The four piece luggage set held everything, including shopping, for all of us - we had these bags packed with clothes and jackets and our books. The two large uprights were still well underweight for checked international. I use the small bag a lot for overnight travels. It fits easily in the overhead bins, and is good size for my frequent travels. I was actually able to guide the carry-on next to me while walking down the airport corridors, instead of pulling it behind me; weightless and effortless. The skins are durable and the handles are strong. The wheels are perfect on flooring, okay for minimal distance on sidewalks on two wheels, but a little small for extended city-street wheeling. The interiors have many pockets and are perfect for shoes. All four pieces can be nested inside each other for storage. All in all, this luggage survived many plane changes. It's beautiful. Definitely recommended!