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
Rated 5 out of 5 by rw66 Great buy
I bought this bag for a 10 day stay with my brother in West Palm Beach, I live in Iowa. I wanted a bag I could carry on the plane.
This bag did everything I needed it to and more, if you need a carry-on this is it. The only problem was I wanted the dark green? I waited one day to late and had to order the brown but now I prefer it.
I'm 66 and this bag will last me the rest of my life and then some.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mountainsnowsleder Very Nice small bag
Just used this on a trip to California. The quality is very good and it looks good as well. Be warned if you have pets the black one is like a magnet for cat hair! The green was a much better choice for us and it is very attractive. It will fit under the seat but it is very tight and if you are on one of the smaller planes it will not fit in the overhead bin. The zippers didn't always work really smoothly. It holds quite a lot for the size. If you are packing flat clothing you can put a couple of pairs of jeans & several light sweaters in with no problem. If you are adding shoes & hair dryer, makeup bag you will only be putting in one change of clothing. Great bag, would buy it again.
February 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Platinumtravler Getting close
This bag has some interesting features. It is the right size for short trips especially on commuter planes. The shortcoming to me is the laptop bag that was included... I only use my iPad for travel, so the included case is too large to be useful and it takes up too much space in this smaller bag. The divided sections may prove challenging when traveling to colder parts of the country.
Yet, I am still satisfied with the size and quality of the bag.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoKitz Perfect size
My husband frequently goes on 2-3 day business trips and this bag is the perfect size for everything he needs to take. Plus it fits better in the overhead compartment. We have 2 other LLBean suitcases that have been on many trips, so we knew we couldn't go wrong with this one.
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lapsing60 Practicle
Helps to complete my travel luggage needs with a classic look.Sturdy and good looking piece of luggage.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1287 perfect carry on
Great size for carry on, not too big. Lots of zippered compartments with easy access from the top with handle up, including one for a computer.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Antithesis Almost Perfect
I usually just cheap out when buying luggage, but this time I made an exception.
I love this carry on; it looks great, is sized right for all airline overhead bins, and for most under-seat applications. The recessed wheels are robust and partially protected by skids, plus they don't add to the overall length as much as swivel castors do.
My Apple 17" Laptop fit the separate media case with a little finessing, and I love the convenience of a separate travel case for the laptop.
The zipper car for the expansion section catches on an internal seam: at first,I thought the zipper was broken, but with care it works fine.
I would very much like a side handle! Even though this case is small, there are times when it is hard to grab when it has been stored the longways in.
I liked the flap that closes off the pull handle when not in use. It provides a finished appearance, and keeps the grip from catching on things.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RyanY Yes, the laptop sleeve fits a 17 inch laptop
I purchased this bag as a carry on item that could accommodate my 17 in laptop. Although I only got it in the mail today and obviously have not used it yet, I am looking forward to my next trip. I am very happy with it so far, the monogramming is well done and looks great, and the color (brown) looks great too, not too bright or bold as some of the other Sportman's bags make it appear. The only thing I must point out is that it BARELY fits my 17 inch laptop. I have an HP laptop (it's not one of those ultrabooks or a super skinny Mac book air). My laptop barley fit, tight squeeze zipping up the laptop sleeve/bag around the corners, but it DID fit. If you have a skinnier ultra book or Mac book air, then this bag will fit your laptop nicely and be an excellent carry-on bag in my opinion.
October 22, 2013