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 $150.00.
- 72 hours 55cm Spinner
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.
I got a good deal on this and I'm liking it so far. Have used it for a few business trips. Really light which makes it great for short trips.
I was so hopeful. It had a great weight, volume, manoeuvrability, expandability and then the zipper failed and popped open 3 times on the first use. I took it back to Myers and they refunded and I purchased a Samsonite Blite 3 instead. I hope it will be a better choice. I chose this one to replace it as it had a double wheel and appeared to feel more stable.
I would say it is an OK case, been using it for a while, not so fancy but OK. Firm and don't get dirty easily. Which is fine to travel with.
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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