Rated 5 out of 5áby mommyko Practical
This bag solves all the shortcomings of my many previous bags.
I can put my 13" MBP (inside a fleece-lined Thule bag) into the front organizer panel. It's a snug fit, but it's easy for me to take it out at checkpoints without opening the main section and let the whole world see what's in it; shorter zipper to deal with too. Best of all, with the weight of computer in the front, this bag does not tilt forward!
My iPhone 6+ would go easily into the very roomy fleece-lined section right behind the organizer panel (wouldn't fit an iPad Mini though). There is another lined pocket behind this fleece-lined one for wet stuff, but I don't have any need to use it, yet. Have not found use for the side pocket other than to keep the boarding pass in it so it doesn't get bend.
I use only 3 (out of 4) sections of the telescoping handle since I'm short. The sectional connections are a bit wobbly when in use, but if I'm careful not to touch the button on the handle, the locking mechanism stays put. I really like it this way, other longer handles always make me feel like I'm towing a train.
With that underseat space reserved for my handbag, I'm happy to see this bag goes easily to overhead bin. This is a big deal to me because maneuvering a luggage high over my head is usually a challenge but the dimensions of this bag make it not as hard and save me the trouble of asking for help.
January 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby DCBusinessTraveler Professional and Functional!
This bag is perfect for business travel that lasts between 1 day and 3 nights!
I just ordered this bag a couple weeks ago in preparation for some business travel and I could not be happier with it. The size is perfect -- It fits in the overhead bin easily. The clothing compartment is separated by a zippered net so that when I unzip the bag to get my laptop and work materials, my clothes do not fall out. There are many compartments, which are both catered to personal and business items. There is even a waterproof pocket for bath items that could leak.
I love that there are several pockets with soft lining for electronic devices.
Some people have complained about the handle not staying up on its own, but that is definitely NOT a problem in my bag. The handle locks into its highest gear and cannot snap out unless I press the button on top of the handle.
My favorite feature of this bag is that it is lightweight. There were a few times during my travel where I had to carry the bag and I was able to easily do this. Plus, the handle is very soft and comfortable!
I highly recommend the sea green color for style.
Thanks, L.L. Bean!
December 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5áby moomintroll A full inch deeper than stated 9"
I reeeeeeally wanted this bag to work for me. After much comparing and review-reading and measuring and underseat-size research, I figured that its stated 9" depth should be fine. It has a great feature set and seems well constructed. However, 9" deep it is emphatically not: it's pretty exactly 10" at the foot including the wheels. I can't afford to discover suddenly which flights don't have quiiite enough room, while I'm traveling with a musical instrument and thus absolutely require my other bag to fit under a seat. "It would probably usually fit" is not safe enough. If this bag were really 9" deep (or 9.5", or compressible), it would be perfect. Sadly, I'm returning it.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Kazperson Size discrepancies
I have a "rolling adventure duffle, medium" which I found doesn't stand alone. I purchased this commuter underseat bag because it would stand up and was supposedly a similar size. It's not.
The catalog size and dimension info for these items does not appear to be accurate, so the bag is quite small as compared to the duffle.
Catalog: duffle, 11x23x11 and 2000cu in.(actual = 2783 cu in)
bag, 16x13.75x9 and 2268 cu in (actual = 1980 cu in)
The bag is fine by itself, but comparisons are questionable.
September 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby GuardianAngel Family took mine!
I bought this for me! Both my husband and son "just want to try it out" and I've got to order one for myself again!!! All three of us really like it for different reasons. My son, who is a professional Magician, and does a lot of traveling, says it cuts his luggage pieces down a lot. My husband, who drives a airport shuttle van, needs compact space that protects all his electronics. I need something that can pack both a spare work uniform, (I'm a RN) and a clean set of regular clothes for after work the next day. This is the most coveted item in our household! Thank you designers, it's a winner all-around.
September 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby RangeleyRoadWarrior Half-sized rollerbag for polished road warriors
After 25+ years of travelling with two bags, the freedom of everything in one bag able to fit under seat is quite a welcome change.
Not for trips longer than 3 days, although clothing compartment is spacious compared to other areas of bag. Would not recommend >15" laptops. Separate laptop & tablet sleeves are nice, these are the only areas that would fit full sized paper of any amount.
When rolling, there are two top mounted zipper pouches; one fuzzy lined in black would be even better lined in a light color for better visibility while searching, the other is lined in white waterproof (it seems) material fitting the traveling liquid requirement nicely during TSA encounters.
There is a side zip pouch I haven't figured out yet, too small for water bottle or umbrella, probably best described as laptop power adapter pocket.
Office area of bag is a single zipped front/top pouch containing standard eyeglass pouch, 2 pen sleeves, 1 passport sized slot, 3 credit card slots. A larger (8,5 x 5.5 paper) mesh pocket and a nice "junk drawer" pocket with elastic top closure are on the zip out sleeve.
You may have to make some choices to reduce equipment load, but the freedom of no checked bags and having office with wardrobe in single under seat package I am finding worth it.
Super nice top handle & functional side handle for grabbing and moving bag; they are well placed and durable.
Telescoping handle & rolling functions are smooth, will check back in a year as these are typically wearing parts that survive poorly.
No integrated shoulder/backpack mounts. Would be nice to shoulder bag while traversing hostile territory; e.g. gravel, snow, airport bathrooms...
On Dash8 and the like it can be a bit of negotiating with the gate staff; they will be convinced you need to gate check it. So, I let them tag it, but then carry it on and it fits underseat, not in the overhead.
In all other but the most tiny commuter aircraft, this bag will make it under the seat in front of you. B737, A320, A319, E175 all fine. Adjusting to the loss of foot space is only a problem on long flights, didn't find it cramped on anything under 2 hours.
May 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby yemen Handle doesn't lock into the extended position
I love the size of this bag. I don't like to carry bags on my shoulder and I thought this would the perfect travel bag to drag through the airport and not take up much space on the airplane. I've taken it on one trip and doesn't work like other rollerboard type suitcases. When you extend the handle it doesn't lock. The handle slides in and out easily and I found this SO ANNOYING. My back and shouldler started to bother me because of this bag. Its hard to control the bag with the faulty handle. I told LLBean about the problem and they were so nice and sent me a new bag immediately. The handle is exactly the same. I'll take both bags back this weekend. I'm really disappointed.
April 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5áby FreqUser100 Overall good design but with a major flaw
I have been looking for a small lightweight suitcase I can use as a carry-on. This bag would have been perfect if the handle, once extended, remained extended. But after you extend it and try to roll the suitcase or move it around, the handle keeps collapsing. There is no locking mechanism so it will not remain extended. Many have commented about this problem before and I had hoped for a change, but obviously, LLBean has not heeded this advice. I am returning the bag.
February 18, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5áby illinlois7 Title is OK
inferior construction for a Bean product. zippers were not sewn in very well, stuck and had to force, wheels did not turn upon receipt until they were oiled...shouldn't have to do this. appearance also looks cheap for a $200 product, outside stitching not a good look. the features were in general good and functional, just not a quality product. returned and purchased another suppliers higher quality product, and at a price of $340. so I paid more but got a bag that works and looks much higher quality. first Bean product ever returned, certainly will continue to shop here, just one item that didn't work.
January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby DomainDiva Great Bag
I can put two laptops, iPad, gadgets, lunchbox and purse in this little baby for everyday to and from the office and load it up for an international trip. The only 'con' on the bag is the really bad velcro attachments for the interlocking straps. I had this repaired and now the bag is perfect. Design group may want to rethink the attach points on the straps, they really are bad.
December 27, 2014