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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on 26 November 2013
I bought my large pink suitcase (not from amazon) and was thrilled it gave me lots of room and more weight to cram in on the strict airline rules. It lasted 2 trips abroad before there was a gaping hole in the bottom of the return flight of the last one, some of my stuff was poking out the bottom. I had initially used it for train travel etc and it was fine, it's just not practical for airline travel, it can't stand the rough handling
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260 of 267 people found the following review helpful
TOP 100 REVIEWERon 11 May 2012
I have some perfectly good suitcases which have stood the test of time and frequent travel, but with ever decreasing baggage allowances and hefty charges for excess baggage, I didn't want to lose a third of the allowance to the weight of the suitcase alone. I came across a recommendation for these Sub-O cases on a travel forum. Mine is a different pattern to this one, but still very distinctive and easy to pick out at baggage reclaim.

The case is astonishingly light, to the point where you think it won't survive a single journey but after four flights, although there is some very slight marking on the fabric, there is no damage to stitching, zip, wheels or feet. The case has a ten year guarantee so I guess the manufacturers must be confident that their products aren't going to fall apart in no time. The case is pretty basic in terms of design - there is a lightweight frame, the interior is lined and has internal straps, and there are very simple slip-in pockets on the inside of the lid plus two external pockets. The handle, which is comfortable and effective in use, forms part of the frame. The advantage is that the base of the case is completely flat with no intruding bars.

I would be careful of buying too big a case as I think it is better that the case is packed full as this provides extra rigidity. Trying to pack the large size case to this extent would in all probability take you over the commonly applied 23kg single bag limit. The medium size case is quite deep and swallows far more than you would think.

UPDATE JULY 2013 My case has now completed its eighth international flight and is still going strong. It has acquired another slight mark on the fabric but otherwise is unharmed. The zip, feet, wheels and stitching are the same as the day I bought the case. I think I paid £40 for it - I've paid a lot more for suitcases that barely made the return trip so this one has proved to be a robust bargain.
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77 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on 6 February 2013
Bought 4 of these (not from amazon) and was initially delighted as we gained nearly 3 Kg of luggage per case vs our old cases.
After first use, cases had some cosmetic damage but not too bad.
After 2nd use with a long haul flight and US internal transfer, the cases are virtually wrecked.
Holes, bits of plastic protection ripped off.
wheels no longer in alignment.
We would not risk using them again.
The small print of the case guarantee does not cover damage by airlines so don't be fooled.
If you want lightweight cases, for airline use, I would suggest samsonite B-lite range.
I still don't understand why case manufacturers don't provide a facility to hide zip tags. Invariably these get ripped off, leaving it difficult to open. It can't be too hard to tuck them away somewhere. Case manufacturers take note as this is not a unique failure here.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 10 May 2014
I now have several of these cases in various sizes and they are great. Really are lightweight and easy to handle. The wider than usual pull handle helps keep the case balanced without twisting like a narrow handle sometimes does. The material, although looking a bit fragile, seems very tough, and the one which has been to South Africa with me a few times is still in very good condition. I would not go back to any other type or make of case now.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 19 June 2012
This is an excellent case, it is surpringly strong and very light. It has survived airport handling mis-use very well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 18 March 2015
I bought the largest size in this style suitcase back in 2010 as I was going on a 3 week trip to NZ and the baggage allowance was much less than i was expecting, so the superlightness was worth paying for. It's now 2015 and i'm still using the suitcase and it's still going strong. Since 2010, after the NZ trip it was been on about 8 long haul flights (most with connecting flights), as well as two european trips, and has coped well with them. It's looking a little battered around the edges in places, and it's best to inspect it after each flight for peace of mind, but I'm happy with the performance. I can't speak for the newer version which seems to have been redesigned, but when packed, it can sag a bit in the middle when its standing up, mostly due to the fact that as it's the large suitcase, if you packed it full you'd probably be over weight on allowance. It just makes you a bit paranoid that customs or someone will think you've got too much stuff. It would be nice if the wheels were ones that were 360 so you could wheel it easier, but not that fussed.

Mine is grey with red and white swirls so its also nice and easy to spot on the carousel.

I am considering buying the next size down, just so it's a bit easier to handle by myself (hopefully in lairy purple!) For the price and usage, i have been happy with my purchase.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on 1 November 2012
Excellent concept but in reality will never last for 10 years. After one trip abroad material scuffed and a small hole in the side. Very disappointing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2013
I sought out this product because it is light. On its first outing it got rained on. Everything inside was soaked, including the tag on the luggage itself. I made a claim on the so-called guaranty and was told it was not waterproof and the guaranty did not cover leaks. What if I had been traveling with a suit or formalwear? Manufacturer said I should take it back to where I bought it!! Not the right answer. Also keep the tag attached to the handle and your receipt because you need both to claim the warranty,
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2015
Don't count too much on that "10 year manufacturer's guarantee". I bought one of these in black, size large, 3 years ago. When it broke and I contacted Landor & Hawa who make the suitcase, they asked if I had used the suitcase when I travelled by plane. I said yes, since that's when I usually need a lightweight suitcase, and I was told that it probably broke because the airport staff had been too rough with it, so Landor & Hawa didn't want to compensate for anything. It seems like the guarantee is only valid if you don't actually use your suitcase to travel(!???). Apart from the terrible customer service and the fact that the suitcase lasted less than 3 years of not-that-frequent use, it's still a nice suitcase because it's so lightweight and the wheels are good. The handle is also comfortable to hold and doesn't hurt your hands too much.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 November 2014
Bought these once, never again.
2 travels Uk-France and back and destroyed wheel, therefore bin.
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