This seems like a fine suitcase but the plastic chemical smell is extremely, extremely strong. I have had it sitting in a remote room for two weeks and when I walk into the room the whole room smells toxic. I would also agree with others that the handle is very lightweight for something that you will need to wrestle with from time to time. They body of the suitcase seems well-made and expands. My concern at the moment is that my clothing will take on that toxic smell if it is stored in this bag for any period of time. I am hoping that it will air out, but so far it hasn't happened. I disposed of the packaging, so I am keeping it but I want others to be warned.