I have taken this suitcase on a couple of overseas trips so far and gave it to the airlines as checked baggage. It has taken the rigours of these two trips to Europe extremely well - the frame got dented a bit (not the fault of the suitcase but the way it was handled), but the leather shows no signs of wear. The quality of the leather is good and the zippers are easy to use. The interior is cloth lined and one can stuff quite a bit into the suitcase - mine tipped the scales at 40lbs. There are 2 large pockets in front to pack items like toiletries or shoes. Why the 4 stars? - (1) the suitcase is not quite the 26" that is claimed - I measured it at slightly less than 25" (not a huge defect, but perhaps the manufacurer should label it a 25"); (2) the pull up handle does not pull up easily - it has become easier to do that with use and maybe it will slide smoothly and (3) the wheels do not glide as easily as some of my other suitcases. Maybe it would help if I use a bit of WD40 on the wheels and slide-up handle. However for the price (when compared to a couple of same-sized Claire Chase suitcases), this one is a bargain and these slight "defects" should not keep you from buying this suitcase. Being a leather suitcase, it is unique and easy to pick out from all of the other nylon baggage and it appears to be well made. It is the correct size to stop you from going over the weight limit that the airlines are enforcing today. I would recommend this product.
I was very happy with the olympia american airlines upright. It is a good buy for the price. It is of good size and conformes with all airlines restrictions.Plenty of pockets on the outside for travel documents.
Needed new luggage for two teen-age daughters and this 26" roller filled the bill. Four wheels for easy navigation through airports and very lightweight construction is exactly what we were looking to buy. The price was half of comparable luggage and since it's only use this 5-6 times a year, it is a terrific value. We have already purchased the 24" for ourselves. I also like the fact that it is light gray in color and easy to spot coming off the luggage conveyer at the terminal.
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