I need to replace my old large luggage with new lighter luggage for our trip. With new checked bag regulations of about $25 per checked bag for one way trip. I am forced to upgrade.. I knew this when planning the trip. The old " Name Brand" held up well just thinking of buying a less expensive brand. Any suggestions from more experienced travelers. PS It is really going to be difficult for DW to keep the bags under 50LBs.. her purse is close to that now!