After 2-3 times checking it, the handle mechanism gets squished and inoperative. Which is too bad, because otherwise I love this bag. (I sill have my non-wheeling duffel which has lasted me for YEARS but of course is really heavy to lug around.) Unfortunately, I've had this exact same problem with previous Dakine roller bag. Question is: because their price point is so much lower, is it worth having to buy a new one every couple of years? Or get something more expensive where the handle is gonna be more durable. This time around, I'm opting for a different brand.