22" Rolling Duffel
Very cute and durable piece of luggage
I have traveled several times with this piece of luggage. I actually bought this piece because it was $80 cheaper than the 22' inch spinner. I used this as my carry on and it worked perfectly. I have used it on several international flights and luggage still looks new. It will tip over if you stand it up with the handle upright, but that's why it's also made as a duffel. While waiting, I sat it down as a duffel and it's light enough to carry as a duffel if needed too. It's roomy and there are several pockets inside to organize. I was able to pack two days of clothing, a pair of tennis shoes, flip flops, small jacket and a few other items in there as well. It's small enough to use even as a simple weekend bag as well.
September 12, 2013
Maybe better suited for car trips than airplanes
Bought this to use as an airplane carryon. Agree with other reviews in that it easily topples over when upright and handle extended. Difficult to maneuver through airplane aisle. Because it easily topples over, I ended up carrying it more with the handles than truly pulling on wheels (at which point I wished it had a shoulder strap!).
Might be better used as weekend duffle/car trips with the option of using the wheels but doesn't function as well as other upright carry on bags that need to be wheeled (and upright) from ticket counter, through security, down to gate and unto plane.
One positive - durable material definitely gave the duffle more structure than the fabric duffles.
April 27, 2013
Great bag? Depends...
I used my Java Blue( retired pattern) rolling duffel along with the matching rolling 17" under seat bag (retired style) bags for a two week trip to France. I needed small luggage to travel on a small canal boat.
I found that if I packed something stiff such as shoes on the wheel side of the case, it helped the tipping problem. The wheel base is narrow so the bag is not as stable just rolling along especially with the other bag piggybacked on it.
As far as overhead in the plane the bag has to sit sideways instead of sliding head on. Also, some European carriers might restrict it because of it's dimensions.
I also used packing cubes to maximize and organize the bag. There is a large zip mesh pocket on the inside lid that works great for scarves and accessories and smaller pockets along the sides.
Worked well on the Metro, trains and the boat.
If you are able to travel light this bag is just the ticket.
June 12, 2013