“ Type: Soft Case / Trolley: 2 Wheels / Style: Standard Cases „
I was off on a European break with my girlfriend. I had numerous bags but none that were satisfactory for her. Either it was too ugly, too big, or too manly. So I took her shopping for a new one and came back with the Cath Kidson Spot Small Wheeled Suitcase.
She opted for the red version of the suitcase (blue is also available) claiming it was girly yet sophisticated. The case size is great and ideal for weekends to up to 4 nights away. What is useful is that it fitted in the Ryan Air overhead luggage (at a squeeze). There are a number of compartments with an outside pocket and four pouches found on the inside so plenty of room for toiletries and essentials. In the main part of the case there is some handy elastic lining allowing you to have items held down for added security. The outer case is made of a touch fabric. It seems to be waterproof as I spilt juice all over and it was fine. To keep it clean just wipe down with a damp cloth.
The case is built for travel and this is proven with it handles and wheels. There is a standard handle on the side where you can carry with one arm. There is another one of these standard handles on the top. If the case is heavy there is an extra extendable handle on the top. This extends and retracts smoothly allowing you to drag the case at waste level. At the bottom are two sturdy wheels that allow you to drag the case with next to no effort.
All the features have remained in mint condition since we bought the case over a year ago. The stitching is as good as ever and all the pouches are in great use.
My main grumble is the price. I paid £105 for the bag which for me is a lot for a bag. Granted, the bag is built well, strong and sturdy. I just think I could have found one for half that price at the same quality. I think a lot of what you are paying for is the brand name "Cath Kidston".
All in all the bag has been great for us and gone on a variety of trips causing us no hassle. Although slightly pricey this is a great travel case.
I wanted a wheeled suitcase which you can take as carry on luggage - and was lucky to find this gorgeous Cath Kidston one which met all my requirements.
The 'Spot Small Wheeled Suitcase' (I got blue, but it is also available in red) is a perfect weekend case. Small enough to easily carry and move about on the tube, and it fits the size requirements for taking onboard flights as hand luggage. The case is nicely made - Has one slim outside pocket, and four inside pockets. There is a stretchy, elastic bit for holding your stuff down. The case is 'oilcloth' and therefore really easy to take care of.
The case has an extendable handle, and two fixed ones, so you can carry it width or length ways. The extendable handle retracts easily, but is also strong enough that you can lift the case using it when needed. I found to be a big improvement on my old (admittedly cheap) suitcae, whose handle was constantly extending and retracting when I didn't want it to.
I expected some cute features to come with something from Cath Kidston and wasn't dissapointed - this has a cute minature gold padlock, and a space to write you name and address under a concealed flap on the back.
I got this case from John Lewis for £107, and benefited from the free delivery they always offer. The same case is £110 from Cath Kidston's website - and you have to pay for delivery - although I have found free delivery codes online in the past.
A matching 'travel set' - a passport cover and a luggage tag in the same design is also available (£15.50 from John Lewis). I went for the pink one instead of the blue.
I'm really pleased with this case - cute and functional. If you're not into Cath Kidston designs and patterns they you might not want to spend the extra for the cute pattern, but for me it is worth it.
"Equipped with one pocket on the exterior and four pockets inside; three mesh and one zipped. Interior elasticated straps keep your packing in place. Three handles with one extendable so suitcase is easy to pull along."