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Samsonite Firelite

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HER

HERAU

  • 8 reviews
  • 2 likes

Damaged in transit

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The bag didn't survive it's maiden voyage. The covering of the hinge caught and bent back. Airline denied liability. Samsonite refused to honour the warranty. Single use very expensive bag. Wouldn't buy Samsonite again.


Best suitcase I have had. Tough and light weight.

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Morgaine

MorgaineSydney

  • 3 reviews

Large, light, but not very hardy

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lai

laiSydney

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes

Plastic leg shaft snap, because air bubble inside when manufacturing.

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Plastic leg shaft snap, because air bubble inside manufacturing defect.

Rubbish product and rubbish company, I will never buy any smasonite, overpriced junk.
Called customer service center, left message, but no reply, they just don't care, so long as marking is good there will be people buy it.


Lynn

LynnAdelaide

  • 3 reviews
  • 5 likes

Didn't meet expectations

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Lynn
Lynn

Purchased the case through Strandbags who arranged to replace it with a new one, without any problems. Thanks Strandbags


Customer101

Customer101Melbourne

  • 38 reviews
  • 28 likes

Only 2.9 kg for a 75 cm suitcase

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My wife and I, bought one of these suitcases, each. The patented CURV material is very strong and is supposed to be used for making bullet proof vests. For a hard-case suitcase with a volume capacity of 93 litres, it is very light.

We chose these instead of the Cosmolite, as we had read about the widespread problems with faulty zips in the Cosmolite range. Also, the Firelite range has a protection layer for the zip and is supposed to be water-proof if caught in the rain.

The four wheels are very good, hardy in build quality and easy to roll. We have tested both suitcases in a trip across France for a month. They passed the test.

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Customer101
Customer101

Update June 2016. Our suitcases have been used during our holidays in Canada and USA for a month; and in China for 3 weeks; also in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore for 3 weeks. Still in very good condition. Next trip is Japan for 2 weeks.

Customer101
Customer101

Update July 2017. Both suitcases continue to perform very well. Have been overseas twice this year for our holidays.

Questions & Answers

Jolly

Jollyasked

Firelite 81cm Spinner

Does anyone has the review for samsonite orfeo 81cm?

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Scottycat
Scottycat

I had one and gave it to my daughter for local travel in a car. Nothing wrong with it, except many airline and check in counters would put 'heavy ' stickers on it even though it was less than 20kg. A train check-in at Montreal to Ottawa refused to take it on the carriage and it had to go in the baggage wagon. Maybe the burnt orange colour attracted the attention.

Scottycat
Scottycat

I had one and gave it to my daughter for local travel in a car. Nothing wrong with it, except many airline and check in counters would put 'heavy ' stickers on it even though it was less than 20kg. A train check-in at Montreal to Ottawa refused to take it on the carriage and it had to go in the baggage wagon. Maybe the burnt orange colour attracted the attention.


ron hutchinson

ron hutchinsonasked

do you have any reviews on Samsonite Octolite 67cm

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HER
HER

We bought an Octolite 81 cm. Its hinge busted off on its maiden voyage! Didn't even make it intact from Australia to Norway. Now completely useless. We now have the hassle of trying to get warranty in a foreign speaking country. The zipper was intact. The hinge protrudes and must have caught on something in transit.


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