I ordered this to replace a 20-year old soft-sided carryon that was on its last legs. This is a little bit smaller than my old one, but I was impressed that it seemed like I could fit more in this one. I think it has to do with the way it’s split into two compartments.
I just finished my first trip with it, and it’s been great. It’s very light and easy to maneuver. I had a few instances where the wheels wouldn’t go the way I wanted, when I was in a position to push, rather than pull it. There is only one handle (on top) and not a second one on the side, so that makes it a little more difficult to get out of the overhead compartment on the plane. The wheels seem sturdy, but they do stick out and I’d be worried about them being damaged if I were to check this bag instead of carry it on. Overall, I’m very pleased with this bag.