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A suitcase is something we consider a long-term buy. It's a sizeable investment, and a durable one will hopefully last you a good few years. Unless there is a big sale going on, it's quite unusual for a certain line of luggage to sell out like hotcakes. Quince's suitcases, however, are the total exception.
Believe us when we say that this is a highly coveted item. In fact, we have often tried to include Quince in our roundup of the best rolling luggage on the market, but it would be out of stock by the time we publish the story. Take a closer look at the brand's track record, and it becomes less surprising: Our readers have long appreciated its offering of affordable and high-quality basics, from jewelry to wardrobe essentials to dreamy bedding.
That same approach has carried over to the brand's travel product line. Now that the check-in suitcase is back in stock after a long hiatus, it is time to strike. Read on to see what all the hype is about.
This product had a few attributes that immediately jumped out to me, a travel writer who has spent a lot of time reviewing suitcases (and combing through other people's reviews). Firstly, the hardshell exterior is made of polycarbonate, which is the most durable luggage material out there. The wheels also carry some serious credentials: The Hinomoto 360-degree spinner wheels are made in Japan and have been praised by reviewers for their smooth swiveling and near silence when in motion.
Other specs are also comparable to higher-end alternatives, such as the sleek YKK zippers, internal compression function, waterproof lining, and a detachable laundry bag. There is also a free scruff remover to keep the appearance in top shape. The roller comes in two colors, a matte black and an oatmeal-tan color.
According to the brand, the 22-inch case can comfortably hold six to nine outfits. This is a standard size for cabin luggage that is accepted on domestic flights within the U.S., but make sure to check individual airline regulations if you plan on traveling internationally.
The secret sauce behind the suitcase's sought-after status seems to be the amazing value. Many reviewers have remarked on the fact that the retail price of $129.90 is more than 50% cheaper than designer options with very similar features. Some hardcore fans have even mentioned returning all the other more expensive suitcases they have bought in favor of this one.
As Katherine, a reviewer, puts it: "I bought the carry-on suitcase and I loved it, so I bought the check-in size. It is simple and understated in design, which I love. It is definitely high quality and fits a ton of stuff. I am hoping not to need to buy another suitcase for many, many years."
The brand also offers a larger 26-inch suitcase, with can hold around ten to 12 outfits. It weighs just under nine pounds, which is pretty decent, since larger suitcases that weigh 10 pounds or less are considered lightweight.
Reviewers have commented on how much they love the neutral colors of the exterior and how it comes with plenty compartments that make packing a lot easier (thus eliminating the need to stock up on packing cubes). "[This suitcase] held up well on a two-week trip to Morocco, where I was rolling it through some pretty rough, ancient, stone streets and alleyways," writes Jenny, a happy Quince customer. "Scruff marks came out with the sponge it came with. It's beautiful to boot."
Given how quickly these suitcases sold out the last time around — seriously, we barely had time to hit "publish" on this piece — we would recommend acting early if you want to score yourself a piece of beautiful minimalist luggage that looks way more expensive that what it actually costs.
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