Rated 5 out of 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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 5áby 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
Rated 5 out of 5áby WaltB Good Addition
Goes with the Sportsmen line up. Bought it for overnights and short trips. This, and a day/backpack are just right for a week end. Fits easily in over head bin or underseat. It came with a small briefcase. I use an ipad, which fits easily. The briefcase would be good for a small folio or maybe a business trip.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Blythe123 Expandable, under seat bag
This is a wonderful addition to this group of luggage. Even if you don't have the other pieces, this is the best under seat bag that I have seen offered anywhere! It comes complete with a soft laptop/briefcase, and also has a compartment for damp or wet articles, and a perfect place to store that quart size bag containing cosmetics and lotions, plus ample room for at least a change of clothes. My husband and I had been looking for a bag such as this for several years!
March 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby PartyGirl Great new size!
This is my favorite luggage line and I have several pieces. I am so happy this new "under the seat" piece has been added to the Sportsman's line!! I love that it's expandable, that it has accompanying sleeves for small items, and that it fits under the seat! Thanks, LLBean!
February 27, 2013