Because the Rockland carry-on is so cheap I thought it might also feel cheap. But it actually feels very stable and durable.
It’s made of 100% ABS, which I’ve had several pieces of luggage in the same material. It always seems to hold up well without cracking or breaking.
It is carry-on luggage, which is meant for a few days’ worth of clothes. Packing more than that could cause the zipper to stretch too far and break. It seems like some have packed it too much and posted about broken zippers. But for this low price, you can’t treat the bag like a Samsonite. It should be used for what it’s designed for and not overloaded.
As I thoroughly researched this carry-on I saw some people reporting that their case got scratched up easily. Unfortunately, most hardside suitcases do get scratched over time. What I like about this case though, is that the abstract patterns hide scratches easier than solid colors would. Scratches are inevitable especially with a cheaper material, but at least they aren’t too noticeable on this Rockland carry-on. Hey, it’s a small concession to save $100 over mid-grade luggage options.