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Love this suitcase . . . got me through a trip to Central America and kept everything dry, even in hurricane rains! HOWEVER . . . Keep in mind that it has a monotube extender, so if you like to slide your carry-on on the extended handle, (so you only have one item to roll), the typical carry-ons will shift and slide a lot, which makes the suitcase swerve unpredictably. I have an under-the-seat Amazon basics carry-on . . . quite a compact bag, but it's pretty clear that most carry-ons need suitcases with extenders that have two pieces keep the carry-ons stable. P.S. I'm going to hunt around for a solution, but NOTE: the old-school add-on straps don't work, either, because this suitcase has no 2nd little flat handle on the top to attach them to when it is in the upright (=taller) wheeling position. :(
First impression is that the suitcase appears very plastic-y, but after use it is quite apparent that the shell is much thicker and stronger than other hard shell suitcases and this stands up to abuse much better. The wheels and handle are good quality. I was a bit disappointed at first that the inside of the case doesn't have a fabric liner, but then realized there aren't a bunch of seams inside to cover up like there would be in a fabric suitcase; the lack of liner actually means its easier to clean if you get a shampoo bottle explode or something. Note that the colour in the Amazon picture makes it look like hot pink; it is actually firetruck red. You can see the correct colour on the manufacturer's website.
This is a great product, light weight, strong and far more secure than zippered luggage. The handle seems solid and the wheels are very maneuverable. For some reason, the red one we bought cost way more than the same unit in black. I would rate the black one 5 stars for value.