I have been raving about this brand in this forum for years and the moment has finally come for a sale to happen.
Lojel is a quality luggage maker in Japan. Unlike Samsonite and Delsey, they don't make lower end products. My husband has been using their 31-inch hard-sided suitcase for 6 years and it still rocks! Sturdy, relatively lightweight, and well designed. Its excellent wheels have helped us navigate through Europe's cobblestone streets and gravel paths. Also, this suitcase offers 80:20 opening for easy packing--it opens almost like a soft-sided case--rather than the 50-50 "book style" which makes packing troublesome. This model has been discontinued.
I have long been advocating for Lojel's current flagship product--their Cubo line, which opens exactly like a soft-sided case, but a large Cubo costs $340 and it's now sold out.
The good news is that another excellent hard-sided model, which offers 85:15 opening, is now on sale at an online vendor as follows:
I just ordered the 31" in Olive Green color and can't wait. The price can't be beaten ($110-120) for the versatility, volume, and quality. I don't want to keep this secret and want to share it with everyone of you. Happy shopping!