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Orvis luggage report

Hi all,
I haven't posted here in forever and a day, but I have new luggage as of Christmas and wanted to share my thoughts. These replace a long-loved LL Bean carry-on that has seen me through many trips.

The two new pieces are the Orvis Trekkage 40L Adventure and the Adventure tote which has a sleeve that slips over the carry-on's handle or zips to become an extra outside pocket. Both items were on sale when I purchased. I'm fortunate to have access to an Orvis store, so I was able to look at the luggage before purchasing.

Orvis also has an 80L Trekkage. I wish they made a 60L which was really what I was looking for because I always check my bag when going overseas, but I realize that the 40L will probably be easier to maneuver and lift on trains.

I've only taken these on one domestic direct flight so far and plan to take the suitcase to the UK later this year. Was able to check the 2-wheeled carry-on for free with American Airlines. Orvis quality seems to be there so far. Nice wheels, handle easily telescopes and has a soft hand grip. Carry-on luggage includes outside zip, deep inside well, and a combination of inside zip mesh pockets. Tote has handles long enough to go over the shoulder, outside pockets, one inside zip pocket plus clip, and one side of the inside of the tote has sewn-in open pockets/sleeves good for stashing things that you don't want to drop to the bottom.

I bought the black, but the tote comes in a variety of colors including a rainbow trout and flyfishing pattern if you're into casting.
Links below. Orvis typically always has a 15% offer, and sometimes $50 off or other sales. Wishing you good travels!

Posted by
11223 posts

The first thing I think of when I see the name Orvis is high quality. I am glad to hear you are having a good experience with their luggage. I buy clothes from them too but always in person from their store. Clothes have held up well for me.

Posted by
6583 posts

I love my Orvis clothing but I haven't tried their luggage yet. I just got a catalog from them, though, that has a few interesting looking bags. I just wish they would list the weight of the bag.

And I think you will be glad that you stuck with the 40L. I check a bag but still keep my luggage as light as possible because I hate dragging them around train stations and lifting them up.

Posted by
2084 posts

The tote is adorable, I love the flies on it! My dad has Orvis luggage and I don't think it will ever wear out. Everything Orvis we have ever had has held up. We have an Orvis dog hammock for the backseat of our SUV and it has help up to our two Goldens! I too think you will be happy with the 40L size.

Posted by
915 posts

We had the Orvis Battenkill luggage a few decades ago. They were beautiful and sturdy. Eventually, after many trips over cobblestones, they bit the dust. Enjoy.