Longhaul Soft Astrolite Large Rollercase
Astrolite roller case
I had already bought the same case in medium and was pleased with it. Decided to get the large case when on offer as a little pricey at full price.
19 May 2013
Worked for me
Easy to handle case that kept me well under the baggage allowance.
21 April 2013
So good and yet so bad
We were so pleased with the light weight and design of this case that we bought two for a recent trip to Australia. Big mistake! These cases have a major design flaw - they are very difficult to pull along as soon as you load them up with the normal 16 to 20kg for a long trip. The wheels look ok, but somehow there is a lot of friction as soon as there is any weight in the case. At one airport we had a long walk through the terminal and had to stop for a rest about three times, and my wife was seriously worried about damaging her shoulder.
It really is hard to imagine how such a poor design of wheel could be included in an otherwise well-designed case.
16 April 2013
Light and fits airline hand luggage requirements
Good - light and maximises requirements for hand luggage for airlines, which is a big deal. There is enough room for a few days away without having to check in luggage. I like there being a zipped pocket on the front to put things I want to access (netbook, Kindle, documents) and the cover feels padded.
Cons - a bit expensive, not that attractive, doesn't stay upright when packed with heavy things and I really wished it had a shoulder strap when I wanted to look at a heavily cobblestoned area (Pere Lachaise cemetery!) that it couldn't navigate and I had to abandon that idea because of it.
14 April 2013