Rated 5 out of 5áby traveleze Luggage
I have yet to put the luggage into the hands of airline handlers, but will do so soon and will re-write review after that time. However, I wanted to say that the luggage is well made, seems like it will hold all needed for our upcoming 8 day trip. I plan on using the small bag as a carry on to hold small laptop, purse, etc. I do plan on taking on taking a smaller purse to fit in this bag, so it will be doing double duty. I am not sure if I will need both larger bags, but we can check two bags, so that won't be a problem. I do plan on spraying a type of scotchguard product on it to protect the fabric as it is a lighter color. That was recommended by another reviewer.
February 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Caron Worth Waiting For!
I waited several months for these suitcases as they were back ordered. I decided to get them monogrammed. They are very cute and unique and easily spotted among other luggage. Unlike another comment, I thought the monogram turned out very well. It is a couple of inches high, in a silver-like color. I will probably get the pieces scotch guarded for water resistance (hence 4 of 5 stars) as referenced in another comment, but will check with LL Bean about that first. I am very pleased with the look and functionality but have not actually traveled with the set yet.
January 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Roseyh Very satisfied
This luggage is great looking, lightweight, and holds everything! The only negative is that it doesn't have spinner wheels.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Esmeraldah Great product!
I could not be more delighted with this luggage set. I have used it for two trips since I purchased it, and am very satisfied with the quality and features. The set is strong, and yet light-weight.
First of all, the teal color is pretty, and also eye-catching. No more straining to figure out which suitcase out of a mass of lookalikes is mine. My case is easily identifiable from a distance, and makes luggage claim in airports a less harrowing experience.
Pullmans: the telescoping handle extends far enough to be comfortably used, and the wheels run smoothly. It does not go in crazy directions when pulled, nor does it tip over easily when full. There is also a nice grip bar on the bottom, which makes it easier to hoist the case up, either onto the luggage scale or into a rack or bin. BIG plus for that feature!
I particularly like the feature that I have never seen on any other luggage set. The liner inside the pullmans has a zipper. The lining can be opened, and items like socks can be packed alongside the tubes that hold the telescoping handle. This space is just wasted in most suitcases.
Accessory bag: Honestly, there is nothing spectacular about this bag. I do like the padding on the shoulder strap. I wish the opening on the top of the bag was just a little bit larger. It also has pockets on both sides of the outside, which is nice.
The only caveat I have is this: The fabric is not waterproof, or even water resistant. On one of my trips, a gullywasher of a downpour started just as the luggage was being unloaded from the plane. Even though the baggage handlers worked as fast as they could, the bags got soaked and items right next the exterior fabric got very damp. Fortunately, this was on the last leg of the journey, and my clothes did not have to sit for hours that way. But, that was a lesson learned, and I had the bags ScotchGuarded.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby HappyBeanToo BEAUTIFUL PRINT
This was a Birthday present from my father and I can't wait to put the set to good use:) I love the side compartment to keep my shoes away from my clothes. The print is beautiful and will be easy to find on the carousel. It looks very well made and I am very happy with it.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby momwith4kids Excellent travel set!
I bought this set for my college aged daughter who travels by air several times a year. She loves it! She can get everything she needs for most trips in the 2 smaller bags and then does not have to check bags. Her previous set ( from another company ) did not hold up well; pieces started falling off on just the second trip. I have confidence that this one will be durable and know from experience that LL Bean has a great guarantee.
January 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby RobinNC Don't pay for monogramming
I believe this luggage set is just as I expected. I haven't had a chance yet to use it, but seems well constructed.
My main concern is the pathetic monogramming. Don't pay for this on this site, after you receive your luggage take it somewhere to be monogrammed. The monogramming is 1.5" maximum height , it is tiny. It looks ridiculous.
January 19, 2014