Twice in one year isn’t good. I have a samsonite I bought on sale. Still thought it was expensive. Only one wheel repair. One other part. Surviving well though but not using it lately. Had soft case as well, smaller black wolf, then Sierra which also broke. Mainly the bars the handles slide back into within the bag. I also don’t like the book-style opening for samsonite. Doesn’t work for most rooms. Prefer soft shell. Has compartments. Easier organizing gear.
You can either go for something expensive and hope it lives up to the durability test, or accept something cheaper and accept you’re going to replace every couple of years. I went for option B. Figured I’d cry less than if I went with option A and it didn’t work out 🙄
I also didn’t want want to spend that much on … a bag.