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!
Overall, this is a great set. Love the elephants and the base color is a nice navy. (2) cons... 1) I unzipped the coverings over the handles (on inside of cases) and tightened all the screws - this allowed the handles to slide more uniformly - if they stick or don't work at all, try this first. 2) the duffle bag with wheels is nice, except there's no protection opposite the wheels so when you set it down, the fabric is in direct contact with floor or ground and wears on the fabric (or gets wet if there are puddles while waiting for taxi); I only used it once for that reason. The smallest upright fits in overhead, but not wheels first; on most planes, it has to go in sideways. The middle and larger both have to be checked in. The spinners work very well; no problems. I've had these now for 3 years and the fabric and all mechanicals have held up well.
As a frequent vacationer, I was looking for somethign that would hold up. These cases are beautiful, sturdy and well made. The cases include inside pockets, straps, and quiet casters on the bottom. Plus, the construction material helps insure that the items inside stay dry and clean. For the price, I have bought cheap fabric cases that lasted one trip. These cases have changed that. excellent quality for a bargain price.
I have been eyeing these cases for a while. I am a frequent traveler, and I had a bulky black rectangular case that was difficult to roll down the aisle of planes and also tipped over all the time. I ordered the light blue or aqua color and the picture is very true to the color. The product seems very well made. The fabric inside the case is also pretty and everything looks high quality. The fact that you can detach from the rollers is a plus. I have had compliments from some of my co-workers, most of them men, so it must really stand out for them to notice :) I haven't traveled with it yet, but I am looking forward to traveling much easier now.
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