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My honest review of the CalPak Tustin hardside expandable carry on suitcase.
For years I’ve been using a Samsonite carry on suitcase, I bought it almost five years ago, I used and could even say abused it. Every spring for 4 years I’d have to take it into the nearest Samsonite store and see if they would replace the wheels. The associates would exam it and fill out all the necessary paperwork, then they would ship it off to the repair shop and I’d have to wait 2 weeks before I’d find out if they would replace the wheels on the suitcase or not. Samsonite did replace the wheels 3 out of the 4 times. I’d get the suitcase shipped back to my condo, this whole process took anywhere from 3-6 weeks.
On the 4th time, Samsonite was unable to replace the wheels because they no longer made these particular wheels. My options were to either replace all the wheels at $150 for each set of wheels, get a store credit for a new bag or have it shipped back to me as is.
After thinking how Aaron’s Calpak has never had to be replaced and he has had his carry on for several more years then my Samsonite, the cost of the wheels, the price to purchase a new Samsonite suitcase and the inconvenience of having to get wheels replaced so often. I decided to try a CalPal carry on suitcase.
I ordered the CalPak Tustin from Amazon and received it in 2 days, since it was Amazon Prime product. It was packed very nicely in a Amazon box, a CalPak box and then the carry on was wrapped in plastic.
I opened it up and to my surprise it was rather big. it is light weight and rolls smoothly.
I had a long weekend planned and I was able to pack all of my stuff, plus my 2 year old’s things and all of her diapers. I love that I can expanded the suitcase or leave it a little bit smaller if I have less items to carry.
I’ve taken the Calpak now on 3 long weekend trips and very pleased with my purchase.
If you are looking for a great carry on, I highly recommend this product.