Checking luggage is a hassle that no one should have to deal with. Skip the the struggle and get yourself the DaKine Odell Roller 39L Roller Bag. It's big enough to carry all your stuff and small enough to fit in the overhead.
600D Polyester Ripstop (Limeade, Offshore)
PU Suede accents
22" x 13" x 8"
Exterior organizer pockets
Legal carry on size for most airlines
Replaceable urethane wheels