3 thoughts on “Samsonite Wheeled Backpack, Black/Charcoal, One Dimensions

  1. Diogeneia
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    My Kid is Stronger than a Gorilla, August 2, 2016
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    Diogeneia (Cleveland, OH United States) –

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    I bought this not quite a year ago for my son as a 4th grade book bag. The school requested that the children use a roller-type bag. After wasting a ton of money on over-priced kids roller bags that don’t even make it until the winter holidays, I decided to get something tougher. I withheld my review of this bag to see how it endured the school year.

    First: I knew going in that any bag I chose would have to endure 9 months of carrying an average of 15-20 pounds of books and various school supplies. That’s why I looked at solid brands with a good reputation. I am old enough to remember the 1980’s Samsonite commercials with the gorilla tossing the luggage around–the point being, that the luggage could take it. So, I believed that this bag could endure a 9-year old taking it to school every day.

    The bag itself did extremely well. The material, zippers, and wheels are STILL in GREAT shape. The backpack straps are still like new. The only “flaw” in the bag design, IMO, is the handle and handle mechanism. It didn’t hold up to repeated use. It eventually broke completely, with the handle itself bending and then no longer being able to slide in and out. Eventually, because the handle was permanently extended, it snapped in half. I admit it was un-gentle use (9-year-old boy, remember), but I felt like the handle was a bit thin relative to the bag size and it’s capacity. Ultimately, it lasted for 75% of the school year–better than the usual kiddie roller bag.

    I looked for a place near me that could repair the part, but didn’t find anything. I didn’t find much help on the Samsonite site either. So, now I have a really beefy backpack (which, even empty, is a bit heavy for a backpack) and I have to buy another school bag. Would I buy this bag again? Probably, but it depends on the deal I get relative to other well-made bags of similar design.

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  2. Amanda Underbrink
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Almost 5 stars, November 6, 2016
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    The quality is very good. All mechanisms move smoothly. Overall size is great. The reason for 4 stars rather than 5 is the computer sleeve is fixed approximately 2 inches above the floor of the main compartment with no apparent way to lower it for more clearance between zipper and corners of wide screen laptop. I have a Lenovo idea pad 300-15ISK. The bag will not zip with computer in sleeve. It fits well if placed in front of sleeve.
    If I could drop the position of the sleeve, this bag would definitely get 5 stars based on layout, quality and price.
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  3. elana
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely PERFECT and the right price, September 16, 2014
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    elana (ca) –

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    I used this for my year of traveling around the world. I am NOT the backpacking type, so I actually only used the function once, but this suitcase enabled me to get around with ease. I was able to pack it full of glamorous clothes, and weighed in at 20kg (44lbs.), the max allowance for most airlines! The suitcase itself is practically weightless. Absolutely PERFECT and the right price. Even though it was not delicately used, it looked almost new when I got home. Thank you Samsonite!
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