As this is our largest suitcase used in over 40 years of extensive travel, we had some initial concerns about overall weight and durability of it. When fully packed it was very heavy and if not for the young, strong back of my companion, it would have been too difficult to maneuver through Europe's train stations and systems or lift into car trunks. The four wheels did make moving this monster around relatively easy when on smooth, hard surfaced flooring. Though challenging, this "new" suitcase was treated as carefully as possible and we avoided dragging it up stairs and curbs, so that when we returned home, it looked like new. The one major disconcertating complaint we have is that when packed, the zipper closures were insufficient to keep the two halves of the case stable and they shifted continuously, though no damage to our belongings ensued. Overall, we are very happy with this purchase after one 15 day European trip and especially like the bright and attractive blue color as it is so easy to spot on the airports' luggage carousels.
- How accurate was the sizing? excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good considering the money and weigh constraints placed on this purchase choice
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes