Rated 4 out of 5 by marqpl Lovely but a few quirks
I love the fabric and received so many positive comments on my recent trip. I wasn't thrilled with the gusset that prevents opening the main section fully to pack, but understand that it prevents things from falling out if opened in a vertical position. I'm not sure I will ever use the "wallet pocket" for credit cards, passport, tickets or money (although I did try out the similar pocket in the tote bag), and the zipper on only 2 sides of the rectangle means you have to dig for things you can't see in half the pocket. I was surprised that the lining was held together with snaps so that small items could migrate to the frame, but that might be good later if the lining shows some wear and stuff could migrate through small holes and be inaccessible if the lining was a fully stitched bucket. I loved the bigger side pocket for dirty shoes or damp swimsuits (or just to separate dirty from clean clothes).
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoreBeanTheBetter Definitely fits under the seat on a plane!
I use this bag as my carry on every time I fly. What I love about it is I don't have to worry about room in the overhead from the people who stash their bag in the overhead and keep walking to their seat. You know what I'm taking about. This bag fits easily under the seat in front of me. I've never had an issue with space. Now, on the other hand, it doesn't hold a ton. I could never only use this bag for more than a one night stay and that is pushing it for me. I use it for carrying my camera sometimes. I feel like if it is with me, it's safer. Rolls fine for me. Pricy-ish but, in my opinion, very worth it.
April 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rottenkidzmom Looks better than expected
Although I haven't used this, I bought it to be able to put onto the larger one I purchased at the same time. When I went to use the strap to place it on the larger case, I found out that the strap on the back of the suitcase doesn't fit around the handle of the larger one. I'm disappointed because I was hoping to have a free hand while wheeling the suitcase through the airport.
I do love the case overall, just not the backstrap.
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbshopperpam Wheeled underseat carryon bag
To be clear - I haven't used it on a plane yet, but overall really like this bag. I had shoulder surgery this year and am very aware that any bag with wheels will make my shoulder happy. Really like the back panel that will allow the bag to fit over my large pullman so I have only one bag to roll around in the airports and hotels. The teal print makes it look nice - way prettier than a solid dark lkie most bags. Can't wait for our Sept trip to France to try it out.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Motivated Excellent weekender or small carry on
We purchased this for my Mom. My Husband and I also have one. We love them.
The only downside is the wheels can't be replaced. The first time I actually checked it as luggage vs. carrying it on the plane, one of the wheels must have got stuck on the conveyor or something and the wheel is now smooth on one side and makes a clicking noise every rotation. I've had my bag for several years using it often. With the exception of the wheel it still looks new.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrannyGrumpus Just what I expected...
This little bag is just what I expected. It is well constructed with many pockets, easily accessible side pocket for keys, airline tickets, etc. I love the color/print. The fabric looks sturdy. I read the reviews, and already knew about the inside flaps being a nuisiance, but I ordered it anyway. Another customer said he and his wife cut them out. That is what I will do, because it IS difficult to pack it easily with those dratted flaps! The other complaint I read over and over, but disregarded as well, is the fact that the strap on the back is far too small to fit over the handle on my LLBean pullman. Too bad! That will be inconvenient, for sure. But the size is perfect for me...I am 64 years old, and an under the seat option, or a smaller bag to go into the overhead bin, will be easier for me to handle. I think it will be a perfect size for me for a 2 - 3 day trip. All in all, I think this is a very nice bag, and I think I will enjoy it. Just wish the luggage strap on the back was longer, or perhaps offered a velcro adjustment so it would be easier when I have to use a pullman as well.
January 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by chameli Too big and overpriced
First off I did not think it would fit under a plane seat. It is too big. Secondly for the quality it is overpriced at $129. The handle looks unstable and I agree with another reviewer that it could break any time. The rest of the quality is also poor. I found similar items on sale with other vendors for a much lower price. Sorry LL Bean this does not work.
January 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nancytheshopper Happy traveler
Finally found the carry on that I have been looking for. Very easy to travel with and love that it has wheels. Only wish they were spinners.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveTheClassicsLady We WILL be returning to this bag for carry-on use!
Well, ...it seems this will continue to be our "carry-on" of choice, ...even with new stricter airline requirements! We have had this bag for years! We own ALL pieces of LL Bean's "Brown Multi" luggage collection (wish they would bring back THAT beautiful print!) LOVE this piece of luggage, along with the AmeriBag (shoulder bag), lunch kit, diaper bag, messenger bag, and Town and Field tote! LL Bean, PLEASE bring back the BEAUTIFUL "Brown Multi" tapestry fabric in your luggage!!!!!!
November 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kookala Carryall rolling underseat bag
Not the easiest to maneuver, Wanted to veer left.
Will return and look for four wheel rolling bag. Also extending handle did not lock easily.
November 23, 2014