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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful
It's ok but I wouldn't buy it again.
on January 2, 2013
The suitcase is definitely roomy and I was surprised at how much more I was able to put in the suitcase when I unzipped the expandable portion. The design is standard--no bells and whistles--but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
This is my own personal preference but based on my experience using this suitcase, I'm not a fan of large four wheeled suitcases. The pressure to maneuver the suitcase through airports, hotels, bumpy sidewalks, etc. is on the wrist of the one hand that is pushing/pulling it (think about pushing or pulling a shopping cart with one hand). With a packed suitcase, it becomes more challenging to maneuver and puts that much more pressure on the wrist. I always tip it onto the back two wheels when pulling it instead of pushing on all four wheels. Also, with four wheels, I had to hold onto it the entire time I was on a tram at the airport...when I didn't, it rolled away and ran into other people with each turn or stop.
My main complaint about the suitcase is that it doesn't seem to hold up to the riggers of (air) travel as well as some of my past suitcases. I've done a meaningful amount of travel in my life and used many different bags/suitcases. The very first time I used this, I picked it up at the baggage claim to find a zipper had broken off and the bottom of the suitcase was scuffed very badly (gashes really, that didn't penetrate all the way through).