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Traveler's Choice TC5000 Tasmania

Est. $300
Reviewed
September 2013
by ConsumerSearch

Pros
  • TSA-approved combo locks
  • Rolls smoothly
  • Add-a-bag straps
Cons
  • Limited warranty
  • Minor durability issues
  • Hard to secure belongings
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Bottom line

Despite a few durability complaints, most customers say the three-piece Traveler's Choice TC5000 Tasmania luggage set is a great value. All together, the three polycarbonate cases add up to about 12,888 cubic inches of storage space or 15,362 with expansion gussets open. Three zip-close pockets and a TSA-recognized combination lock for each case help keep your belongings safe and organized. However, the 10-year warranty doesn't cover airline damage.

Features

Keeps you organized. All three pieces of the Traveler's Choice TC5000 Tasmania luggage set come with three interior zip-close pockets, in addition to a U-zip mesh cover in the lip and the usual interior tie-down straps. Each bag also has a TSA-recognized combination lock, an add-a-bag strap, four dual-caster wheels and handles that telescope up to 42 inches high. Most reviewers like this range of organizing options, although a few wish for an external pocket. We also found a few scattered complaints at eBags.com that the tie-downs don't always keep your belongings secure, so you might want to invest in packing cubes.

Durability

Takes a licking and usually keeps ticking. Most reviewers praise the Traveler's Choice TC5000 Tasmania luggage set's durability. "The rougher siding seems to hold up well regarding scuffs," reports one eBags.com user. However, this set seems a little more prone to dents and scratches than other polycarbonate sets we evaluated. We also found scattered, but noteworthy reports of wheels popping off, the handle having too much give in it or the metal logo strip peeling off. It's also only backed by a 10-year warranty, which does not cover damage caused by airlines. Internal support plates reinforce the top- and side-carry handles.

Appearance/style

Tops for packing space. If you need lots of storage room, the Traveler's Choice TC5000 Tasmania luggage set is for you -- with a total combined capacity of about 12,888 inches and expansion gussets in each bag, bringing the total storage space to 15,362 cubic inches. It's worth noting, however, that the largest bag is easy to overfill past the typical 50-pound limit for a checked bag, and the carry-on may be too large for some international flights. Reviewers say all members of the Traveler's Choice Tasmania set handle nimbly on flat, smooth surfaces, and the range of eight good-looking colors makes them easy to spot coming off the luggage carousel.

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Our Sources

1. EBags.com

About 100 eBags.com users rate the Traveler's Choice Tasmania three-piece set at 4.6 out of 5 stars. Most praise these bags' durability, good looks and ease of handling, although we found a few complaints about wheels popping off and the interior tie-downs not working so well.

Review: Traveler's Choice Tasmania 3-Piece Exp Hardside Spinner Set, Contributors to eBags.com, As of September 2013

2. Amazon.com

More than 50 Amazon.com reviewers give the Traveler's Choice Tasmania three-piece set an average score of 4.6 stars. They report that the bags usually take lots of abuse and are easy to use, but pinpoint a few durability issues, including a tendency for the metal logo strip to peel off.

Review: Traveler's Choice Tasmania Three-Piece Luggage Set, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2013

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