My husband and I bought this luggage for a trip we took with our three children to New York and Boston during the Christmas holidays, so the airports were very busy...I just knew that my luggage would be destroyed. Suprisingly nothing happened to this luggage...not a rip, tare, or scratch. We had two other sets of luggage with us the other two did not hold up so well. The brand tag ripped off one the the other sets of luggage and we ended up with small rips, but not with this luggage....and the price!!! We shopped around for luggage in the stores and other websites and noone even came close to this price. We can see that we will have this luggage for years to come. Oh, and we purchased the red (more like burgandy) and we were able to pick out our luggage easily on the luggage wheel. I didn't realize how quick that would get us out of the airport. Color helps!