Adventure Duffle, Medium is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 214.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best duffle bag ever I have to rave about this bag- I have had it for about 17 years, and it holds up to everything. It's been to Canada, the Galapagos Islands, countless ski and camping trips, and it doesn't quit. It is so durable I never worry about it being checked on a plane. The shoulder strap which is easily removable is well padded and the velcro handles still haven't worn out. Nice addition of a zipper pocket in front for storing small items. I got it in the bright blue and monogrammed with a nickname, so I can instantly spot it from far away. The picture I attached I took today, still in great condition after all these years. If you need a durable duffle bag- this is THE one.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful bag, but beware, the size has changed I love these bags, and have several. I use them for carry ons, and they hold enough for me for any trip - I never check luggage. However, I just bought a new one to replace a very old battered one, and the same listed size (medium) is significantly larger than the old ones. When I re-checked the dimensions, I found that it is too large for the carry-on requirements for the airline I am next flying. I'll still keep it since it's great for other things, but you should note the dimensions before planning to use it on airlines. And to LLBean: why did you change the sizes???? (for some reason this was posted to the size small link, so I am copying it here since it refers to the size medium only).
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm shocked... Last week my 28 year-old daughter and I met for a long overdue getaway. She picked me up at the airport curb, I threw my bag into the back with hers, and noticed her duffle bag looked strangely familiar. Later, we unloaded the car and I realized why I recognized it; it was the same monogrammed LL Bean duffle bag I'd given her when she was only five years old. Amazingly, twenty-three years later, there wasn't a hint of damage to the fabric, seams, lining or zippers. In fact, it didn't look any different than the day I ordered it for her, so long ago. Shocked?...you betcha! Had I known she'd still be using that bag as an adult, I might've monogrammed initials on it, rather than her childhood nickname! :D
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Active Duffle Bag(s) September 2020 ... in the middle of a global pandemic. I needed birthday gifts for 5 great nieces and nephews - 3 in Ohio and 2 in Toronto, Canada. What to do ??? Twenty - five years ago I purchased these super useful and well loved bags for my own children and they still have them, and still use them. These bags are wonderful! They are made of exceptionally durable fabric and have superior construction. Perfect for active lives ! So I ordered bags for all 5 children, added their monogramed names, and hit a home run, both with the kids and with both sets of parents ! Really great gifts !!! LL Bean took care of shipping and delivering - perfect !
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great looks & quality This is one of the best looking duffle I ever had. Very good quality, good construction and material, looks great, mine repels rain, it's not one of those shabby bags you find in many stores. I have the yellow, medium, and it's just right, holds enough for a couple of days trip, can be well stuffed. Perfect for the 'Flying -Cattle- Carts', fits well in the overhead storage and with this great color it won't 'walk away' without being noticed. I would buy again, and the medium size is just right for most travel. Bean did the free monogramming which makes it look even more upscale.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You won't find a better duffle I have had one of these duffle bags for over 6 years and it is still going strong. The only thing showing serious wear after all this time is the eyes that shoulder strap clips into. The shoulder strap is how I generally carry the duffle. I use this bag Mon-Fri for hauling things to/from work - books, paper tablets, lunch, beverages, laptop. Prior to purchasing this duffle, I was going thru bags every year, even had some that didn't make it a year. If the one I currently have ever gives out, I will most definitely be purchasing another LLBean duffle. No regrets!
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best travel duffle! I got the medium duffel specifically for business trips that last a few nights. This bag is built tough, spacious and fits easily in overhead bins on flights. The nylon is tough, the compression clips across the top keep everything nice and compact and from sliding around inside. My only gripe is the shoulder strap. LL Bean uses this curved shoulder piece with grip tape on it. I get that it helps from sliding around on your shoulder, but it is directional. You have to keep the curve towards your neck otherwise it doesn't rest flat. Kind of a pain when switching shoulders running to catch a connection. I wish they would use a standard straight strap. Other than that this is a great bag of solid quality that rivals much pricier brands. Good stuff!
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag! I bought the medium and it is a perfect size bag! I can fit up to 4 days of clothes in this bag. I've had it for 4 years. Loved it so much I bought the large rolling adventure duffle too. The fabric is durable. I feel like I could put it through any type of condition - rain, getting tossed around by baggage handlers and it stays intact and protects my clothing. The only thing that bothers me a little is the shoulder strap. It doesn't sit well on my shoulder and it digs in, so it's not easy to wear crossbody and it hurts. Other than that it is my favorite bag to use for luggage.
Date published: 2018-08-09