Review: Delsey Caumartin

Question: Is it worth the price tag?

This post has been drafted since August 2017 and allegedly went incognito in our draft box for 7 months.
We know bloggers should be more 'efficient' when it comes to product reviews however this was an exception.
Traveling is what we do for a living, not literally, but our career requires us to live out of a suitcase (and a cheap $10 clothing rack) most of the time.
From the number of boarding passes collected, we do approximately 8 flights per month on average.
Out of which most are done with just a carry-on, a laptop case and two eye-bags.
The old carry-on gave me backaches and it was too small to fully utilize capacity allowed by most airlines.
It was time to ditch the good ol' and invest in a carry-on that could bring me, my 20 pairs of socks and fluffy PJs to Mars. 
 Driven by the hefty price tag, we tested the Delsey Caumartin carry-on to the absolute maximum.
From how much it can fit, to how well the zipper and wheels perform and if it does equally or beyond what a carry-on should do.

CAUMARTIN 55 CM SLIM 4 DOUBLE WHEELS CABIN TROLLEY CASE

  • H 55 x L 40 x W 20

  • 37.26 L

  • 2.2 KG

  • RYANAIR CABIN SUITCASE

  • ULTRALIGHT

  • 4 EASY RUNNING & QUIET WHEELS

  • POLY-CARBONATE

  • TSA COMBINATION LOCK

  • 5 YEARS WORLDWIDE GUARANTEE

FIT TEST

Without considering baggage weight restrictions.

A good carry-on luggage can double up as a check-in luggage anytime.

How much does it fit?

- 7 sweaters . 2 PANTS .
. 2 SKIRTS . 1 SCARF .
. 1 COAT . 1 HANDBAG .
. mAKEUP POUCH . WASH-BAG .
. DOCUMENT HOLDER .
. MISCELLANEOUS POUCH .

final verdict

Delsey Caumartin 55 cm fits everything I need for a 2-weeks-long trip! Double-wheels worked excellent throughout the 8 months test period. Doesn't get caught in parchment or pebbled walkways and glides like a dream without telling everyone you have arrived. Quiet wheels indeed! The handle works great with a maximum 10 kg load before it gets weird. Honestly, I have been pushing it beyond 12 kg. Shame on me. Tiny scabs at the bottom part of the carry-on but nothing too major. This carry-on weigh 2.2 kg (empty) which is heaven.

I love how the carry-on doesn't lose its shape even being stuffed with a mother-load of 'necessities' (i.e. ice-cream flavoured oreos) and remains looking light. The Delsey Caumartin 55 cm well justifies the price tag because we've got our money's worth. As of now, we are eyeing on the Delsey Caumartin 65 cm as a replacement for our 4 years old Delsey suitcase that has seen better days. Hope this post is informative if you are out in the market for a new suitcase! Signing off x


Life Update


Living life on a rainbow recently.
Career change and work challenge makes me excited.
Everything outside my comfort zone is making me high.
Don't be fooled by the monochromatic picture and I'm not on drugs. haha!

Subconsciously juggling work and studies like a clown. 
This final module is way tougher than I've expected! Journey to Masters graduation seems bumpy.
Totally beaten down by my not-good-enough English literacy (#sarcasm) with understanding on all reading material like a 3-year-old.
Everything worsens when Baidu translate decides to tell you that 'Emancipator Rhetoric' is Italian, with the meaning of Chicken Rice in Bean Paste.
You know life is good. Joke aside, 解放的修辞 still doesn't make sense. Baidu translate failed my entire August.
Fingers crossed for a better September.
Stocking up on coffee mix and warm cuddles before heading back to Hunan! :)

Inspirational Monday


 

 


Work took over. Not complaining because I loveeeee my job. 
My plate has been so full that finding time (or even making time) for blogging doesn't seem possible.
It was the first time in 24 years where the word IMPOSSIBLE came to me. 

Three months without INSPIRATIONAL MONDAY is coming to and end.
How have you been by the way?
xo