131 person(s) out of 132 found this review helpful.
"Did A LOT of comparison shopping and this bag is definitely the lightest on the market for its size. It also is good looking and more roomy than you'd expect for a 25" bag.
I had 2 criteria when shopping: bag had to be 1) light, and 2) NOT black. Check and check (I got it in lava).
Organization features are good. Roomy outer pocket (can hold 2 jackets or several sweaters), small outer pocket (for items like ticket/ID/makeup pouch), zippered inside compartment on lid to keep folded items contained/flat (though very tight if you're packing a suit/sports jacket), and a big main compartment.
I just vacationed 2 weeks in the Pacific Northwest: summer there you have to pack for hot and cold -- depending on where you are and luck of the draw it could be as low as upper 30s at night or as high as 90s during the day, so you have to take a lot of options. I am definitely not a light packer under any circumstances and I easily fit all the clothes/toiletries/electronic chargers/books/shoes (3 pair) I needed *and* still had room to take my 2-person tent (which is +/- 6 lbs and packs to a roll about 20 x 8").
Only criticism is the flimsy tie-down straps in the main compartment. For a bag that seems so well constructed otherwise, the straps to secure the bulk of your stuff seem disproportionately lightweight.
I have only used the bag twice, but so far holding up fine under the airlines callous handling.
If you're looking for a super lightweight bag for longer trips, this is it. It's amazing how saving a pound or two on your bag weight can make a difference in what you can take as cargo.
Shop around for price... can be had for under $90 (kind of incredible!) with a little looking."
"We bought two of these for an international trip we were taking, as our old luggage was too big. This suitcase was the perfect size to keep our packing within the allowed weight restrictions: it helped that the bag itself is so lightweight. Everything on the bag worked well, and the green color made it easy to spot on the luggage carousel. The only complaint I have is not really with the bag but with the airline: the airline managed to get one of the wheels wedged on something and wore it down to the axle."
"I was traveling by coach when the luggage compartment door on the coach flew open and this bag flew out. Despite hitting the pavement at high speed, the bag sustained no structural damage and only a little light scuffing on some surfaces. Most importantly, the zippers held fast. I bought this bag primarily because of its light weight, but discovered that in addition to being light, this is an extremely durable bag."