caitlin.m.2063606wrote a review of Marmot Rolling Hauler Bag - 4880-6720cu in on September 2, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I was very excited when I received this bag, as the material is sturdy and it is quite a handsome piece of luggage. The 3 large pockets are also perfect for storing shoes, dirty laundry and other items separately from the main compartment. The compression straps are pretty good, although I wish they extended all the way to the bottom of the bag for use when only partially full. And it rolls very smoothly when packed full. BUT, unless you only plan to use this bag between home, car and airport, it fails in other respects. The biggest issue is that there are no side handles to help you carry it up/down stairs or across uneven pieces of ground. I took it on a week-long vacation that involved several bits of public transportation between airports (trains, buses, subways) and I found it exceptionally awkward to carry up and down stairs because there are no duffel-type handles on the sides to grab onto. This is exacerbated by the fact that the bag is quite tall/long, so it's virtually impossible to carry it when full using only the handles at the ends. This seems like such a simple but crucial design flaw that I might try to return it. Marmot, if you fix this extremely fundamental issue then I'd give it 5 stars in a heartbeat.