When we receive a product for review it's typical that it'll see a few uses before we form an opinion of it, and share it here with you on Lune. It allows us to get a feel of what the product does and how to use it correctly, but not always of how durable or versatile it can be over time. This time around we had the opportunity to review a great piece of luggage, the Incase EO Travel Roller. Over the summer months we used it as our primary luggage piece on our two week road trip and flight to California, as well as on a bunch of road trips in and out of the province. It has been packed, un-packed, re-packed, toted, rolled, carried, squished, stored, and even dropped a few times by children who shall remain nameless . . . In short, we really tested this thing. Here is what we thought of the Incase EO Travel Roller.
The first thing I noticed was the sleek, modern look of this suitcase. The upper body is a woven fabric with a slight sheen to it. The bottom half is a fabric covered hardshell. The roller wheels add a bit of colour in bright neon green. The interior stitching and zipper pulls are also done in the same fun green shade. A breathable mess screen zips all of your clothing securely in place within the main compartment of the suitcase. The handle extends smoothly so you can tow it behind you at top speed through a busy airport. Sturdy fabric handles on both top and side allow you to pick it up with ease. After a full summer of flying and road tripping, the body has held up fantastically. All scuffs and dirt wiped off nicely with a damp cloth, and mechanics operated flawlessly.
Airline carry on restrictions are getting tighter and more frustrating every year. We are always searching for the most economical flights, but along with that comes having to pay for everything including your carry-on. Since we were only packing one checked suitcase (40 lbs) and one carry-on (25 lbs) for all 4 of us, we really had to pack smart. I was able to fit everything I needed for two weeks on the road into the Incase EO roller, along with all our tech stuff. If you are traveling solo you should find this size of roller bag to be ideal for carry-on only travel. Who doesn't love to get out of the airport asap!
My favourite feature about the Incase EO Travel Roller is all the pockets in the tech compartment. When sitting upright on it's rollers, the front compartment opens forward to create your own easy access technology centre. It's design eliminates the need to lay down your luggage on the floor or on a seat to rummage around for what you need. I found this to be so handy while waiting in the airport. We were delayed for 4 annoying hours on the way to LA and our iPads, iPods, books and magazines were helping keep us sane. Having an easy place to store it all definitely minimized the chances of us loosing something valuable. Everyone could access it all and put it back in it's designated pocket. It's worth noting that this suitcase features a soft lined laptop sleeve that can hold a 17" Macbook. While I don't often travel with a computer, I found this pocket to be so useful to safely store some larger art prints and books we bought on our trip. All the little mesh pockets helped me account for numerous chargers so I didn't leave any behind in the different rentals we stayed in. That's happened almost every time we travel, but not at all this summer!
All told, I believe we'll enjoy using this piece of luggage for many years to come. It's lightweight, stylish, and very well designed. In my opinion, you're really going to get what you pay for with Incase. I'll never mind spending a bit more on something that I know will last me for many years. If you're thinking it's time to upgrade your luggage, take a look at what Incase has to offer at www.goincase.com
This product has been generously provided for review on the Lune Travels Blog. All opinions are our own. We hope you enjoy discovering new and exciting ways to make travel more accessible and enjoyable through these reviews!