Waiting to see what happens
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Travelinda from NM on Monday, June 16, 2014
I was very happy when I received this suitcase. It was so light-weight, which meant I could sneak in another item or two and still be under the weight limit. Then I opened the plastic bag it came in and I literally almost passed out. The chemicals smell was very strong and it gave me a bad headache. I then let it air out in the room for about a day but it still gave me a headache when I went into the room. So I let it air out outside for 4 days in our sunny, breezy New Mexico weather. The chemical smell was still pervasive. I now have it wrapped up with heavy-duty odor absorbers both inside and outside the bag. This is day 5 of that treatment. If this doesn't work, I will sadly have to return the suitcase. I love the color and organizational pockets and its weight, but I don't want my clothes to smell like the suitcase. Pity the poor workers who are around these chemicals to assemble the suitcase! I will raise my rating on this if the odor has dissipated when I next check, but it shouldn't be necessary to go through all this to be able to use the suitcase.