“ Brand: Timberland / Type: Holdall Trolley w/ Wheels „
The price I paid : 121Euro around £106
Like most people I love to travel, it's one of the best things in life.
But do you know what's one of the worst thing in life?
Hidden charges being one of my absolute pet peeves. There is nothing worse than thinking you got a reasonable deal on your flight (I use the word reasonable, because I travel mostly to the United States and it's never cheap) then only to discover at cheek in that your bag is too big to use as a carry on and must be checked in.
Then as it's sat up on to the scales like an embarrassed weight watcher member who has to be weighed in front of everyone, only to have their weight gain read out (because you know the people behind you in line are watching)
You stare at the little screen as the weight fluctuates up down left and right. Until it settles on an absurd number. Of course it's going to be heavy, there are no charges for carry on luggage. So like most people I pack the heaviest items in to my bag.
Then for the bad news:" Now sir, that will be... She looks at her screen. Your right kidney please."
That might as well be what they ask for, the charges can be ludicrous.
So it's vitally important to check on the airline website whether or not they have size restrictions on carry on luggage, and some even have weight restrictions (but not normally to the US)
That was the problem I had with this bag, not the weight but the size.
It's a lovely bag, perfect to have as your main luggage. It's Timberland, a very recognisable name in the clothing business. But not so well known for their travel bags. They should be.
This is a quality piece of kit. It feels strong and comfortable to carry and sturdy when used on it wheels.
Its material is weatherproof polyester, not the thin stuff this is nice and thick.
The bags capacity is : 83 litres. This is lots of room, it's one of those what I call "Mary Poppins bags". Where you can't believe how much you can fit into it.
This is the thing to take note of when travelling, the overall Dimensions : 76 x 41 x 35cm
The weight of the bag when empty is : 2.6 Kg
And the colour is called : burnt olive
It comes with a choice of handles and straps to use :
There are two permanent sewn in straps, one on each side if you want to carry it like a standard duffel bag.
There is an optional long strap if you wish to carry it over your shoulder.
Then there's the strong plastic handles :
One at the top of the bag to carry like a briefcase (i found this to be the most awkward way to carry it)
And finally the expandable telescopic handle at the top (this is of course used when wheeling the bag behind you)
The wheels are good and strong and feel like they will last as long as the bag itself.
The thing I like about this bag, is that it has a casual feel about it. It's neither young nor old looking, any age group could use it.
It has a expander zip if you need even more room. Yes this can be found on nearly every pice of luggage on the market, but it's always nice to have.
This is indeed a quality product, maybe a little expensive, you could buy a full luggage set in Argos for this price. But I do think it's worth the money.
Capacity: 83 litres. Made of polyester.