Product Type: Argos Suitcase
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Very poor quality bag - but so pretty!
Argos Wheeled Holdall
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Argos Wheeled Holdall
Advantages: Nice pattern
Disadvantages: Very poor quality
I decided to buy a holdall with wheels as it was supposed to make life easier when travelling around by train and plane. Unfortunately this holdall from Argos which was price £19.99 did not do the job well. Despite the attractive design of the fabric, there are few other redeeming features. The size of the bag is H29, W46, D25cm, it has a 30 litre capacity and weighs 1.5kg when empty (info from the Argos website).
==What I liked==
You can see from the photo here on DooYoo that this bag has an attractive, modern design which caught my eye. The price of less than £20 was also a factor that encouraged me to purchase the bag. I liked the idea of the bag being on wheels as I often pack my bags so heavily, my arm ends up hurting and typically I am wandering around with more than one bag so everything just gets very heavy and awkward. The size of the bag is fairly decent, but see below for more info about filling the bag up so although it is large, you can't put too much in it which defeats the object really. There was a free shoulder strap that came with the bag (luckily) and I had to use this.
==What I didn't like==
Unfortunately there is more NOT to love about this bag than there is to love which is disappointing but in this instance, you do get what you pay for. The material isn't particularly good quality, nor did I expect Antler quality at Argos prices, but a little less flimsy would have been brilliant. When the bag is full (you must put heavy things at the bottom otherwise you have no chance of wheeling it anywhere), the wheels and handle sort of twist making it very difficult (almost impossible) to wheel the bag around which resulted in me picking the bag up by the main handles. Unfortunately they were quite flimsy too and before too long one of the handles had begun to tear away from the bag (fair enough my bag was full and heavy but surely it should withstand some weight?!), this is where the shoulder strap came in handy and to be fair, the shoulder strap worked well. However, this defeated the object of the bag being on wheels so I was back to square one. The wheels are too close together to be able to wheel the case in a straight line and the plastic handle was very, very flimsy and felt like it could snap at any minute. When I got to my destination, to add insult to injury the zip broke completely. The bag went back to Argos for a full refund and a conversation about poor quality.
Unfortunately I cannot recommend this bag for durability or practicality. I imagine it would be fine for a teenager to take their stuff to a sleepover but for someone travelling around the country, invest in something of better quality. Very disappointed but definitely got what I paid for.
Summary: Would not recommend
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