Overall: 2.9 / 5 based on 14 reviews
8 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Inconvenient Design -
While I have only used it once, it seems to be solidly built. There are two interior pockets, the smaller of which is also accessible from the outside. As stated in other reviews, the main compartment can only be partially unzipped. If the unit is lying flat, you can fold the flap open, but you have to slide contents into the lower area where the zipper does not extend to, instead of just positioning them directly. The larger of the interior pockets, both of which are integrated into the inside of the main flap, runs the full length of the front of the unit, actually below where the zipper ends. In order to pack the full length of this pocket while lying flat, you have to unfold the flap and load it blindly, or stand it up and load it vertically. When you stand it up, if you have already packed the main compartment, the contents may fall out. If you pack in the larger interior pocket first with anything of substance, you may not be able to fold the flap open to subsequently load the main compartment. Starting to get the picture? It is very inconvenient. Now, I don't travel that much at this point in time, and for the quality construction and recent sale price, I can deal with the hassle. If however, I was a more frequent traveler or this unit was being sold for anything above the heavily discounted sale price, I would look elsewhere.
Not Orvis Quality -
By: Dissatisified from Charlevoix, MI
I recieved it and the bottom and back lower one third looked like it had mildew on it. I called and requested another to replace this one. I recieved it and it looked just like the first one. I returned this one and keep the first one I don't know why??? This is not Orvis quality I have over 20+ Orvis Battenkill products and this Safe Passage is not acceptable. Color Me, Dissatisified.
Exactly what I was looking for -
By: big0 from Littleton,Co
I wanted a new carry on luggage and it is exactly what I was looking for.
So So... -
Purchased this at the "Tent Sale" for 99.00 so I'm keeping it, however if it had been purchased at the regular retail price of 229.00 it would have been returned. Zippers stick at the corners and are not long enough to open the bag completely. Overall it seems cheaply made, I don't believe it will be a very durable piece. NOT the quality I have come to expect from Orvis
Great Deal -
By: Bill2468 from PA
Well constructed as i expected, i got from the online web site as a on sale item, Loved the deal
High Quality - Mediocre Design -
By: JohnJA from California
Top 100 Contributor
This is a very sturdy, well made bag. I can't imagine the wheels failing unless you want to carry a bunch of lead weights. The design is "OK". The front only zips about 3/4's of the way down making it a little difficult to pack. The molded interior adds to the bags sturdiness, but makes it a harder to zip if up if you have squeezed a lot of stuff in it. At the current price, it is a very good deal.
Meets expectations -
By: Gentleman from Lower Gwynedd, PA
Top 10 Contributor
Despite prior reviews I ordered this bag for my son and found it well designed and sturdy. Being blue it is easy to find on the luggage carousel. The easy access to an inside pocket is a nice feature.