“ Brand: Go Explore / Type: Soft Case / Trolley: 2 Wheels / Style: Luggage Sets „
My husband and I had not had a holiday for two and a half years since our honeymoon. We booked a last minute jaunt to Egypt and completely forgot that the last time we used our cases, the both broke! His handle went and my zip went. We needed cases, and fast!
After trawling around our local town we found these little bad boys. Ok, they are two wheel and not hard shell, but they were so very much cheaper than the other options available! We got two sets, one blue for him and one pink for me. This totaled £50. Lots of other places that we went to, including the independent shop wanted more than that just for one case. We each got a large and a small case that came packed inside each other, very handy for storage when we are done.
The dimensions are:
Size H46, W33, D15cm.
23 litre capacity.
Size H67, W43, D20cm.
57 litre capacity
When we got them home I was slightly concerned that the large one wasn't going to be large enough as it is not extendable. But we packed up, everything fit in, and the few bits that didn't went into the smaller case as cabin luggage.
I've never used a small case on a flight before as cabin luggage, but these were no problem. We flew with Thompson and no one batted an eyelid at the size / weight of them, they were fine.
On both sets of cases there is a zip pocket inside, and a zip pocket at the back on the outside. They both have extendable handles and 2 wheels. They are really sturdy and didn't keep toppling over when we were using them.
The pink is a really lovely and vibrant magenta. The navy blue is very dark and can easily get lost in among the other back at luggage re claim so it's advisable to put some stickers on it so that you can find it easily.
These do not come with locks, but you can pick up padlocks at the pound shop so no problem there.
Overall, I'm really please with this purchase. Really cheap, very cheerful and does exacrtly what is says on the box. A proper bargain, thank you argos!
I have about 6million things to still buy for university, it's so difficult to know what I need! But the most important thing I think I need, is a suitcase, which now I have ticked off the list, as my grandmother brought me the Go Explore set of 2 suitcases from Argos in the Navy colour. The biggest advantage is the fact that for the price she paid (£24.99), you get 2 suitcases, which for other suitcases you'd find it hard to get such a good price for the suitcases.
The product consists of two suitcases, a larger one and a smaller one. The suitcases are a dark navy colour, much lighter then the picture in the Argos catalogue, the colour is pretty attractive, but the colour is very similar to other navy suitcases on the market. On the front of both suitcases is the Go Explore logo, which is square, background colour is navy and the outlines are silver. I think the suitcases are quite nice looking, but really it isn't that important to me how it looks, but I think potential customers might be attracted to how the suitcase looks.
The larger suitcase is 67cm in height and 43 in width, which is a pretty decent size of suitcase for me, as it was large enough for me to use easily and not to big for me (I'm only 5ft!). Inside of the suitcase it has a plastic, waterproof like blanket attached to the suitcase, I personally think it is because of accidental spills, so it only stays inside the waterproof blanket, and doesn't ruin the outside of the suitcase. Inside the suitcase, there is a strap, which enables the clothes to be secured in the suitcase, which is a nice touch, but not to important for me. On the outside of the suitcase there is an extending handle, which is really easy to use, although slightly tough now, enables the suitcase to be dragged along. There is a fabric handle on the top of the suitcase and on the left side of the suitcase, enabling it to be carried by hand.
Using the suitcase for me was really effective, as it has a really large capacity, which enabled me to easy pack all of my clothes and shoes. The amount of space is a real advantage, as it can easy and comfortably pack most things. The suitcase would be perfect for a long holiday, as it should easily hold everything you want. Travelling with the suitcase is really easy, as the two wheels move smoothly, and even was full and quite heavy, still moved smoothly.
The smaller suitcase is 46cm in height and 33cm, which is quite small for a suitcase, and for me seems more like a travel bag. The suitcase is very similar to the large one, it has the plastic, waterproof inside layer and the clothes strap aswell. The suitcase has a pull up handle, which extends, and enables the suitcase to be pulled, which I personally find really effective, but the smaller suitcase is quite easy to pick up and carry. The smaller suitcase is also cabin friendly, which enables it to be used as a travel bag.
Using the suitcase for me was really easy, although it was quite small, I could still easy fit in most of what I wanted, got my beauty, books and laptop in easily, which was perfect as that is all I needed to fit in. Although the suitcase is small, I like it, it is easy to use for a short break or weekend away, and would effectively hold everything you would need. Travelling with the suitcase was really easy, like the bigger suitcase it travelling well and smoothly.
I would highly recommend the Go Explore 2 suitcases, as they are very spacious, with the larger suitcase holding 57 litres and the smaller suitcase holding 23 litres. It would defiantly be perfect for a holiday, as it has a large potential capacity. The smaller suitcase is also perfect for a weekend away, as it is small enough for the journey but still holds enough things for the weekend. Also the suitcases are very well made, which is a huge advantage, as the suitcases don't easily break in a journey , as they are quite strong, especially the lid of the suitcase, which keeps the things in the suitcase safe but is suitable for travelling. This means the suitcases are good value for money, as they will last for years, with just general wear and tear, perfect for such as cheap price!
The Go Explore set of 2 suitcases is available at Argos, and costs £24.99 for the Navy colour (cat number 285/0241) and £29.99 for the Pink colour (cat number 286/2332).
After we had booked our summer holiday this year we realised that we were going to be in need of some new suitcases. I didn't want to spend a fortune as we rarely go away thus not having the need for expensive luggage. I did however want something that was going to withstand the plane journey and beyond.
I was lucky enough to spot this set of suitcases on Argos on offer when we purchased them. At normal retail price you can expect to pay £24.99 for the set in navy, and now there is also a set in pink for £29.99. We ended up with the pink set because my daughter decided she would really like a pink suitcase.
It's difficult buying a suitcase to know if it's going to be big enough, whether it looks well made etc when you're buying out of a catalogue. I had already pre read the dimensions on the website which stated the large suitcase was 67cm high, 43cm wide and 20cm deep. The smaller version was measuring at 46cm high, 33cm wide and 15cm deep. You could almost get away with the smaller one as hand luggage, but we knew it would be ample for our youngest daughter as it was measuring bigger than a trunki, and that was another of our options for her.
Once we got the suitcases home, I took a good look at them, finding out all the nooks and crannies hidden inside the outer casing.
Each suitcase is made the same, with just different dimensions. They both had a mix of soft and hard outer casing. It's marketed as soft, but despite this it's sturdy at the same time. It's just not a shell case, more material.
Inside there is no extra compartment in the lid of the suitcase, and whilst the website does say expandable, this really is a clever way of saying the suitcase will expand in the centre of the roof as you do the zip up.
Whilst the base of the suitcase isn't padded in any way, I think this helps to keep the base weight of the suitcase down to 3.6kg on the large case and 2kg on the smaller version. This is very important when you only have a 15kg allowance to play with on the majority of airlines.
There is a strap attached to the bottom lining to secure your clothes, but we were pleased overall with the density of the zip section and didn't feel the need for the extra strap.
On the outer section of the case, the zips are in half and meet together with the added extra of a space for a padlock. There is also a handle on both the top and the sides of the suitcases which are thick and easy for larger hands to hold should you want to. The two base wheels are small, but look sturdy enough before the first use, with the plastic section for the handle tucking the actual retractable handle inside the back compartment of the case.
Using the suitcase I would it was easy to lower and raise the handle. The wheels were ample enough in the large suitcase not to topple the case when full, so I was pleased to see the weight distributed well through the design. The small suitcase was even easier to wheel around due to its weight.
We found that in the large suitcase there was ample room even after I had packed for a week. The space is very generous and you could get away with packing this with every day clothes and staying within the weight allowance should you need it at the airport.
The smaller suitcase took a week's worth of clothes for my daughter, but it was solid when the zip was done up.
After the cases took their journeys on two planes, two coach trips and then being dragged around by us, we are happy to say that they have both fared well. The larger one has come back looking slightly grubby, but I think this is a side effect of the fact the material is pink, so I can't hold that against the design of the cases.
They held up well in terms of zips, wheels and plastic sections on the cases so I have no trouble recommending them to any potential person looking for an averagely priced case for their next holiday.
I bought this set of luggage probably around 18 months ago. I have to say, I won't be buying it again or recommending it to any of my family or friends. At around £20 for a 2 piece luggage set, I wasn't expecting long lasting durable suitcases, I was hoping however for them to last a little long than a couple of trips.
Go Explore was not a brand I was familiar with prior to making the purchase, but I did not want to spend a fortune on luggage and at £25 (I think they retail now for £19.99) I thought they were worth a try. For me, this turned out to be a false economy as both pieces of luggage lasted only a few trips before problems started to arise with them.
Both cases are navy blue in colour and have fabric two handles. One on the top and one on the side. They also both have a set of wheel and a plastic, retractable handle that you can pull out and pull the suitcase behind you.
~The Small Case~
I think this case lasted a total of four short weekend trips before the stitching burst on it. I don't believe we over-filled the cases, I always like to ensure that the zip closes without having to sit on the case or any of that carry on. I did repair the stitches, which allowed us to continue to use the case for a good number of trips after this.
The small case has a 23 litre capacity and is 43cm in size with dimensions of H - 46, W - 33, D - 15cm.
~The Large Case~
The large case faired slightly worse than the small case. We had this away on one summer holiday, a week away visiting family and a wheel then fell off when on a recent trip to Barcelona. This left me hauling the case up a busy street in the heat. It's safe to say that I was not amused by the time I got to the airport. The stitching remained intact with this case.
This case has a 57 litre capacity and is 67cm in size with dimensions of H - 67, W - 43, D - 20cm.
I wasn't expecting these case to last me a life time but I did expect them to be slightly more durable than they were in the end.
Literally just a couple of hours before we went on holiday this year, we had a major panic because we could not remember the combination on our suitcase and it was refusing to shut. While my husband attempted every likely combination of numbers, I dashed off to Argos to get an alternative. As it turned out, by the time that I arrived home, he had worked it out but in the meantime I had bought the Go Explore Set of 2 Expandable Trolley Cases for only £19.99 and we decided that we would keep them anyway.
One of the problems with buying from Argos is that you only see the items in the catalogue until you buy them. When I first saw the box they came in I did think that the larger one was not going to be big enough, but it is actually surprising how much it can contain. The larger case actually has the following dimensions and capacity:
Size (H)67, (W)43, (D)20cm.
Capacity 57 litres.
Whereas the smaller one that can fit inside the larger one for storage has these:
Size (H)46, (W)33, (D)15cm.
Capacity 23 litres.
On the Argos website, it does claim that the suitcases are expandable and although there is an additional zip that looks as if it will open an extra compartment it actually does not seem to do anything at all. I wondered if at first it was me just being dense but my husband couldn't work it out either, and having read a few opinions on the website, no one else can either. However, as the capacity in both cases is good, and it wasn't the reason I bought the cases, I am not too worried.
The cases do look very smart in an almost navy blue colour. We have taken them on a few short breaks and the canvas that covers it does not yet seem to have marked at all. The interiors are lined but not padded and this means that you can feel the handle through the lining at the bottom. There is a zip around where the lining is attached in both cases which means that you are provided with a third compartment where you might want to secrete items that you really don't want to lose. They feel quite sturdy and well made and we definitely have not had any problems but I have to admit that we have not taken them on a flight so I can't say how well they would stand up to the baggage handlers' delicate treatment of them!
The cases have both a side and a top canvas handle for carrying and also a plastic handle that pulls out and two plastic wheels so that you can wheel it along behind you. This handle pulls in and out very easily. It's also great for us because our two young daughters love pulling suitcases so they get the job!
These cases are really suitable for the four of us to take short trips but if we were to be away for a week or longer we would have to take more luggage with us. I am really pleased with them on the whole. They were really inexpensive at only £19.99 for the two, they look good, store easily, are sturdy and carry a great deal. I think they would be ideal for a young person's first luggage set and would not break the bank either. I definitely recommend them!
Two pieces: 67cm and 46cm