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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Trekker87 Ripped on first trip
Granted it is a small hole, but the first time I used the large adventure rolling duffle it developed a tear/rip at the bottom where the "reinforced" fabric covered the plastic base. I believe the corner of the bag caught on a curb and tore. Though customer service is replacing the bag, I expected higher quality from my LLBean product.
March 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by KincardinePair hard to lock
all in all I have no problem with the construction , material or design of this duffle . However I bought it with the intention of using it as checked baggage and found there is no real place to place a lock on the main compartment except by using the zipper tabs and there is no way at all to lock the side compartment . Note the much cheaper much weaker no name duffle it is replacing did have places for a lock .
March 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by likeBeanproducts Adventure Rolling Duffle - Large
Good travel bag. Holds a lot. Rolls easily. Only problem I've had is that the bag won't stand up on it's own. Makes it difficult to move through long check in lines in the airport. Other than that, I'm very satisfied with the rolling duffle bag.
March 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TheTallSwede Large and easy to handle
This duffel fits plenty into it, but airports seem to have a problem processing it (maybe it gets stuck in conveyors?). I have never still seen the luggage tag on it when it arrives at baggage claim and have had it lost multiple times.
March 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ali2811 Such a great bag
I bought this XL rolling duffle eight years ago - monogrammed and in a now discontinued ice blue color. Along with clothing, it has been stuffed to the gills with sea shells, snow boots, books and even a rug. Despite checking it dozens of times, the zippers and wheels and fabric are as perfect as the day I received it, even with its numerous baggage-handling battle scars. In a distinct color, it's always easy to find on the baggage carousel and stores flat when not in use. As far as comments re the shortcomings - not standing up hasn't been a problem as I've learned to lean it against something if I need to, it's been waterproofed with a snow boot spray and we always use nylon packing cubes inside to keep things contained and wrinkle-free. It has had many great adventures with me and is an unbeatable bag at this price.
March 6, 2015