The First Suitcase With Wheels That Retract So They Don't Get Destroyed

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What good is a set of wheels on the bottom of your suitcase if somewhere between checking your bag and retrieving it from a luggage carousel one or two of them have been broken off? Your bags are actually harder to transport after that happens. But since standing spinner suitcases are just so convenient, Heys has introduced the first set of retractable wheels on its new Stealth that keeps them safe and out of the way while a bag is being handled

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Each of the four spinner wheels, made from lightweight but strong aircraft aluminum, retract and collapse at the push of a red button into pockets on the bottom corners of the bag’s polycarbonate shell. By remaining on the outside dirt and moisture isn’t able to get into the bag, but the design ensures the wheels won’t get caught or snagged on anything.

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And besides ensuring that all four of the Stealth’s wheels make it to your travel destination, the clever retracting design also allows the extra space usually allotted for a spinner suitcase’s ground clearance to be used for additional storage—an extra 10 percent, in fact. If you’re the type who’s always cramming as much as they can into your luggage, that feature alone should have you lining up to buy one when they’re finally available later this year.

The stealth suitcases will range in price from $250 for the 21-inch model, to $350 for the 30-inch option, but you can also buy a three-piece set for $900 if you’re a frequent traveler who just as frequently finds themselves replacing bags because airport handlers have been less than gentle. [Heys]

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Can someone explain luggage obsession to me please? I know people who are so excited about new luggage. In fact good luggage is seen as a “right of passage” it seems. I’m surprised how many people spend ridiculous sums on luggage.

All the while I once bought an emergency suitcase in thailand for about $20 for all the stuff I bought in 2008. It’s 2015 and it’s still going strong. Only wear and tear on it is from being dragged around by handlers. Even then the fabric part is ok. There’s a small piece of “leather” on the top corner for a pocket and that's a bit worn out. I do atleast 5-6 return airline trips an year with this checkin piece. And it’s not bad looking either.

I was actually afraid the wheels would have fallen off by now but they’re stil strong. One of tbem is a bit lose from recently getting stuck in a turnstile in Paris metro and I just rugged it real hard in a fit of frustration.

Why would I spend 200$ on a samsonite?