Traveler's Choice Travel Select Amsterdam 4-Piece Set Reivew

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With three large, expandable uprights and a small tote bag, this luggage set makes it easy to pack for any kind of trip. The wheels are stable even on smooth airport floors.

Reviews from users on Amazon say it's easy to get through the airport with the Traveler's Choice Travel Select Amsterdam 4-Piece Set (starting at $81, Amazon), which is comprised of three uprights (one carry-on size) and a tote bag. Although a few wish for spinner wheels, most agree the traditional inline skate wheels roll smoothly and reliably, even on rough pavement. Few users complain about the bags' stability (although some caution that they may tip if they're stuffed) and many like the side- and top-mounted handles, which make lifting the bags easier. Assessments of durability, however, are mixed. While most reviewers are happy, there are a few reports of broken wheels, and several claim the handles are too flimsy to stand up to rough handling long term.

Nevertheless, users enthuse over the versatility of the Amsterdam four-piece set and the ample room and options it provides. The largest upright should be roomy enough even for chronic over-packers, and the compact tote bag attaches to any of the included uprights with top-mounted carry straps. The fully lined uprights have elasticized garment straps, elasticized shoe pockets, and a large mesh zipper pocket, though some users wish the lining were thicker. Each upright has two exterior zipper pockets, which many reviewers cite for their convenience.

The Traveler's Choice Travel Select Amsterdam 4-Piece Set is made of both 600- and 1200-denier polyester with a PVC backing. The set consists of a large upright that's 29 x 17 x 10.5 inches and weighs 9.5 pounds; a medium upright that's 25 x 15 x 9 inches and weighs 8.5 pounds; a small upright that's 21 x 13.5 x 7.5 inches and weighs 7.75 pounds; and a tote bag that's 11 x 15 x 6 inches and weighs 2 pounds. The latter two bags qualify as carry-ons under airline regulations. The three uprights have retractable handles and two inline wheels each; all expand by 2.5 inches. The bags are available in orange, gray, red, and navy.

The Traveler's Choice Travel Select Amsterdam 4-Piece Set is a good buy for infrequent travelers on a tight budget who prize versatility over durability -- many suggest it's a steal of a deal. We're not sold on this set's long-term performance, but the price is right for anyone who needs a lot of bags with a lot of room.