“ Brand: Antler / Type: Holdall Trolley w/ Wheels „
Luggage is one of those things that I don't think you can afford to scrimp on. After all most of us carry stuff we want to keep safe and the more flimsy the case the more chance of those items getting smashed bruised or just crumpled. This is when traveling by aeroplane of course. I travel quite a bit back and forth from Ireland and also love to go on foreign holidays at least once a year so a decent bit of luggage for me at least seams a good investment.
This bag is the very kind I like Where I have the option to carry it or drag it behind me like a traditional trolley style suitcase. Looks wise I love it the dark charcoal grey is both stylish and understated. It has a good strong zipper and comes with a additional padlock. I don't actualy use that one, I use one of those special ones that the American security staff can open without the combination, as I have had more than one lock broken open by them only to find this when arriving at JFK. I simply gave the lock that comes with this bag to my sister as it was too good to waste.
There are two strong straps with Velcro strips that join in the middle to form the main handle when used as a standard bag. Although depending on how much you have packed in your bag this may not be the best way to carry it. Don't get me wrong these strap style handles will take the strain and do it with no effort at all. But the problem is I would then have to lift that weight and when I have the option of pulling my insanely heavy case behind me rather than lifting it and being purple in the face, I'm going to go for the easy option every time.
The telescopic handle is retractable, very easily retractable I must add as my last case hated to play along and let its handle pop down as I was trying to put it up on to the conveyor belt to be weighed. This one I am glad to say always behaves it's self. I just simply press the button and down it goes or visa versa.
Now for the all important part, size, and in this case size does matter. It measures approximately 33cm x 34cm x 70 cm. This bag / case could fit a body (not that I'm planing on doing that) it really is great when it comes to size. I can pack more than enough but have to stop myself as airlines restrict the amount of weight per bag. But when I'm just catching the train I literally can stuff this bag to the limits with every thing including the kitchen sink that's how good it is for space. There is also a zipped compartment like on most cases that can be used to keep things away from others, such as toiletry's or just items you will use regularly and want to grab without having to go through your bag every time (by the way I never unpack in a hotel I always live out of my bag, this is a very "guy thing" I have been told)
I had never heard of the Antler brand but now spot a lot of them on the luggage carousel and for good reason this is a great bag, very well made and sturdy with lots and lots of room.
Thanks for reading :0) 2night.
This can be purchased online at : Antler.co.uk
For around £100
When you are on the move for a break it is always a luxury to have some decent luggage storage. There is nothing worse than having to lug about a heavy, awkward and often unsightly suitcase or backpack. The Antler Aeon Air 33cm Trolley Bag is the perfect excuse to treat yourself in preparation for that weekend break or trip abroad. Priced at £105 from th Official Antler website (www.antler.co.uk), this 'Large Trolley Bag' is the convenient choice when it comes to luggage transportation.
The Aeon Air Trolley Bag has an impressive and spacious 64litre main compartment capacity, offering a total of 79litres including the side storage pocket. Weighing in at 2.4kg it won't further burden your wrist as you leisurely wheel the unit around on its robust and durable fixed axle wheels. The trolley bag is very easy to manoeuver and with the tough, hard wearing fabric that the 'bag' is covered in it is built to last. The corners are finished off with extra thick buffers for anticipated additional wear and tear and the studs to the base of the trolley prevent scuffing whilst upright. It is always a nice addition to see a strong padlock attached to the dual zip system, and you have three options when it comes to moving the unit - a strong grab handle, a top lifting strap handle and an aluminium handle for pulling the unit on its wheels.
Upon opening the trolley bag I realised just why it was worth the £105 pricetag. Organisation is key when maximising the use of the internal space and the Antler Aeon Air Trolley Bag and with zip pockets and securing straps on tap on tap you are left with the ultimate luxury luggage bag. Everything about this trolley bag is superb. The detailing both internally and externally clearly justifies its pricetag. I have never had issues in transit and as this isn't 'hard case' it is very compact and folds fairly flat for storing under the bed or on top of a wardrobe in the hotel room.
If you are looking for a versatile trolley bag then look no further than the Antler Aeon Air Trolley Bag. Antler have so much faith in it that it carries a 10 year warranty.
I have owned a couple of Antler cases over the years but I needed something with wheels as I have a bad back plus my cases now look rather shabby. I wanted this particular product as i had seen it on my travels, have looked at it online and in the shops but could not afford the £105 so imagine how pleased I was to find one for sale in our local freebie newspaper 'barely used', 'slight damage to side' - £35! Furthermore the case could be viewed at a house only a few roads away from where I live so I literally grabbed it with both hands and wheeled it home deciding already it was the best buy I had ever made.
Since then it has been abroad, to Wales on regular trips, been used to transport my stuff around to and from craft fairs plus used for storage and, apart from the 'slight damage to the side' (barely noticeable) it looks almost as good as new with no scuff marks or wear and tear to the corners etc. The zips still work fine and have never been a problem and the handle still releases like a dream.
It measures approximately 33 x 34 x 70 cm and has a 64 litre capacity and weighs 2.40kgs. The trolley comes with push button central locking and a sturdy padlock.
It is constructed from a tough hard wearing fabric with aluminium casing and it has corner buffers and foot studs so is well protected from all sides.
Not only does it have an organised interior with zip pockets and a packing strap plus there is a handy zip pocket on the outside too.
I think it is a brilliant bag and would thoroughly recommend having a look - you never know you might pick one up in the sales?
5 stars from me as I cannot fault the design or quality.
Before one of my best friends moved to Sydney in June she held a big sale at her house of all the clothes, accessories and bits and pieces that she wasn't going to take with her. Along with the dresses and scarves I snapped up, she also let me have her almost-new Antler trolley bag for £10! Antler are a leading luggage company whose products are usually very expensive so I was delighted to pick it up at that price. I have the smaller version of the trolley bag (52 x 28 x 27 cm) which retails for £79.99 on their website, but there is also a larger version (70 x 34 x 33 cm) which costs £105.
The bag is dark grey in colour with a hard bottom and the rest made of strong fabric, the kind of quality you would expect from Antler. The zipper is robust with a padlock attached which is useful, although I don't use it regularly. There are two straps which join together with Velcro to form the main handle if you want to carry it like a bag. However, there is also a retractable metal shaft with a handle at the top which extends up to around waist height like a suitcase. There is a button on the top of the handle which allows the sturdy shaft to extend and collapse again easily. This, along with the rubber wheels, makes it the idea travel bag. It also has a grab handle which helps to lift the bag easily.
The bag is deceptively large as the material allows you to fill the bag to the brim and still zip up which is always an issue with hard suitcases. The metal shafts stick protrude into the case from the outside which does make packing more difficult but does not take up much space. There is a separate compartment inside the bag with its own zip which is handy for keeping anything that you might need to find quickly (or for me, anything that might leak like toothpaste!)
The bag is the perfect size to take as hand luggage on a plane which is one of the main reasons I wanted it. I also occasionally travel by train to see my parents for the weekend and it's nice to have a small weekend bag which I can carry as necessary but also wheel around when I need to walk through a train station.
I love having a trolley bag as hold-alls can be bulky and hard to carry around. The wheels make it easy to transport when I'm on the go but I can fold the handle back down and carry it by hand when necessary. Antler have a fantastic reputation and this trolley bag does not disappoint. The quality of the materials is excellent, especially the wheels which are often the downfall of bags and suitcases. I am very happy with the case but especially the fact that I only paid £10. I don't think I would pay the full amount as there are much cheaper versions on the market which would work absolutely fine, however for those who are happy to pay, it comes with my recommendation!
I will give the bag 4 out of 5, losing the final star for the price.
Superlight flexible construction.