Product Type: Tripp Suitcase
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Tripp Express Compact Suitcase
Member Name: OhLala-17
Tripp Express Compact Suitcase
Advantages: Lovely Colour, Lightweight!
I wanted one with a slightly different colour, one you don't see on the baggage conveyor belt that much!
I found this Tripp suitcase on the Debemhams website on sale! It caught my eye because of the Raspberry colour- something I haven't seen before, so I clicked to find out more.
* 600 denier polyester. EVA front panel for added strength
* 5 year guarantee
* 2 quiet wheels with trolley handle system
* Easy to grab top & side handles
* Fully lined inside
* ID tag is sewn on back
* Capacity: 41 liters
* Height 57cm, width 36cm, depth 20cm
* Weight: 3.7 kg
This is the only information the website had, but I have heard of Tripp before so I decided to go ahead and purchase the case.
- My Thoughts -
When I first picked the suitcase up I didn't realize how light it actually was! I was very surprised, I have never picked up a case as light as this Tripp one.
The next thing that grabbed my attention was the colour, the main factor for me.
The website says 'Raspberry' but on my conformation E-mail from Debemhams it says 'Pink'. I wasn't sure what to expect then, and sometimes the pictures online are a little off colour.
But I was more than happy to see a colour that is around the same colour of a raspberry, but a little bit pinker.
It's a colour I haven't seen before and it is lovely, very different!
When I was at the airport waiting to get on the plane I could see my case on the luggage cart, so it really does stand out!
At the bottom of the case are 2 black wheels, when walking at the airport on the smooth flooring they are very quiet, the only way you know your pulling the suitcase along is because it's full up with clothes!
On a normal path it is a little noisy, but that's the same with any suitcase.
The wheels seem pretty sturdy and of a good quality.
The case has a pull up handle so you can walk along with the suitcase. To get the handle up you just press the button which is located on top of the actual handle. When you press the button just pull the handle up, very simple and it stops at two heights.
There are also two carry handles. One on top of the case near the pull out handle and the other is on the side of the suitcase. These are very handy especially for getting the case into the car!
At the moment I find they are a little bit stiff, but with some more use I think it will be more flexible.
On the back of the suitcase there is a black rubber slot with a window in. Inside it contains a piece of paper for you to write your details on: Name and address.
You have to pull the paper out to see the address but the window allows your name to be seen.
- Inside The Case -
When I opened the case up, I was a bit disappointed there were no little pockets inside.
It's lined in a gray material and in the lining there is a zip. When the suitcase is led down (to be packed) the zip is at the bottom.
It opens out and shows the bars of the handle, it's just about big enough to fit a beach towel in. This is the only pocket there is in the suitcase.
I was able to fit a weeks worth of clothing and accessories in... just!
I wouldn't say I pack the kitchen sink, but I'm not a light packer either, for me I just managed to close this suitcase.
This one I'm reviewing is the Express Compact (Height 57cm, width 36cm, depth 20cm) and there are a few of the same model and style made bigger.
I think I should have gone for the one bigger than this one.
- Did It Survive Flying? -
Yes it did!!! =) When I landed at my destination there wasn't a mark on the case and nothing had been broken on it.
On the way home, there were marks on the case but this was from rain. It looked a bit stained and dirty but once the dampness had dried it was back to perfect condition.
- Price & Where To Get It -
I brought this on the Debemhams website. I looked in two large stores but was unable to get this colour.
Online it cost £25.00 originally £80.00. I think it's worth the £25.00 and so far it's the best suitcase I have used!
The larger case (Express Medium) is £30.00.
Overall the outside looks lovely and has lived up to my expectations! I love the colour and how light the case is when empty, so it can easily be put up in the attic and it wouldn't be a problem to get it down.
The inside is very good, the lining is nice and the straps went over all my clothes! The zip in the lining held out well, as I was just able to zip it up with my beach towel and flip flops in!
At both airports I didn't see this suitcase or one in the same colour- Success!
5* Suitcase! Recommended.
Summary: A Great Coloured Suitcase.
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