Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 19 reviews
16 of 19 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Carry-On Legal? -
My wife purchased this for me for Christmas thinking it would be perfect for my multiply trips to Belize annually. Really took a good look at it today and it seems to me there is no chance this is a carry on. Anyone able to carry it on or is it a checked bag requirement.
Well made but a bit small -
By: BrianF from UK
Nicely made bag. Good basic design and good quality zips etc. Unfortunately the structure of the bag means that even a rod tube for a 9ft rod is a bit tight. If the bag was 2 or 3 inches longer this would be a great bag for fishing trips
Great bag for travelling -
whether for fishing trips or on holiday this bag does it all. We have several now and all the family use them
Safe Passage® Rolling Vented Duffle -
By: RayJM from Plymouth. UK
An all in one solution to carry everything you need for an extended fishing trip. Bought during the sale so price was very good. Hasn't been used yet but I have packed it with my usual gear and it all fits. It looks like it will stand up well to baggage handlers and all the usual knocks and bumps. Servis from Orvis was also good with the bag delivered in less than a week and emails sent out to keep me informed of order progress. All in all, a great deal all round, no complaints here.
By: Sportsman53 from St. Louis, MO
I bought this to get decent zippers. I've had two other brands of fishing duffle and both crashed in cold weather because the zippers were weak and came apart. This duffle is strong, secure and it rocks.
Great Purchase -
Bought this for my son's 40th birthday and he loves it. Plans on taking it on a fly fishing trip to Montana. I still have one of the original Orvis duffle bags that I purchased back in 1980.
The best rolling duffel I've ever seen or used -
By: Highdesertfly from Walker River, Nevada
I've been looking for a rolling duffel that is strong, durable, has large wheels and can accommodate my rods and waders along with my other traveling essentials all in one and this is the ticket. Even loaded it still meets the max size requirements for airline baggage restrictions. The specs state max rod case as nine foot but I put my H2 nine foot six in the bottom with no problem. This is the rolling duffel of all rolling ruffles.
Great Service -
By: Cycling from Bellevue
Bought two for trip to Europe. One wheel on one unit developed a wobble. Brought back and got an exchange -- gracious assistance and no hassle.
Good enough for light duty, but… -
By: AceRanchero from Denver, CO
I'm submitting this review on the advise of the Orvis retailer where I returned this bag with the hopes of replacing it with the newer version. However, and curiously, the four points of failure on the current bag appear unchanged from the original version. They are… 1) The hard plastic grip-lip on the bottom near the handle protrudes just enough to get dinged. It was broken on my very first trip with the bag. 2) On my third trip using the bag one of the bumper knobs on the bottom of the bag disappeared, rendering the bag unstable when left upright. 3) The wheel mounts inside the case, behind the zippered fabric, are flimsy and unprotected. One wheel failed on my most recent trip, making me the noisiest bag-dragger in Brussels. 4) Beware of handles that overextend, as touted my another reviewer. This puts extra 'tongue' weight on the handle such that, on this bag, I was no longer able to pull the handle out. On a Battenkill rolling suit bag last December I had the same problem but was not able to push the handle back into the bag. A baggage handler throated to hack-saw off the handle in order to stow the bag. I managed to talk him out of the drastic measure. While the size and weight of the bag are great for fishing as well as non-fishing travel—the slim width is great for rolling quickly through NYC Subway or London Tube turnstiles, and for negotiating crowded sidewalks—I really wish these weak points would have been addressed in the redesign in lieu of beefing up the fabric which, on my original, shows absolutely no sigh of wear.
Great Travel Bag -
By: Flyfisherva from Northern VA
The hard bottom compartment works great for rod tubes and boots. Keeps clothes and gear separate. The bag is light yet rugged. Holds almost too much and I have to be careful about overloading exceeding the airlines 50lb limit. Just a great total fly fishing gear travel bag/luggage.