Rated 1 out of 5 by IdealCamper Very dissatisfied - Returned
I was incredibly excited to receive this duffle bag. I had been looking at if for a long time. I even went to the store in New York to check it out first hand. I love L.L.Bean stuff. I couldn't have been more disappointed. The thing has no structure to it at all. It is essentially a flimsy bag that holds no shape at all unless you fill it completely up. It lacks any substantial stiffness in the bottom. When I saw it in the store it was stuffed full. I returned it for a refund. :(
September 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by KFinFL Dark Loden, Small
This bag is definitely a "Dark" Loden and not the color in the picture... This is a Dark Olive, Camo Color, not the Lighter Grayish color shown in the picture... I wondered about the name and the picture before I ordered, but decided how ever it came would probably be fine... I believe I like the actual darker color better... A strong Black and Army kind of Dark Olive look to it... a Manly-man bag... Looks impressive... the straps are heavy, the strap is well padded and the material is heavy and workmanship looks like quality.. I would expect by its looks and the reviews that I should get years of service out of it... However, I give it a 4* because the description touts a "reinforced" bottom... It is a different piece of material than the sides, (the black), but it feels no different than the sides to me... There is no hard support in the bottom, so like for cheaper ones, I will have to make a cardboard bottom for it... Other than that, it looks to be like a nice, quality bag that I will keep and be happy with for my occasional overnights somewhere... There are no inside pockets or dividers, just the little zipper pocket of the side of the bag... it is about the size for a cell phone, wallet and keys (though you may not want to loose them all at once if someone snags the bag, it is a nice looking bag, I would not leave it alone)... The "small" size should be good for a night or two for a change of under-drawers, socks, a t-shirt or two and a extra pair of shorts and a terlett-bag... or it would be a handy carry all size for "stuff"... a pair of my size 13 sneakers would probably take up about a half of the bag.... All in all, it is a quality made, good looking bag, and with the $10 sale, I am pretty happy...
September 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuisaMaria Adventure Duffle, SMALL
I have extra-large, large, and medium Adventure Duffles. I ordered a small Adventure Duffle for simple overnight trips, but it was way too small. The medium, on the other hand, is just too big for a typical overnight. A size midway between small and medium would be perfect, and I'd buy one for each member of my family. Please add this in-between size; I've been waiting for a long time!!!
September 7, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by mishapuppy Something is wrong with the coating
Purchased these in 2011 - something is wrong with the inside coating that causes it to turn yellow and flake off. The newer ones seem to have a newer coating that doesn't do this. I would return mine, except the pattern is way better than the current pattern (they used to have way more pattern options available but now mostly have plain colours).
August 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NMskyz Bought this 17 years ago....
I have had an extra large tote for about 17 years now. As a young single mom in college I bought it to use for well everything. I used it to carry our laundry to the laundrymat, to pack myself and my son for trips, and whenever I had to carry large or many items. I still have it, and in fact this actual bag is going with my now college age son to college; it still looks new! I highly recommend it. I'm getting older, so I am buying the wheeled version to make my life easier. You won't be disappointed!
July 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PennsylvaniaGirl Excellent travel companion!
When it comes to sturdy, well-made, AND lightweight, the Adventure Duffle is the go-to bag. I bought several of these bags - one (Guide Gold) in Large and it is great - the color is bright and easy-to-spot in airports (especially when monogrammed), and the bag can be tossed easily onto an airport trolley. I also have this duffle in Small and it has been a great bag - to take to the pool because if it gets wet it dries quickly, and as a carry-on for plane travel because it fits easily under the seat and squashes nicely in the overhead compartment. Unlike other reviewers, I like that there aren't other exterior pockets - there is one zip exterior pocket, and the larger bags have an open pocket - but I really like that there aren't compartments in the duffle itself, which makes for a lightweight bag that has a lot of interior room for packing a lot. I love the color varieties. I have two of these duffles without wheels and three with wheels - so definitely a product I would recommend!
July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2Greys Another 20 years?
Looks like on not the only one who has had this bag for 20+ years. I've used it consistently since my parents bought it for me when I was 15. At 36 I still take it everywhere and it looks BRAND. NEW. The shoulder strap is super comfortable and it makes a great carry on. About to buy another one for my daughter and figured a review was in order!
July 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Retired56 A quintessential duffle!
Just received this, and in two days I might add!
The quality seems typical of Bean - what I have expected for many years.
This is a well designed bag: straps seem sturdy, and nice to be able to use them to close up in case of overstuffing, material is thick enough to withstand drops on the floor or being thrown into the trunk, the shoulder strap has a nice pad to protect your shoulder and not slip off, and handles on the ends.
Seems perfect to throw a few items into for a weekend trip to our Cape home!
If it doesn't hold up, I know they will stand behind it.
July 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Madisyn Madisyn
The quality of the bag is great, but the quality of the embroidery is not up to the standards of previous bags.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by harpgirl1 My son likes it
My son likes it so much he is not sure if he wants to part with it for me to take it in for monogramming. It looks sturdy and looks like it will last and the size is great. I got it for him in Red and it looks nice.
July 3, 2015