You can’t deny that 2020 has been a difficult year. I think it’s safe to say that we have all been affected a lot in different ways. Whilst our health is the most important thing we have, our livelihoods being a close second, it’s also been difficult for those of us who derive an immense amount of joy from travel. Some of us have made travel a part of our lifestyle. In my case, as an expat, travel is a lifeline.
Not only does travel help me be with those I love, it helps my mental health immensely; which is why it was time to write a travel post! Whether you’re planning on travelling soon for work or want to take this time to plan for when we can travel freely, this Rock Luggage hard shell case review is a good way to start!
I received an absolutely gorgeous suitcase from Rock Luggage, who were kind enough to send me the Chicago medium hard luggage suitcase for review.
Why choose Rock Luggage?
Whether you travel for pleasure or work, an important part of being able to travel comfortably is to not have to worry about getting your things to and fro. It’s important to make sure our possessions are protected, which is why the integrated Travel Sentry and TSA approved combination lock is a fab feature to have. I’m also a big proponent of making wise investments, and having a warranty for that investment is definitely worth having. By investing in a Rock Luggage suitcase it also means that you can expect a good warranty, in the case of the Chicago case you get a 15 year warranty, which is brilliant!
Rock Luggage manufacture as well as distribute their luggage. They can be purchased through their site as well as other retailers, so it’s good to have options to as where to buy them, too. The company is socially responsible, ethical, independent and family run, too! They have been doing this for over 40 years!
The Chicago medium hard-shell luggage
The first thing that I have to say is that the rose colour, with gold details is absolutely beautiful. The hard shell just looks so lovely in that colour. Though you can choose from other colours if this shade isn’t for you. I am happy with the colour because it’s lovely but also because it is different, and that is great to help you identify it in a busy airport or train station.
The details are also lovely, and the handle is sturdy too. That’s something that I tend to look at when I am going to buy luggage. It’s important that the handles are sturdy and strong and this handle definitely is. Another thing that’s crucial is to have wheels that can easily glide and rotate. That’s another one to tick off the list! The last thing I look at, which also ticks the box is the zipper. The suitcases are put through strenuous testing, which should give you some peace of mind.
The inside gives you different pockets and compartments to keep things organised as well as a packing strap to help things stay in place.
Is this a carry-on suitcase?
While I was so chuffed to receive this suitcase, I was initially a wee bit disappointed that it isn’t a carry-on suitcase. Of course, that faded when I used the suitcase for the first time. And I am so glad to own a suitcase that’s this size. It’s perfect for short haul flights, which usually equals a short trip, and would be great for train travel or even road trips.
Check out all of the specifications:
Maximum external dimensions (incl wheels and handles): 68 x 46 x 26 cm
Weight: 3.7 kg
Capacity: 60 litres
Manufacturer’s warranty: 15 year(s)
- Strong hard-shell construction
- 8x easy glide wheels for improved stability and handling
- Integrated Travel Sentry approved TSA combination lock
- Adjustable push button trolley system
- Comfortable top and side carry handles
- Fully lined interior with mesh divider section and inside pocket
- Packing straps inside main section keep clothes in place
I’ve had many suitcases in varying price ranges throughout the years, and even though some may be better than others but none live up to what I have experienced so far with this suitcase. Which is quite impressive.
From carry on suitcases that are just a wee bit too too small, to full size suitcases that are just too big and bulky, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right size luggage for your needs. I am really pleased with this suitcase from Rock Luggage and hope you enjoyed my Rock Luggage review!
If you enjoyed this review, check out my friend Michelle’s fantastic review blog for a whole range of interesting review posts.