Information about DaKine Overhead Suitcase - Wheeled
Closeouts. Navigating the terminal is a cinch when you have the DaKine Overhead rolling suitcase moving with you. The spacious interior and exterior pockets provide plenty of organized space to outfit your next getaway.
Reviewed by Nate the Skate from New Jersey on Friday, June 6, 2014
I got the "Woodsman" color model, which looks like dress Stewart tartan. It's a very good style for me. The bag is quite solid and the material is high quality and seems water resistant, if not waterproof. The wheels work well and the hard plastic bottom connects nicely to the hard plastic frame in ...
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Reviewed by mofo83 from Seattle on Friday, December 5, 2014
This bag is great for a lot of reasons – huge/tough YKK zippers, solid handle, smooth/easy to replace wheels, handy exterior pockets (that don't affect interior space), handy interior mesh pocket, nice fabrics, nice price, exactly the largest allowable dimensions for a carry-on (from what I read.)
There are only two negatives I can see. One, it seems very heavy for its size. This doesn't bother me that much, since I'm usually rolling it.
The other problem is very troublesome design flaw – the bag won't stand up about 75% of the time when totally full, and NEVER stands up when its not full! This is because the bag is constructed in two "halves" – the rigid bottom/back half that has the wheels and handle attached, and a "soft" upper/front half that has the "lid" and the exterior pockets attached. This soft half actually "folds inward" when not in use, which could be handy for tight storage situations. The problem is that the feet that keep the bag upright are attached to the "soft" upper/front half; when you try to stand the bag up, because the feet aren't attached to the rigid frame, there is no support and the bag tips forward! If you absolutely packed the bag to the brim, you might be okay since the weight of the clothes would keep force the feet into place. But anything less than that level of fullness, and you'll be dealing with a tippy bag.
This is very disappointing, because I really like the bag otherwise. I can't believe all the five and four-star reviews, given this issue, unless I'm missing something or I received a faulty bag? I'll try to find out.
Reviewed by Band Mom from NC on Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Purchased this after buying the larger "over/under" bag by Dakine, as the 1st bag was really too large for overhead bins. More spacious than other carry-ons. Someone did comment that the wheel wells are exposed to the interior, this is true, but they are covered by a layer of padding, so not an issue to me. Fabric is sturdy, bag is well designed.