I tried several other hardshell suitcases before this, and was unhappy from day one with the others. One of them didn't even survive the first baggage claim episode. The Journey is not only durable and secure, it appears to be waterproof to some degree (not sure what the claims are for this luggage) because at one airport everything came to the baggage claim soaked, but inside my suitcase was completely dry. It's also very durable, from the wheels to the handles. I also loved the ability to customize functions and colors. It makes it stylish, and easier to spot on the baggage carousel. Very pleased. I now have two suitcases from ROAM.