Reviewed by COMom from COlorado on Monday, April 01, 2013
Ordered this as a replacement overseas bag for my Rick Steve's Classic Backdoor Bag. Loved my RS bag, but the older I get, the more difficult it is to carry it fully packed on my back through airports. I'm short, and Rick's bags are pretty long on the back. Even though wheels adds weight, this bag will really make airports easier; plus my hubby won't feel like he has to carry my bag as well as his own. This bag sits well on my back even though it has no waist belt - it's simply not as long as the RS bag. I like the idea of the two joined for airports/long distances and being able to remove the daypack for use on the plane while the bigger bag goes overhead.The larger bag does have a full length zip pocket BOTh outside and inside, but that's it for pockets. Rick's bags have a lot of pockets, which is wonderful, but I plan to use packing cabes inside this rolling backpack too. There are cinch straps inside for clothing, and also on the sides for compressing the larger bag. Alone, the big back will hold quite a bit as a rolling suitcase. Backpack straps tuck away, and have a cover that flaps down to protect you from wheels when it's on your back. Handle is pretty long and wheels seem sturdy. I have not completely zipped off the small bag....note that some users have commented on some difficulty getting them re-attached. Now I just need the trip to go with it.