catwoman1830 Review

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Overall Good Value
 from Boulder, CO,  May 16, 2009

I purchased the Amsterdam 4-piece luggage set after the telescoping handle on the largest case of my former luggage (not this brand) became almost impossible to retract. When the luggage arrived (I chose the red set) I was extremely pleased by its appearance, but dissappointed with the intense new vinyl odor it emitted. However, after allowing the set to air out for a day or two before use the problem corrected itself. I delayed writing this review until I could use the luggage, which I did, three of the pieces anyway, on a recent trip by air from Colorado to Indiana and back again. The roll of the luggage throught the airport was quite smooth and the largest of the cases performed wonderfully. The smallest of the rolling cases also rolled well, but I was disappointed to find that it too had difficulty retracting without my having to align the telescoping handle parts very carefully. The other odd issue I encountered was that the luggage, which only has the reddish color on the front, tended to turn face down on the luggage carousel causing it to look like a black suitcase. Therefore, I allowed the pieces to pass me numerous times before I realized the cases were mine. On the return trip I paid more attention to the luggage tag, which I wish had been less visible to others, and in the future will mark the pieces with a unique ribbon on the handle to assist in this regard. Despite these limitations I would definitely recommend this luggage to others as it held up beautifully during the entire trip.

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