Samsonite - Wheeled Luggage
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Mon Apr 12 00:00:00 MDT 2010stevenjlacy Rating:4.0
I purchased this suitcase for frequent business travel and have now used the bag for half a dozen trips via commerical air. I needed a hard case back so that clothing and toiletries were not damaged in transit. The bag is much lighter than I expected, and easy to manuever. I like the clothing straps inside, which help keep my personal items in place. The telescopic handle is easy to use, and the bag rolls well. I also like that the four travel wheels allow the back to stand or roll while upright. However, I have some concern that the wheels may not past long, since they are built on the outside of the suitcase; I have seen designs that seem more durable. Overall, it is a good back for the money, but does not give the sturdy, indestructable feel you get with a Samsonite bag. That being said, it was only 1/3rd the cost of a Samsonite, which makes it worth the price.
Thu Mar 26 00:00:00 MDT 2009inthetin Rating:1.0
Bought these cases (there were three of them) and flew one flight to JFK. Got my luggage and found a crease down the side of the larger case. Also found that where the wheel is attached to this case this was also broken. Flew on to my next international destination and went on to collect my cases and got the larger case back with only 3 wheels attached!Absolute rubbish case.Very cheap. Pay cheap, buy twice!!! Shame.I then bought a Samsonite case and had many trips without a problem. Hindsight is 20/20.
Wed Jun 24 00:00:00 MDT 2009hollisx4 Rating:3.0
I previously used a Samsonite Oyster suitcase which i loved until the baggage handlers at the airport broke one of the the wheel's off of it.They are the reason I won't spend a lot of money on luggage, because they are going to break whatever you have anyway.Having said that, this suitcase is pretty good, but already the baggage handlers have busted it as well. (Did I mention I travel a lot?) But it has retained it's shape and I think i can put some epoxy on the place they broke it and it will be OK. The main thing I guess is the wheels are still working and the handle will still come up and go down.The suitcase looks great. It's a Hey's knockoff and looks just like one and cost a fraction of the price of one.Bottom line, if you want value in a hardside, this is as good as it gets, if not, then spend the money to buy a Heys, but I don't think it would last any longer.
Sun Jul 03 00:00:00 MDT 201176redbutterfly Rating:4.0
Ordered two of these in orange. The color is very nice. Haven't used the suitcases yet (leaving next week) but from what I can see, I think they will make the trip just fine (international travel). I have always purchased these types of bags because I don't believe in spending a fortune on samsonites when they are just as likely to get damaged when tossed around by people who could care less for your things.
Thu Aug 04 00:00:00 MDT 2011fparker185 Rating:4.0
I needed a cheap suitcase for an overseas trip a few weeks ago. I figured I had nothing to loose trying out this piece of luggage especially with reviews that lean towards positive, and I like blue. You do have to take into account though that you are buying a piece of luggage for less than it will cost to check it on just about any major airline. When you take that into consideration it's a darn fine suitcase. I had no major problems with it. Sure the handle feels extremely loose when fully extended, but unless you are 7+ feet tall you will do just fine extending it halfway (to it's first notch) and it works and feels good. Overall it looks pretty cheaply made especially when you poke around and look at the backs of rivets and whatnot, and the luggage ID window on the back was hanging half off the suitcase right out of the box, which I immediately took off anyways as I don't like to display my ID info to the entire world, but rather than look at all it's short comings here's what counts... I flew from Chicago Ohare to Paris, Paris to Helsinki, Copenhagen to Riga, Latvia, Riga, Latvia back to Helsinki, Helsinki to Amsterdam then Amsterdam back to Chicago Ohare, it was handled by baggage handlers at each of those airports/airlines and the end result is a missing zipper handle on one of the front pockets along with some minor wear and tear on the corners, but no rips or tears or anything handle is intact and functional, and the wheels still roll freely. And besides all that it endured 2 full weeks of bus travel and regular use around Scandinavia. I'd say right there the bag has already paid for itself and then some, and it's in more than good enough shape to handle many more trips. So basically if you want something super nice you're going to have to shell out a heck of a lot of money for samsonite or whatever, but if you just need a suitcase that's going to get the job done and not look bad doing it, this one fits the bill!
Wed Nov 27 00:00:00 MST 2013owlchick Rating:4.0
I'd been looking for a suitcase into which I could place my Lendrum DT spinning wheel. It folds in half for travel, but is too big for an overhead bin. So I needed a suitcase which could withstand reasonable pounding without damaging the wheel. The previous gold-standard was a Samsonite Oyster that's no longer available (except at thrift shops or the like), so I began searching for an alternative, and chose this Traveler's Choice 28-inch upright. It felt flimsy, as do all these new lightweight suitcases, but with the addition of some mattress foam cut to fit and more padding around my wheel, it made the trip cross country twice without damage. I did invest in a suitcase belt as this suitcase closure is just a zipper (and I wanted the thing to remain closed, even if it "popped" open in handling). Worked great, and held not only my Lendrum, but its lazy kate, extra bobbins, and a whoooole bunch of fiber. :)
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