I’d like to tell you about the American Tourister Waverbreaker suitcase. I was planning to write this review for quite some time, but I was too lazy to do it. However, I can’t keep my mouth shut! I could’ve saved so much money if I’ve read similar reviews! I’m totally disappointed
First things first.
In winter 2017 I bought a very nice bright yellow suitcase for my son.
Yellow is his favorite color, so he loved it!
The suitcase looks modern and very decent.
Weight: 3.6 kg, which is great to fly with.
On one side there is a normal handle and a combination lock.
On the other side you can see black plastic protective structure, which prevents the case from scratches while lying flat.
Material: made of ABS
I knew nothing about the material and wondered if ABS is good or bad. But now I know the answer!
The small handle is hidden inside the case.
I don’t have any gripes about the handle yet, knock on wood.
It works fine and its height is perfect for me personally.
I’ve chosen the medium size for the suitcase. It’s exactly what I need to pack my son’s stuff for his camp and my short-term trips. The case is compact enough, although it cannot be taken on board. Other than that, you can pack lots of belongings in this case.
Dimensions: 47 x 67 x 26 cm
Volume: 64 L
From the manufacturer:
- ABS Scratch resistant texture
• Dual multi-directional spinner wheels for easy mobility
• Fashionable wave lines for a great sleek look
• Comfortable top and side carry handle
• Integrated TSA lock (on 24" and 28" ONLY)
• Rolls upright so there is no weight on your arm or shoulder
• Push-button locking handle provides a comfortable grip with a TPR-coated grip
• Stands up to the rigors of frequent business travel
The description is precise. However, there is nothing about the firmness and stability of the case.
Everything is well-made inside.
The case has two equal compartments.
The top compartment closes with a zip. You can pack it with stuff, zip it and nothing falls out.
There is also a mesh divider for big flat belongings.
I believe both compartments are equal, aren’t they?
The bottom compartment has cross-ribbons, which are very useful when you don’t overstuff the case.
That’s how deep the case is.
Plus, there is a zipped apron pocket, where you can put some small articles.
I’ve been reading many rave reviews about the brand. Alas, it’s not good for me. On the body you can see the proud name.
By the way, the wheels are very good. They go very smoothly on a smooth surface, you can push it slightly with one hand.
I have no problems with the wheels. Yes, they do have scratches, but it’s understandable.
Now move on to the saddest part:
In the photo you can see the result after 4 trips: 2 flights and 2 trips by bus.
There is a big and full-depth crack.
Moreover, there are some rubbed areas that are not that big of a deal after this crack.
Then I took a closer look at the second wheel and saw another breaking crack.
Price: about $160. I think it’s overpriced!
I’m so frustrated. I went to the shop where I bought my suitcase, but the sales assistant told me that the warranty is not valid for mechanical defects. Well done! I could’ve bought any plastic bag for this purpose as well!
They recommended me a service shop instead, which I addressed later.
The repair costed a lot and that’s what I have now:
The case survived one more trip after the repair.
It doesn’t look good, but it’s nevertheless alive.
Anyway, I always have a chance to lose the content.
All in all, what can I tell you?
Thanks for reading! Have safe trips only!