I was overjoyed to find a luggage set for my upcoming trip that seemed to be true green and not teal. I found it on sale and had a big coupon on top of that. I was warned at checkout that because of the sale the item would be non-returnable unless broken. It arrived quicker than I expected and I was so glad. But then I opened the case and sure enough, tags matching and codes too, but the darn things are not green. The color is more teal blue/green like all the other shades of luggage in this color scheme. Disappointed in that truly, but otherwise it is a good set.
You will not believe how many compliments you will get carrying this luggage around. People stopped me a lot as I moved through the airport. Durability is still a question mark. The luggage, after the trip, was scuffed which I was able to wash off, but the back of the luggage was scratched. There is also an adjustment to hard-sided luggage. I'm used to having pockets on the outside of luggage for tickets, snacks, etc... but hard-sided luggage has nothing, so you either have to carry something else or open the smaller case every time you want to access something. I'm not sure I'll opt for hard-sided in the future.
I bought these travel bags to get the smaller roll around for carry on and the even smaller personal item carry on bag because the measurements fit for both the airlines I flew on. This has become important since airlines charge you now for check-ins (no matter how small and light the price is the same with in limits) except when travelling over seas (if your lucky). The even smaller bags also come in handy for dirty laundry, toiletries and medicines. The 2 large bags will replace my 2 hard suite cases which add a lot of weight before anything is in them. As far as complaints by others, I found no bad smells at all on any of the luggage. When I unzipped the smallest roll around to get that extra 1-2" girth it does tend to tip over when the handle is extended and you stop holding it up. Finally, I can see how these will wear out. They are fabric and will get tossed, dragged, and slid about by everyone handling them. But they seam to be fairly heavy duty fabric. If we want perfection we must wait for such bags to be made of Kevlar. I have the hard case variety and they do not help much as far as keeping your close unwrinkled or you new souvenir coffee mug handle from breaking off on the way home. The only issues I've found so far are, one zipper came with a missing pull, which makes it useless except that most zippers on the bags open from both ends so there IS one that works. The second issue is the zippers get sticky once in a while which is very common with zippers. Unfortunately, I have found that these are the most common problems with zippers leading them to completely break when your forced to force them open or closed. The final issue is one I find common on roll around luggage so I don't really blame these bags in particular. The strap to hold other luggage is annoyingly short at almost useless because it does not hold the bag on the top. It, instead makes the bag hang insecurely off the back so the roll around is off balanced and will often tip the hole thing sideways while your walking along, especially when maneuvering, taking turns and getting on elevators, escalators, and so on. I hope this helps others. I would have given it a five Star as almost all of my issues are common on luggage but I don't expect a zipper pull to be missing when the shipment arrives. Best Regards, Paul *******
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