on December 9, 2010
this set is truly the most fun looking set,, the pieces are well made, traveled well and fit nicely into the one big piece to slide under bed when not using. The rollerblade wheels are smooth and easy enough for pulling that my 3 year old actually pulled the biggest piece of luggage through airport without a hitch to show she was a big girl!
Also nice that the back ground is black, so dirt doesn't show near as much as other luggage!
on March 13, 2013
My luggage set actually arrived in just one day with prime, instead of two. It didn't really matter, since my trip is still over a month away, but it is always a nice surprise when this does happen.
The reviews concerned me, at first, that I was about to pay $99 for something that would just get ripped up. However, I decided to go for it since I loved the polka dots and I don't see myself getting on a plane anytime soon, or maybe ever.
I was actually surprised when I opened the box that the fabric felt thicker and higher quality than the one black rolling back I have been using for years (hand-me-down from my mom). The wheels roll smoothly, the handles open/close smoothly and have a nice, satisfying click to them when you push them back in. Small detail that doesn't matter... the whole handle is black, not gray or silver like in the picture. I actually prefer this.
Another reason I like this set over others, is that the bags have the full length pockets on the front, instead of the two smaller pockets that most have. Not only does this look better, but allows for bigger/longer items (such as large envelopes) to be separate from the main bag.
My zippers do not, in any way, seem cheap or plastic. I don't know if they upgraded the zipper pulls since previous reviews, but mine are metal with a thick rubber grip on them. They are quite nice and I don't see them snapping off at any point.
The inside lining does zip open, if needed. However, the lining is pulled tight and, in my opinion, makes the need for extra support on the back of the bag unnecessary. I was prepared to do the cardboard adding thing, but I actually prefer the bags as they are, since they will provide more room for clothes without putting in a backing. The zipper lining feature is nice, though, as you could easily put extra cash or anything inside in case you are worried someone might go looking through your bags. I'd imagine that the nifty cardboard idea would make the zipper "pocket" an even better hiding place.
Additional features include little slide in name tags, side handles, large mesh "pockets" on the inner "flap" and a lock with two keys on each bag. The locks and keys do feel cheap (think middle school diary), but that doesn't matter to me as I never bother locking anything that can be carried away.
The smell isn't as strong as I expected from other reviews, but it IS there and it is not pleasant. It is no more than you would expect from any new book bag or anything though. It will air out in no time.
Overall, I am in love with this set, and I am so glad I bought it. This is my first luggage set, ever. I used to piece together random bags from my mom for weekend trips. However, we are about to embark on our very first week long family vacation and I figured it was about time to get grown up luggage. I highly recommend this set.. the worst that could happen is you might actually get a defective set, as happens from time to time with any product. However, amazon would help you to exchange them AND they come with a 5 year warranty.
on January 21, 2015
loved this set..until i took it on a trip. I checked the large and medium one in during a flight. They were very easy to spot on conveyor belt but i was shocked at how poorly they held up. the Rockland logo came off one and the fabric tuned out to be very poor quality. on the back of the large suitcase the fabric tore next to where the metal frame is. The larger piece also looked like it wanted to buckle on the sides. btw I didn't over pack either piece.
I know arlines can be rough with luggage but my husbands luggage that he uses for travel (way more often than I do) looks good as new.
I requested a replacement set and will use it for local travel only.
pic 1 large piece: buckle, pic 2 medium piece: logo fell off , pic 3 medium piece: run in fabric, pic 4 large piece: Rip near metal frame.
on September 23, 2011
I loved the versatility of having different size bags all for one price. The biggest one isn't really that big, I was hoping it was a bit bigger in width and height. I like how all of them fit inside eachother to save space when not in use. The only part that I think they could have made a little more sturdier is the back. There is no hard part to it, the back part is just the fabric so if you have something sharp possibly it would poke and probably tear the fabric which isn't very thick. It had this zipper lining inside that you can actually open so I ended up cutting a piece of hard cardboard and putting it inside the bottom and then zipping it back up so it has a sturdy back. Plus it gives it a flat surface to put your clothes in when packing, otherwise it's all over the place. Otherwise for the price it's well worth it for travelers that only need luggage once in a while. I'm sure with time it will break but overall the look is cute and everything looks good!
on April 16, 2013
I love this luggage set. I find the quality as expected...nothing unbelievably strong, but like a Walmart or target kind of quality. Dependable and completely adorable. If some how the airline damages these, they are even worth purchasing again. Can't beat em!! I even get complements on them..go figure!