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Served Me Well On First Trip
on December 21, 2012
This is not your ordinary duffle bag. It's extremely light weight, has a well formed bottom and has a bunch or compartments. I crammed it with shoes, sports coat, etc. Came up to about 45 lb which was what I wantd to keep it under the 50 lb airline limit. With plane transfers and considering the bag went to Salt Lake instead of Sacramento (from Ft. Lauderdale) on the home leg of the trip, I think it held up very well. With most duffles you have to kind of tumble through everything to find anything. I put sports coat, pants, shirts in the bottom section where they stayed neatly folded. Underwear went in outside pouches and toiletries went in front pouch. I put three pair of shoes in the "duffle" area on the bottom and was able to access them from the inside bottom with out tussling through everthing else. You'll work out your own system of course but the point is, there are lots of great options.
Two things I don't like about the unit. 1.) It really doesn't stand upright on its own. So when you're in the baggage line you have to lean it against your leg or put the handle in and put it flat on the floor. I knew this before purchasing it though and decided it was worth the trouble. It is. But it would be better if it stood up on its own. 2.) The zippers don't have any sort of a latch or clasp that signifies they are fully closed and keeps it that way. When my bags came off the plane several of the zippers were partially opened and stuff (toiletries, underwear, etc.) was apparent and spilling out. I actually blame this on TSA and assume they didn't take the time or make the effort to close it all the way after inspection but who really knows?
Generally though I'm very pleased with the purchase.