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on May 11, 2014
Went on a 5 day 4 night trip and was able to use this carry-on for the first time.
Construction: It's a sturdy little case, wheels glide well, are mounted securely, zippers are heavy duty (I lubricated them with graphite too), lock mechanism is handy but I wish the dials were a little larger to make turning easier, exterior is durable, and the extending handle is sufficiently long enough for my 6' frame to pull comfortably but is not as sturdy as I'd like it to be (I hope it holds up).
Balance: I had a laptop case which slid over the extended handle just fine. Upright the case pushed along fine and did not topple, even going up and down ramps. Casters swiveled just fine and I wheeled like this through the aisle on the plane. Pulling it behind me however, it tended to want to flip to it's side, this was probably due to my laptop case not staying perfectly balanced on the extended handle which caused the weight to shift.
Capacity: I packed the following:
(1) Bathroom bag (9.7 x 9.1 x 2.9 inches)
(5) Pairs of socks
(1) Pair of dress shoes
(4) Pairs of slacks
(4) Dress shirts
(2) Polo shirts
(1) Lint roller
(1) Light jacket
Expanded the case when packing, then compressed it when full. No capacity problem at all.
Overhead Compartment Sizing: No issue what so ever
Overall, a great buy.
** 8/22/14 Update
Still very impressed by this luggage piece, I've had an opportunity to use it a number of times thus far.
One trip I threw an extra pair of shoes in and a heavier jacket, so I left the bag in it's expanded mode. No issues of it fitting within the overhead compartment.
Regarding my earlier dial security lock comment, well... it's a carry on and only leaves my sight when the overhead door shuts. So, I find myself not even locking it. Essentially, a non-issue.
Regarding the handle: It's still holding up as if it was new. I guess it's stronger than it first appears.