The Minsk range of suitcases are imported into Australia by Luggage Direct exclusively, for the traveller on a budget, who wants a reliable suitcase a respected international luggage manufacturer. That manufacturer is IT Luggage, a UK based manufacturer, who invented the expanding zip on hardside luggage, and rapidly became one of the largest manufacturers in the world, behind Samsonite. For a budget “no-frills” bag, the Minsk’s curved image is actually quite stunning. Made of durable non-scratch ABS material, the Minsk opens up to reveal an extensive internal pocketing system, far superior to most Antler and American Tourister suiutcases. With TSA locks and a 4 wheel spinner system, the IT LUGGAGE Minsk provides all the key features an international traveller requires, at a fraction of the price of most of its “medium level” competitors. RECOMMENDATION: The Minsk appeals to two distinct travellers. The traveller on a budget wanting the best, most practical suitcase he/she can afford for their trip. And the more cynical traveller, who has seen what baggage handlers can do to expensive luggage, and who view the medium quality Minsk as a far better return on investment!