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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2012
Size Name: One SizeColor Name: Spruce
I fly to work each week, so I require a sturdy, spacious carryon suitcase that can hold a couple of suits. With some care, I am able to pack two suits, several sets of gym clothes, 4-5 dress shirts, 4-5 neckties, 2 additional pairs of pants, 1-2 extra casual shirts, socks & underwear, 1 pair of dress shoes, 1 pair of casual shoes, 1 pair of gym shoes, 3 oz toiletries, and a couple extra gym items. It all fits snugly, and I can still fit it into the overhead compartment of any Delta airplane in which I've ridden, other than a Canadair Regional Jet.
Handles and wheels are sturdy, and it looks nice. It also includes a removable, external hook for carrying an additional bag through the airport, and a combination lock. The only reason I don't rate it 5 stars is because I never rate anything as perfect.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2011
I got a TravelPro 22" roll on back in 1997 for my first trip to Hong Kong. Since then, I have traveled all over the world for business - The only continent I haven't been to is Antarctica. This bag is amazing, I can fit 5 shirts, underwear, socks, a second set of shoes plus 5 ties and a second suit PLUS a sweater into this thing and travel for 2 weeks at a time. I'm not small - 6'4" and 230 lbs so my clothes aren't exactly small.

Just fitting a bunch of clothes into a bag isn't a big feat if you put enough weight on it. Getting to your destination with them dry and relatively wrinkle free is the big thing. This bag does that if you pack it properly (commercial laundered, pressed and folded shirts help)

I've noticed that most flight crews use this brand of bag. The difference between me and them is that they have control of their bags at all times. Mine has been checked through multiple airports, train stations, buses and even a donkey cart. That means it gets more wear than the crew's bags. After all - haven't you seen the baggage handlers throw bags around on the tarmac at the airport?

I've used it to carry sample materials between the different offices. I've used it to go shopping in different world markets and in places where the streets are dirt, gravel or cobble stone and it simply keeps on going. The only thing I've had break is one of the zipper pulls. The zipper is OK, just the pull broke. I was able to fix that by replacing it with a key ring. I've only cleaned it by sponging down the outside. It's starting to show it's age but it's still functionally at 100% capability.

I can't say enough about this brand. This bag has had 12 hard years of use. I don't travel much any more so I've given it to my son who is a consultant and travels around the US quite a bit. I expect he'll be able to give it to his son!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2011
I ordered this suitcase to replace a Wenger T-handle model that I've had for about five years. The Wenger was a solid bag but the fatal flaw is the T-handle which is incredibly unstable causing the bag to spin particularly when crossing over bumpy terrain like cobblestone streets.

I ordered the Travelpro from Altman Luggage who delivered quickly, and immediately took off for an overseas trip. All in all I find the Travelpro Crew 8 a nice bag. It is roomy, constructed well, and the double handle is a relief from the unstable Wenger. However, this bag is a tipper! I had it expanded and it tipped over repeatedly unless I leaned it against a wall. Then I tried to compress everything so it could be zipped up unexpanded and it still tipped! Very embarrassing - unless you lean it against something you will do a lot of apologizing. It fell over almost every time I tried to stand it up and once knocked over the security ribbon at the airport. Not sure if I'll keep it as this to me is as fatal a flaw as the Wenger T-handle.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2011
Size Name: One SizeColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I've had the chance to use my Travelpro Crew 8 22" several times now, and I have found it to be an excellent product. It is very versatile with respect to its interior partitions, it is capable of holding a suit without mangling it too much, it fits easily into the overhead bins of the larger aircraft (you will need to gate check it on the regional jets), and it rolls down the aisle reasonably well. It appears to be constructed of durable materials, and the wheels appear to be appropriately heavy duty. You can find cheaper roll-aboards out there that appear similar, but this one seems to me to be well worth the money.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2010
Size Name: One SizeColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I needed a replacement for my previous Travelpro, and found this one to be a very worthy successor. My only (very small) complaint is that the internal compartment is slightly smaller than the older model. Otherwise, the wheels are improved and the handle is much more sturdy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2012
Size Name: One SizeColor Name: Black
I'm a frequent traveler and have sworn by these bags--well designed, strong--my Crew 5 lasted 10 years and ended up getting sprayed by a cat (sorry--need a new bag now!)

I didn't even think twice about getting the Crew 8 22" bag as a replacement. First trip--wasn't even by air, it was a drive down the coast to San Diego! Either the valet or my husband must have bumped the zipper putting the bag into or taking the bag out of the car. It busted right off (can't find the zipper pull) and now, it is permanently "expanded" since the zipper hardware is gone. One trip--and it's toast.

When did TravelPro start offshoring their manufacturing to China?

I will return these bags and try to find some U.S.-made luggage instead. I hope that information is readily available...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2010
Size Name: One SizeColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Its a quality product for the price, been using it for 2 weeks now and dont have any complaints. I especially like the suiter compartment. Its quite spacious for 22-inch luggage and ideal for short business trips. This suitcase was used in a recent movie and looks as good in real life as it does starring with George Clooney! :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2011
Size Name: One SizeColor Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I did some research and prefer to never check a bag (even for 3 or 4 niters if my wardrobe can allow.) So I wanted to make the best use of my space and preferred a rollaboard-style.

I was nervous spending extra for a premium bag, but was interested in the features and quality of this bag, and hope it will outlast 3 of the cheap bags I've used in the past (since it was 3x the price.)

The big concern I had when I took it out of the box was the size constraint. The actual luggage portion is 22x14x9, but that doesn't account for clearance for handles, wheels, etc. That made me nervous that I'd be force to check this bag every time.

Well I am happy to report it fit perfectly in the overhead bin of 3 flights this week (2 Continental and 1 Southwest, all of which were 737's,) wheels first (not sideways!) I was happy with the compartmentalization of the shoe area and the suiter is great as well for me.

The product seems durable, was the perfect size I wanted, and the extending handle was a great size and structure as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 6, 2012
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I've been using the TravelPro Crew 8 for about 15 months.

On my most recent trip the retractable handle stopped retracting. I could manually press the pins on the sides of the handle to push it down, but getting it up was another matter. I ended up having to carry my bag instead of roll it.

I called TravelPro and they don't have a repair person in the area (Austin). However, they offered to send a replacement handle and promised that it is easy to swap out.

Unfortunately this isn't he only problem with this TravelPro:

1. Suit sleeve is worthless. TravelPro is really proud of its patented suit sleeve that's supposed to keep stuff from wrinkling. But my clothes always arrive more wrinkled than with my previous suitcase.

2. Front pockets too deep - this suitcase needs a shallow front pocket for storing things for easy access. Instead, it has two deep pockets -- meaning you have to fish around for things like your boarding pass.

3. Handle length - the handle has two stopping lengths. That's nice, except the first one is too short for me and the second is too long. I'm about 5'10".

Good:

To be fair, there are a couple nifty things about this bag.

1. Wheels - nice roller wheels that glide well.

2. Water bottle holder - it's gimmicky, but really handy. The suitcase has a pocket on the side to hold your water bottle. It makes the bag wide so you can't roll it on to the plane with the water bottle in it, but it's good for carrying your water to the gate.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 31, 2010
Size Name: One SizeColor Name: SpruceVerified Purchase
Very pleased with this product. The construction is excellent and the weight is negligible. It must be noted that the wheels function effortlessly. Definitely recommend this product and Altman's Luggage, (Amazon)!! Most rapid delivery.
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