Very Poor Quality
I purchased 3 of these luggage and 2 got damaged in my very first trip to UK. One of them the wire is bent and it can be said its a handling fault by the hotel. 2nd one the Handle is jammed. It's stuck halfway and no noticeable bend. Obviously from somewhere it is bent. we had to put it in forcefully to continue on the journey. And when I took it to the Samsonite repair centre, the handle is not covered by the Warranty. So 10 Year Warranty is nothing but misleading. If the material is not strong enough wo take weight of the bag for 1 trip, it i...s a manufacturing fault. Wither the aluminium used in the handle is not strong enough or has impurities. I do not recommend you to buy Samsonite 72 Hr luggage. It is smooth and lightweight but If breaks in 1 trip is it really worth?
- 72 hours 78cm Spinner
Light but flimsy
On its maiden voyage over to the US the handle has already become jammed and won't come up. When I opened up the bag to look at this, the metal housing had curved inwards. Great idea because of how light the bag is but if the one part of the frame is going to get out of shape from one journey and the usual throwing around luggage gets then not worth the money.
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.
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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.
Good But The Handle Button Is Too Sensitive
I love this with all its compartments. I particularly love its lightness (however I have still filled it up). Two disappointing aspects: the button to fold down the handle is raised and therefore really easy tide press and the handle folds unexpectedly. The second aspect: no laptop compartment, I solved by using a laptop sleeve I've had for years.
Update April 2016 this will be lucky to last the financial year
Lightweight but flimsy, a poor choice
On the second trip with the Samsonite 78 Hours lightweight suitcase the extendable handle was bent inwards, could straighten it with my hands but it kinked and is now permanently stuck. Flimsy construction. I travel a lot and buy a new suitcase every few years, this one was a poor choice.
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