I purchased the Amsterdam 4-piece luggage set after the telescoping handle on the largest case of my former luggage (not this brand) became almost impossible to retract. When the luggage arrived (I chose the red set) I was extremely pleased by its appearance, but dissappointed with the intense new vinyl odor it emitted. However, after allowing the set to air out for a day or two before use the problem corrected itself. I delayed writing this review until I could use the luggage, which I did, three of the pieces anyway, on a recent trip by air from Colorado to Indiana and back again. The roll of the luggage throught the airport was quite smooth and the largest of the cases performed wonderfully. The smallest of the rolling cases also rolled well, but I was disappointed to find that it too had difficulty retracting without my having to align the telescoping handle parts very carefully. The other odd issue I encountered was that the luggage, which only has the reddish color on the front, tended to turn face down on the luggage carousel causing it to look like a black suitcase. Therefore, I allowed the pieces to pass me numerous times before I realized the cases were mine. On the return trip I paid more attention to the luggage tag, which I wish had been less visible to others, and in the future will mark the pieces with a unique ribbon on the handle to assist in this regard. Despite these limitations I would definitely recommend this luggage to others as it held up beautifully during the entire trip.
This suitcase is nice and deep and rolls well, however, the handles on the top and side to lift the case are extremely difficult to use. You must struggle to get a grip on them. Really hard to grab as it comes around on the carousel.
When I saw this as a Flash Sale - I thought "what could I lose?" I underestimated this item! It was far more than I expected. I couldn't believe how much I could fit in it. This was one of the best purchases that I have made online.
Trip to Chicago with mid sized piece which was checked in both ways. Arrived at Chicago looking like it had just come out of the box. Arrived in West Palm covered and I mean covered with heavy black marks all over it. Looked like the baggage handlers dragged it to the plane . BUT the hard sided case did not crack, the wheels worked perfectly after, and the handles which I were a little concerned about as the seemed flimsy were still in perfect order. I used the Mr.Clean white pads and with a little elbow grease all the scuff marks came off and the luggage looks great again. In spite of O'Hare's baggage handlers best attempts at sending me home with a duck taped suitcase it survived really well. This is my first set of hard sided suitcases and all my concerns were unfounded. Even though my family teased me about the bright appearance of the luggage, and my teenager wouldn't walk next to me in the airport I had no problem spotting my luggage a midst the sea of blue and black! Very happy with this purchase
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