on July 24, 2012
After a great deal of on-line research and shopping, I bought this suitcase for a trip to Ireland. It held up very well for 2 weeks of almost daily loading and unloading onto planes and buses. It only weighs 8.7 lbs. but is durable and well constructed - especially loved the spinner wheels - you can pull it behind you or roll it upright next to you through airports and hotels. Plenty of pockets and zip compartments, and places to stash small items. I found the shoe pockets a good place to stash things you want to find easily, but stored my shoes in the bottom of the main compartment. The large outside zipper pocket held 2 jackets for easy accessiblity. It easily held everything I needed for a 2 week trip, still keeping my bag well under the max allowed by the airline. LOVE the purple paisley - easy to spot in baggage claim. A cancelled flight caused my suitcase to get to destination before I did, but the airport personnel knew exactly which one was mine on arrival. Would definitly recommend this one.