You simply can't be Dakine for luggage, and this bag is the cream of the crop for all your traveling needs, especially when you're on the road as much as I am, where this bag has easily and happily doubled as my home away from home.
I first picked up this bag about two and a half years ago before my first big journey overseas to China where I promptly stuffed it with counterfeit DVD's and Louis Vuitton wallets. Since then, I've taken it all over the world about three or four times over, with trips all over Asia, Europe and the Middle East...and it's still rocking.
The zippers are tougher than a gang member from East LA and the wheels have seen more abuse that Richard Simmons at the hands of David Letterman. I've dragged this bad boy down huge flights of stairs in London, cobblestone streets in Zurich and dusty roads in Cairo...and it won't give up.
With the heavy duty handle up top right down to the burly urethane wheels at the bottom, pretty much every aspect of this bag's design kicks ass.
Like most luggage, the Split Roller opens up into two compartments, but unlike most luggage, the uber strong zippers make it easy to jam pack a ton of stuff into them without having break the zippers (along with your sanity) to get it zipped up.
It also boasts two sets of outside pockets on the top of your bag where you can store things like your passport and bathroom bag in the event that you get held up by guerrillas at a military checkpoint and you need to show your ID while shitting your pants at the same time.
As I mentioned, I've had this bag for over two years of non-stop traveling, and it's still holding strong. For a bag to last that long with that much usage, you know it's worth every penny.