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Samsonite Aspire Xlite 25 Review – Need A Lightweight Spinner For Your Next Trip?

Samsonite Aspire Xlite Expandable Spinner 25

Among other choices available out there, this expandable spinner can be a good solution for those who need to get a good-sized piece of luggage for international travel. The quality seems great. It is what you would expect from Samsonite. The luggage can be a good companion to your 21″ carry on. This review is written to help you decide whether buying this product is the right move for you.

Before anything else, this Samsonite 25″ suitcase is made of polyester, which is a type of synthetic fabric used to manufacture such things as outdoor bean bag chairs and carpets. Every material, whether nylon or polyester has uniquely superior attributes. Though nylon is considered to be superior to polyester in fabric quality, polyester holds color longer. It is also more hydrophobic than nylon.

Measuring 9″ high and 16.3″ wide, this 25″ Samsonite bag will easily pack a weeks worth of clothes and toiletries. The expandable feature is for you who tend to over pack. It will not fit in a carry on space. This bag is definitely a checked bag. The smaller 20″ version that measures 9″ high and 13.5″ wide will work as a carry on. It would meet the size restrictions that airlines have placed. That said, if you need a medium sized luggage that offers plenty of space, then this 25″ model should suit you.

The Samsonite Aspire Xlite comes in different colors (Black, Blue, Blue Dream, Jet Black, Potent Purple, Red, Red/Black, Volt). Just choose the one that would be best for you. The red and the bright green color will be easy to spot on the baggage carousel at the airport. Having a luggage that stands out from the crowd can speed up the wait at baggage claim.

This soft-sided luggage comes equipped with four wheels that swivel 360 degrees. People have found that it is convenient to roll and maneuver. The design will reduce unwanted weight on your arm or shoulder. With four multi-directional spinner wheels underneath, you can easily push or pull it when traveling from place to place. You can roll it along with a small carry on bag on top.

Another thing you will appreciate about the 25″ spinner is its expandable feature. You never know when you need more carrying space to stuff more things. Even better, there are plenty of additional pockets to keep the contents of your luggage organized. The interior compartments, that include a “WetPak” pocket can be useful for separating clothes or accessories while the large front-panel pocket would be suitable for last minute items. The cross straps will help secure your belongings. There are no shoe pockets on the sides.

Other features of the Samsonite Aspire suitcase include a retractable handle and side carry-handles. TSA locks are not included. At 9.5 lbs, the suitcase is so light weight, perfect for you who do not want the extra large size which can be too heavy to lift. Of course, depending on your plan, if what you want is one suitcase for long trips, this probably is not the right bag for you. Consider to get the 29″ model which can be a great option for cruising. The smaller model fits in the 29″ for compact storage

The 25″ affordable spinner luggage, as of this writing, has been rated between 4.2 out of 5 stars by Amazon’s customers. It is clear what users think of this product. Many people have been impressed with its sturdy construction. Thanks to the steel wire construction. The fabric is tough. It has full interior lining. Most have no issue with wheels or zippers. Not only reliable, it is also very nice to look at. People have commented that it does not tip over easily.

This 25′” AspireXlite bag may or may not be the right product for you. However, if you are in the market for a a strong but light suitcase for your upcoming trip, then it deserves serious consideration. It may not have the same feel of luxury as much more expensive products out there. That said, customer feedback suggests that it is a great suitcase for the price, as expected with Samsonite.

Travel Select Amsterdam 4-Piece Softshell Deluxe Luggage Set Review

Travel Select Amsterdam 4-Piece Softshell Deluxe Expandable Rolling Luggage Set

Not everyone is willing to spend a small fortune on their travel luggage. If all you want is a basic luggage set, the Travel Select Amsterdam 4-Piece may be for you. In this review you will find information regarding the features of this product, along with some pros and cons.

The set of luggage is made from polyester, an affordable, lightweight material that is commonly found in inexpensive products. Obviously, the quality of polyester bags vary. This one is 1200-denier polyester which is great. Though bags made from 600 denier has a smoother finish fabric, 1200D will prove stronger.

There are four bags in the set. The company also offers an 8-piece set that also includes four varied-size packing cubes that are designed for small items. With the variety of sizes, you would not have trouble finding the right bag that fits your adventure. However, for an average traveller, the 4-piece set should suffice.

The largest bag measures 17W x 10.5D x 29H inches, big enough for extended trips. Dimensions for the medium bag in inches are 15W x 9D x 25H. It would hold plenty of clothing for 5-7 days. The next smaller bag in the line, the 21″ model, can be used as a carry on. All the three uprights have an expansion zipper so there will be lots of room for necessities.

As with most soft luggage out there, this one comes with two unidirectional wheels. If you prefer a set of suitcases that provides four multi-directional spinner wheels then have a look at this three-piece set from American Tourister. However, this set of luggage from Travel Select includes a tote bag which is a nice extra to hold small items.

The suitcases come standard with a retractable push-button handle. The grab handles on the top and the side make them easier to lift. The suitcase set also comes with small locks. The zippered outer pockets and the pouches inside will help keep the contents of your luggages organized.

The Traveler’s Select luggage set has a good amount of reviews on Amazon. Most reviewers have awarded this product with either 4 or 5 stars. However, not everything about it is positive.

A number of criticisms have been leveled at the luggage set. Priced under $100, you should not expect the build-quality to be great. Some reviewers wish it had a a thicker lining in the base and more side support. If you desire a great set of luggage which can withstand many trips and abuse, this probably is not the right product for you.

The set’s four pieces come in different colors that include gray/grey, navy, orange, and red. Unfortunately, the color is only on the front. This might not be a big issue but could be a deal killer for some people.

Despite the negative feedback above, most of the customer reviews for the softshell luggage set have been positive.

The rich red color as well as the orange will be easy to find at the luggage claim. Though the three roll on suitcases do not utilize 360 degree wheels, people have no difficulty navigating with them.

The material, though not spectacular, seems strong. Many people have no issues with the zippers, wheels, and handles. According to some reviewers, all four pieces can be nested inside each other that allows for easy storage.

The Travel Select Amsterdam 4-Piece Softshell Deluxe is not an expensive set of luggage. It might not last for years. That said, if you are looking for a good luggage set for not a lot of money, then this product is worth considering.