Since I didn't have large luggage, I decided to buy some before my three week trip to Argentina. My thought was that I didn't want to spend too much $ since I figured it'd be all banged up, maybe destroyed, by the airline baggage people and by traveling around SA. It arrived right on time, which I always expect from O.com. I wanted a 3-piece set so that I could check two and carry one on. Plus, I wanted built-in TSA locks. And expandable. And, since I'd be dragging it around, possibly without help, I wanted the add-a-bag straps so I could handle it alone. And adjustable interior straps, and two separate packing areas inside with some zippered storage. Oh, and it had to nest, so I woudn't need a huge area for storage. (Starting to sound like I wanted the world, doesn't it!) Of course, it had to be light. This has EVERYTHING I wanted in luggage. And, you will NOT believe how light this is. I worried that maybe the quality would suffer, since it was so light, but like I said, it looks as good after that long trip as it did out of the box. Not a scratch. None of the horror stories about the wheels falling off, etc. It wheels perfectly, so easy. And, it was so light. And, I could nest it in the hotel rooms. The color: I ordered the red. I used to have navy luggage, which was very dark and it was difficult to spot it on the carousel. With this, I don't have that problem. To me, this looks more like rose. Someone along the way mentioned it was "pink", which I don't really see, but it is definitely more of a very dark pink or like I said, maybe rose. My son sees it as red. I have no complaints. Not one. It is perfect. It's not expensive (I did see an ad on O.com for luggage, and thought, I should have waited. But, I couldn't.) Plus, it's not expensive for what you get. The exterior is solid in color but the texture is like a cross-hatch, maybe. Msybe this is so it won't show scratches. The size is exactly as advertised--no oversize or overweight charges. When you're on a trip, you have to trust your bags to handle everything you own, practically. That's one of the reasons, I think, why it's so disconcerting to travel. They take your bags with all your good stuff, and hand you a little sticker. This luggage can be trusted. It wheels perfectly on any surface. You can wheel it ahead of you down the aisle of the plane. The small one fits perfectly in the overhead bin (I didn't try it under the seat in front of me). I can't think of anything else to help you out. It's just as advertised, it's perfect. (I'm giving all our old bags to Goodwill--this is all we could need, in my opinion.) Buy this luggage. You won't regret it.
- How accurate was the sizing? Perfect match for what was in the description. Not oversize on airlines.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality. Not a mark on it anywhere after international trip to Latin America Great quality, well built.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Free of any defects.