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I bought this product last minute and after reading some of the reviews I was weary on buying it but I was desperate. I was attracted to the color options and decided to go with the green one.
Let me Start with Pros:
It is COMPACT but can PACK. My small bag was heavier than my boyfriends larger bag and was able to fit more.
It’s small enough to be used as a carry on and comes with another bag that can be a carry on as well.
The item is attractive
Small enough to be used for children
It comes with wheels and a lever so it’s easy to pull along in the airport
Great bag for local sleepovers or camping due to the fabric on the outside and it’s compact size
Cons: The bag didn’t even last the roughness of one trip. Unfortunately my bag was randomly selected by TSA search and when I got it back zippers were missing and the locks I placed on it where broken.
After the trip, When I arrived home I noticed that my bag was torn in the front. I’m not sure if it was intentionally torn or after being brown around the threading ripped. I have bad traveling luck.
All in all, would I buy it again, NO. I will just be using whatever is left of the suitcase on road trips. It is no longer flight compliant and didn’t last long.
This is a very decent bag for the price. The one strike against this product is that the wheels only roll one direction. Once you get used to the bags that have the swivel casters it is hard to go back to the one way rollers that this bag features. In a crowded airport, you will have to lift this bag once you encounter a path that you cannot negotiate and you need to change direction with the bag. Ultimately if you have the cash, pony up 10 or 15 more bucks for the swivel casters.
The mechanism for the handle took up valuable space inside the already small packing space that the US Traveler-Rio offers at the same size. I ordered and received my new brand of luggage to replace the US Traveler. It arrived before I could get the first one sent back. I found by comparison it was much heavier than the new one, and it was more awkward to roll around also. I am glad I went with a Reyleo hard case... and it only cost $10.00 more.
Weirdly small, like luggage for a very business-like toddler. At least it wasn't pink floral, I guess. Lots of fraying and the zipper broke with it half-empty. Not real luggage at all. The only reason I'm not returning is becaise someone recycled the packaging while I was on the trip I needed luggage for. I recommend springing for an upgrade.
Keeping in mind this is inexpensive luggage, I think it's a good buy. I purchased this and have since flown approximately 30,000 miles. They have held up fairly well considering baggage handlers beat the hell out of your stuff. The sidewalls are very sturdy and do a nice job of protecting your belongings.
The zipper has come off of the outer flap on the large bag. It's not a huge deal because I don't put anything in that pocket. It looks a little silly flapping around and I'm afraid it might snag on something. I still use the bag and the smaller bag for toiletries.
If you aren't a heavy traveler, I think this would be a good purchase. If you fly a lot, it would probably be worthwhile to invest in something more expensive that can take the abuse.
I used this bag for the first time last week on an 8-day trip with 2 cities, 4 flights, and a bit of walking and public transit. The construction of the bag is strong--no red flags yet. The handle seems sturdy--not wobbly--but it's surprisingly short, as if designed for a child's height. From the top of the bag, the handle's fullest extension is just over 8 inches. I'm 5'5'' and with 1-inch heels, I was having to lean down slightly to pull the suitcase. For the remainder of the trip, I traveled in flats and the height worked out okay, but I imagine anyone taller than me is going to be uncomfortable maneuvering this bag. The actual wheels could be better--the transition from standing to rolling wasn't totally smooth--I found myself getting in the habit of putting my heel against the bag as I started pulling to help it into that diagonal rolling angle--if I didn't, it tended to not find its wheels and fall over. All in all, not a disaster for inexpensive luggage, but could be better. I haven't used the small bag at all--it's really small, like the size of a largeish purse.
Looks decent but very small.. would think its more of a weekend bag than a trip bag. The reviews state it holds up well over time..it does not appear that this would be the case but I am hopeful. This would be a great luggage set for kids, but I am not sure about a grown adult. However, the price was reasonable so I am keeping it for weekend get trips.
I haven't had much luggage so it is hard to say whether this is awesome or just okay. The large bag had a hard time fitting in the carry on bins on the airplane, the smaller satchel was useful as a tote once I was on the cruise and needed a little more carrying room at destinations. The action on the extendable handle worked easy, it rolled easy. I'm guessing there is better out there but this wasn't a waste of money.