Gear Review

5 5

North Face Sidetrack 25

I have been very pleased with my new roller bag. Even though it is a tad larger than the airlines officially allow I have found it fits most overhead bins, although it often has to go in sideways-- which always draws a stern look from the flight attendants for hogging extra space! But hey, with what they charge for a ticket nowadays- what the heck. The wheels and handle mechanism are very smooth and robust in design and function. The zippered compartment in one half of the suitcase is great for keeping shirts and slacks in order. The mesh screen that straps down in the other half of the suitcase does a great job keeping everything else secure. I am liking this case better than my Tumi which I had to retire after 18 years and half a million miles.