“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Suitcase - Soft / Features: Expandable „
I have purchased both the small and medium sized Marks and Spencer value soft rollercases since I am a frequent traveller and I am about to go on another two trips this autumn. I brought the smaller version of the Marks and Spencer value soft rollercase in order for it to be used as hand luggage. I am pleased to inform that having checked previously, it is suitable for all airline carriers. I am over the moon with this product, the case is strong but not too heavy and is easily transportable when it is wheeled. Even if I were only to use this smaller Marks and Spencer value soft rollercase for the benefit of a few nights away, I could pack easily my belongings for two nights. The value soft rollercases come in various colurs and designs, they have one which is a lime green colour, one which has a mix of purple polka dots, one in black and one in red. Marks and Spencers also have a longhaul version of this value soft rollercase available in black, grey, purple mix polks dots and navy blue. The colours available are not overly attractive but, will easily spotted in luggage reclaim for sure!
The small version of the value soft roller case is made from hard, heavy duty polyester. It is important to note, that the Marks and Spencers value soft luggage range can be expanded by 20 percent. Some of the advantages of this product is that it has a fully lined interior, flexible packing straps, hidden address tag and comes complete with a padlock and that it is well equipped with a locking trolley system.
The size of the smaller rollercase is H56 x W37x D23cm. The weight that this small rollercase can take is 3.3kg and it has a capacity of 43 litres. In my opinion, one of the best selling points about this rollercase is that it has a top expandable grip handle and the internal mesh pcoket also proves very useful. I am impressed by the fact that this product also comes with an extra security padlock. It has two wheels and two roller wheels so it easily transportable and great to pull along with too many problems. As a frequent traveller, I am also pleased that this rollercase also has front compartments which can be zipped across. In the event that anything gets spilt inside the suitcase it can be wiped clean. Unfortunately, the rollercase is not available for international delivery, but it is for home delivery and also can be collected free of charge from certain Marks and Spencers stores. The same information applies to the medium version of this rollercase although the dimensions are H68 x W43 x D26cm. The capacity of the case is 68 litres and the weight is 4.2kg. Both the small and medium version of the Marks and Spencers value soft rollercase also have an EVA panel. In all honesty, these rollercases are excellent value for money medium priced at 35 pounds and the smaller version priced at 25 pounds.
If you love travelling as much as I do, then a value soft Marks and Spencers rollercase maybe the perfect choice for you. Why not pop into a Marks and Spencers store today and see for yourself what they are like and be prepared to be bringing one home with you! Happy travelling!
About six months ago, I had to go to London for a training course as part of my university degree. Usually my parents take on the role of taxi drivers and give me a lift to places. However, they had already booked a visit to my aunt's (mum's sister) place and so I had to take the train. Only then I realise that my large suitcase that I usually use was not the ideal choice considering I was taking the train and I had to carry the weight of the suitcase with my scrawny arms (no exaggeration here). So I had to buy a small sized suitcase with wheels for easy transport. I didn't want to spend too much money and that's when this Marks & Spencer Value Soft Rollercase comes in. I saw this product at a local M&S store and thought this would do the job and I was right.
Marks & Spencer Value Soft Rollercases are available in a variety of colours; the ones I've seen are black and purple with pale turquoise spots. However, I've seen a red on on their website as well. They also come in small, medium and large sizes. The one I've purchased is the small, purple coloured and spotty suitcase. I've paid mine for £25.00, which I think is a very good bargain. To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about the quality considering the value range, even if it's a M&S product.
The suitcase is very spacious: the dimensions are H56 x W37 x D23cm according to the product description on the website. It weighs 3.3 kg, which is acceptable for a suitcase in my opinion. It has a top and side handle, as well as the long retractable handle for easy transport. It has two wheels but has stumpy legs to protect the bottom of the suitcase.
From my experience, the size of the suitcase is almost perfect for a short trip. My course lasted for 4 days, 3 nights and I've managed to fit everything I need in that suitcase. However, I do find it a bit difficult to trolley this suitcase on rough pavements due to the small wheels; this is especially true if the suitcase is filled pretty tightly, and I found that it wobbled a few times while I was walking from the tube station to the meeting place.
The quality of this suitcase is trustworthy. This suitcase is made from durable polyester and it is pretty resistant to harsh weathers of britain. Also, the capacity of this suitable is expandable by 20%, which is perfect for me as I tend to increase my suitcase load on the way back home. It also comes with a set of padlocks but I have my own that I usually use, so it's not a problem.
Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product considering it is supposed to part of value range. If it can withstand my half-carrying, half-dragging it down a set of stairs, I would say the durability is very good. I would recommend this product if someone's looking for a good suitcase at a reasonable price.
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We have had a set of the Marks and Spencer Value Luggage for a number of years now, and although we did also purchase a set of Samsonite Luggage instead to use for foreign holidays I kept hold of the M&S Value luggage to use mainly for transporting clothes during our many moves.
The suitcases that we have in the M&S Value collection are; 1 large, 2 medium, and 2 small.
All of the suitcases that we have are the black ones. M&S have been selling these suitcases for absolutely years and years now, I think that we started to buy ours back in 2006. They have had them in various colours over the years, but the black always seems to be a staple colour. We didn't buy all of ours at the same time, and so I'm glad that we chose the black as it meant that we could always add to the range and that they would still always match.
The 2 small suitcases are still in constant use for short weekend trips away as they are suitable for use as inflight hand luggage. They are small and lightweight and they fit perfectly in the overhead lockers. They easily fit everything in that you could possibly need for a weekend away, and I've even managed to get a weeks worth of stuff in there to avoid the hold baggage charges.
The 2 medium and the large suitcases are now just relegated to storing clothes during moves. Although when we first bought them they did get a fair amount of use on foreign holidays.
To be honest I can't remember how much we paid for these as we've had them for so long, but being the Value range I know that it wasn't much. We tended to always buy them on the 20% homeware days that M&S do various times per year, as luggage is always included in this.
The prices for the suitcases currently according to the M&S website is; small - £29.50, medium £35.00, and large £39.50. And the colours that they are currently available in are; black, red, and a purple with large lilac spots on.
All of the cases are rollercases, they are the two wheel rollercase variety with the long telescopic handles. The handles easily slide in and out and lock into position.
All of the cases are the soft sided polyester suitcases, we found that the suitcases that went into the hold ie the medium and the large looked very shabby very quickly, obviously this is due to the baggage handlers lack of care, and to be honest no suitcases will stay looking new anyway. They didnt ever rip or tear so they were fine in that respect, they just got scuffed and scratched and dirty.
All of the suitcases have the extra zips and the extra expandable storage space, handy for if you bring purchases home with you. When the suitcase is expanded the extra bit of the 'side' of the suitcase is thinner than the rest, but we didn't have any problems with it ripping or tearing (and I cram a lot into a suitcase!). The suitcases stand up to being sat on to close them , I often have to sit on my suitcase to close it as I don't pack lightly!
All of the suitcases are lined, and they have the criss cross elasticated packing straps in the base of the suitcase, and they also have a zippered compartment in the lid of the suitcase.
They did all initially come with padlocks, but we've long since lost these anyway and prefered to use the TSA padlocks, the zippers on the suitcases come together with the holes to enable you to place your padlock through the zippers.
The small suitcases just have a carry handle at the top, the medium and the large suitcases have carry handles on both the top and the sides. To be honest I do think that for soft sided luggage the cases do seem slightly heavy when empty, I had thought that they would weigh less, they are fairly lightweight but I think that I just expected them to be lighter than they actually are.
Overall for the money these are fantastic, they are brilliant quality for the price, and they are long lasting. I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend these to anybody.
When jetting off on my holidays recently, a last minute discovery of an additional check-in fee for hold luggage lead to me rushing out and buying a Marks and Spencer Value Soft Rollercase to take as cabin luggage, at £29.50 it was a whole 50p less than the "lo-cost" airline wanted to charge me so you could say it paid for itself. We already owned one of these cases which comes in 3 sizes - small, medium and large; it's the small size we now own two of in a green and purple dot design respectively. The cases are available in 8 colours at time of writing. In my experience they are a good cabin luggage solution that, despite their name, don't seem like a poor quality case.
The small cases we own are 56 high, the width is 37cm and they are 23cm deep. For air travel purposes those dimensions really important; 56cm is the upper limit of what you are allowed heigh wise. I can confirm that the case fits in the hand luggage guide that seems to be standard in airports (56cm x 45cm x 25cm) with no difficulties if used in its unexpanded form with the handle down; there's a zip around the top of the case allowing you to incread the depth by a couple of centimetres. We tend to find that we can fit plenty in the case without expanding the case. The case has a capacity of 43 litres and, though it's not big on pockets or features inside, there is a netting pocket in the lid and one of those elastic straps for the main body of the case. The interior is plain but perfectly adequate, certainly my husband was able to fit a whole week's worth of holiday clothes into his case with ease whilst my daughter uses her purple case regularly for trips to granny's house and there is plenty of space for all her bits and bobs. The only criticism I have of the case is its weight - it's 3.3kg which is a fair bit of a 10kg hand luggage allowance if you are flying; there are certainly lighter cases around, and this is certainly something to take into consideration if you are buying this case.
Wheeling the case is easy - the wheels are a strong soft rubber and the handle pops out of the back of the case and once expanded holds firmly in place. When not being wheeled we find the case will stand up by itself ok, but it is a bit prone to falling over if you are not actually holding it - not a huge issue. There's a fairly flimsy padlock for the zips and also a flap at the back which opens to reveal a tag where you can write your name - in all honesty this feature is a bit useless as if not familiar with the case you would be unlikely to find it. An outside pocket for your documents would be a more useful feature.
Build quality wise - this case is actually surprisingly good. I have had no problems with the zips, which seem well made. The fabric is a little prone to marking easily, and I should imagine with a few years' use it will start to look a bit sorry for itself but all of the plastic on the case seems solid enough. I am not sure I would want to check this case in, but for general use and for hand luggage perfect it's fine. My husband finds the green colour not so girlie that he's embarrassed to use it on his weekly business flight and my daughter loves the design of hers - there's sure to be a colour to please everyone in the range which varies from pink, black, blues and greens as well as two dotty designs. You will find the cases in larger stores or they can be ordered online and the label did say it was guaranteed for two years, with some exclusions, including normal wear and tear and damage in the hold.
All in all, for the price you pay this is a good case. The dimensions for using as hand luggage are spot on, it's good value and relatively well made. I've given it four stars, and taken one off purely due to its weight and the fact that it scuffs easily but, as I said at the start, our second case paid for itself the first time we used it. Recommended.
The day before I was due to go away back in June, at about eight o'clock at night, I realised that my suitcase had broken... and so ensued a major panic on my part! Realising that relatively few places would still be open at that time of night I decided to make a dash to Marks and Spencer in the hope that I would be able to pick up a light and reasonably priced suitcase for my holiday! I'd never bought luggage before from Marks and Spencer but a quick glance at their website told me that they did indeed offer luggage in their larger stores at a range of different price points.
At Marks and Spencer there was quite a range of suitcases on offer, both hard and soft ones in a variety of sizes including several other luggage options too. After a bit of deliberating about which colour and size to get I finally selected a medium sized soft suitcase in black from their value range which is basically their own version of the economy range offered by many stores these days. There were a range of different price points on offer and I could easily have spent a small fortune but the economy range cases seemed quite hard wearing and robust too.
Although I selected the suitcase in black it also comes in a few different fabrics including a pink colour with a blue pattern, a purple colour with white spots and a red colour with a white pattern. I also selected a medium one which has a capacity of sixty eight litres; the range also offers a small case (with a capacity of forty three litres) and a large case (with a capacity of seventy five litres). The medium case seemed the best option for me so as to avoid going over my luggage limit and it also only weighed 4.2kg so was fairly lightweight meaning I could pack lots more!
The case is made from hardwearing polyester and also has the ability to expand by twenty percent when it's packed. The main suitcase area opens with two zips to reveal a fully lined interior with elasticated packing straps and a separated pocket in the lid of the case. The case has a strap on the side and one on the top, along with an extending handle on the top to allow you to roll the case along using the wheels on the bottom of it too. The case also comes with an address tag and a padlock which wasn't really the sturdiest and I replaced it with my own.
The case's dimensions are 68cm by 43cm by 26cm so it is a fair size, with a bigger capacity than most cases of a similar size I've found. I've used this case twice now and it's withstood being packed to bursting point and being thrown around inside an airport's luggage area too. I'd recommend this case as it's priced at £29.50 which to me seems really reasonable for such a robust case of this size. However it does loose a star for one downside which is that it won't stand upright unless it has something to lean against... a little bit like me after a drink really!
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