So, this is how my life works. I was wandering aroundÂ CHA Winter with my wobbly travel suitcase, using it to stow materials and hold my notes as I was making my way around the show floor. I have back issues, so a messenger bag/backpack just doesn’t work for me. As I paused in an aisle to get something out- and as I unzipped it, the contents tumbled onto the show floor! A lovely woman called to me from her booth, which was selling travel luggage for crafts- to show me a better way. An hour later, I was rolling around with a “Crafts On Wheels” large suitcase from Tutto.com!
Wait til you see this luggage- so many nooks and crannies and pouches and dividers to keep your scrapbooking/crafting goodies organized!
Here’s a description from the website:
Dimension: 20″ L x 14″ H x 9″ D
Top access: 15″ L x 6.25″ D
Weighs: 11.5 lbs
Available Colors: Black, Lime, Purple, Pink
The ultimate 4 wheels case for the scrapbooker, rubber stamper, and general crafter on the go!
- Variety of pockets and loops for organizing and transporting all of your supplies.
- Exterior is tear & puncture resistant durable nylon.
- Structure is sturdy & lightweight fiberglass.
- Weight distributes over the four wheel base for easy pulling with no back strain.
- 1 horizontal and 2 vertical dividers customize the interior for multiple uses.
- The sturdy frame are strong enough to hold up to 100lbs on top.
- When not in use, it folds to 3″ for compact storage.
So let me show you the photos of my tote, with a little tour, OK?
Let’s look at the middle, larger section first. It’s got a top flap with a handle and two zippers- so one pull will open up the large compartment. Here’s how it looks open:
It comes with velcro dividers, so you can split it up lenght-wise or width-wise.
Now lets look at the side pockets. On one side there are removable pockets and zippered mesh pockets. The flap, when open, reveals elastic straps pockets.
The front pocket is secured with velcro, too.
The other compartment has fewer dividers, and is great for albums, large papers, file folders, etc:
One of the best features of this luggage is that it folds down. This is super-handy if you are traveling to conventions or crops, like I do. You can fold it down, place it in your big suitcase, and then use it throughout the show. When it’s full, you can check it as an extra piece of luggage (for the large size) OR use it as a carry-on for the medium size.
And it’s strong enough to sit on (up to 150 pounds) if you need to take a load off!
Here’s a detail the folding-down process:
Next reach in the center section and lift up the two bottom panel flaps that make up the “floor” of the tote.
Now, SQUISH! (Please, make sure everything is out of the case! : )
While the online info says it will collapse to 3″ of space, the truth is that it’s more like 5 1/2 inches- but that’s including the dividers and handle and strap in the front pocket. You could get it smaller if you didn’t include those. But you need them, so I do.
I pulled this tote all over the convention, and then checked it as my second piece of luggage on the way home. The wheels made it super easy and smooth to pull, even on carpet. And the load off of my back was amazing! Since it’s stable on FOUR wheels- not just two, like with a wheelie cart- it was very comfortable to pull. And the wheels also pivot, so it’s more maneuverable than you’d guess.
After pulling it off of the carousel at the airport, I didn’t see any knicks to the canvas. It seems really durable, and I have no qualms about using it as a checked piece of luggage. However, I DO want the medium size Crafts On Wheels to use a carry on, too. It’s perfect for smaller trips/crops.
The Medium Crafts on Wheels retails on the site for $160, but currently it’s on sale for $144.00 and is available in 4 colors. The Large Crafts on Wheels retails for $180 USD, but is on sale for $162.00. It would make a great birthday, holiday, or Mother’s Day gift for an avid crafter.
PS- there are many other versions of pulled bags on the site-including ones for pets, sewing machines, and portable offices. You should take a look!
Disclosure: Sample provided for review.
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