I was a little hesitant to purchase this suitcase due to the mixed reviews. Well, I am back from a 10 oversees trip and the suitcase held up well. Based on the appearance of the suitcase it would appear that it received some pretty rough treatment from the baggage handlers but it came through with just some scuffing marks. The odor that is mentioned by others was definately present on arrival but a few days of airing it out took care of it. It held plenty of clothing for my 10 day trip and I could of actually put more in it. I'm happy with the purchase and you just can't beat the price.