Does this stand up on its own?
ALFRED B I do not like this new model (I have a previous version to compare to). High Sierra changed the wheels from inside and strengthened to outside and exposed. It does not stand up. Just bought 3 bags (one 28 and two 34") and both wheels on both bags are splaying out after a single trip to Europe under moderate loading. Neither new bag held up, but their old counterpart (also on the trip) is still going strong after nearly 3 years of use, although the fabric on it is getting thin on the corners. I do not recommend this new version of the High Sierra Evolution duffel.
EMILY J Yes, but depends on how it's packed. It can tip over, as can other roller type luggage, if top heavy. We used this bag to travel through Norway and it worked great! Loved all the compartments and it seems sturdy.
ANTHONY M It can... but it is not the most stable. And to get it to stand up at all, it needs to be mostly to all the way packed and even then it leans slightly. It helped that I used some awareness and packed the heavier items (books, boots, etc.) on the wheeled end and the lighter items (toiletries, flip flops, etc) on the handled end. Don't misunderstand, it was functional when I traveled with it and I didn't have to hold it up when standing in the airport line, but I do wish it bad been designed a little more stable upright. I will say that I like the different compartments and the space of the bag. My only real complaint is one of the plastic tabs on the zipper pull broke first time I used it... but I'm reluctant to choose blame between the bag manufacturer and the air carrier.