I purchased these for our honeymoon - a 10 day trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. I wanted something a little more study than our previous canvas luggage set, which fell apart on a trip home from the Virgin Islands. I wanted a hard case, but due to wedding costs, didn't have the funds to invest in something top of the line. So, I bought this set with the hopes it would do an in-between job of fabric and a hard case. And it did. We flew from California to Oahu to the Big Island, and the luggage set came off the planes looking very good, no major scratches or denting. The case is hard, but flexible so when it is pressed in, it bounces back into shape. We put this luggage through a lot of abuse on the Hawaii trip. The zippers and zipper linings held up, the wheels held up through airport floors, concrete, asphalt, even a little sand. Since then, it's been on several trips to Las Vegas, and still seems solid. I'm very pleased with it's ruggedness. I'm positive it will last another long trip or two, and is therefore a great value for such a small investment!
We've used this on 3 cruises now and we haven't had any problems with the luggage being tossed around onto carts and whatever else they do once you lose sight of it. We have not taken it on an air flight yet so we are not sure how well it will hold up with those luggage handlers. We bought the 4 piece set as well as an additional large piece and other than my husband's suit was able to pack everything we needed for both of us for the week. Of course one suitcase was just for shoes! The 3 pieces have the pull out handle and you can piggy back the suitcases (hook one on the other) so the larger suitcase acts like a dolly/cart. The pieces that have the pull out handles have two outside zipper pockets and on the inside of the lid of each case is a zipper pocket as well as mesh pockets. The pull pieces have wheels although they do not spin fully around. The carry on bag is perfect for makeup or toiletries and medicines although it isn't large enough to hold all that plus a hair dryer, curling iron, etc. The material feels like a very heavy canvas. The pieces nestle inside each other when empty.
I wanted to replace my old canvas set of luggage with something inexpensive yet sturdier than what I had. I was a little hesitant about buying online because I wanted to be able to check out what I was buying. After reading other reviews, I decided to go ahead and purchase. I am very satisfied with the set - got the blue which is much nicer than pictured. The cases wheel nicely and the only real comment I would make to the negative is that I think that the zippered mesh pocket in each case is a bit flimsy. Again, for the price, these will last me a good long time - the hard side feature will certainly extend the life over my older canvas ones that ripped.
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