PROS: Beautiful, easy to maneuver, huge, lightweight, no zipper to worry about as a weakness. I travel internationally 4x a year for school, needing the biggest lightest non-zipper luggage I could find and really needed to upgrade to 4 wheel spinner style. This case is cavernous, can easily store the 70lba allowed (in fact with space bags for the clothes portion, my first time filling it was over 96lbs!) Again beautiful, yes it will get scuffed from the first time the airlines touch it, but thats part of the deal with this type of finish. The shell is flexible and takes a lot of pressure and just reverts to its shape. Those who complain about the latch needing precise alignment to close properly- thats the point, if it allowed misalignment and off kilter closing with stuff sticking out or all crooked, it would not be a SECURE, TIGHT, STRONG closure.
CONS: My first impression was beautiful but felt like it would break in a second. The whole latch assembly to close and lock is plastic. I was very very concerned. So far, even with rough treatment, not a problem yet! Am still concerned but I always use luggage straps too, just disappointing that if it or even just a wheel breaks, Samsonite does not sell replacement parts. Still, keeping my fingers crossed it will survive abuse for years to come.
(Posted on 8/28/13)
PROS: You can buy a decent one for half the price, but after a year of travel it will broken. This case on the other hand will be worth every penny!
CONS: I used to pack my luggage on this couch, when it's open it slides off. It's a bit too bulky to open in tight spaces. But this is the least of my concerns!
(Posted on 4/7/13)
PROS: Can't believe how strong this luggage is! Could have made a tv ad with what happened to me. Had 70 lbs in the case taxi comes to pick me up put luggage on top of the steps for him to get (pouring out that morning) luggage rolls off the the steps (14 steps) with the handle extended and nothing happened I mean nothing (some scratches), but that's it, cannot believe wow well and strong this is have since ordered another one and a smaller carry on best luggage in the world.There is other brands costing 5x more don't waste your money also this luggage is over 500.00 in stores
CONS: no way
(Posted on 2/28/13)
PROS: Easy to spot on the luggage claim belt, lightweight, holds lots of stuff, rolls like a dream
CONS: Airline damage to one of the spinner wheels on the first trip! $17 to get a replacement part and fix it myself or send to a repair center where they will bill you later--not able to estimate repair with Samsonite phone center. No zipper in the lining to easily get under lining to repair yourself. Needs a tie down system on both sides instead of just one.
(Posted on 2/4/13)
PROS: Good design, light weight for the size, excellent mobility, seems to be good workmanship, it doesn't have a zipper closure. Though I haven't used it enough to know how much damage baggage handlers will do, it's held up well so far and seems quite durable. The color is handsome and makes the bag distinctive in the baggage claim.
CONS: I haven't seen any so far
(Posted on 2/2/13)
PROS: Lightweight, hardsided, NO zippers, locking and attractive.
(Posted on 1/4/13)
PROS: Lightweight, solid, good space, look sgood, combination lock.
CONS: None yet. I am guessing the shiny case will get marked up easily but we will see.
(Posted on 11/26/12)
PROS: This suitcase held up better through three deployments than most of my military issued gear did
(Posted on 11/12/12)
PROS: Lightweight, easy to use
CONS: nowhere to place name tag
(Posted on 11/6/12)
PROS: Solid. Appears well made and durable.
(Posted on 10/29/12)
PROS: This is a real hard sided suit case GREAT Solid product
CONS: No Cons
(Posted on 10/26/12)
PROS: Lightweight, attractive
CONS: none yet
(Posted on 9/22/12)
PROS: Lightweight, durable, well designed
(Posted on 6/26/12)