Overall: 4.1 / 5 based on 18 reviews
12 of 18 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Overall excellent -
By: drojack from Durango, Colorado
We have eleven pieces of Battenkill luggage and have traveled domestically and internationally with them. We have only had the rolling garment suitcase fail (three times). All the others have been remarkably durable. After numerous trips, I finally have worn outthe main zipper on the first family rollabout I bought. I am ordering a replacement and will return the old one to take advantage of the guarantee. I do think the zippers could be more heavy duty, and the rivets strengthened, but over all this luggage has outlasted my expectations. And I appreciate that the leather tabs have been improved.
The Perfect Suitcase -
By: brooker1966 from Jacksonville, FL
Top 1000 Contributor
My wife bought this case for herself because it allows for "organized travel" and "it's large enough without being cumbersome" and "it's easy to roll around" and "it matches our other Orvis luggage" and "it's well made". She liked the quick delivery also!
Designed by a genius -
By: CathyMc007 from Leicester UK
The design of this suitcase is inspired. The side zipped compartments allow careful separation of any papers or documents. The main body allows you to pack your clothes with metal coat hangers, ready for hanging on arrival. My daughter borrowed it to fly to Tanzania and it was noted that she was the only person that everyone offered to help with her bag -a sure sign of a quality item. So whether you travel at home or abroad, I'd recommend this to everyone.
Sherman Tank -
By: jtlmd from St Paul MN
This is a VERY rugged piece of luggage, built like a tank. I am especially impressed by the fabric thickness and the zippers. The latter are "industrial grade". I expect that I will not outlive this luggage. Very roomy. Looks sharp. Great buy. Minor Quibble: The beautiful leather business card holder will certainly not survive its buckle strap weakness. Bad idea! That holder needs to be attached to the luggage with something far more rugged.
Tough Functional Luggage -
By: sliderule72 from Lafayette, LA
I have owned a "Family-Size Rollacase" for several years. I've travelled many miles with it and have been completely satisfied with its durability. It is large enough to make most trips a one bag trip. I recently purchased one for my wife. She was thrilled and I look forward to her being a one bag packer from now on.
Dissatisfied with Litime Warranty -
By: flgator from Dallas, TX
I have purchased several things form Orvis because of their Quality and Service. This is my first issue that I have encountered. I called and was told that I had to pay to ship the luggage back and also pay $30 prosessing fee. My lugguage has 3 defects now: 1. The rivot on the handle broke first. I still was able to use the lugguage so continued to use. 2. The stiching on the backside of the back came loose, making it unusable. I continued to use the bag without storing anything in the back side. 3. The Final straw.... My Zipper on the luggage is separated from the cavis making it unusable. I am very unhappy with having to pay both shipping and a processing fee. Disappoointed with the so-called "Life Time Warranty".
The world as changed -
By: Rookhawk from Chicago, IL
Top 50 Contributor
Great product that has ample room and nice features. The problem is that it is impractical under current US airline rules. The weight restrictions on most carriers make this unit a frequent surcharge even if you try to watch the weight. The small carry on version and the medium are better choices if you will fly with it.
Great Piece -
By: OpusX from Fairhope,Al.
My husband has many Orvis luggage pieces already.I ordered this piece for my husbands Birthday in October. He travels 7 months out of the year internationally, so it has gotten some use. Well, the back of luggage had gotten it looks like stuck in luggage conveyer and damaged it. I called Orvis and they sent out new one before I even returned the first piece. Now that is service. The replacement piece has already traveled to China 4 times and doing great. You may think you pay more for Orvis, but with service like they provide and quality of product can't ask for more.
I LOVE IT SO MUCH I HAVE TWO -
By: portugueseprincess from Central California
Love this suitcase so much I have two sizes; the smaller one is about 4 # lighter, unloaded. I travel a lot on business so I need casual clothes for room, business clothes & shoes/boots in winter, exercise clothes & shoes, bath bag, makeup bag, flatiron/hairproducts bag, and tea/soup/amenities for the room. This bag handles it all. If I'm going for a week I use the smaller bag; more than a week, the larger. It looks nice no matter where I take it. Even with all the stuff, it usually stays right at 50# until I add documents of any kind--that is the killer! I bless Orvis every time I load my bags. When I get to the airport I tether the rollaboard to this brute and away we go! PS: A hint on overweight charges: check your bags at the curbside checkin, give the guy your ID, your boarding pass, and a $20 bill and your troubles will disappear.
Hanging Travel Kit
Battenkill® Luggage is built for the long haul. We use the most rugged, abrasion- and weather-resistant 18-oz. cotton canvas available, paired with oil-tanned, full-grain leather, solid brass hardware, and heavy-duty zips. Double stitched inside and out with heavy nylon thread for strength, it’s designed to take any abuse you can throw at it.
Attractive, Strong and Durable
Engineered for long-lasting strength and water-resistance, Battenkill luggage will withstand dirt and wear better that most other types of luggage. Our bags are constructed of premium quality fabrications and our seams are edge-bound to resist breakdown. As your Battenkill luggage ages, expect pieces to take on an attractive patina with time and use. Colours will change subtly – this is completely normal and only enhances the unique appearance of each piece. What doesn’t change, however, is the legendary durability of our luggage – count on a lifetime of service when you choose Battenkill luggage.
Easy Care and Cleaning
Cleaning Battenkill canvas fabric is easy: just gently wipe with a sponge using a mild detergent and warm, sudsy water. Additional stain-resistant products, such as Scotchguard™, may be applied if you choose. For the leather accents on Battenkill canvas bags, we recommend Gokey Leather Conditioner by Orvis. It conditions and provides water resistance, while allowing the leather to breathe.
The Battenkill Luggage Line: Designed to Meet Your Demanding Travel Needs
Our exclusive Battenkill Luggage combines traditional materials with modern designs that offer high capacity, easy transport, and convenience, no matter where your travels take you. From the Overnight Briefcase, with room for paperwork and overnight essentials, to the Family-Size Rollacase™—big enough for a two-week trip—there’s a Battenkill Luggage style that suits your needs.
With new airline regulations and fees, it’s more important than ever to pack wisely. We asked our own Dave Parker -- Managing Director of our in-house travel agency – for tips on how to pack to ensure you get the most out of your travels: