and personal bag - using the divided mesh pockets for socks, tights, gloves, etc. - easy to hang in a hotel room. The waterproof front pocket is a nice feature - I keep an umbrella stored there. My only complaints - it does attract lint and the main zipper sticks a bit, but I have not had a major problem yet.
May 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DecadesLLshopper Not quite 2 star; poor
Used once on a trip and returned. Wanted a compact bag for carryon purposes for our family of 3 -- size for that was fine. But the construction has several key flaws. The front legs compress, and the overall angle of the bag standing is too straight up, such that it fell over loaded any time you wrap another bag over the handle -- needs a much firmer bottom piece. That handle is shaky (not robust); wiggles too much for good stability and if pushed (vs pulled) it's possible for the handle to collapse. Wheels were OK but not as good as LL's Excursion line (see my post on the XL of that). I'll continue to seek a compact, robust rolling bag.
May 5, 2014