I purchased this luggage recently for a trip to California. I live in New York State and had to make connection flights in both directions along with enduring a two hour bus trip each way too. This luggage worked great for me! It absolutely held up wonderfully! On the way out I even nestled the two largest pieces before packing so that upon my return I'd have an extra piece of luggage to fill with any new "treasures" I found shopping... particularly those special treasures and bargains found only at yard/garage sales and thrift stores... and find them I did! The worthiness of this luggage was truly tested by my trip and by the weight, sizes, and shapes of some of the items I ended up packing. Everything arrived safely and the luggage is completely intact and in great enough shape to make another trip there in the future. Considering the more than reasonable discounted price for this set of luggage, I feel I've already gotten my monies worth from just this one trip... and still having it to use for future trips is icing on the cake as they say! So, if you are debating about whether to purchase it or not, I'd have to say don't hesitate by giving it a second thought as you should make out just fine like I did with it. I also want to say how grateful I am for Overstock implementing this review system of it's products as it is what caused me to even consider buying such a cheaply priced set of luggage... sight unseen. It's understandable that my initial thoughts were... for the price this luggage couldn't possibly be made well enough to hold up on a trip like mine. But, after reading the reviews from others and their experiences on long trips with it, I was sold on taking a chance and giving it a try myself... and I'm glad I did!