High Sierra AT659-644 AT659 32-Inch Expandable Wheeled Duffel with Backpack Straps (Cactus/Shadow/Black)
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- Special built-in, high-density foam structure helps maintain the bag?s shape while minimizing weight. Molded foot allows duffel to stand upright and also acts as a handle for easy lifting
- Large main compartment, with front-load access, expands 2.5in/6.4cm for additional packing capacity
- Divider panel between top pocket and middle pocket has a zippered mesh pocket. Hidden padded backpack straps are stored behind the zippered padded bottom panel
- Recessed, telescoping aircraft aluminum handle system with locking mechanism
- Materials: 1680 Denier Duraweave, Metallic Mini-Weave, 900 Denier Duralite AT659 Size: 32 x 15 x 15 in / 81 x 38 x 38 cm (expands to 17.5 in / 44.5cm) Capacity: 7980 cubic inches / 131 litres (expanded)
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Special built-in, high-density foam structure helps maintain the bag’s shape while minimizing weight. Molded foot allows duffel to stand upright and also acts as a handle for easy lifting.Drop-bottom compartment, with hold-down straps, is perfect for shoes or bulky gear. Zippered divider panel, between upper and lower compartments, can be rolled up and secured to create one large compartment. Inline skate-style wheels, in protective corner-mounted housings with a unique integrated bridge that keep the bag rolling true. Kick plate between the wheel housings protects the bag from abrasion. SURE-GRIP handles tuck down flat when not in use. Reflective piping for added safety.
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I ordered this for my own personal use. My husband and I take the occasional short trip and we thought this would be just the right size for us to take. I liked the partition for clothes. I packed his items and shoes in the bottom compartment and my lighter weight shirts and socks in the top section. Even the light weight stuff was too much weight for the partition. It started to rip at the seam almost immediately. What a disappointment. The case does not hold it's shape well either. There are plastic sheets rivet into the lining to keep it's shape but they bend easily and don't g back into place.
I was pretty disappointed in the case and returned it when we got home from the trip.
The wheels began to seize up by the end (the biggest issue).
The compartment divider began to tear.
The duffel strap handle's Velcro became largely useless (as you might expect) so the straps just flopped around (annoying).
The zipper pull for the backpack tore off. I could still use my fingernails to open and close, but switching between backpack and roller is something you tend to want to do quickly/easily. I used the backpack feature less because of that.
The top handle was close to failing. That would have been a disaster if it had happened.
Not too bad given all the plane/train/subway/bus/taxi/walking and over-filling. If I were to improve the bag, I would do the following:
Ditch the duffel straps. No one's going to carry this giant thing as a duffel and the straps just became a nuisance. The only reason to have the straps is for porters to carry it as a backpack...but it IS a backpack!
The expandable feature is pointless. Never used it. Bag's already too big. I suffered overweight fees on a couple occasions. The limitations of a 28" bag would have kept me out of trouble (just buy another bag for all the stuff you purchase).
Design better wheels. This may be unfair to expect given the terrible abuse the wheels took.
Stronger zipper pull for backpack feature.
If you plan to live out of a bag for 6 months traveling developing countries, you could do a lot worse than this one...but you could also do better. I'm considering going back for another extended trip and I'm looking at a Briggs & Riley Expedition 28. Much more expensive, but lighter and extremely well-designed/built with a lifetime warranty.
Edited: After about a dozen times of using this suitcase, the rubber came off of one of the wheels. Not very nice but I still have to give this bag a lot of credit because I stuffed it to the Max many times and thought the zipper would bust open before a wheel but it never did. Also, the rubber wheels can leave skid marks if you drag them across a floor, so be careful with fancy wood floors!