I ordered this bag just before leaving for South America. I had purchased a Lucas bag in 1998 that has been all over the world with me, but I can't seem to find another like it. It is just now starting to wear out on the bottom. So I search the web and finally found what seemed to be a close representation, however, when I got the bag I was disappointed in the quality. It's an OK bag, but don't plan on checking this bag on an airlines. There are NO back ribs/runners to give the bag support on the bottom. The walls of the bag are thinner than needed for protection as a checked bag on a plane. If you are going somewhere in your car or to a hotel then this bag would work. SO once I received the bag and inspected it, I pulled out my Lucas and used it once more. I love my Lucas...please find me another!
I purchased three Olympia 29 inch duffels. They appeared to offer good value on arrival, but on the first use, two of the three main zippers failed to keep the bags closed. The manufacturer needed to spend a few more pennies and make a bag with easy to use and reliable closures. They look good but you should expect even inexpensive bags to last for ten trips or more. These zippers jammed and split before the bags got into the car!
I purchased this item for my kids clothing when we traveled 1000 miles via airplane. Seemed to be an excellent choice going out to our distination but returning was a different story. The zipper would not close properly coming home so we had to hope that it would stay closed good enough for the rough travel ahead. I'm not sure what self fixing zippers mean but it didn't fix its self by any means. I liked the size and the placements of all the pockets. We must have just got one with a bad zipper. Not real happy with my options as far as returning or exchanging at this point!!!
Do not be deceived, this bag is enormous!!! I don't know how you couldn't pack for 1-2 weeks in this bag, it is so much bigger than the pictures. I am actually returning this bag and ordering the smaller one because it is so large.
But as far as the structure, it seems like a very sturdy bag and the color (pink) is electric. Like I said, it is too big for me, so I am getting the same model just in a smaller size. So, yes, I think this is going to be a great bag for me.
I was looking for more of a weekend to 4 day bag that I could carry on, not check. This is definitely a checked bag. Be careful, because there is so much room, it would be very easy to hit that 50# weight limit.
Used this on a trip abroad... Its massive! My sister calls it "the body bag" because of how big it is. I used it hold 10 days worth of stuff. Still had room left and I dont pack light! Best parts: the numerous pockets and how lightweight it is. Its sturdy but it doesnt add weight to your luggage (so you wont have to worry as much about having overweight fees with airlines) and it can fold down a bit so storage isnt as big a hassle. Downside, unless you fill it up so much that it becomes a brick, its rather shapeless which makes it hard to manuever on wheels. It could use a little bit more reinforcement...
I have a mobile nanny service and love this bag. It's been in/out of the car many times, rolled up and down stairs, snow/rained on, fell off a moving golf cart and rolled down a hill (which was actually pretty dang funny!) and it is still in good shape.
Also bought the Olympia 29" and am returning it. Two tears the first day of use, needs bigger wheels, poorly balanced, needs heavier duty handle/frame.
How accurate was the sizing? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes, until it was used
I bought this bag to pack full of emergency survival stuff. You can put a lot of heavy things in this bag and it won't tear or anything. The wheels are decent and this stores in the closet very easily. Bonus is that it has so many pockets. Only thing that I don't like is that since it is a duffel bag, everything is gonna fall to the bottom when in the upright position.
How accurate was the sizing? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality; heavy duty material
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? free of defects
Absolutely love this bag; plenty of room for maybe a week's worth of clothes/stuff for my daughter. Lots of pockets for easy access to smaller items, outside the main compartment. The wheels look like they will withstand a lot of travel. Will likely buy another for myself.
How accurate was the sizing? great size
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality; seems pretty sturdy
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No defects found yet
Thank you socal4 for your interest in the Olympia 29-inch 8-pocket Rolling Upright Duffel Bag. The dimensions are 29 in. x 14 in. x 15.5 in. Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on May 8, 2013
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