Top positive review
Don't pay attention to few bad review - We travelled by air and land and it was perfect!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 December 2019
Usually I do not write reviews (I do read bad ones before purchasing an item!) - but I have to write a quick one for Eastpack Tranverz. I was vary after reading a few reviews here about the sturdiness or 'lack' of straps in packing compartment etc...
How sturdy is it? Well, we used it so far on several planes (Europe only mind you), and as it is made of 'cloth' it is absolutely unscathed. like brand new (as a side note we also bought another premium brand plastic shell suitcase 120L and after the same amount of flights it is absolutely scratched everywhere). 5 stars from us
How flexible is it for packing? Again reading about having "no straps" and not being "120L" - this is all hoax - straps are there on the bottom compartment, and there is zipped closure on the top - exactly like all other suitcases on the market (no idea why those people who write bad reviews make up stuff like this). It was so super flexible to pack, it was almost a pleasure (as opposed to the plastic shell one mentioned before). Once packed, you can use side straps to fix it and make it even more "stiff" - I normally purchase these straps extra and strap my suitcases, but these are built in, so it is super convenient! Amount of stuff packed was the same if not more than 120L plastic shell suitcase - the weight limitation was the culprit not the space (aka 20kg on EU flights) - again, 5 stars from us
Size empty / full etc - it takes probably 25% less space in the boot of the car compared to plastic shell SC. When empty, it compresses and takes probably up to 75% less space than plastic shell... 5 stars!
In overall, the only bad thing I would say is that we DIDNT buy 2 of these, but rather bought only 1 (and 2nd was the premium brand plastic shell one)... Oh well, hope the plastic gets mauled over the year so we have a good excuse to buy 1 more eastpack!
P.S. Did I mention 30 (thirty) year guarantee????