Troy N.wrote a review of The North Face Rolling Thunder 22in Carry-On Bag on February 17, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bag is simply awesome. There is an unexplainable characteristic about this bag that make it simply awesome to pull and maneuver around. Balance, angle, handle, wheels...the combo is great.
I've had this bag for 1.5 years, traveled on probably 30 flights all around the world. It is by far the best bag I've owned and I would buy the exact one again.
I have the black which I think looks the best and I can pull it off even in pretty formal travel situations (business class or rolling into a client's office before a flight).
It it pretty simply inside - one main compartment which I like. Its quick-access top-pocket is great - big enough to stash most anything last minute.
The finish, which in the black model, starts really sweet looking does get roughed up if you are forced to check it a bunch. I seldom need to check it because it fits in all but the smallest planes.
My only suggestion for the next gen of this is to have some sort of tie-downs inside so when it's not full, my gear doesn't all sink to the bottom. I've thought about grabbing a bungee net because it has nice loop-straps on the inside sides.
See pic - it still looks pretty decent and has the same amazing feel as when new.