In Mar 2005, I purchased this luggage in 3 colors for myself and my two sons who were getting close to HS graduation. According to Overstock.com order lookup, I paid $10 more than the current price and thought it was a great deal. It was. The large suitcase in the set is quite large. We donated all three of them to hurricane Katrina relief efforts at Kelly AFB thinking a displaced person would have a nice large case to keep their belongings together. The rest of the sets have been traveled well. Our only problem was the medium suitcase from the the blue set had the zipper stitching start to separate a couple years ago (after it had been used for many college road trips) so I gave that one to Goodwill but we have had no problems with any of the others. I use my 3 red peices to fly across country a couple times each year. It works great and I can find it easily at baggage claim. The middle suitcase will weight about 50 lbs for me completely full but I have always been able to make adjustments into the smaller one if needed to avoid paying extra. The smaller suitcase holds plenty and together with the carry on are perfect for weekend trips with no checked bags.. The side and top handles are sturdy and the strapes allow the cases to be tethered together for rolling ease. I am writing this review because I just put them away from the last trip and wondered if they still made the set because I have been so pleased with it. The only thing I might change are the wheels to the 360 style instead of these in-line but for the price I am very satisfied with this luggage.
I purchased this luggage so that mine wouldn't be confused with anyone else's at the airport...that has certainly been the case and I get lots of compliments each time I travel. The luggage is very lightweight, but it's holding up really well, and I travel quite a bit. The medium size is great for longer trips of a week or more, and the smallest size is a perfect carry-on.
This was our first time buying hard-case luggage and it was purchased for a cruise so the sturdy suitcases made it through 2 flights and on/off the boat with only a few marks, but that was expected. Love that we only saw ONE other piece of luggage with this awesome color so extremely easy to find in baggage claim! :)
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