At Gate8, we know that "taking our word for it" may not be enough. This week, we've reached out into the world of business travel for another independent road test of our Rolling Tri-Fold, this time from Budget Airline Watch, a specialist website aiming to provide consumer information about UK budget airlines.
Budget Airline Watch provided a glowing second opinion to complement the verdict of Gate8's debut road testers, the legal lifestyle website, Law & More. With a thumbs-up for train journeys, this time the Tri-Fold hit the skies, on a UK domestic flight from Newcastle to London Gatwick.
The Budget Airline Watch reviewer cut straight to the chase, remarking on a key feature of the product: "Our favourite aspect of the Gate8 bag is the detachable laptop case that holds machines of up to 17″ and comes with its own shoulder strap. It is ideal for the business traveller who wants to drop their bag in their hotel room, unzip the laptop case, and head straight to their meeting without having to unpack items from their luggage first".
The article was quick to note the ease of use of the overhead locker - having encountered the less-than-voluminous storage space aboard Flybe planes, the Gate8 Tri-Fold slotted in comfortably where other passengers were struggling.
"When we received this particular luggage ‘solution’, we thought 'hmm – this one looks a quality product' and we were not disappointed", said the reviewer. Another thumbs-up, then.