I needed a cheap suitcase for an overseas trip a few weeks ago. I figured I had nothing to loose trying out this piece of luggage especially with reviews that lean towards positive, and I like blue. You do have to take into account though that you are buying a piece of luggage for less than it will cost to check it on just about any major airline. When you take that into consideration it's a darn fine suitcase. I had no major problems with it. Sure the handle feels extremely loose when fully extended, but unless you are 7+ feet tall you will do just fine extending it halfway (to it's first notch) and it works and feels good. Overall it looks pretty cheaply made especially when you poke around and look at the backs of rivets and whatnot, and the luggage ID window on the back was hanging half off the suitcase right out of the box, which I immediately took off anyways as I don't like to display my ID info to the entire world, but rather than look at all it's short comings here's what counts... I flew from Chicago Ohare to Paris, Paris to Helsinki, Copenhagen to Riga, Latvia, Riga, Latvia back to Helsinki, Helsinki to Amsterdam then Amsterdam back to Chicago Ohare, it was handled by baggage handlers at each of those airports/airlines and the end result is a missing zipper handle on one of the front pockets along with some minor wear and tear on the corners, but no rips or tears or anything handle is intact and functional, and the wheels still roll freely. And besides all that it endured 2 full weeks of bus travel and regular use around Scandinavia. I'd say right there the bag has already paid for itself and then some, and it's in more than good enough shape to handle many more trips. So basically if you want something super nice you're going to have to shell out a heck of a lot of money for samsonite or whatever, but if you just need a suitcase that's going to get the job done and not look bad doing it, this one fits the bill!
- How accurate was the sizing? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. acceptable
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No