I bought this to replace another one where on the very first flight I took that case it came back with a badly dented corner. I pushed it back in shape to some degree but (a) I questioned if that is where it will crack next time and (b) I pushed it back with my fingers, not hammered it back and (c) it looked horrible [after just one use]. I returned it. This one may be no better other than it's a Samsonite (TBD). I wish we were provided with case shell thickness measurements (10mm, 1/32", etc), that would really help my purchase decision. Without that info, it's a shot in the dark and paying more is not always a guarantee of better.