2 thoughts on “Ricardo Beverly Hills Greenfield 2-Piece 4 Wheeled Luggage Set, Monterey Blue, One Size

  1. Mark L.
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Well designed luggage that cooperates, April 5, 2016
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    Mark L.

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    This review is from: Ricardo Beverly Hills Greenfield 2-Piece 4 Wheeled Luggage Set (Apparel)
    Daughter went on vacation with these…she had a few air terminal problems that caused her and her companions to hustle and her Ricardo luggage moved with her instead of dragging or not cooperating. When things don’t go according to plan, that’s when you appreciate well-designed equipment. Great construction and design; max capacity and ease of maneuvering. She came home praising her luggage before the rest of her trip!!!
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  2. Amazon Customer
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Slight quality control issue, but otherwise seems to be well-made, June 22, 2016
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    I bought this luggage to use on a two month trip to Europe. I haven’t left yet, so this review is based on my initial impressions. The key features I was looking for in a hard-sided suitcase were something that was durable, lightweight, light-colored, and had extra organization on the inside.

    I inspected both suitcases inside and out, when they arrived. The only issue I could see was with the 27″ suitcase. The “built-in suiter” strap was frayed and hanging by a couple threads. This strap is located in the top half of the suitcase, and I didn’t intend to use it to secure any garments, so I had considered just removing it. In the end, I ordered a replacement, since I had enough time before my trip and I really like this luggage set.
    The materials all seem to be high-quality and durable, with only a few small details that I would criticize.

    OUTSIDE: The polycarbonate is flexible, but seems to be durable. It has a textured finish that really reflects light at certain angles. My one complaint would be that the suitcase it a bit darker than the pictures, except areas where the finish catches the light. I read that the texture hides scratches, but I’m considering a spandex luggage cover to prevent scuffs. I was hoping the color would be lighter, so the suitcases would stand out in a sea of dark cases at baggage claim. I think this set would still stand apart, but I wanted something even more obvious. The top corners are reinforced with “corner armor”, which is a hard, dark grey plastic. The wheels are also reinforced with the same material and it seems pretty stout. I was pleased with how smoothly the wheels roll across hard surfaces and carpet, and the handle adjusts comfortably to accommodate my stubby arms ( I am 5 feet tall). The cases are lightweight with the 20″ suitcase weighting 8.1 lbs and the 27″ weighing 10.3 lbs. The handles and zipper pulls all feel very substantial. The top portion of the handles are smooth, hard plastic that appear to be the same material as the “corner armor”. The bottom portion of the handles are a thick rubber. One downside to the handles (very picky at this point) would be that they sit flush against the suitcase, and there’s a bit of resistance when pulling the handles out far enough to wrap your hand around them. It’s not a big issue for me, but I think it could possibly be a problem for someone with large hands. Also, I don’t like the feel of the rubber. It’s very sticky and makes it difficult to remove my hands from the handle, but that could be a positive thing for better grip. Overall, it’s not anything that would really affect my rating.

    INSIDE: The internal organization was a key point that sold me on this luggage set. I really like the shoe pockets and zippered mesh pocket that are built into the top-lid divider. I looked at this luggage set at Costco for around $110 (didn’t buy it there because they only offered black exterior) and really liked the feel of the material. It feels thick and durable and has an attractive pattern. I also like the “utility tray” that is built into the bottom of the suitcase. It feels solid, but the mesh front makes it easy to see small items stored inside. The tie-down straps form an ‘X’, are attached near the top of the main compartment, and connect in the center. I’ve always had suitcases with a different system, so I’m curious to see how this system performs.

    I gave this suitcase 4 stars because the color is darker than expected and for the quality control issue that forced me to return my original order. I will update after my trip and will consider adding a star, if the luggage holds up well. I paid $120 for the set and wouldn’t pay much more, since Costco was charging a similar price.

    ***Update***

    I returned from my two month trip, and this luggage held up beautifully! I originally gave it four stars, but ended up giving it five because of its durability. My friend and I shared it for a few weeks and drug it, fully loaded (50lbs), through the streets of Dublin, Paris, and Amsterdam. The hardware on the wheels looks scratched, but I had no issues at all with rolling the suitcase across pavement and cobblestone streets. My friend had a slightly bigger suitcase from Kennth Cole. It looked very similar to my suitcase, but the top handle on his suitcase broke while he was hauling it up a flight of stairs! His suitcase was a gift, but was about $80 more expensive than mine. He also mentioned that the rubber grips on the top and side handles of my suitcase were very comfortable on his hands, when he lifted the suitcase up stairs of off a bus/train. This was a great buy, and I will defintely use this luggage on my next adventure!

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