Shopping, working, or traveling Olympia has designed a great selection of bags for them all. Fun and durable, these bags are constructed of various fibers of polyester and are designed with great features and pockets to put all those little extras.
PROS: Because of the low price & the pictures that didn't really show too much about the bag - I wasn't sure what to expect. When it arrived, it was soooooo much better than what we had hoped for. We picked out an inexpensive bag for a family vacation to the Keys & something that was easy for my young daughter to pack herself & carry (or in her case, wheel). She was excited to get her bag & packed it quite easily herself. The compartments hold so much clothing, shoes, books, toys, & all her other needed items that we don't even need another bag for her. We're gone for 10 days & she's packed clothes for at least a month plus everything else she could think of & there's still room for more. It works like a charm & the fuzzy padding inside the handles feels good for me when I'm packing it in the closet to wait for our trip. The material is very durable & the zippers are all great. The handle is awesome & zips away. She is looking forward to using it on every single overnight trip she takes whether it's to friends or 2 weeks of bible camp. We know she's going to get much use out of this piece of luggage & she's told all her friends at school about it. So for us & our needs - it's been a huge winner. (Plus, dad has been eyeing it for himself!)
Really can't beat the price for what we ordered & I actually like it better than another bag we ordered from a different brand that was a bit pricier (not much though)...but we all love this one so much more with all the different pockets & the amount of stuff it can carry.
CONS: Not quite sure what the inside zipper portion is for near the back, but seriously - that's just me being out of the loop on new gadgets & gizmos & why people need/want them.
The only other thing I could possibly want/need is a matching smaller overnight bag to go along with this. It'd be perfect to pack this bag for long trips & then have a quick overnight bag to use as we travel by car & need to stop at hotels for the night - to use that rather than getting the big bag out & sorting thru the whole thing for what's needed in 1 stop. It's not needed, but it'd be nice to have.
And if I'm going to nit pick - I'd prefer a wider range of colors. Not that we don't love the blue because we do. However, knowing what we know about the bag now - we would have loved to have purchased this same bag, in different colors, for the 3 other kids. With color selection being so limited - it wasn't a great idea. We wanted the kids to easily tell their apart from each other or feuds would errupt.
(Posted on 3/19/12)
Price / Value
PROS: This bag has much more room on the inside than I would have thought. The best part is that it is light enough to still pass airline restrictions when fully packed.
CONS: Lightweight material doesn't provide as much protection as some other luggage, but it holds up during travel nicely.