Lighthouse Trip Bag
So many uses.......
I initially purchased two of these bags for my husband and I for travel. We were able to carry clothes for a three day weekend with no problem at all.
We then decided to get a two for our son and daughter-in-law as birthday gifts for their upcoming trip. The bags arrived to their home on a day that our family went swimming. My son grabbed his bag and stuffed it with beach towels, change of clothes for the family and two inflatable swim devices for his 3 and 5 year old.
Lastly, while at the pool two of my other adult children saw the trip bag and wanted one for themselves. I purchased three more bags. We have a total of seven trip bags. I am even thinking about ordering a couple as Christmas gifts.
Now everyone in my immediate family has a bag. They are being used for weekend travel, pool bag, running clothes and diaper bag for my infant grandson. The was a great buy for my family!!
June 9, 2014
Liked it so well I bought a second one
This oversized bag has lots of useful pockets of different sizes on the outside. Two of the outside pockets close with zippers, one closes with Velcro, and the others do not have closure mechanisms. The bag itself closes completely with a zipper - a feature that is important to me. The bag is roomy inside and holds much more than I anticipated. A few days after this LE bag arrived, I unexpectedly had to travel to a university veterinary clinic almost four hours away, because of a medical emergency with my cat. I grabbed this bag and literally stuffed it full with everything that I needed for my cat for our trip (except the carrier) -- lots of towels for bedding, wet food, dry food, plates, serving utensils, and bowls (enough to last for five days), medications, medical paperwork and test results from our regular vet, etc. It was too heavy, really, given everything I put in the bag, but the shoulder strap made it possible for me to carry my cat in his carrier on one side and all of his supplies in the LE bag on the other side. The LE bag was the perfect solution for our traveling needs. I liked it so well that I purchased a second one when we returned home. The only criticism I have is that the shoulder strap is apparently intended only to be worn across the body (rather letting the bag hang straight down). I prefer to let the bag hang straight down, but the shoulder strap constantly kept sliding off my shoulder. Plus, the shoulder strap can only be shortened so much, so when I let the bag hang straight down, it fell a bit lower against my leg than I would have preferred. (I'm 5' 4"). I mention that as a heads-up if you are considering buying this bag. As I said, though, overall I liked this bag so much I purchased a second one after having the opportunity to put the first one to good use.
May 22, 2014
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