Best roomy light weight cabin bag!
I regularly used one of these 1.5 kg Samsonite spinner cabin suitcases for multiple trips and never had any issues with it so we needed another cabin case we bought another one exactly the same, which also has done multiply trips, including overseas trips, and neither has caused us any grief. We have been so pleased with how much stuff we can fit in them to carry on board. With them only weighing 1.5 kg it has meant that the extra room doesn't usually over shoot the limits on flight cabin bag weight restrictions. The cases have been booked thro...ugh in the luggage hold on return trips and they have come out fine. But normally I prefer to keep these cases for carrying on board, so they last longer, as there doesn't seem to be any other cases for sale that are as spacious and light weight, should they ever get damaged and need to be replaced. These cases also come with a fold up spacious zipper bag, inside a drawstring bag, which is handy to put soft new purchases in when booking in an extra case on a return trip.
Purchased in March 2014 for A$150.00.
- 72 hours 55cm Spinner
- Verified purchase
What a total load of Rubbish
We purchased two bags from Stand-bags in Woden, Canberra on the 8th July 2017. Both are broken, the first bag (large one) the zip split and the stitching has came undone. I talked to the assistant manager a week before heading off on a holiday and he told me to bring the bag in after the holiday. The smaller hand luggage bag at that time was fine, we have only used both bags for internal travel twice. When i got into Sydney on my way home i noticed the wheels on the carrybag were not working well, it was uncomfortable to pull along the side of...me. I would like to state that the Cabin bag has always traveled with me, it has never been checked in ...ever..Stored in overhead storage on the plane. When we got back from our holiday I called the shop to tell them i was bringing the bags in on the weekend, for them to replace, which i did. I left the bags in the shop on Saturday with a lovely lady who said the assistant manager would call me immediately. I got no call. I called them on Monday morning, no manager in today, i left my details and I got a call on Tuesday morning from the Assistant manager. He told me they would replace the large suitcase (no kidding, its broken), but that we had damaged the small one and so therefore it was our problem. We would need to pack, send and pay for it to go to Melbourne. End of story...not covered by warranty apparently (the 10 years that they told us about when purchasing, didn't cover the frame bending) Why is the frame bent!! Its only ever been in the overhead lockers, with pillows and headphones in it! Shame on you SAMSONITE and STRAND-BAGS. The young man we dealt with was rude, complacent and couldn't have cared less, called me a liar, in as many words, when i said i had always looked after the bag.. I have always purchased this brand, from this shop, but will never ever do so again. Its not over, I will be taking this further....FACEBOOK Next, then to Fair Trading.
- 72 hours 55cm Spinner
- Verified purchase
Lightest carry on, perfect for LCC traveling
It has been my budget travel buddy for more than 10 times of trips using LCCs. 1.5 kg for a carry-on luggage with 4 wheels can be the lightest that I could ask for. I have backpain so had been looking for a light weight suitcase that I could roll rather than using backpack. So far I have not had any issues and quite happy with the simple practical function of this bag. This luggage helped me to save $$ from checking in luggage. I normally travel with my minimum stuff, which allowed me to travel for 10 days with this one :)
Would like to defend what for me has been a game changer.
Haven’t had any of the handle issues described. Construction quality is excellent.
I use this bag every weekend travelling to and from work (country Vic) And multiple domestic international flights.
I don’t give it any special treatment (throw it in and go and the spinners make towing it along a breeze)
The 1.5kg weight helps maximise weight in the age of Jetstar/Tiger And even International ie Thai Airways are checking cabin bags now.
All in all an excellent bag for the money
The lightest out there
It is now my favourite carry-on. The lightest out there, 1.5kg and this is very important when you are allowed only 7kg or even 5kg as carry-on with some airlines.
Weighs merely 1.5 kg
Samsonite has managed to manufacture a 55 cm cabin bag with 4 roller wheels, that weighs only 1.5 kg. In an era when some airlines are enforcing the cabin baggage weight, having such a light cabin bag is very useful. Also, it is easier to carry a lighter bag.
I bought one over a year ago. When my wife saw it, she wanted one as well, so I bought another one. My wife and I have been retired from work for 6 years. We have been travelling overseas for holidays 2 to 3 times each year, for a total of 2 months each year. Have been to over 200 citie...s/towns in 43 countries. Hope to reach 50 countries over the next few years. Our main suitcase, each, is a Samsonite Firelight hard case that weighs only 2.9 kg. We did consider buying a Samsonite Firelight cabin bag to match the suitcases, but it is much more expensive and does not have a side pocket for our travel documents, books and newspapers. Also weighs 1.9 kg.
I love it!
We first purchased the cabin bag, then the medium and now also large 72 hours and love them. I have not had any handle issues described here, the button is slightly raised but I don't find I accidentally close it as it is in the palm of the land not fingers.
These bags have clocked up a lot of miles, Australia - Europe twice, domestic flights and to the US now to Asia and they still look new. The cabin bag especially has been excellent, the light weight makes it effortless to travel for a weekend with carry on only.
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