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.
THE QUALITY OF THE SUITCASE AND WHEELS LOOKS GOOD. I HOPE I'LL BE ABLE TO FIT AS MUCH INTO THIS CASE AS I DID INTO MY OLD 26" CASE. ITS NOT AS TALL AS THE OLD ONE THAT TRAVELS FOR TWO WEEKS.
I fly regularly on a weekly basis for business, and I bought this upright because my previous two bags were destroyed by the airlines. At first I didn't like the fact that it had the American Airline Logo all over it, because I refuse to fly American Airlines due to a previous complication. But now that doesn't bother me, because the quality and sturdiness of this bag has more than made up for what logo is on it. Based upon my experience, I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone. You can buy a cheaper bag, but none would be able to handle what this bag has been able to handle for this price.
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