All kidding aside. this was a real bargain.The smell of leather hit me as soon as I opened the box. The suitcase looked very expensive and was very well put together. Had lots of good features like extra pockets and adjustable handle. I was very impressed by it's whole appearance. I just gave it as a gift and it was VERY well received! I read a couple of negative reviews before I bought it and got it anyway. Am I glad!! I wish I had bought two and kept one for myself. You won't be disappointed...I promise you. I can always count on Overstock for quality merchandise at an affordable price.
I was expecting so much more from all the great reviews. The leather looks like cheap plastic, the zippers all get stuck and are difficult to zip. The case is difficult to pull. I bought the suitcase for my husband to carry on his flights but the first trip with this case he ended up checking his luggage because it was to much hassle to pull. i was very disappointed in this product.
I was pleased when I received this piece of luggage BUT, I am writing to say that it did not make it through my first trip with it unscathed. The front leather zip pocket "tore away" a few inches from the main compartment. I'm guessing that in "checking in" this piece, the baggage handlers picked it up by the front pocket and that is when it tore away> I know it is a "carry on" piece and I usually do the "carry on" thing whenever possible when traveling. I did have to check this piece in on its maiden trip but was disappointed that it did not hold up better.
The bag is OK for the non business traveler who would take it on the plane. The handle and wheels are not sturdy enough for the business pro.
- How accurate was the sizing? Fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not up to the quality for a frequent traveler
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
I had this exact same suitcase for 4 or 5 years and it survived dozens of flights as a carry on and often ended up getting checked. The pull handle was sturdy, but it finally gave out last year. I bought another suitcase that didn't last a year before the handle broke. I noticed that this suitcase is still available and I ordered another. my old one was brown and this one is black, but it is the same suitcase with a few minor differences. The wheels are slightly different, but they seem to be an upgrade from the old design.
- How accurate was the sizing? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. nice quality leather suitcase
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
This carry on is simply beautiful!. I bought a set for myself and one for my parents. The leather is beautiful and it is just perfectly made. We've used them on several occasion and still have them...Please beware that leather luggage tends to be a bit on the heavy side.
DISTRESSED NOT! I was leaving for Ecuador a few days after it arrived, so I had no time to return itI worked on distressing it myself ,a bit of a hassle but I got rid of the ugli shine and I like the result now. The picture shows the horrible shininess,so I guess I knew what I was in for.I used bad fume goo off.and a plastic floor scrubber.I like everything about it now.I watched TV while I hand buffed away the shine.Underneath,is a very nice leather.I guess I'm not happy unless I'm miserable.
The luggage was given as a gift and very well received. I ordered the distressed brown color, and it looked good. It is certainly more shiny than I would imagine for distressed leather, but time and wear will break it in. It's a great value for the money. Would recommend.
Do not waste your money. I bought this for an important man in my life as a gift. The first time he used the bag on a trip to San Francisco the retractable handle broke. He took it to a shop in San Fran to have it fixed.... it could not be fixed. He had to buy another bag while on his trip or be stranded without a suitcase. If I could complain to someone I would. I want my money back. That was the worst money I've ever spent. Pass this poorly made bag by.