American Tourister Fieldbrook II 4-Piece Set Review

Photo credit: Courtesy of amazon.com
best
Travelers commend this four-piece set for its sturdiness, lightweight construction, and color choices. Though on the smaller side, the bags include a versatile tote and duffel.

The budget pricing and versatile sizing of the four pieces in the American Tourister Fieldbrook II luggage set (starting at $50, Amazon) are cited as reasons for many of the 4- and 5-star reviews it attracts. Travelers gush about the overall value and tell of using various pieces for short road trips, cruises, and long-distance air travel without signs of stress. The smallest bag, a tote with an adjustable shoulder strap, even stands up to the tough demands placed on it as a daily carryall, according to an American Tourister Fieldbrook II review on eBags. Users also report that dirt and simple stains wipe off without fuss.

The compact size of the entire set makes for trouble-free maneuvering through crowded airports, users assert, although one traveler says a longer handle on the wheeled duffel would make pulling a packed load easier. Several posts express frustration with the relatively limited packing capacity of each piece in the American Tourister Fieldbrook II set. The tote measures 15 x 10 x 8 inches and weighs 1.5 pounds; the duffel measures 23 x 11.5 x 12 inches and weighs 3.3 pounds; the 21 x 14 x 7-inch upright weighs 6.5 pounds; and the 24.5 x 16 x 8-inch upright tilts the scale at 8.8 pounds. (Only the tote bag and the smaller upright are acceptable carry-ons under some airlines' current rules.)

Where to buy

These bags are made from lightweight and durable 1200-denier polyester with reinforced corners. The two upright bags and the duffle each sport two inline-skate wheels, and the tote has a narrow sleeve that slides over the uprights' pull-out handles for stacked transport. There are two exterior pockets on the uprights and one each on the duffel and tote. The set comes in black, purple/gray, and red/black. Pieces can occasionally be found in royal blue and wood violet, as well, but availability varies by vendor.

This four-piece set is a relative steal but best suited for shorter trips, given the size of each bag. Users who can accept that limitation value the set's durability and lightweight convenience.