Target sells some really nice luggage. But I want to talk about their Skyline line of luggage. It’s super cheap, if you need one piece of luggage for one quick trip, and you’re comfortable with it literally falling apart before you get home from a long weekend away, then I highly suggest this brand.
Like most trendy luggage lately, it has four wheels meaning you can walk within beside you instead of behind you. The problem here however is that the luggage is not weighted correctly – whether empty or filled with travel necessities – so it will not stand upright on its four wheels without leaning against a wall or chair. Further, the wheels do not roll smoothly. I can seldom walk the length of a short airport terminal without one or more of the wheels getting stuck every three minutes or so.
Also, when I received the luggage in the mail, it was inside of a box, inside of a plastic bag. When I opened the bag I almost got a contact high from the chemical smell coming off of the piece of luggage. I’m not sure if it’s the fabric or the plastic, but I would not feel comfortable traveling with something this toxic.
I tried three different wheeled pieces from this line of luggage. The carry-on was fine, beyond what is described above. I also tried the smaller version, the underseat carry-on luggage. I had never bought a specifically under-seat piece of luggage. My usual travel plan is to have one overhead space wheeled suitcase and one personal item, like a purse or backpack, to put under the seat ahead of me.
This little rolly bag was designed to fit under that space and yet, on my flight, it didn’t fit – not by a long shot. Granted, I was traveling on Spirit Airways, an airline notorious for their limited space. But this little rolly bag clearly didn’t meet my needs in that respect. It was pretty embvarrassing and stupid to board the flight so late that there was no overhead space left, failing to fit this under my seat, and then spending several loud public minutes fighting with the air hostess about paying $50 to check it. She ended up winning that dumb argument.