Rated 2 out of 5 by MBTheTraveller Climb Do Not Walk
I used the Quickload Travel Pack for my three-week trip to Japan. The pack had some very positive features: big enough for all my stuff and the stuff I bought in Japan; small enough to make me think before I packed and before I bought. The pack fits well into the smallest (and cheapest) coin lockers. It made going up and down stairs, which every railway station has a lot of, very comfortable compared to having a roller bag. It also has some negative features: the contents settle while I walk, which shuffles my packing into a mess; the straps work fine for a short walk but their placement makes walking a mile disagreeable, and I walked several miles in various airports. The trouble is that the load is always too low on my back. Also the lumpy pack makes it impossible to enter a Japanese shop without being the bull in the china shop. On balance though I would say that for me the disagreeable long treks overweigh the agreeable stair case climbing.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by queentiff84 It'll Make A Traveler Out of You
I own this travel bag for myself and love it. I have never not been able to use it as a carryon. The best part os that it is soft and pushes down to always fit. I have used it from weekend trips to two weeks trips across the world. It has never failed me. I recently took it to a week long trip to Vegas where my non-traveling sister fell in love with it. We just got her one for her birthday. She said it makes her want to go places. The only down side is that this bag cannot be monogrammed :( That would be a great addition. Love this bag and LL Bean.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by backpackergirl durable. easy to use. comfortable.
I love ll bean backpacks! I have 3. One is 17 years old and still going strong. My family only uses ll bean backpacks.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by merryblueeyes Fits everything!
I have traveled with this pack many times now, and it is still in perfect condition. I have just come back from a nine day trip. It held three pairs of jeans, a pair of size 11 shoes, a turtle neck, four other shirts, underwear, pajamas, two bulky hoodies, socks, my laptop, and a small fleece throw that my dog uses on trips and some other items like hair brush, camera,etc.
My only problem with this pack is that it can hold more than I can really carry! I have brought it as carry on for planes and lugged it in cars. Sometimes I've put it on a small wheeled luggage frame because I can't carry heavy items, but it is a great piece. Combined with the Quickload carry-on, a good packer could travel around the world with these two pieces.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by themadscientist Good for air travel
I bought this for a trip to Austria after my luggage stayed an extra day at Heathrow (London) on an earlier trip. Has good capacity, but that means it's too large for daypack use. The flexible nature allows easy fitting into overhead bins. The side handle is good for luggage carry -- a top-handle-only arrangement, as on some competitive bags, puts the handle too high for a comfortable carry. The pack straps go in and out of storage easily, and the pack has good balance for long carries in airports. Only improvements I would suggest are: 1. The small front pocket could be bigger, and 2. An external drink bottle pocket would be great. The shoulder strap is fine, but I never use it and leave it at home.
August 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MIJOE Liked better than the expedition version.
Less busy and felt more stable than expedition version. Good idea, but needs to be fully packed to feel right as a back pack. As others stated, a jack of all trades but master of none. I returned it. Can understand why it is great for some, but like a good pack more than a suitcase I can wear on my back. Thanks LL Bean for having something so interesting, this one was not for me.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frog0429 Quick load Travel Pack
I have just returned from my first trip with the quick load travel pack. I was amazed at how much it actually does hold. I was skeptical
that it really would hold enough for a week to 14 days. It truly does! I am so impressed that I will be purchasing one for each family member. We are planning a car trip for six - this pack will be perfect!
July 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by traveltom Close to perfect
The Quickload Travel Pack is as close to as perfect carry-on bag as I have seen. Lightweight, versatile packing options, rugged construction. To make it perfect: add wheels & an extendable handle.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by knifemakerj Music Gear Hauler
Playing as an acoustic solo or duo act, I was looking for a way to haul all my music gear into venues in one trip. I needed something to carry on my back to free up both hands to carry the guitar and roll the sound system along. This fits the bill perfectly. Enormous capacity - carries mike and guitar cords, effects pedal, promo material, even a guitar stand, and more.
Comfortable, spacious, and very water repellent.
June 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sophie567 Great pack!
Just got back on a long trip from Virginia to Sweden. This pack held everything we needed to carry on just in case our luggage was lost or delayed. It met all size requirements. We used it as a backpack when walking was required. It has a handy handle on the side, also. We clipped off the shoulder strap for this trip. Inside, when unzipped, one half has a huge zipper compartment. The other half has just 2 clothing straps to secure items. That worked, but a 2nd zipper compartment would have been even better. No, this pack does not have a waist strap, but we really did not find the need for such...no bouncing problems! Great purchase!
May 29, 2013