Product Type: Aerolite Suitcase
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Member Name: theredrobin
Aerolite Small 19.5" Expandable Trolley Suitcase
Date: 21/01/13, updated on 21/01/13 (127 review reads)
Advantages: many compartments, ease of use
I bought this suitcase from a luggage supplies shop in town that was closing down and having a sale.
The suitcase was on offer at £15-£20 (can't remember exactly how much) but I thought was a good price and I bought it.
I was actually planning to buy a holdall but I thought the trolley suitcase would come in useful and I would be able to pack more stuff inside it.
The suitcase comes in black, it has 4 wheels on the base of the suitcase. Most my previous suitcases tend to have 2 wheels at the bottom and although I don't see how buying a 4 wheeled suitcase could have any problems I did automatically find myself looking at the 2 wheeled ones. However as this was cheaper I decided to purchase it. On reflection the 4 wheeled trolley is quite handy as it allowed the suitcase to be both pushed and pulled in both directions rather easily.
The suitcase has several pockets. On the inside it has some elasticated pockets which I used to put in small bits like hair clips and brushes. It also has a mesh pocket which I found useful as when opening the suitcase you can see straight away what is inside it. The suitcase allowed plenty of storage space in terms of clothes and it could be all held securely in place by 2 fasteners on the inside of the suitcase which went over the items ensuring when you opened the zip the contents of the suitcase would not fall out.
On the outside of the suitcase there is also two pockets.. a small one and a bigger one. At first I did not think I would use the small one as I didn't know what I would put inside it, but I found it to come in useful and ended up putting things like my phone charger and some tissues in. The larger pocket was used for some magazines and books.
There was also a flat pocket on the back of the trolley but I never needed to use it, so there is plenty of storage compartments in the suitcase!
The suitcase also had a third zip which allowed the suitcase to be made bigger by a couple of centimetres if opened fully. To be honest I never even noticed this feature was there in the first few uses and it can be quite handy, but for me I never packed that much and so never really needed it as I thought the suitcase had enough space as it was.. but the extra couple of cm can come in handy to squeeze a few more things in.
The handle of the trolley was also easy to use and slid up and down with ease. I have had a suitcase before when after a while the handle became quite stiff and it took a while to put it back down once it had got opened, but this case caused no problems.
I'm not quite sure what the actual retail price for this suitcase is, but I thought I got it for a good price and it had come in useful. Suitcases aren't really a thing I buy regularly or need much of, but as long as they last a while and have no problems in transit - I feel like i've got my money's worth out of it.
Thanks for reading :)
(review may also be found on ciao)
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