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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Baltimorebags Exactly as advertised.
The underseat bag is just about exactly that size, so no fear of not fitting on the plane. Good looking, solid construction, well organized and useful. Perfect for a weekend, never get a week in it. Gave as a gift, it is a big hit.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CdrB Great for travel
I have been looking for a wheeled carryon that still has room, but easy to organize. The Sportsman's Expandable Underseat Bag does just that. It is also light weight and rolls well. We just finished a 6700 "road trip" and I used the Bag each night. Also had my tablet competer in it! It was a bit more than I wanted to spend, but hit all my requirements, so am very happy with it!
September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RWF66 Great bag. Have a few critiques
I travel 3-4 times a month and this suitcase is the perfect size for a 2 or 3 day trip. I never struggle to put it in overhead storage.
Two things for the LLBean designers, however. First, the suitcase doesn't open like a normal one, it's like a clam shell. So, when completely unzipped and open, it doesn't fit properly on a standard suitcase rack in a hotel room. It's too long. Not a big deal. Just an observation.
Also, the zippered flap that covers the collapsed handle is totally unnecessary. It's just in the way.
This bag compliments the Sportsman's briefcase very well. I use both. The briefcase handle slips nicely over the telescoping suitcase handle.
August 16, 2013