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Travel Zone GM203T 56cm

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Brand: Travel Zone / Type: Soft Case / Trolley: 2 Wheels / Style: Standard Cases

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      04.03.2012 22:52
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      Cheap and cheerful

      We bought this as a sort of back up suitcase for when we were going away for the first time as a family of three as there was lots of extra baby stuff we needed to take and at £24.99 it was very resonably priced and would not be carrying anything that could break or that had very much value, in fact it was mostly nappies, clothes and bibs to be honest. It is a fabric case so has some flexibility to it but is not as sturdy as a rigid case. Also it is black in colour so needs some sort of decoration on it to distinguish it on the luggage carosel.

      It is very much a basic sort of suitcase, there is no integrated locking system, rather there is the option to add a small padlock to the two zips so not the greatest security but for what we wanted it for it did the job. The zips are nice and sturdy. The one big disadvantage with this case is that the handle does not extend out very far, not a problem for small little me but not ideal for my other half who did not really find it that comfortable to pull as he was stooping a bit so I tended to take control of this case when we did not have a trolley to use.

      It is a simple design inside with one large compartment in which to store your belongings, there are only two wheels on the base and these are plastic, they are reasonably robust however with only two then there is only one position in which you can pull this case. There are two plastic bits as well on the opposite corners to allow it to stand up right and it is reasonably stable.

      This is certainly a functional basic suitcase which is fine for a one week trip for one person or as part of a wider range of luggage for more people, it is light weight so does not use up a lot of your luggage allowance unlike some more expensive cases however it does have its limitations. Overall I guess you get what you pay for.

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        26.02.2012 02:34
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        £30 quid, why not?

        I bought myself one of these medium sized suit cases for my travels to the Island of Zante last year. I wanted something which could be used to store things safely within my room, which was large enough to hold 20Kg of clothing and toiletry's, and which could be purchased for under £30. The 'Travel Zone GM' was the perfect candidate, so I went ahead and bought it!

        The first obstacle you come to after removing the bags packaging is its zip(s). The zips are strong and sturdy, and they run along well positioned teeth sown into the rugged fabric of the bag. The zips to the main compartment come together so that a padlock can be added - offering some resistance to thieves, and definite resistance to airport working thieves who cannot risk ripping fabric. The loop holes at the ends of the zips are wide enough for medium sized pad locks, but nothing over the size of your palm.

        The bag has one large compartment which I found allowed me to contain all the clothing required a week away - along with toiletry's. Several tops, a couple of pairs of trousers, a towel, pants and socks, a jacket, a coat, along with the usual toiletry arrangement will fit nicely. There could have been a bit of variety in the compartment compartment however, personally I like to divide up my stuff into organised sections. The bag does have an exterior pouch however, mainly used for such items as your passport and a book.

        The 'Travel Zone GM' has two plastic wheels set into its plastic base at either end of its rectangular bottom structure. They are accompanied by opposite stubs to stop the thing falling over uncontrollably. The system seems to work well, though as with most models, if you pick up too much speed, the wheels can't take the velocity and the whole thing sways then falls.

        The handle is a differently coloured plastic (made to look aluminum) which erects from the wheeled side of the contraption, directly above in the center. It has a two-step motion which allows children and adults to pull comfortably. However, I myself at 6-foot find it very UNcomfortable to pull on the top setting - you have to bend down irritably the whole dam time. The handle folds right into the bag, hiding it completely.

        One of the best things about this suit case is that it's small enough to act as 'hand luggage' if you want your belongings with you and you're not carrying any liquids or sharp/general-contraband items aboard.

        Overall, this is a really neat little bag with few faults. It does suffer from the difficulties encountered by all bags of its nature and is in no way innovative or unique. But it's priced correctly and does exactly what it says on ... you get it. Yet again, another product that's simple but effective - you've got to love it.

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        16.02.2011 19:51

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        A useful suitcase if you plan on a short trip.

        I bought this because I had been invited to one of my friend's house who had just moved to the country side. There was no need to carry much more than clothes because he had everything else I would need at his house already. So because I didn't need to bring that much I only needed a small suitcase!

        After searching a few shops I found this suitcase for £20 on special offer at one of my local travel shops. It comes with only 2 wheels as opposed to 4 like some other suitcases. This is fair enough for occasional use but if you planned on taking this suitcase to work every day the wheels only go in one direction making turning corners tricky. The suitcase has deceptive amount of space inside of it too. I could fir a week's worth of clothes inside and on the way back a few extra items such as a book about the area I stayed at.

        But that being said I was perhaps only able to pack so many clothes inside because that was all I packed. If I was going camping there would be a lot more to fit in the bag and it would have become very cramped inside. I would recommend this to a friend planning on a short trip because it is a reliable bag that can pack a fair amount of clothes and miscellaneous items inside of it.

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        24.12.2010 15:12
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        Great little suitcase for a short trip

        I recently went to New York for five glorious days to celebrate my 24th birthday. I knew I didn't want to take my large suitcase as I was only going few days and would be staying in a hostel. With that in mind I bought a smaller suitcase for the purpose of this trip.

        The suitcase itself has one main compartment where you store your clothes. I managed to get it to hold two pairs of trousers, five tops, underwear and other smaller things such as gifts that I was bringing back.

        The suitcase was handy as it was easy to carry it down to London, I didn't have to battle with a big suitcase through Victoria and I could easily carry it on either two handles that are provided on the top and on the side as my clothes didn't add a great deal of weight to it.

        This suitcase like most modern day suitcases are now on wheels and the handle to pull the suitcase with has two different stages it pulls out at before it's at its full length. I found that the length provided was right for my height and I wasn't having to bend down to compensate for the lack of length that can be found with some suitcases.

        This suitcase also fits with airline policy if you would like to use it as carry-on luggage rather than just your main bag. The zips can also be fitted together so that a small padlock can be fitted but I wouldn't add this before putting it through airport security as they'll only break it open.

        The cost of this suitcase is fairly reasonable as I only paid around £25 for it at a local luggage store. I'm not sure how widely available this piece of luggage is but you can find a number of other similar suitcases that I'm sure are of similar quality.

        NOTE: There are only two wheels on this suitcase so you can either only pull it at an angle or carry it via it's handles. If you're looking for something you can walk alongside you then it will probably be better to invest in a four wheel suitcase as these are a little easier for crowded places such as the London underground.

        Over all I'm very happy with this suitcase, it fitted easily under my bunk bed at the hostel and the extra pockets provided space for gifts that I wanted to bring back. It was also less of a hassle to take from Leeds to London and for that aspect alone I would use it again for a short trip away.

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      Lightweight luggage.