Darrell - 9 months ago, Verified purchaser
I have purchased four of these so far, and will order a 5th shortly. These footlockers really fit the bill for my needs, and I HIGHLY recommend them. I purchased them to SAFELY store a fairly valuable collection of model trains. They appear to be of VERY STURDY, quality construction (so far), but they haven’t been through the rigors of long time use yet. The latches all line up true and straight, and snap tightly. The pictures should illustrate some of the following comments...There are a few minor shortcomings in my opinion:
Only ONE handle exists on ONE end of the trunk. It would be really handy to have one on each end. So if anything is loaded in it, you are compelled to drag it on the wheels (which roll VERY smoothly I might add). I wanted to move one into another room, and immediately reached for the other -non existent other handle- to carry it. Also, they don’t “stack”upon each other. Yes, one can be put on top of another, but the wheels and the metal feet on the bottom at the other end prevent them from actually stacking. So the one on top will overhang the other by the length of the wheel assembly, and won’t lay flat because of the feet. The wheel enclosures also cause minor interference with the inside storage dimensions. Not a big deal, but for my needs, it does take away a small bit of storage space (my trains are all in rectangular boxes, so a few won’t fit flush at the end on the wheel enclosures). Lastly, the tacked binding material along the edges is a bit wavy, but it looks like it should hold up OK. I do love these trunks despite their shortcomings- they are the only reason that I don’t rate it quite at 5 stars. If you are buying a low profile trunk for (probably) under bed storage, why would you care about stacking them anyway? I don’t. Lastly, I measured these at a total exterior height from the floor to the top edge at 8-7/8” (not 9-1/2”) and they tuck away neatly under the bed. With all of this said, if your needs are for a sturdy low profile foot locker, and the issues mentioned above are not an issue, this one won’t disappoint you!