The micro-diamond polycarbonate cases resist dents and scratches to keep them looking good through many trips. They come with durable, expandable zippers and ultra glide wheels. Super light yet sturdy. They also sport TSA-compliant locks and a 10-year warranty. Comes in a choice of 9 colors.
You may have issues picking it out on the carousel – especially if your cases are black. This is a more costly set of luggage.
Customers are amazed at the toughness of this case, and say it compares well to name brands. The wheels are smooth and the interior layout is practical.
Some felt that the handle has a little too much wiggle. It only has a 3-year warranty. No TSA-compliant lock, should you need to use it for check-in.
The 20-, 24-, and 28-inch cases can nestle inside each other for storage. Roomy, lined interior. Lots of color choices, and also available in sky blue as a set of 4 (adds a 16-inch) for a small upcharge.
The TSA-compliant lock threw out some glitches and needed to be reset. The zippers are not expandable, and it's not entirely dent-proof. Only has a 2-year warranty.
Good looking luggage that comes in some fun and stylish designs and colors, and features stylish interior fabrics. The rollers are easily maneuverable and tough. Inside zippers and compartments work well in keeping items from shifting.
Some users noted a chemical smell when the case is first opened. A few scratches on the exterior were noted. No TSA-compliant locks.
Molded case design is aimed at deflecting shock and offering impact resistance when in transit. The thoughtful interior design means you can pack a lot inside. It has the full 10-year warranty.
There's no TSA-compliant lock. This case comes at a higher price point.
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Yogi Berra once famously said: “Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.” But anyone who’s dragged a case with a wobbly wheel through a concourse may beg to differ. Many travelers opt for hard-sided wheeling cases, especially for airline travel where they may have a tough journey through the hold. Hard shells offer the best protection for the contents, since they are crushless, though they may dent and scratch. For the most versatility, look for expandable zippers, and for ease of use, 360° spinning wheels. TSA-compliant locks are also a plus. Frequent travelers should also look for a long warranty – and here’s a tip: Tuck the receipt and paperwork inside the lining of the case, where you’ll find it if you ever need it.