I travel a lot. OK, so I travel a whooooole lot. I cannot begin to tell you how many suitcases that I have, yet I don’t like any of them. The main reason is because they are too heavy, too bulky, my ‘carry-on’ won’t fit in the overhead bin or they are just plain ugly. If I check a bag, I want it to stand out from the rest of the plain, boring, black canvas bags that are coming out. When I am carrying it on, I want it to be functional, lightweight, protect what’s inside and even make a statement. When I saw Brookstone’s line of luggage, I had to browse and see what types of carry-on’s they had to offer. One caught my eye right away.
- Durable hard sides and lightweight design—weighs less than 8 lbs.
- Four 360º wheels follow your every turn
- Retractable, extendable handle locks into place
- Expandable sides let you pack more in – souvenirs anyone?
- Interior straps and a zippered panel keep everything snug and secure
- Dimensions: 10.4″ wide x 15.75″ deep x 22.8″ high
- Meets most U.S. airline carry-on requirements.
The 20″ Dash wheeled suitcase rolls, spins and expands 3″—holding all your stuff and keeping you moving!
Dash is the suitcase that keeps up with you, switches direction on the fly, and holds enough stuff to make quick trips a no-brainer—all in a tough hardside that treats your clothes like precious cargo. 4 multi-directional wheels spin, pivot and scoot to keep pace with quick changes and sudden stops. Super-tough, hardside construction protects your belongings while expanding to make room for more when you need it. Ultra-light—weighs less than 8 lbs. Easy-grip telescoping handle plus top and side handles.
Light. Expandable. Ready to roll.
As graceful as it is speedy, Dash’s unique multi-directional casters give you complete control and the ability to change direction at a moment’s notice. And our 20″ Dash expands 3″ to hold all your stuff!
Tough enough to take it.
Dash’s sturdy hardside construction stands up to all sorts of bumps, scrapes and knocks to protect your belongings.
When I received the Dash, first off, the color that I chose was exactly what I was looking for… it was me! I chose Hot Pink. Not only did I want it to stand out, but I also knew that hubby wouldn’t be stealing it from me.
- Hot Pink
- Pool Blue
I am so impressed with everything about this carry on!
When you open the bag, there are sections just like you’d see in pretty much any suitcase; the buckle side to hold your clothes in when you open, as well as another mesh flap that clips things in to place.
Unlike carry-on’s that I’ve used in the past, the buckles and the elastic are very strong and nicely made.
There are handles on both the top, as well as the side. None of my older carry-on’s have double handles, so this rocks! It’s especially handy when your carry-on is heavy and you’re trying to lift it in the bin above your seat. The handle slides up and adjusts to just about any height.
Taking a little bit of stuff with you, or a lot? The Dash adjusts to fit all that you need. Just unzip the extra zipper and you have about 3 more inches to work with. Even with it jam packed and the zipper is expanded, it still counts as a carry-on. It may not fit in your overhead bin, but you can gate check it, or ask the counter agent to check it for you to your final destination for free. A lot of times, they love when you ask because it helps the boarding time stay shorter, as well as it’s easier for you and cheaper – since you won’t have to pay that baggage fee.
I love that there are four roller wheels. This comes in handy when I’m standing there and don’t want to hold on to my bag; it sits upright. On the side, there are 4 plastic nubs on the side, so if you pick up your bag with the handle on the opposite side, your bag won’t tip over and it stays sitting up.
My overall thought on the Dash 20″ Upright Wheeled Luggage is that I LOVE LOVE everything about it! It is very lightweight, very durable, tons of room, great to look at and it’s officially my main travel companion. I honestly have no complaints at all about the Dash. You can buy it from www.Brookstone.com for $99.99 (It’s on sale right now!). Have you priced other luggage? I have and this price is amazing for what all it does and what all you get. I’ve traveled 3 times with this carry-on and each time, I’ve over packed, but it fit everything beautifully to and from the destination.
All opinions in this posting are 100% my own.