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Samsonite Cosmolite

Samsonite Cosmolite

Series 3, Series 2, Series 1
2.3 from 34 reviews

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  • Build Quality
    2.8 (4)
  • Value for Money
    2.5 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    4.3 (4)


KellieL

KellieLSydney

  • 23 reviews

No issues

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I was late to the party of hard shell suitcases but I am glad I converted.

We have three Cosmolite suitcases in silver - carryon as well as the biggest one you can get and the next one up from the carryon.

All three were purchased at the Samsonite store at the Woodbury Common outlet in New York a few years ago for a greatly discounted price.

I would not pay full price for Samsonite as there are comparable suitcases on the market for less cost.

These suitcases have copped a battering as we travel overseas at least once a year and also do some travel within Australia.

Never had a problem but I would go for a darker colour if I was to purchase again as the silver marks very easily.

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Seventy

SeventyNorthern Region, NSW

LOve my big one,I

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I want the other sizes, but I'm having trouble sourcing them in Australia. They must be silver.
My big one has been to USA and many other places on busy long trips many times. No troubles except for picking up a few stains from other luggage in the hulls.

Purchased in December 2012 for $799.00.

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Kathryn L.

Kathryn L.Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Wheel fell off

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We have had damson before and have loved their quality so had no qualms buying the cosmolite. We travel roughly one or two times a year and had been happy with it. This time the wheel fell off and we were so shocked that it would happen to a Samsonite case. Then we heard that it happened to another acquaintance and then we googled and was shocked that it has happened to so my people!. Wished I researched it before instead of relying on previous Samsonite experience of their older models

Purchased in December 2015 at Myer.

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Lawrence

Lawrence

  • 2 reviews

For those doing research, this may not be the luggage for you

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Purchased in December 2014 for $849.00.

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Lifewolimits

LifewolimitsMelbourne

  • 2 reviews

81cm (or 158cm) failed requirements of many airlines especially the USA and even Qantas

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Warren and Sue

Warren and Sue

  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

very poor quality

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I have just purchased a cosmolite suitcase i have taken it on one trip it has very bad deep scratches it looks like I have had it for twenty years I contacted samsonite sent them a picture but sadly it is not covered by warranty I especially paid the exorbitant price as I travel a lot and wanted a sturdy suitcase.I do not believe it is worth the money and it is extremely poor quality I have an Antler suitcase which cost a quarter of the price have taken it around the world and is definitely better quality.


Broken wheel - 4 times

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Really frustrated with the Cosmolite 28’. Almost every time I check in my luggage, one wheel will be missing when I arrive destination. It happened to Sydney (2 times), Phnom Penh and Kuala Lumpur airport. While it’s the lightest luggage, the hassle is pretty painful when you’re travelling. The wheel cost AUD 50 to fix and will take up to 3 days, depending on your luck and where are you. Sydney can fix in 2 days. Kuala Lumpur I have to wait for 2 months coz samsonite have to order the wheel in. Don’t buy!


tassa

tassaFerring

Disappointing performance

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Seeved

SeevedMarbella

Excellent ultra-light durable luggage

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In the family we have two 75cm Samsonite Cosmolites (ver 1.0 and 2.0). We love them for their lightness and durability. They have performed faultlessly for several years of hard use, mostly fully packed (18-23 kgs). The older has made 60+ flights, and the younger 30+, w/o any problems whatsoever. I have now ordered a larger Cosmolite 81cm (v 3.0). In searching the Internet for suppliers, I stumbled on your site and was amazed by the number of poor reviews. Are you guys exceptionally unlucky or are the reviews paid for by competitors?

sukobi

sukobiSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 15 reviews

No complaints - as expected

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We have used Samsonite luggage for 25 years in one model or another without issue. I love these lightweight cases. We purchased the 74cm versions in 2013 and took them to the UK and USA without issue. They were a bit scuffed by the airlines, but not sure how this could be avoided. The cabin sized 55cm versions are so convenient and so easy to pack for a few days away and yet stay within the cabin bag weight limit meaning no checked baggage. I bought two of them separately on sale and remain happy with the purchase. They are so easy to manoeuvre around, especially when you are tired and/or rushed, as we tend to be when we're using them.


Zipper breaks and rubber hinges wear out extremely quick

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Do not buy if you want reliability. Had bought 6 for whole family...all unsatisfactory and no warranty as they say "wear and tear is normal and not covered...they sure do wear out and tear!!!


xris

xrisSydney, NSW

  • 4 reviews

Terrible useless luggage

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Purchased two samsonite cosmolite, the zipper broke While packing my (23kg) items. I transferred to the second bag thinking maybe my luck and this one is faulty. On my way back from my trip while packing just few hours before my flight the second bag’s zipper also broke and this wAs only the first time I use both. No I didn’t overpack. The quality is terrible considering the amount I paid. ALso the lock on one of them never worked. Very disappointed, I advise anyone to stay away from samsonite.


Terrible, wish I had never purchased

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3 out of 6 flights have lost a wheel. Terrible waste of money. I bought these cases as they are ultra light and thought they would be worth the money as we travel overseas 4 to 6 times a year and my husband travels weekly domestically. Have never lost a wheel off the cheap suitcases I have previously used. I have no faith in my luggage arriving intact, losing a wheel once I would think is bad luck but 3 times means poor design and quality. DONT buy these suitcases, and I wouldn't waste any further money on Samsonite ever again. The warrantee isn't worth the paper its written on.


Terrible wheels

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Will never buy samsonite again! Main attraction was the light weight but this is null and void if two wheels fall off.
Was fixed by shop but kept falling off so threw it away.
Absolutely gutted, saved up had this on lay by - Never again will I buy anything from samsonite!

Zip broke on first trip and now again on 3rd trip.

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Zip broke on the first trip. Argued with shop that they should send it away to get it repaired and won, but lost on picking it up and had to drive 1.5 hours there and back. Now on 3rd trip zip broke again. The zip has broken both times at the start and finish, and if you pull away the cloth that concels the the start of the zip you will see just a blob of glue to "stop" it pealing apart. Cheap idea but useless. Like most I paid premium price for what i thought was quality, maybe they were good a few years ago, but not now.

Annoyed Samsonite/Myer customer too !!!

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Zip failed on my Cosmolite 79cm spinner while in USA last month.
$35 repair job refused by Samsonite to be done on this $800+ piece of luggage..
Couldn't speak to Samsonite because of AFL Grand Final holiday in Melb today
Not happy Samsonite.

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Tony
Tony

Superior luggage

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Martin

MartinMelbourne

Great suitcase, super light

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I purchased a small and medium sized Samsonite about 4 years ago when Myer was having a 50% off sale. Everyone borrows them and it has traveled overseas about 6 times a year. I have never had any problems, except for the usual scratches and stickers.


Jim S

Jim SGoldCoast

Avoid it - quality terrible

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Two wheels came off the first time I used it on a flight from Brisbane to Vancouver. Paid a fortune for very disappointing quality. My cheaper case served me well for years.


Annamarie

Annamarie

  • 2 reviews
  • 7 likes

Shocked at poor performance

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I purchased 2 samsonite suitcases recently. They have both been used minimally. My family and I went on a month's holiday to Europe. When we came home both were completely unusable and it was difficult to get them home. The zip had exploded on one suitcase and clothes were hanging out. The wheel had caved in on the other one so that we could not pull it along. They are both beyond repair and I don't trust the brand anymore. I paid over $800 for these suitcases. The cheaper ones which accompanied us continue to be in perfect condition. Buyer beware!


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Questions & Answers

Doug

Dougasked

I live in regional NSW. Wheels fell off both my cases. No one here can repair. Any idea who can fix them?

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Peter

Peterasked

One wheel has come of three times in three years, and been repaired each time by a authorised repairer. How do we stop this continuing to occur and be prevented?

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Rob M.
Rob M.

I have the LITE-LOCKED FL which is supposedly the flagship model. Have experienced the same issue as you, wheels missing and the remaining wheels about to fall off. The screws constantly come loose so I've purchased a torx key set which I have to take with me so I can retighten the wheels every day or so (depending on how much rolling you are doing with your suitcase - the rougher the surface the quicker they come loose). Not ideal at all! Super disappointed.
considering locktite on the screws but then that could void the warranty


cleobasset1

cleobasset1asked

Considering a Cosmolite 55cm cabin bag, but really need a decent extendable handle, to slip another small hand bag with elasticised back panel over. The pictures show a very small handle. Do they extend further than all the product pictures show?

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Tony
Tony

My partner purchased one these when I purchased my large case .
Please be assured the handle does extend well and is suitable to attach small bag..
Good luck....


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