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Good value for the price, some notable drawbacks
on May 27, 2013
I've had this item for over three years (purchased Jan 2010).
- Others praise the many pockets, but for me they've proved to be more of a hassle. If you use more than a few pockets it is easy to forget which one you placed something in, so finding an item often entails opening and closing many pockets before finding it. Eventually I gave up and started to use just the top pocket and central pockets.
- Item does not stand on its own. I've tried balancing weight on the wheel side, but it still won't stand on its own for long, meaning you can't confidently pack it or leave it standing up.
- Soon after purchase the handle became difficult to close when it is fully extended. It requires a fair amount of force, I have to wind up and hit it with my palm to get it to "unlock" and close.
- Minor thing, but it is very noisy. When I'm traveling in a group others have pointed out the noise the wheels make compared to their luggage.
Since I started traveling more often for work I decided to upgrade to a higher quality bag. But if I didn't travel often then at this price-point I could probably live with these drawbacks.