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tipper - not spinner
on October 28, 2011
I've literally got a million miles on my samonite 22" hardshell suitcase. It's pretty beat up, so time for a new suitcase. The widebody looks like a great idea, as the 22" doesn't fit in all overheads wheels first.
I looked at the Briggs widebody, but I thought it was a bit pricey, and thought I would try the travelpro.
Got it last Friday, and left for a trip on Saturday for a week.
I like the zippers - seem to be quite good.
The handle worries me a little. It seems to be a tad flimsy, a lot of side to side movement. It looks like it could bend, thus making extensions and putting it back hard. Just a worry, nothing in only a week - and 8 flights.
HOWEVER, the external pockets extend over the front of the suitcase, and therefore over the front of the wheels. The bag wants to naturally tip over, not spin. I had a weeks worth of clothing in the bag, which caused the front of the bag to extend slightly over the wheels, and the only thing I had in the front compartments were my charging cords, 2 for my phones, 1 for my laptop, and 1 for my GPS - so definitely not much in the front.
I did NOT have it in extended mode - that would have been much worse.
I can't count how many times it tipped over on its own.
If I could, I would put slightly larger wheels on the front to make it lean slightly back to keep it from tipping - don't think it would take much.
So only a weeks worth of travel - but 8 flights, and I think it's not bad so far, but the tipping things got to be fixed.