A nice mid-size suitcase. It is adequate for a long weekend or even a week long trip. It ended up being a little small for my upcoming Australian trip but I am still very glad I bought the suitcase. By the way, it only spins when it is on all four wheels and it is quite stable when upright. It is very light which is wonderful with the new weight restrictions.
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.
We just returned from our trip to Mexico, I purchased the 21"and 26" suitcase. The 360 wheels were amazing. I had no trouble navagating thru the airports and airplane aisles. Both bieces held up well, can't say the same for some of our older luggage. Alot of broken zippers and items inside being crushed or broken from the rough handling. But my Skyhawks looked great!
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