In Review: TravelPro Maxlite 3 21 Inch Expandable Spinner

TravelPro Maxlite 3 21 Inch Expandable Spinner

Do you have a need for a reasonably priced travel luggage for short trips? If so, then the Travelpro Maxlite 3 Expandable Spinner may be for you. Travelpro has a good reputation for producing high quality lugagges and based on the customer feedback, this one holds up to that. Now let us see whether the luggage will fit the bill.

At 21 inches high x 14 inches wide x 9 inches deep, reviews written by Amazon’s customers suggest that it is a great carry on size piece. Just keep in mind that with wheels, the bag is taller than 21″. It is best to contact your airline and see their carry on restrictions if you plan to use it for air travel.

Weighing 6.5 lbs, so many people have been pleased with its lightweight design, making it easy to lift up and down when necessary. It weighs a lot less than many other brands of 21″ spinners, including the Travelpro Crew 9 which is designed for domestic carry-on.

Suitcases in this size are not intended for long travel days. But they are great for light packing. This 21 Inch still offers plenty of room for items. Big enough for 3-4 day trips. Also do not forget that this suitcase is expandable. When expanded, you may be able to pack a week’s worth of clothing in this bag.

Unlike the Crew 9 that features two exterior front panel compartments and a little pocket on the side for holding a water bottle, the Travelpro Maxlite 3 does not have lots of pockets and storage options. However, if all you want is a simple, lightweight luggage, then the this product is one to consider. It still offers a small mesh pocket inside and a front zipped pocket outside to help you keep things organized.

The 21 Inch luggage comes equipped with a telescoping aluminum handle. The handle has two stops at 38 inch and 42.5 inch to accomodate users of different height. There is a button on top of handle to collapse the telescoping handle. With a side handle and a bottom handle, getting it in and out of the trunk or the airplane bin will not be a challenging task.

Coming with a 4-wheel spinner system, lots of people seem very happy with the maneuverability of this luggage. The spinners rotate 360 degree. Based on the customer feedback, the rubberized wheels roll very well on different types of surfaces, even on carpet.

The TravelPro Maxlite 3 Interior

In terms of appearance, the Travelpro Maxlite 3 is a nice looking bag. It comes in three colors; black, blue, and red. Featuring a honeycomb framing system and EVA foam construction, people have found that it is built with great workmanship and materials.

This four wheel spinner has received a lot of encouraging feedback from its customers at As of this writing, it earns an impressive rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 with 235 reviews.

Not all comments about this product is positive. This rolling suitcase, for instance, is not equipped with built-in locks. Further, the handle assembly is inside the main compartment. In other words, you do not get a flat bottom inside. Finally, the height measurement listed in the description does not include the wheels.

Although such feedback is quite discouraging, most of the customer reviews have been very positive. Based on the customer feedback, the Travelpro Maxlite 3 is a solidly built travel luggage. It is made of polyester, the cheapest of the soft material option. Generally, leather and nylon are more durable than polyester. That said, customer feedback indicates that this product is a good value for the price.

The expandable spinner offers plenty of space and flexible with enough pockets. It seems to be better balanced and less prone to tipping than the Maxlite 2. The most amazing thing about this bag, however, is how light it is. At 6.5 pounds, it is definitely lighter than many 21″ models out there. The price is also agreeable to the majority.

This spinner travel bag from Travelpro is not perfect. However, if what you want is a 4 wheeled luggage which is very lightweight yet durable, then based on the customer feedback this product is well worth the investment. With its durable construction, it can be a good option for frequent travellers. Even if you just want a suitcase for leisure, nothing wrong by buying a well-made unit.