The AT Pop 3 Piece Spinner is a luggage set that most people can certainly afford. Made by American Tourister, it is priced under $200. American Tourister is a sister company of Samsonite. Having been around since 1933, it is one of the most trusted luggage brands today. Just like the other suitcases from the same company, the Pop 3 Piece Spinner Set does not cost an arm and a leg, making it perfect for people on a tight budget. Read on to see if it is a good fit.
The luggage set comes in three pieces. Measuring 21″ x 14″ x 7.5″, the smallest one may be too big for carry-on on some airlines. However, many people have reported that they had no problems getting it in the overhead compartment. The size is perfect for a quick weekend get away. The medium size measures 25″ x 18″ x 8.75″, making it ideal for a one-week trip.
Weighing 12.9 lbs, the largest bag is great for traveling on cruise ships. It measures 29″ x 20″ x 10″. It is a really large suitcase. While it is good for car or international travel, a number of reviewers have argued that it is too big to satisfy airline size requirements. It is best to check your airline policy before ordering if you want to use it for air travel.
The suitcases are constructed of 600 denier polyester, a cheaper alternative to nylon. Polyester is a lightweight material. People have found that the bags are very light for their size. The 21″ 4 wheeled carry-on weighs 8.6 lbs. The 25″ spinner weighs 10.2 lbs. At 12.9 lbs, the 29″ unit is not extremely lightweight but not too heavy either.
The set is not the highest quality. Polyester is not a naturally waterproof fabric. Furthermore, a number of reviews mention that these suitcases do not have any internal reinforcement. The material is not as thick as expected. They are easily overbalanced. However, for the price, you should not have high expectations. Despite such negative feedback, customer feedback suggests that it is a nice quality set of luggage for the price.
The wheels rotate in any direction that makes moving the luggage easy. The four wheel design allows you to roll the bag upright. There is one handle on the side that provides comfort when lifting a fully packed case. Customers have found that it is a well designed suitcase set with plenty of outside pockets for last minute items. All pieces have the ability to expand. The quality of the zippers also look good. All close and open easily with no catching.
Four color options are available: black, purple, aqua blue, red, and navy. The red color is not childish and overly bright. Your luggage will be easy to spot on the airline carousel and in the cruise terminal. Aqua blue is also a very easy color to spot in busy airport terminals. There are reviews complaining that the purple is darker than pictured but this is not a big issue for the majority.
This is not a fancy luggage set. There is no handle on the bottom of the bags. You need to get your own locks and tags. In terms of storage, the are no interior compartments for separating clothes or accessories. Some people wish there were interior pockets for smaller items. Other than these minor considerations the majority of reviewers find that it serves its purpose.
The AT3 piece spinner set is not perfect. Don’t expect top quality at a bargain price.
However, based on the customer feedback, all the benefits of this luggage set out weigh the drawbacks. There are better made options, but if you only travels occasionally the 3 piece spinner branded luggage set is worth considering.