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  • Made of beefy Cordura® nylon with a sturdy aluminum frame and handle
  • Smooth-rolling wheels are easy to maneuver
  • Inside: 2 zip mesh pockets and compression straps
  • Outside: 1 zip pocket accessible when luggage is opened up
  • Back: hidden ID sleeve; magazine pocket
  • 3-point compression system tames big loads
  • Lock-compatible main zippers (locks sold separately)
  • This item meets carry-on size restrictions for most airlines (size not to exceed 45 linear inches when adding L+W+H; this is subject to change, so check with your airline).


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Best Use Travel
Bag Style Luggage
Gear Capacity (L) 42
Gear Capacity (cu. in.) 2,563
Number of Exterior Pockets 2 + main compartment
Wheeled Yes
Carry-On Size Yes
Material(s) Nylon
Dimensions 22 x 14.5 x 10 inches
Removable Bag Dimensions Not applicable
Weight 6 lbs. 2 oz.
Gender Unisex
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very sturdy, wheels add to dimensions The nylon is heavy duty, and the zippers are substantial! The top of the bag is like the earlier version; it doesn't allow for full access and is sloped so there is some room on the top of the you have to creatively pack to utilize. The dimensions: height is a tad under 22". Width is right at 14". Depth of the bag is 9", BUT the wheels extend back about 2". If you have to put your bag in a sizer for flying on some airlines, this could be a dealbreaker. Overzealous gate agents would make you check the bag unless you replace the wheels with something smaller.
Date published: 2015-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sizing is misleading Airlines are cracking down on carry on sizing, and it includes wheels and handle. The sizers are not forgiving unless the dimension is soft and can be squished. So this on is 1-2 inches taller than common 22 inch height with wheels. The measurements are concrete please design a bag to the common limits
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bag! This is a fantastic little piece of luggage. I have now used it for a couple of trips in the two to three day range and it has held all I needed (including a suit). The mechanism does intrude a bit into the cargo area, so a bigger back will be needed for much longer trips, but this is just right as a carry-on. The additional pockets are great on this bag and all of the zippers have quality, smooth motion. The handle action is smooth, as are the wheels. While this won't stand up and roll like a "spinner", I prefer these smooth wheels to the ones usually on those.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Travel Bag I bought the REI Wheely Beast Bag because it's a simple, lightweight, easy to maneuver carry-on bag. The bag has 3 zippered pockets for small items and plenty of handles for picking it up. The oversized wheels allows the bag to roll easily and the size is perfect for airplane overhead storage. I've traveled with the bag a half dozen times and it's holding up well.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from North to Alaska! Traveled to Alaska with "The Beast" both the 34" and 22" and they performed great! I even received complements from the Airline workers and other travelers on their "stylish" looks. The 22" carry-on loaded into the overhead compartment of the airplane easily. The 34" Wheely Beast Is rugged and held everything needed for a 7 day trip including my fishing and rain gear. Nice job!
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy and lightweight The roller bag is sturdy and lightweight. What took some getting used to was the best way to load it. It needs to be opened fully on the sides via the zipper to insert and also withdraw whatever you might need on a flight. For instance, I pack a bag within a bag and then take it out before stowing. In spite of this, the handy straps inside the main compartment keep secure anything you don’t want to remove. Another odd design feature is that the interior zipper bag on the inside and the front zipper pouch on the outside all go to the same pocket. I found this out when I was packing through the outside zipper and the inside zipper happened to be open and stuff kept falling into the main compartment. It was pretty funny until I figured it out. Very well made and I expect it will last many moons.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice but not enough expansion options I am a fan of REI branded items but quickly returned this unit after opening the package and realizing that while having a bulky presence, it is actually a pretty small bag inside. Well made but pretty limited when it comes to working for a 1 day or a 4 day trip.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome bag ... I keep my essentials in this bag. I take it everywhere (even work). I also carry a backpack on my back. I have purchased three of them so far. At leat once year because the wheels aren't replaceable. I don't have time to shop around and look for wheels that will fit. Regardless it is still an awesome bag.
Date published: 2017-01-31
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Do the measurements include wheels? I saw one review that claimed the wheels extend beyond the 22"

Asked by: frequent traveler
The height of the Wheely Beast Wheeled Duffel is 22 inches including the wheels.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-29

What happened to the 28" version? Will it be coming back? (22" too small & 34" too big!)

Asked by: ironflower
Must answer my own question. Found the 28" but only when I put "Wheely Beast" in the search field. It did not come up by using the side menu filters under "Travel". Sorry, my mistake.
Answered by: ironflower
Date published: 2017-03-28

I have an older version of this luggage, purchased roughly four years ago. It looks like the hardware has not changed. Are replacement parts for pull out handle available?

Asked by: MickSnod
Replacement parts are not available for the Wheely Beast.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-31

One of the side release buckles on my duffel has broken. Does REI have any replacement buckles for purchase?

Asked by: Lynn R
Depending on the buckle size you need, this may work as a replacement:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-30

We are going to Italy with 2 boys ages 5 & 9. We plan on using a product called Lug A Bug ( to roll the kids through the airport. Will the wheels be able to support the weight of the clothes (roughly 40 lbs) and my son (40 lbs)?

Asked by: SteveH
​We're sorry, but that information is not available.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-14

Well, there is another review that claims that the wheels extend back about 2". So what is the depth including the wheels? 9" or 11"?

Asked by: Euro Traveler
Including the wheels, the depth measures 10 inches. Thank you for calling this to our attention. We will have our website updated shortly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-09
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