Durable, go to bag
Reviewed by Lee from NJ on Friday, July 18, 2014
I bought this for my husband for our trip to Seattle/cruise to Alaska. He usually hauls a duffel but we were moving around and I knew he needed to upgrade to wheels. He loves it. The material seems very durable. We only used it on this trip, but we went to Seattle for a few days and then off to the cruise and flew back home. No rips, tears, zippers were fine as was the handle. I bought the Columbia rolling bag which I also reviewed and though it is a nice bag it has no give and wasn't for me. This bag, the material gives a little to stuff it AND another point the Columbia bag didn't have, this bag zips around the top 3 sides around,(the Columbia zipped straight up and down so you couldn't open it fully) which allows you to really place your clothes and other items within AND to see what you actually have in there. We didn't unpack in Seattle so that was a definite plus. All in all the Athalon brand has impressed me. We have a carry-on wheeled Victorinox and this reminded me of that. I'm going to try and get this bag in a larger size for me, the packrat.