Gail B.wrote a review of The North Face Rolling Thunder 22in Carry-On Bag on September 9, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This bag surpassed my expectations as I was able to actually test it during two weeks in Japan (which was during the heat wave and typhoon Jongdari in July). Transportation modes included: buses, cars, trains, planes, and walking. No issues with plane overhead bins; I often had it sideways to accommodate othersâ âcarry-on sizeâ luggage. This is my first rolling thunder, so I have no comparison to the last model.
If you have mastered the art of packing, the size is PERFECT. Worked fantastic on the train, bus, plane, and walking to/from the train station. Its size allowed for easy maneuverability.
Walked/rolled through the typhoon after an hour-long train ride. Excellent water-resistant material and zippers; contents inside were COMPLETELY dry and water didnât seep through the zippers (my companion was not so lucky with her regular cloth rolling luggage). I was super psyched walking through 20 mph winds, sideways rain, and putting the luggage through what it was built for. Had no issues whatsoever with the wheels.
The only feature that I was meh about, was the Sherpa strap. Strapped my Tom Bihn Brain Bag on and it dragged on the floor. Most of the time I sat my bag on top of the luggage against the telescope handle and wrapped the Sherpa strap around the top handle. The backpacks position made it heavier to roll since the weight was now distributed higher, but it worked.