PROS: Inexpensive. Large.
CONS: The support pegs opposing the wheels are very cheaply designed. The plastic peg cracked off on the first use. I tried calling the company for a new one and they don't have any. They wanted me to find a box large enough to return the bag to the company and pay myself for shipping so that they could address it. But they have no replacement pegs, so they cannot fix it. They wouldn't replace the suitcase. One does not need to be a mechanical engineer to realize that a very large suitcase intended to carry up to 50lbs of weight should not have support feet made of cheap easily fractured plastic.
(Posted on 9/25/14)
PROS: We already had one and ordered a second for a seventeen day cruisetour to Alaska. Both pieces held up very well to constant loading and unloading both on a bus and by the airlines. Plenty of toon to pack all we needed for such a long trip. The expansion is really unnecessary. This new piece had a foam padding underneath the zippered lining to cover the supports. This was a nice feature as the supports in our first one do not have this and it makes packing the first layer a bit awkward.
CONS: Very easy to exceed airline weight restrictions especially if using the expansion.
(Posted on 9/17/14)
PROS: This bag is really light weight, especially since it is larger than most. I pack a CPAP machine in it and still have enough pounds left over for plenty of clothes and toiletries. Have been on one trip to Europe with it and it has held up very well. A really nice touch: there is a handle on the bottom (short side where wheels are), so you can grab it off a carousel or from a car trunk even if it is the wrong way around.
CONS: No Cons the solution for which would not add weight, my primary concern.
(Posted on 6/27/14)
PROS: We have other TravelPro luggage, but it is much heavier. We bought 3 pieces of luggage for our son and daughter-in-law and were stunned by how light weight it is. So we bought two more pieces for our next trip this summer.
(Posted on 3/19/13)
PROS: Light weight. Appears to be well built. A bit larger than I thought it would be.
CONS: The biggest con will be keeping the weight under 50 lbs since the suitcase can easily hold so much.
(Posted on 12/11/12)
PROS: very light weight and yet sturdy
CONS: would like more flexible dividers on the interior and love the handle on our older Travler Pro that folds over into a T shape
(Posted on 12/11/12)
PROS: The 28-inch box length (29-inch overall length) allows for more width than a 29-inch box and provides large capacity while (almost) not exceeding airline size restriction (L+W+D = 62 inches), yet weighs only 8.9 lbs so I can fit all my ski gear in without exceeding airline weight restriction of 50 lbs.
One inch expansion (TravelPro touts more but I measured it) provides flexibility and more space when needed.
Partially-recessed two-wheel design is preferable to 4-wheeled spinner because spinner wheels add more length.
CONS: Weight reduction is achieved, in part, by minimizing side reinforcement. The 2 long sides are reinforced only by a wire(?) around the perimeter, except that the side handle is attached to a thin plastic strip vulnerable to sharp impact (so says my luggage repair shop). Therefore my durability score is an estimate. The previous model, Maxlite, is better-constructed but it weighs 12.6 lbs (TravelPro lists it at 11.6 lbs but I weighed it).
No external strap to hang a smaller bag (e.g. ski boots).
Travelpro website and hangtag say: "built-in ticket pocket within front pocket " but there wasn't any; LuggagePros says Travelpro says that only applies to the 22" model(!)
The expansion part is above the main zipper so the expansion takes place within the lid and inside the lid pocket (but the lid pocket can be unzipped so it's not a major annoyance).
The interior lining on mine is too small/tight so the lining can't be pushed into both the top and bottom corners at the same time (I'm going to stuff it full for ski trips).
The lining bead/piping? (where the lining attaches to the body) at the bottom is too high (or zipper is sewn in too low) so the zipper pull catches on the bead when zipping or unzipping.
For the last 2 reasons I am returning the suitcase and LuggagePros is sending me another one.
Based on the last 2 items I'm wondering whether this is a factory second. Nonetheless, the "pros"above are just what I've been looking for so I'm giving it 4 stars.
(Posted on 12/1/12)
PROS: Locating large light weight luggage is not all that easy. This unit fits the bill. I bought it for its size and weight, but i found the interior mesh compartments are well placed. The wheels look quite sturdy.
(Posted on 11/28/12)
PROS: This is a HUGE bag. Holds enough for a week for 2 travelers with room to spare. The pockets inside are great. Wheels roll and swivel smoothly.
CONS: Warning: this bag is large enough to easily exceed airline weight limits. Even though the bag itself isn't heavy be careful or you'll be paying for extra weight.
(Posted on 9/24/12)
PROS: especially liked the expansion feature
(Posted on 8/14/12)