Lighthouse Trip Bag
Have now used my bag twice. Spacious, great pockets and it can be squashed into the always overcrowded overhead bins on flights. As other have said shoulder strap is a bit long, but not a major inconvenience. My major complain is the snaps on the handles. I Iike to secure my coat or sweater on top of my bag for flights, but the snaps just don't hold.
March 28, 2014
Too big for a daily briefcase/messenger bag
I got this for my husband, who is constantly carrying around a ton of stuff in NYC like tile samples, carpet squares, huge project binders, and more. We'd bought him a nice Cole Haan a year or two ago that he's kind of shredded to pieces, so we needed something super sturdy, lightweight, and bigger than your typical briefcase. This one was TOO big, though -- we both thought it looked a bit like a man's version of a tote bag. (My husband commented that he felt like he was going on a picnic.) The search continues. Nice lightweight bag, nice construction, wish it had worked for us.
March 25, 2014
Just what I wanted
Top quality. Should have in side pockets. Use it as personal carry on bag when we fly.
February 18, 2014
Perfect size for carry-on under-the-seat use
I needed an extra bag during a trip and for my flight home; I had done lots of shopping. This bag suited the bill just fine. It was shipped promptly to arrive when I needed it. It was strong, durable and accommodated all sorts of odd shaped gifts and packages I needed to carry. I also used the large flat zippered pockets for i-Pad, magazines and papers. I shoved it under the seat in front of me and propped my socks-clad feet on it.
While carrying it, it stayed on my shoulder quite well; I adjusted the straps so I could wear it cross-body style. I intend to use it again next week for another coast-to-coast trip. Good job Land's End!
August 8, 2013
Straps waaaaay too long
Love the material-hate the straps. I will keep the bag as I can use it for other things but unfortunately, I won't be able to use it for the intended purpose (hauling stuff to and from the office). The bag hangs down too low and interferes with walking.
July 21, 2013
Great bag for traveling.
The perfect bag for a personal item carry on. It is very sturdy and has many zipper pockets. The only negative is that the shoulder strap is too long. Since so many reviewers have stated the same problem, I am surprised that Lands' End has not corrected this. Fix this and it would be the perfect bag.
June 23, 2013
I bought it as a present for my husband and he is very happy with it. Plenty of pockets for him and his stuff.
January 5, 2013
The is an indispensable bag for airline travel.
The great quality of construction, helpful outside pockets and good handles/shoulder strap make this bag a wonderful choice for travel. I particularly like to use it in lieu of a purse on the plane. It easily holds my electronic devices, noise canceling headphones, books, paperwork, a water bottle and more. The heavy duty side strap is designed to fit over the roller board handle of suitcases. This is my second purchase of this wonderful carry-on. Had given my previous bag to a friend in desperate need when her suitcase was too full. I missed it so much that I had to replace it. Makes a terrific gift for any traveler. This bag holds more than most briefcases.
October 27, 2012
love it/loathe it
Like another reviewer, I travel by air and was looking for a bag - one single bag - that I could take on the plane with me. The bag I was looking for would have to fit my 17-inch laptop (which would sit inside a laptop sleeve), toiletries, two days worth of clothes, a pair of shoes, papers and a couple of books and be able to fit underneath the seat in front of me or in the overhead compartment of a commuter jet. Yes, a commuter jet. This bag certainly gave me all of that! It has ample room in the middle section, a couple of outside pockets on one side and two deep end pockets for other items such as water bottles. I love it!
But, I loathe it. I used it on a recent trip and noticed that when packed, it fell to just above my knee when I wanted it to fall just at my hip. The strap, even adjusted for the shortest length - is just too long for my 5'5", short-torsoed frame. Yes, other reviewers pointed that out; I should have been a bit more cautious. I tried various tricks to shorten the shoulder strap even more - like wrapping it around the handle - but it just became too cumbersome and awkward to walk with. I also tried using the nifty handles, but those were too short to loop my arm through to nicely sit on my shoulder. Of course, those handles are not designed to sit on a shoulder, so they weren't all that comfortable either.
The bag is currently hanging on the door handle to my closet. I keep looking at it with desire and disdain. I want to keep it because it is so useful, but I've decided that it has to go back from where it came. I sure will miss it.
August 9, 2012
Smaller than it looks and flimsy material.
I was very disappointed as I wanted to use this as a carry-on bag. It is no larger than my laptop bag and was very overpriced. I returned it.
June 23, 2012