Rated 1 out of 5 by makyol Very disappointed in XL and L Rolling Duf's
I bought both the XL and L rolling varieties. Although they visually looked appealing out of the box, the construction was sub-par. The floor of the bag is not solid; your clothes are right up against the "ribs" of the extending handle, which result in wrinkling. The fabric got extremely stained during normal TSA handling, and even ripped in several places. I couldn't believe that I had to return both bags after one use. I was so disappointed!
I do not recommend these bags for airline travel. They may be ok for hauling sports gear (balls, bats) around town, but they won't stand up to anything with a sharp edge or rough handling. The fabric simply isn't strong enough.
June 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by rollingduffler Favorite gift to buy
I buy this for all bar and bat mitzvah kids, as well as others having special birthdays. I know it will last a loooong time, and be extremely useful. Everyone has loved it - even those who are harder to please.
June 15, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by AlaskaTeacher Not nearly as I expected
So disappointed in this rolling duffel bag. It is light weight and roomy but it easily flips over once packed. First trip on the airline and one clip strap has been ripped out. I'm sure it's more due to damage from the airlines since the bag is also completely filthy. So disappointed that this bag couldn't handle one airline trip without showing major damage.
May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopFromTX Great graduation gift.
I have been buying this bag for years as it makes a swell high school graduation gift especially for those leaving home to attend college. The option to monogram makes it even better (free with LLBean visa card). All my relatives now have one if they wanted it or not.
I use mine for transferring gear to backpacking destinations and it has worked out very well. Quite amazing how much junk can be stuffed into one of these. Mine has held up well to the rigors of air travel.
When I visited my daughter at college a few years back, her dorm had a separate closet/room where all the luggage was stored. I was amazed how many LLBean bags were in there.
May 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by FAEM Stuck with this bag
I bought this duffle for my husband and it is awful. It is heavy even before you put anything in it and with just two wheels it doesn't stand up on its own. Can't remember how many times we've tripped over it while at the airline ticket counter or at a hotel desk. It needs to be changed.
April 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gmarmot Perfect so far
I have a large 15' inflatable kayak that I needed to carry around, but it's bulky. We're driving to Central America and I saw this wheeled duffle which was significantly less expensive than others for the size.
The duffle is very large and holds the kayak, breakdown paddles, pump, and repair kit. Most duffles are not this size.
Since receiving this I've used it some with the boat, and am completely happy with it's performance (i.e.: it has not broken). The interior waterproof coating is thick, although it was not meant to be completely water proof.
April 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by maplebud Great bag -wrong size
I purchased the rolling duffle (mid-size) to use as a carry-on bag for air travel. I have found it a durable, handy piece of luggage but not for air travel ... depending on the airline the rolling duffle at 23" is 1" - 1 1/2" too long. So why not make and market a product that meets airline regulations e.g. United has a limit of 22", Air Canada has 21 1/2" You need to do some re-engineering before you get top marks for this product.
March 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by balletgirl65 love this bag
This bag is fabulous. Very lightweight and high quality - true to LL Bean. I've purchased quite a few of this bag in the larger size and am happy to now have this one that can be used as a carryon.
March 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by travelourroad disappointed in the medium rolling duffle
I have always wanted one of these so was delighted when a great sale was offered. I must admit I am disappointed. The pattern (nautical blue tropical print) is very nice. I am disappointed with the size as I thought it would be compatible with my carry-on size for plane travel. It does not even hold as much as the more common and smaller European carry-on size bags. Also, since the top of the bag is tapered or rounded, the capacity is greatly diminished and accessibility into the bag is not that great and frustrating. I recently went on a weekend trip and it sufficed for that. Because of its light weight design, I had hoped this would hold more. I pack very light and smartly and can live three weeks out of a very small, unexpanded, rolly, but this will not fit the bill. This doesn't hold much more than a jumbo backpack As mentioned from others, these rollies do not stand up on their own. Because of the bargain price on the sale and because I use various styles of luggage, I will keep it. Durability will not be determined until I put it through its paces.
March 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 True teal is REALLY BRIGHT TEAL
SoI the bag came and had my monogram on it just as I had asked for. However, I ordered the true real color since the picture made it look like a gorgeous slate blue and it is SUPER SUPER bright 12 year old girl teal. I suppose I can get used to it but it will definitely not match my other ll bean bag. That being said, the only complaint I have is the color and the bag is great, everything else I'd hoped for.
March 24, 2015