Product Type: Antler Travel Bag
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Antler Aeon Air 33cm Trolley Bag
Member Name: 2night
Antler Aeon Air 33cm Trolley Bag
Date: 04/02/12, updated on 28/08/12 (47 review reads)
Advantages: Lots of room
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
Summary: Great bag, with lots of room but is a bit expensive.
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