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Pathfinder luggage: ready when you are for the grand tour

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Not all travel is about bare necessities, backpacking, trying to beat the airlines' free carry-on system. Sometimes, travel is about the long-distance, long-term journey. Sometimes, it's about a large family traveling. Sometimes, it might be about a temporary or permanent change of assignment/move. In those situations, you need a suitcase that stands up to everything you can throw in it! Pathfinder has just such a big daddy of a suitcase to the rescue! I was happy to be hosted to experience it.

I took the Revolution Plus Collection 29" Expandable Spinner with Suiter on a two-person, two city, one week journey to the South -- as our only suitcase. This made it convenient on rainy, last-minute dashes into hotels, everything could be accounted for. The suitcase has two outside pockets, great for laundry, stashing pamphlets and papers you might need, shoes that you want to keep away from clothing, etc. The suiter is a separate envelope into which you can keep dress shirts, etc. neat and perfect.

The spinner wheels make the bag easy to roll and turn corners. It's definitely got a distinctive luxe look in Cobalt.

The hardy materials and tough YKK didn't strain or bust, even with all the stuff I packed. Which leads me to say . . . how do I say this without hurting your feelings? You will be able to pack more into the bag than you may be able to lift! So, consider the weight of things you stash not merely from the draconian airline rules, but also what you will be able to grab out of a car, etc.

Here's what they say about it:

  • Constructed of innovative DURAMAX┬« nylon fabric for unsurpassed resistance to abrasion and tears. Light anti-scratch Vinyl-Acetate Copolymer (VAC) backing increases resistance to moisture and abrasion, while offering a more eco-conscious solution to PVC.
  • #10 Zippers from the world leader YKK, with easy-grip unbreakable Pathfinder pulls.
  • Luxurious interior with superior organizational features to keep you packed neatly and efficiently. Exclusive embossed pod lining helps keep clothing wrinkle-free and looking as good upon arrival as when you departed.
  • Easy access front pockets for last minute items.
  • Unique lightweight hybrid Honeycomb frame is engineered as a testament to a design where style meets substance.
  • State of the art handle system with high-precision telescoping handle in alignment for enhanced wheel performance and center-of-gravity, balance lift.
  • Removable garment suiter with exclusive, integrated design to keep clothes virtually wrinkle-free.
  • 29" x 19" x 11.25" + 2"
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