27 May Review: Karrimor Transit Wheel Case

I recently received a Karrimor Transit Wheel Case and I love any excuse to try out new travel luggage. The Transit Wheel Case has a 40 litre capacity and is just the right size for cabin baggage. If you want something you can take on-board the aircraft, but that’s big enough for a weekend away, then this bag is just right.

It’s soft a soft bag so it’s not too heavy, and there’s plenty of give in it. Whilst I haven’t had chance to test it much yet, the fabric seems sturdy and generally the bag seems well made- which I would expect from a Karrimor bag.

There is an outside zip pocket, which you could use to store things like a passport, phone, iPod and travel documents. I always like having an outside pocket so I don’t have to rummage around inside the bag.

The inside of the Karrimor Transit Wheel Case has one main compartment with straps to secure your belongings, which is useful to stop them floating around.

There is also a zip pocket inside the lid, which I would use to store things like underwear and socks.

This is a trolley bag, so you can wheel it around and you don’t have to carry it. A problem I find with many trolley bags is that the handle tends to stick and is difficult to pull out. With the Karrimor bag, I found that the handle was really sturdy and it worked really smoothly when pulling it out and pushing it back down again.

Whilst the Karrimor Transit Wheel Case is primarily a trolley bag with wheels, it does have a dual function. There are straps attached to the back so you can carry it just like a backpack. These have clips so you can detach them and then tuck the straps into the outer lining. The wheels are pretty solid, and there’s also a carry handle on the side, so you can carry it many different ways.

This luggage would be perfect for taking on short-haul flights or weekends away. With budget airlines that charge extortionate prices for checked-in luggage, I usually take just a carry-on bag if I’m only going away for a short period of time. This is perfect for that, so I’m pretty happy with it.

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Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

  • Itamar Eldar
    Posted at 20:07h, 10 July Reply

    Just came back from a week in Villa Vita(end of June 2012), must alert whoever thinks to go there to be careful from the agent promote the place – Explore Montenegro.
    The agency tends to promise things that not exist, and since all payment required in advance, don’t expect any regret if they fail to comply.
    We were in a new Villa on the Villa Vita site, although been promised as “air conditioned” we found two symbolic air condition units which couldn’t maintain the Villa. Curtains were transparent so we found ourselves awake from heat and light by 5 o’clock at morning.
    Don’t expect Wii or iphone docking station in the room – its stories.
    The Villa was lack of basic equipment; our luck is that two employees on site understood that their agency sold more than reality and tried during the week we were there to minimize the damage.
    From all the week stay in beautiful Montenegro the only bad experience was Explore Montenegro! shame

  • Johnson
    Posted at 23:25h, 05 April Reply

    I have the 70l version of this case. It looks good new but is actually very poorly made. The lack of tape reinforcements mean that all the stress is put on the seams. Carrying it about by the handles has caused the seams to come apart. On top of that, one of the wheels has collapsed. This is after about 6 months of fairly frequent use (I use it most weeks for business travel). So not recommended for frequent travellers, I picked mine up on “special” for about £30 so I guess you get what you pay for!

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  • phil roberts
    Posted at 05:49h, 10 July Reply

    I have a karrimor 70 litre bag which has been great but one wheel has worn flat and neefs to be replaced .can anyone suggest how ican get a replacement wheel my email address is philroberts.legal@gmail.com

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