Very clever take on the travel luggage theme
I travel extensively across the UK and occasional overseas trips on business; on planes, trains & automobiles. So after many years of faithful service, my old roller case finally gave up the ghost. I saw the Gate8 advert in an inflight magazine and phoned through to the company to get more information.
The service, advice and helpfulness I received is definitely a cut above the norm and on their advice ordered the Tri-Fold Garment MATE. As I happened to be travelling at the time, they arranged for the case to be delivered directly to the next hotel I was due to stay at - great and flexible service!
On to the case itself, it is a very clever and flexible take on the old suit-carrier style of case. The case is roomy and has some really nice touches, from the velcro attached open bags to the zip-off laptop bag and multiple pockets and smaller trinket pockets, these are very well thought out.
As I travel so much, my bags do get a complete workout and to date the bag has coped extremely well showing no signs of wear and tear demonstrating the high quality of components used. The handles are soft to touch and are extremely comfortable to use and the wheels being a softer compound than most make the bag appear to glide over surfaces. My only criticism is that the case is very wide as it is effectively turned through 90DEG from most other cases making it very stable to roll but on more than one occasion I have bumped it into lifts, corners of walls and so on. This is really picking holes as the case really is both clever, well thought out and well made from high quality components.
Overall I am very pleased with my purchase, the service from Gate8 has been exceptional and I sing the praises of the case to anyone who asks!
Reviewed by: Peter Dimblad from United Kingdom.