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It's a small-ish duffel bag that has wheels people
on June 5, 2014
Bought these in three different colors/styles for my three older girls, and they love them. Very easy to pack, and unpack. Easy to roll around, easy to see what's inside when packed. Lots of great pockets and not too heavy. They can be folded/ collapsed down for easy storage. We used them on family vacation for three years in a row on car trips, and hotels. They held up surprisingly well for the price paid. We plan on using them again for vacation this summer. The construction is sturdy with reinforced stitching and piping on all the corners. They don't do well standing on their own unless you have fully and evenly packed all four corners of the bag.The zipper pulls are large, and the zippers have large teeth. We have packed these to bulging, an have never had a zipper rip or bust on us, nor a handle, nor a carry strap, nor a wheel. There is a shoulder strap, two handheld straps, and a end-of-bag strap. Giving you multiple carry options. The wheels are clear, large, and durable with treads. The handle can be compressed down into the bag, and zipped closed to be carried as a regular duffle. I'm 5'4" and the handle when fully extended comes to above my waist. The material is an vinyl-type and seems to be water resistant. These are perfect for my 10, 9,and 4 year olds to pull themselves. I can imagine if you had to stay somewhere longer than a couple weeks, these would probably not be big enough for you. The colors are bright, and true to the photos shown. The size looks like 24" long unpacked. I have checked out all the other bags and prices and reviews on Amazon, and Walmart.com, and this one is the best value for the size. I also love that there are so many prints to choose from. I plan on buying one for myself for short overnight and weekend trips, and possibly another for my baby to keep her clothing separate from the big girls on vacation. The only thing is, we have not tried to take them on a plane yet. I would recommend this bag to anyone. For the price, it's amazing. If you want cheaper, go to a yard sale. (Check out my customer images of the prints that we have for sizes, and colors.)
~UPDATE (February 8th, 2017):~
It's now been about seven years and we've been carrying the same bags on all of our trips. My girls still use these for overnight trips, school camping, overnight sleep away summer camp, vacations, etc. Some of the straps on our bags are just now starting to show wear and tear, but nothing major. Never had a D ring break. I also ordered another one of these the last time we took a family vacation, and it was made the same way, and has held up in the same way. We've used these with and without packing cubes, and added in blankets, pillows, toiletries, stuffed animals, Christmas gifts. You name it, we've stuffed it in, and STILL have not had zippers break, seams break etc.
I'm not sure how the other reviewers are using their bags? Hard on them? Checked them onto flights? Dragged them around the world? Or if the company simply started making the bags with inferior materials, because really the number of unhappy people after purchasing these bags astounds me. Not sure what they are expecting for the price, or if they are used to designer brands. But it's a duffle bag with wheels, I mean really what more do you want from it? It's not super fancy or expensive, nor does it claim to be.
For me, if it lasts six car trips across the country through Colorado snow, and Tennessee pouring rain, then it's met my expectations. And hey! Our bags have been to those places and held up, been stuffed (jammed into the back of all types of cars)-and even been waterproof in the snow and rain without anything inside getting soaked. Granted we haven't actually dunked them in the pool or taken them on an international plane ride, nor have six adults in our family all used them on a regular basis, but I do have four kids, and two adults, and we've ALL used these for years. I will see if I can drag out our bags and show some updated photos of the wear and tear that's been put on them through seven years of summer camp and multiple family vacations. I even tried to order new rolling backpacks to try to down size our carry ons for this coming summer vacations, and my twelve year old v-toed it because she loves her bag, (and she is not a girlie girl by any means). But when you find something that works for you, (has continued to work for you for years) why fix it if it 'aint broke?