“ Brand: Antler / Type: Holdall Trolley w/ Wheels „
When my husband and I got married, one of our wedding lists was in Argos, and so we got a lot of essentials from here. One type of item that we put on our wedding list was luggage. Both of us had luggage before but it belonged to our parents and we each needed our own holdall. I was never a fan of the harder suitcase style and always found in the past that I was able to fit far more in, when it was a holdall. So a holdall rather than a suitcase was our desire, plus it needed to have wheels so that we could pull it when at the airport etc rather than always having to lift it, especially with the amount of clothes I tend to pack!
We ended up with two different branded holdalls, one of which was this Antler Revelation Holdall, although ours has a orange streak around the top, making it easy to identify when coming along the luggage machines at the airport. This suitcase measures 66cm, but since it is not currently available in Argos, I can't recall the price that we paid. It has a capacity of 65 litres and comes with a 5 year guarantee, which after 5 years of having in our possession, we thankfully have never had to call upon. The dimensions of this holdall are: height 33cm, width 66cm and diameter 30 cm.
As well as having the main body of the case to put your things into, there is also a very handy and sizeable pocket on the top of the bag, as well as one at the side. There are several ways to carry this bag. Obviously by wheeling it requiring you to pull out the handle from inside the case, which is easy to get out especially if you are in a hurry. You can use the long strap to sling over your shoulder which we have never done because of the weight of the contents! Or you can use the handle on the top of bag when it is lying flat, which is handy when going up a flight of steps or lifting it onto the belt at the airport. There is also a small fabric handle on the side of the bag, although I wouldn't want to rely on pulling this too much as it is rather small in comparison to what you are pulling.
THis case does come with a padlock and keys, although like a lot of luggage, they are so flimsy I have never even attempted to use them, as it wouldn't take much to break upon the small padlock.
When on holiday, I like to bring a good selection of clothes like most girls, and I tend to overpack, whereas my husband underpacks, and so I have been very pleased with just how much this case holds. I can usually pack most of my things into this bag when going for a fortnight's holiday, albeit with a few extra things in my husband's bag, since he usually has plenty of room left. It is also suitable foe a weekend trip and on these occasions my husband and I share the case and it has ample room.
The best thing about this bag however has to be its durability. Five years on, with a yearly holiday with this bag being thrown around airport luggage belts, up and down flights of steps, thrown in the back of hire cars, and generally lugged about, and it still is in great condition. Not as good as the day we got it obviously, but still pretty good for five years of abuse. I would happily buy another antler bag in the future should anything happen this, or I simply need another case.
1 top pocket and 1 pocket on the rear of the bag. Capacity: 65 litres.