Rimowa's Topas aluminum cases are among the lightest and sturdiest cases in the world. The grooved aluminum-magnesium shells will protect against severe humidity and extreme temperature changes and stand up to the stresses of frequent travel. With first-class quality and fine interior details, Topas has everything required by the demanding traveler.
PROS: Sometimes when we travel we need to use multiple forms of transport (car, plane, etc) This is a nice piece of luggage for people to handle when transferring from a car, airplane, hotel, truck, etc. It looks pretty cool, and when have one of these it shows people you mean business... it just looks cool.
My case had a wheel break off on a trip, I called a parts company and purchased another one...They say there is a warranty, but whatever....
So, I guess, if appearances are important to you, then snag one of these, they look great and work well and all that, but at the end of the day, this looks cool wherever it is, be it in the trunk of the Bentley, Range Rover, the hotel room or even in the truck during load out after a show. Personally, that is why I got it and it succeeds in this.
CONS: Not really, it's pretty cool.
(Posted on 3/26/15)
Price / Value
Great All Around
PROS: They look great, they're easy to pack, they roll so smooth that you have to stop them otherwise they'll just keep going...what else...they're durable as far as keeping your contents safe—if you're considering preservation of the initial appearance, you should only buy a carry-on.
CONS: Same thing with all hard-sided/aluminum/polycarbonate suitcases—when airlines put stickers on them they're almost impossible to take off (I personally like the look, but some don't). Also, they get scuffed, scratched and dented with use, but again I think that's part of the charm. They're made to be used hard and they last through the usage. They're also easy to have repaired.