Fellow Traveler’s! Help!

I am preparing for my China trip, and I need to get 2 suitcases that are as close as possible to the maximum size (62 inches).  

I’m not particular to brand or material, while budget is a factor.  

So what are your experiences with luggage?

Any brands or types you particularly hate/loved?  Looking for advice on ease of handling, packing, durability, price, etc.

I’ll write up a review on everything I’ve learned after I’ve made my choice 🙂