I already had 2 of this brand in the 28 inch size and I was hoping to find a 25 inch, but could only find this (24 inch) one. My husband and I travel by plane several times a year and for those who fly know the airlines can be quite rough on your luggage! Have had my other ones for 4 years now and they have held up better than any other brand I have purchased (and I have bought a lot of luggage over the years)! Wanted one a little smaller and these hold more than you would think. This will not qualify as a carry-on so you will need to check this bag. The teal color is beautiful, it handles great with the spinner wheels, and you can pack approx. 40 lbs in this and meet the weight requirements on the airlines. It has a small plastic pouch inside( about 10 in x 6 1/2 in), two outside zipper pockets and expands. I can fit enough for a 7 day cruise in it and I use the larger size for longer vacations or ones where you have to pack heavy winter clothes. I do have many hard sided luggage pieces but I miss the pockets on the outside. The Swill Gear brand really does hold up as well as the hard sided luggage.
This was my second order of this luggage brand. The first bag (mine) traveled to Scotland and back and held up beautifully to the baggage handling of the airline and the tour handlers. The bag was very spacious for 25 inches, it held all my clothing and personal items (shampoo, conditioner, etc) with some room to spare for a few of my over-sized husbands clothing. Since it was so durable and spacious, I ordered a second one for him after we got home because his bag disintegrated on that trip.. The price is fantastic, considering I had spent twice the cost of this one piece for luggage that managed to survive only one trip.
This 25" rolling upright suitcase is at least everything I expected.I bought the matching duffel bag several months ago. Later, I decided that I wanted the 22" upright, but it was not in stock. I went ahead and ordered the 25." I am glad that I did. The leather is beautiful and also durable. The handles pull out easily and go back easily. The wheels roll smoothly. I have decided to give them to my son, who also travels a lot, and getting another set for myself. My son hasn't seen them and he doesn't even know about them yet. He will be absolutely delighted. My primary reason for being satisfied is the look and durability.
There are lots of choices for luggage out there. My last upright bit the dust on a longhaul flight from San Francisco to Athens last year. Everything I looked at confused me more and more. I didn't want black. Everything was either too large or too small and this 24" is a great compromise. It will force me to pack efficiently, of course, but I love the interior and some of the simple amenities provided. If you travel, you know what a pain it is to locate something you've packed at the very bottom of your luggage? Zippered, see-though plastic luggage bags are the answer, but the belts provided by this luggage will help keep things tight and in place. I haven't travelled with this luggage yet, but I have started packing for my next trip on May 6. Perhaps another story after my return, but I'm happy with this luggage and the price.
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