Large Lighthouse Duffel Bag
Good for long trips/easy to store
We have two of these for our 9 and 7 year old boys. Bought for sleepovers - too big for that purpose but it worked great for a 4 day trip. We had a problem with the strap latch but Lands End sent a replacement in the mail so that is great. There is no "form" to the bag, which I have read others as a negative - to me, it is okay because it makes the tote easy to store in a closet. If that doesn't bother you, then this is a great tote.
July 21, 2014
I would really like to see rollers on this bag. As big as it is, when it's fully packed, I bet it will feel like "a ton" when you have to carry and lug it around. I would not mind paying a bit more for the rollers.
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May 22, 2013
Very large and boxy
The quality of the duffel was great, but it was just a bit too large and boxy for what we needed, so we returned it for the medium.
I looks like it would hold a lot though, if that is what you need.
January 8, 2013
A bit too large and floppy
Great bag! The quality of the fabric is good with lots of sturdy handles. My problem is that for packing with clothing and heavy items, the bag is too floppy. There is no internal structure (I was looking for a light weight bag without rollers) and this allows it to fold in half and is hard to carry. However, if you were using it for packing large, bulky items or items that are stiff in nature, this would be great. I am returning it for the next size down.
January 7, 2013
Good quality materials but would prefer more structure to the bag.
I bought this bag as an experiment since I continue to prefer Lands' End for its product quality. I was mainly disappointed because the bag lacked some rigidity qualities I like in a piece of luggage like this. This bag had nothing to give it rigidity other than from it's contents and how fully the bag was packed. The material and construction quality appeared up to Lands' End standards, just not what I prefer.
October 16, 2012
Perfect for College
Bought this for my sons trip to college, wanted something as big as we could get within the airlines size restriction and light enough that our 50lb weight limit would be mostly clothes, not the weight of the bag! We also wanted a bag that could be stored in the dorm easily and this folds down small. Done, done and done.
September 18, 2012
Excellent camp trunks
I ordered 2 of these duffles and can understand some of the other's complaints about this product. I do not think it is really appropriate for air travel but is fantastic for packing kids up for sleep away camp or college. It holds a ton and the fabric is perfect for this type of job. If it was heavier you would never be able to pick it up with all the items it can hold. I can not say enough about how thrilled we have been with this item for this particular purpose.
June 11, 2012
just too big!
look, let me start by saying lands' end is my favorite company in the world! and this story has a good end. but ... this LARGE duffel bag is just too big to fill and lug over your shoulder. if you don't fill it, it collapses unto itself because it has no built-in structure. if you do fill it, it is far too large and bulky to throw over your shoulder from airport to destination. my wife is 5'5", 125 pounds and could not carry the bag when filled between it's size and weight and it has no wheels. we went to the MEDIUM bag and all is perfect! of course LE took the other bag back, even monogrammed, through our sears store. bottom line: less in better in this case!
May 21, 2012
The bag is much less substantial than I expected - much less so than bags I've purchased from Lands End in the past.
I have a few Lands End duffel bags from years ago and was expecting the same top quality, but this bag isn't that at all. Flimsy, poorly constructed ... don't think I'm going to keep it ... very disappointed.
January 7, 2012
It's lightweight and tough for the real world of travel...
People, Lighthouse luggage has been an LE standard for decades, and I have owned a couple of versions. Recall the cotton "duck" versions with the metal zippers. Durable, sure, but heavy and loath to give up moisture or stains they got in cargo holds. That's why they made it better. Allow me to defend the present 1080 nylon with nylon zippers. COLORFAST and LIGHTWEIGHT, the material allows for minimal framing in the interior, which leaves more room for STUFF. I put a coat or jacket inside if I ever find extra room allows the bag to sag. (This is key when traveling with women and children). Light enough to sling over your shoulder with the enclosed strap on the US Customs or TSA line. I mean, how many wheelie suitcases can you steer with two hands?
Best of all, the Lighthouse material sheds snow, water and stains, so it's cake to keep what's inside CLEAN and DRY on ski trips, ferry rides, fishing jaunts, golf outings, trains, planes and...you know. BTW, have you seen the airlines handle bags when you fly? Pitiful. Look, when Lighthouse sits on a wet sidewalk or tarmac, no worries. As a duffel, it becomes a pillow/footrest on airport layovers, it stores easily, or roll it up and pack an extra bag with you for the return trip with souvenirs. We've travel-tested these bags and they are keepers.
December 7, 2011