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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for price, but it makes some compromises, January 1, 2013
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We just purchased this set and took them from one end of the planet to the other, along with a side trip so they made a total of four legs. Now onto what to expect.

Structurally, they only have reinforced corners, so an item laying on one of them will not depress the luggage much. However, along the edges there is no major support, so the suitcase will sag if any significant weight is applied to it. For the price, this is something to be expected, but it should at least be a consideration if you plan on packing anything fragile in the suitcase.

In terms of storage, there are three various sized exterior pockets that would be suitable for documents and small, relatively flat items you may want to access. Only one of these pockets can be locked. On the inside, there is a single full size mesh pocket on the top flap of each bag. Each suitcase comes with two elastic straps that will require you to rummage around in your packed suitcase to put them together.

The wheels held up well and no visible damage was seen from any trip. After being on six different plane flights, the wheels all roll as smoothly as they did when new. In fact, they are so smooth that our one year old can easily push a loaded suitcase along a smooth floor with minimal effort.

For size, they are capable (and come shipped this way) of being loaded one inside the other for easier storage. The two larger ones will not fit in any overhead bin I am familiar with. Speaking of, the smallest only came in the cabin for the final leg and was rather tricky to place in a bin. While it technically fits (by the smallest of margins in a 777 overhead bin), the wheels create some interesting problems. If the bin is the curved type found in some newer planes, the bag will actually roll forward with ease when placed lengthwise in a bin, unless there is another bag directly next to it to hold it in place. Inserting it in backwards (with the wheels facing you) will prevent this, but then makes it hard to remove as there is no bottom handle on any of these.

For weight, they weigh almost nothing, which is a good/bad thing. It takes up less of your weight allowance, and makes it easier for some to manage it. However, this partly comes from a lack of structural support throughout the entire suitcase.

Finally, on to looks. Personally, I can care less how it looks, so long as I can easily spot it on a conveyor belt. After picking these up four times, I found that I had no issue picking out the light blue ones from the sea of black and brown bags out there. However, there were two legs where rain got on them, which caused a lot of discoloration. Additionally, all that dirt and grime lurking in the cargo hold will find your suitcase and smother it with a variety of ugly spots. If looks matter, I would avoid this color.

Overall, they were easy to lift and move, and provided adequate protection to mostly clothing and books. The elastic straps were irritating to use as it requires you to hunt for them at the bottom of your stuff to hook up. Also, it would be nice to see a bottom strap because it makes lifting the suitcase up onto a luggage holder a much more enjoyable experience on your back.
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Initial post: Apr 13, 2014 3:20:13 PM PDT
batool says:
i want to know if the luggage with a lock or not .

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 8:11:49 AM PDT
Try using a spray that you would use on furniture to prevent stains. This works well on the suitcases also. Thanks for the info, I'm still deciding.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2014 10:28:22 PM PDT
Your ad here says:
Going to assume you are asking if this comes with a lock or not. There were no locks included with ours when we purchased it.

Posted on May 10, 2014 10:33:58 PM PDT
Your ad here says:
Follow up as of 10 May 2014.

The luggage has not been on any more plane rides, but has traveled across the country in the trunk of my car. After multiple trips in and out of the trunk, the only issue that developed was that the midsize one got caught on a piece of the interior framing which tore a small hole along the bottom seam of the medium bag. While the suitcase was placed in the same position for several more days, duct tape was used to cover it up to prevent further damage. Fortunately, the tearing has not grown beyond the original one, so a bonus point for the material design.

Otherwise, after the multiple loadings and abuse heaped on them going in and out of hotels for six nights, they did not experience any other issues.

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 3:03:27 PM PDT
jr says:
Just to confirm, these suitcases can be put inside of each other. I like to travel one way with one checked bag, and return with two checked bags.

Posted on Jul 12, 2014 10:40:49 AM PDT
Nancy T. says:
Can you tell me how much the 29" Piece of luggage weighs??? Empty of coarse. Thank You.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2014 11:50:41 AM PDT
jr says:
12.9 lbs.

Posted on Jul 12, 2014 11:51:29 AM PDT
jr says:
Is the largest piece less than the 62" linear maximum allowed by domestic airlines (including the handle and the wheels)?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2014 5:09:59 PM PDT
Nancy T. says:
Thank you for such a quick reply. I don't know about the linear inches of the largest piece of luggage. I don't own the luggage. I'm interested in buying and need more information. I would like to know myself it exceeds the maximum of 62 L.I.
I need to know the weight of the largest piece of luggage. The max. weight is 50 pounds. The luggage I have now is 15 pounds. I want something around 10 pounds. Thank you for your time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2014 5:13:36 PM PDT
Nancy T. says:
Thank you jr. That is exactly what I needed!!!
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