This sturdy, sleek, professional-style Chicago Carry-On is perfect for all forms of business and leisure travel! The textured, embossed surface help keep the bags from sliding on its side, while the 8-wheel system gives extra support for the weight.
PROS: It's a beautiful looking bag but that's about all it has going for it.
CONS: 1. Horrible odor that I could not make go away no matter what I did. It was better after several months being left open but never went away.
2. the zipper on the divider broke the first time I tried to use it so I never could which is sad because there are no pockets in this otherwise.
3. the rubber handle you use to pick it up just fell off. I was able to get into it after borrowing a screw driver from the hotel and found out that the screws weren't taped like the rest so they basically fell out. Luckily I had duct tape.
4. the spinner wheels really didn't spin once there's any weight in it so rolling like a regular suitcase was the only way to use it. It was so hard to move my mom had to actually push it instead of it gliding like all my other spinners do. The design overall is just bad inside and out.
5. and the one that rendered it unusable, after the second flight, which was thankfully towards the end of the trip, the case just broke around the base of one of the wheels. No way to fix it. The duct tape at least made it so it didn't collapse in on itself and fall over and thankfully it was on the opposite side so I could still roll it like an old suitcase but that's not what I bought.
6. Bad design - Even if this hadn't happened, I wouldn't use it again, it was just awkward all the way around.
(Posted on 9/14/16)
Price / Value
Cracked on 1st Use!
PROS: It looked nice and because of the bright color was easy to spot at the baggage claim.
CONS: This is as of the 2015-2016 holiday season. As soon as it rolled off a curb the suitcase cracked around the base of the wheel (ironically pictured as a strength) which caused a long struggle and partial dragging of the bag throughout my holiday travel. I tried to use the "4 wheel system 360 movement" to keep the weight off the broken wheel, but the wheel rubber eventually also caused the bag to not function right. Fortunately, the suitcase was not filled to capacity so it was still rather light because I ended up carrying it most of the time. My advice is to avoid these bags if you have to commute over outdoor sidewalks and or brick pavement within metro stations. The rubber on these wheels will not survive. Now I have to try and figure out what the warranty will or will not cover even though this was my very first use of this bag.
(Posted on 1/4/16)
Price / Value
Cheap and good Carry-On
PROS: Within every airlines carry-on allowance, spacious, look and feel like more expansive brands
CONS: No idea about the durability of this low-end priced luggage, but I'll give it a try!