Unlike most people that have reviewd this luggage set, I actually waited for 10 months...and 8 - 12 trips...to submit my review. What can I say about this luggage now? I was excited when I bought this set. It looked great, sounded like a great buy and thought that I couldn't go wrong. Here is what happened: The large piece lasted about 4 trips before the handle broke. Very cheap plastic handles not made to handle the weight. The middle piece lasted about 6 trips and now all of the zippers are broke and there are two big rips in the nylon on the front of the bag. The middle piece is still in great condition. We use it for light trips (15 pounds of clothes and supplies) and usually use it as a carry on or for trips that we make in the car. This piece is what the quality of this luggage is suitable for, not the larger pieces. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money to get sturdier pieces. Oherwise you will be disappointed.