Travelpro Maxlite 4 Expandable 21 Inch Spinner Suitcase, Black
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- 360-degree spinners roll effortlessly in any direction you want to move
- Telescoping handle adds length and strength, stops at 38 inch and extra-tall 42.5 inch
- Patented contour grip for more comfort
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Dimensions 9L x 14W x 21H inches and Overall Dimensions 23Hx 15Wx 9.5D inches
- Volume: 51 Litres. Weight: 5.9 pounds
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Travel ultra light and assured with Maxlite 4. This extensive collection features 11 singularly lightweight and durable Spinners and Rollaboards with the look and quality of much more expensive luggage. The 21 inch Expandable Spinner Features: Water repellent coating, inside and out. 360-degree Spinners roll effortlessly in any direction you want to move. Patented Contour Grip for more comfort. Telescoping handle adds length and strength Stops at 38 inch and extra-tall 42.5 inch. Protective crash-guard wheel housings. Honeycomb framing system integrated with bottom tray provides outstanding lightweight durability. Exterior ticket pocket on Carry-Ons. Low-profile carry handles. Tapered 2 inch expansion designed to enhance stability Full-size zippered lid compartment. Zippered side mesh pocket. Adjustable hold-down straps with Duraflex anti-break buckles.
From the manufacturer
21" Expandable Spinner Key Features
Patented Contour Grip
Patented Contour Grip with rubberized touch points provides more comfort and greater control when pushing Spinner luggage.
Expansion Designed To Enhance Stability
Roomy main compartment has tapered expansion of up to 2”, maximizing packing flexibility while keeping the center of gravity low.
Efficient Interior For Packing Flexibility
Full size lid compartment for pressed shirts, side mesh pocket for accessories and adjustable hold down straps allow for a variety of packing options.
Innovative, Full-Bottom Tray For Stability
A unique bottom tray aligns and stabilizes wheels for enhanced durability and effortless maneuverability.
In-House Product Test Facility
Quality Testing Procedures
- Zipper open/close wear test
- Fabric tensile strength test
- Fabric abrasion test
- Extension handle open/close test
- Carry handle jerk test
- Extension handle lift test
- Wheel system roll test
- Temperature testing
- Cold crack drop test
- Water repellency test
- Product stability testing
- Fabric color stability test
Fabric abrasion test
As the original inventor of Rollaboard luggage and a market leader in innovative luggage design, Travelpro has continued to develop their state-of-the-art testing facility at their Boca Raton, Florida, headquarters to ensure the highest quality luggage for flight crews and frequent travelers.
Travelpro’s in-house testing team conducts a full range of rigorous qualification protocols across all their luggage brands. It is designed to support all the performance testing needs of their Product Design and Development process by replicating real-world usage conditions.
For over a quarter century, Travelpro has prided itself on design innovation and durability in crafting the highest quality luggage for the frequent traveler. The story behind Travelpro began in 1987, when a Northwest Airline 747 pilot invented The Original Rollaboard wheeled luggage, an innovation that dramatically transformed the ease of modern-day travel.
From garment bags and suitcases to executive computer briefs, rolling duffels, totes and backpacks, Travelpro has long been a brand of choice for more than 500,000 flight crews and frequent travelers worldwide. Even today, the Travelpro customer appreciates the outstanding durability, practical functionality and stylish innovations that is the Travelpro legacy.
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Let me be clear. I like this bag. The build quality of the zippers, wheels and telescoping handle all look and feel very nice. I'm sure my issue is a one-off occurrence (at least I hope it is). I'd also be happy to pay for shipping if this bag was over a few years old and had seen a lot of use over the years. I refuse, however, to pay a $25+shipping "surcharge" for a bag that was purchased only a few months ago, and has only seen 3-4 trips. I chose travelpro specifically to avoid this type of hassle. I give the bag itself 4 stars, because I do believe the whole is a factory defect, but due to my experience with customer service, I'm bumping my overall rating for Travelpro to 1 star.
They survived the abuse of old cobblestone streets and repeated walks of 20 minutes or more. The wheels are great, and it's easy to transition the way you're pulling it, or to go from pulling to pushing very smoothly without the wheels catching. Still managed to fit way more than I needed for a 2 week trip (though we had access to a washer and took a clothes line).
Spinner style is easier on the go, but this suitcase also can be pulled without a problem. Will report back after 10 trips... but so far so good.
Travelpro Maxlite 4 Expandable 21 Inch Spinner Suitcase, Blue
1 - lightweight enough for me to be comfortable lifting it into the overhead compartment
2 - not too many pockets (find they usually just add bulk and weight)
3 - maximize interior space, which means I lean toward bags that are more box shaped rather than with the very curved portion seen on many bags
4 - wheeled and probably 4-wheels rather than 2
5 - soft sided
6 - well constructed
7 - something I could use on domestic flights as well as international ones, fitting into the overhead compartment -- adhering to the strictest 22" X 14" X 9" measurement.
Over time, I ended up ordering nine different bags since each one seemed to have one drawback or another, but this process allowed me to directly compare all bags. One reason for this relatively frustrating process was the inaccuracy of the stated dimensions.
Here is how the Travelpro Maxlite 4 - 21" Expandable carry-on measured up on each item:
1 - Weight was ok. It was on the lighter side of all the bags I considered, but the expandable portion created extra weight with an additional zipper and fabric to allow for the expansion.
2 - Not an overabundance of pockets which was good, but (again) the expansion feature added an extra zipper I sometimes confused with a pocket zipper. The inside pockets are mesh which I view as a positive. It's nice to be able to see at a glance what you have stored in them.
3 - With squared-off corners, this bag was excellent at utilization of packing space.
4 - The bag is 4-wheeled and rolls smoothly over carpet and hard surfaces. Wheels are small but solidly attached to the body of the bag.
5 - The bag is somewhat flexible but with a sturdy frame.
6 - While I didn't use the bag while traveling, it appeared to be very well constructed. The outside nylon appeared to be able to handle hard usage and obvious points such as the stitching and sturdiness of the handle all appeared to be excellent. I did have issues with the zipper of the main compartment. I needed to futz with it almost every time I used it. It appears there is some interior fabric which needs to be tucked it at the two corners because the zipper was getting caught. Zippers were of an overall lower quality than I would have expected on a TravelPro bag.
7 - This is where the bag failed and why I returned it. Even the name of the bag says 21" spinner, but that is not accurate. The height of the bag, including wheels and handle was 22 1/4 inches tall. The width was 13 1/2" so well within the 14 inch requirement but the depth is 9 1/2 inches when totally flat and nothing in any of the front pockets. This bag is too deep to adhere to the depth requirement of 9 inches and if you put anything in the front pocket it would only make it deeper. You could probably squeeze the bag into the sizer with some work, but I don't want to have to be concerned every time I fly as to whether I am going to be able to take the bag on-board or have to check it.
In the end, I returned it since the zippers concerned me - that is one part of the bag which needs not to fail - and the dimensions of 22.25 X 13.5 X 9.5 where a show stopper. If they made the bag without the expansion feature, it might have worked but this one didn't.