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Great for international travel
on December 21, 2013
I bought this on a whim, I needed a suitcase for a recent European trip that was looming and I'm glad I did. The things I looked for: lightweight, but at least 25", telescoping handle and 4-wheels. It rolled easily on the cobble-y streets of Vienna, it maneuvered easily from the hotel to the RATP (underground subway) in Paris back to the airport and up the 5 long flights of stairs in Munich when they didn't have an elevator. It made it over the gaps in the floor from the Zurich hotel elevator and everywhere in-between, so you can imagine on a smooth surface like an airport, you barely have to touch it to push/pull it. The shell is firm, but flexible and it didn't have a scratch on it after 10 countries! While it could easily expand another 2", I found that I didn't need to do that to easily accommodate all of the items in it, even when packed and at the 19kilo (42#) mark!
I purchased the purple suitcase as it made it extremely easy to identify which was my suitcase when it rolled off the belt in the airports (also it was less expensive than the other 2 colors and not being familiar with the line, didn't want to invest that much just in case). The telescoping handle is durable and accommodates two different heights which is a nice touch. It made pulling (which I rarely did) and pushing the suitcase a breeze!
It has a TSA lock system built in and it was incredibly easy to set my own combination with the included instructions (they were in the inner zip pouch). The suitcase is divided into two pretty equal halves when unzipped. The only improvement that I'd like to see is for the left half of the suitcase: it has a zippered component that when the suitcase is open, zips to the middle (or back spine) so you cannot sit it up on a travel stand without all of your items spilling into the other half. I had to lay my suitcase flat on the floor to work around this small flaw. The RH side has the clipping belt to keep items neatly secured like most suitcases have. All in all, really happy that I bought this for my travels!