PROS: Small enough to handle by myself. Easy to roll and carry on.....or....to check on if I choose. I learned how to travel light by Rick Steves in 1994. Since we have traveled the world many times using one suitcase each. Ann McAlpine also taught me packing tips a few years ago. I am 68 now and I can still travel well with one light piece of luggage.
CONS: The new luggage is a tiny bit narrower than my old bag so I will see if everything will fit as well on my next trip next month. The zipper finally died and the bottom edge was frayed on my old Rick Steves luggage so I had to replace it.
(Posted on 6/23/12)
PROS: Great size and weight. Long handle is a big plus and it has a separate pocket for PC. Love the mesh bags.
CONS: Does tip if you load it using the expandable zipper space. We took 2 to Europe and then a trip to New Zealand. Both did well in Europe on numerous trains. One didn't survive the return on NZ trip - broken zipper on expandable portion and 8" rip/gap along regular zipper. The other now has a handle that won't extend all the way. 3 years old.
(Posted on 5/27/11)
PROS: This bag is so much lighter than my old TravelPro, and it made my 3 week trip in Europe via metro,tram and train a breeze and I am 60 years old! It held all my clothes and I could even manage it in the overhead of the airplame by myself. I loved it! I travel by plane at least twice a month and this bag makes traveling so much easier for me.
CONS: It does appear to be less durable than my TravelPro, but I don't care, I will just buy another one....the difference in weight is that significant.
(Posted on 11/18/10)
PROS: Light enough to make it under the tough Lufthansa weight limit with clothing for a 3 week trip. Fits nicely in overheads of even Russian-built planes. Outside pockets just about right in size and location.
CONS: Like others, I wonder how long the telescoping handle will hold up. It is not nearly as solid as my larger TravelPro. I purposely babied it going over rough streets and terrain and didn't have any trouble on the three week journey. Time will tell.
(Posted on 9/5/10)
PROS: Long handle -most roller bags have a too-short handle you can kick them when you walk.
Light weight - more allowance for your stuff and less wasted on bag. Way lighter than many bags of similar size.
CONS: Handle durability worries me. It seems a bit flimsy. Plastic grommet between telescoping sections has already worked it's way out on maiden voyage and handle wouldn't collapse until it was re-inserted.
Wall thickness; sides of bag are kind of thick, which detracts from interior room. It seems like a thinner stiffener solution could have been found.
(Posted on 8/1/10)
PROS: I love everything about this product. It is the second one I own. Made it through 4 months in Europe, 2 years in New Zealand and back to the states. I even lent it to a friend going to Europe because I knew it would not get ruined. It is lightweight, durable and user friendly. Enjoy
CONS: Everyone should have one.
(Posted on 6/29/10)
PROS: I liked everything. For its weight and size, it works well. I've only used it on one trip so far as carry-on luggage, and cannot really determine durability at this point, but I had no problems and it fit well into the overhead compartments. It is very well-designed.
CONS: So far, so good. As long as it holds up, there are no cons.
(Posted on 5/22/10)