The Good: Stylish and attractive design that offers simplicity and durability. Made from sturdy ABS and reinforced with molded corner guards. Lots of room and simple interior layout.
The Bad: Questionable zipper quality that may render the suitcase useless.
The Verdict: Overall, Out of Bounds by Kenneth Cole Reaction is a good piece of luggage that is probably best suited for casual traveling. The zipper quality is the only real downside of this otherwise great suitcase. If you decide to buy the Out of Bounds, just be cautious not to strain the main zipper too much and you should be fine.
Simple, and subtle, this Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds 28" suitcase is definitely a good looking piece of luggage. It's inconspicuous enough, but closer inspection reveals just how well thought out it actually is. One of its best features is its incredible durability and resistance to scratches and other forms of damage that may occur during airport handling.
There is nothing shocking about the exterior design of this suitcase. It's a classic boxy hard-body piece of luggage, and this simplicity is what makes it so appealing. The color schemes you can choose from are limited, and the Out of bounds' texture means that no scratches will easily show on it. The zipper used to close the suitcase is of questionable quality and is the main downside of this model. It appears to be poorly made, and is known to fail rather often. The four wheels installed at the bottom seem to be smooth and durable enough for frequent use.
The body of Out of Bounds is made from ABS, and reinforced with molded corner guards. Because of this it's probably one of the most durable suitcases in its market segment. The handle is rather average but well made, and is activated by a single button.
The interior of Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds sports a familiar layout. You have one half of the suitcase that houses a compartment equipped with elastic straps, while the other half is separated by a nylon membrane. There is a zipper operated pocket on the bottom of each half, and an accessory pocket in the main storage compartment.
Dimensions: 11.2" x 28" x 17.6"
Made of 95% ABS
Attractive yet subtle design
Out of Bounds is a very stylish and attractive piece of luggage. It is simple and functional, while the price makes it a great value. However the quality of the zippers used in this suitcase is sub par, which is why there is a slight chance of them failing. While this doesn't happen often, it's something to keep in mind if you are interested in purchasing this suitcase.
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