OK. On to the search. A little background. I finally bought myself a travel wheel this year. A Schacht Sidekick. I never found one that I loved enough to own before but this was the one. It folds compactly and is easy to throw over your shoulder and take to classes, spin ins and guild meetings. One drawback is that it's a bit too tall to take as a carry-on on an airplane. So now I need to figure out how to transport the thing when I am going to teach at places that aren't in driving distance. SOAR is coming in just 3 weeks. I'm running out of time to plan my packing.
More background. When we went to Peru in November I went to Marshalls and purchased a hard side suitcase with spinner wheels. Most hard side suitcases only come with spinner wheels these days. I filled it with fiber and a spinning wheel and a charkha. It weighed just under 50 pounds with all of the stuff in it. I checked it in Detroit and the next time I saw it was in Lima when I had to pick up my bags for customs. Did it come off in Detroit or at the flight change in Florida? I don't know but for the rest of the trip that suitcase was horrible to drag around.
I save the receipt and the tags that came with the bag. No warranty on the wheels coming off when flying. Bummer.
So now I need another bag because that one went to the garbage. I want something hard sided and light weight since the Sidekick is 13 pounds. I also want something with some kind of guarantee. So I decided to go to the actual luggage store.
Another view. So we started to look at other options.
So we've narrowed it down to these three. Pretty, sturdy, shiny..
I went with very sturdy in silver.
Also, since I purchased this at the Samsonite store I get a 10 year warranty where the wheels are covered. The delightful person who was helping me (I forgot her name because I am a nit wit) was fantastic and yes, I could have gotten this cheaper on line. but I spent over an hour in the store and this woman was so helpful and smiley and put up with all of my pulling things down that I want their store to stay there. I will definitely shop there again.