The Hartmann Intensity 24" is ideal for the 5-7 day trips. The Intensity Collection is crafted with the same benchmark of excellence as all Hartmann products. This particular line brings sophistication, durability, and beauty back to luggage. This 24" is equipped with a removable garment sleeve with two hangers, a zip pouch with waterproof lining, a laundry bag with drawstring, and an expander systems which allows for an additional 2.5 inches of packing spaces. Backed with a lifetime warranty, this product will soon become one of your most loyal travel companions.
PROS: Easily the best suitcase I have ever owned. I travel around 25 round trips per year and for years I purchased cheaper suitcases because I did not want to spend the big money for a Hartmann. After buying two suitcases priced around $150-$175 each and each lasted around 1 – 1.5 years, it became evident that I would easily surpass sending $500 within 3 to 4 years. And when the bags failed, they failed horribly. Broken zipper, broken wheel, exposed support wire that surrounded the outer edges of the bag, etc, etc. We have used Hartmann at my office almost exclusively and they would last for around 5 years! They would require servicing after those five years but they did not fail horribly. The number one problem is the telescoping handle would get sticky but at least you can move it up or down after giggling it. Once that starts happening, it needs servicing. And best part, Hartmann has great customer service. They will repair your bag for a very modest price of around $30 to $50 plus shipping. Of course you will be out of a suitcase for 3 to 4 weeks but you will know when your Hartmann need servicing in advance, so you can plan accordingly. All in all, Hartmann’s are a well built, very rugged suitcase that can take regular abuse from baggage handlers throughout the world. I highly recommend them!
CONS: After 5 years of high use (eg 25 roundtrips per year) the bag may need to be serviced by Hartmann. And the price but it is worth it in the long run.
(Posted on 4/18/11)
Price / Value
wonderful, well-made, durable pieces really great
PROS: perfect luggage / a place for everything/easy to pack and carry
CONS: the price!!! would love another piece, but just not affordable