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Robustly made, excellent price
on 19 October 2011
We bought one of these for an extended long haul trip, as we wanted bags that would store flat once there rather than more hard cases. When you see what look like equivalent bags selling for 10 or 20 pounds, you do wonder if it is really worth paying a premium for bags like this.
Well, we haven't travelled yet, but having examined the bag, we are in no doubt that it will survive the ordeal. The material is thick and feels tough and has a rubbery kind of lining on the inside, the zips seem good quality, the extending handle feels substantial and does not give the impression it is going to snap off as soon as you touch it, and the bag is huge. It has a zipped compartment inside covering the bottom which will be good for keeping shoes away from clothes, and there is another smallish zipped pouch on the inside of one side. Wheels are large and smooth and not overtly flimsy, a common failing point on cheaper bags. There is nothing worse than having to haul a bag around that you were expecting to be able to wheel because it has succumbed to the mauling of the baggage handlers.
The quoted measurements were comically ridiculous when we were ordering (over 6 feet long???) - so for info, ours is approx.
85cm long, 39cm wide, and roughly 45cm deep,
although the depth is hard to measure unless the bag is stuffed. But it is cavernous.
Can't explain why, but there was a huge price difference on here between the black bag and the other colours - black being much cheaper. We chose the black, and we are very pleased with it.