Best Samsonite Suitcase For Travelers
Last Updated: September 22, 2019

Best Samsonite Luggage For Travelers (2019)

Samsonite - one of the most trusted brands when it comes to durable and reliable luggage. It also doesn't hurt that Samsonite has some very stylish designs that would suit any kind of personality. They come in different shapes and sizes, and will definitely have a great option for every kind of travel and traveler.

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the choices available in the market right now, so we've trimmed down the list. Samsonite has some very specialized luggage, but we're narrowing it down to the most common need for the regular traveler. Here you'll find the right fit whether you're an adventurous backpacker, a leisurely tourist, or a jet-setting businessman.

PRODUCT

DESCRIPTION

Omni PC
Samsonite Carry-On, Silver
  • Very lightweight
  • Durable and scratch-resistant
  • Great for short trips
  • Glides easily through smooth surfaces
STRYDE
Samsonite Checked-Large, Blue Slate
  • Wheel handle locks in multiple height positions
  • Expandable capacity
  • TSA friendly lock
Aspire xLite
Samsonite Carry-On, Black
  • Great for organization
  • Expandable capacity
  • Spinner wheels

Best Samsonite Luggage Of All Time


Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Omni PC
Samsonite Omni PC

For a price tag below one hundred bucks, the Samsonite Omni PC Spinner is a great buy. It's not the best Samsonite you'll get, but it's one of the best pieces of luggage you'll find under $100. Quality is already a given when it comes to this brand, and this relatively cheaper suitcase is no exception.

It's a sturdy carry-on bag that won't show too much wear even after several years of abuse. It has a micro-diamond scratch-resistant texture and 100% polycarbonate construction.​ It's lightweight and heavy-duty at the same time.

This suitcase has four 360-degree spinner wheels to make it easy to glide through airports or maneuver down plane aisles.

Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Omni PC
Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Omni PC

The Samsonite Omni PC Spinner also has expandable capacity. It will still meet carry-on restrictions even when expanded.

The suitcase is equipped withtop handle so you can lift it up to the overhead compartment. However, it lacks side and bottom handles. It will be much harder to pull it out, or simply carry it in other orientations.

The suitcase has a mounted TSA-approved lock on the side. The zippers also have a slot for an additional lock for added security.

Samsonite Omni Lock
Samsonite Omni Zipper

There are two pockets you can use inside. There's a side pocket in the main compartment for underwear or loose items. A full-zip pocket is found on the lid for laundry, shoes, a suit, or other bigger items.

And cross-strap keeps all your items in place.

Its long telescopic handle locks midway to adjust to different heights. The handle glides out easily, unlike flimsier models within the same price range. 

Product Information

  • Material: 100% Polycarbonate Exterior, Micro-Diamond Scratch-Resistant Texture
  • Security: Side-mounted TSA lock
  • Colors: Available in 5 colors
  • Weight: 3 kg
  • Dimensions: 19″ x 14.5″ x 9.8″. With wheels, 22″ tall

PROS

  • Very lightweight
  • Durable and scratch-resistant
  • Enough room for short flights with its expandable feature
  • Glides easily through smooth surfaces
  • Affordable

CONS

  • No side handle
  • Not big enough to be the sole luggage for longer trips
Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Winfield2 Fashion
Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Winfield2 Fashion

For its sleek and stylish design, stunning colors, and subtle luxury, the Samsonite Winfield 2 Fashion Spinner is great for those who use their luggage as a fashion statement. It's made of 100% polycarbonate material for lightweight durability. 

It's equipped with a three-digit TSA-approved lock. However, you can't add any supplemental locks, so that's the only security measure you have with your luggage.

The surface isn't perfectly scratch-proof. It can easily be scuffed, but the glossy surface makes it easy to wipe off just as easily. The brushed pattern also hides imperfections if it does get scuffed or scratched.

Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Winfield2 Fashion
Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Winfield2 Fashion

The hard case is flexible as well, making it very capable of absorbing impact. The case pops easily back into shape when pressure is applied.

This luggage is perfect for heavy packers. It's square design maximizes interior capacity. It is also expandable for even more items. The interior has several pockets for organization, and cross-strap to keep your clothes in place.

The luggage also comes in a three-piece set if you want everything to be fully-coordinated.

*Note: The Winfield 2 is still one of our favorite Samsonites ever, but there is a newer version of the collection. Check out our detailed comparison to see why we love both. 

Product Information

  • Material: 100% Polycarbonate Exterior
  • Security: Side-mounted TSA lock
  • Colors: Available in 13 colors
  • Weight: 5.2 kg
  • Dimensions: 28.0" x 19.75" x 12.5". With wheels, 30″ tall

PROS

  • Lightweight for its size
  • Durable and sturdy
  • Stylish and luxurious look
  • Design maximizes interior space

CONS

  • No supplemental locks
  • Not scratch-proof

Best Business Suitcase

Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 Softside 21 Inch Spinner

One of the most popular Samsonite carry-ons, the Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 Softside is a great piece for business travelers. 

It comes in black for serious travelers, and blue and maroon for those who want a bit more fun. A unique feature is the split spherical wheels with each half rolling independently. This is one of the smoothest gliding suitcases you'll ever find. 

Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 Softside

This model is already an upgrade from the already popular Silhouette Sphere. It now has a sturdier handle, improved rolling wheels, and more durable materials. 

The grip has a TPR coated, gel-infused handle for better comfort. The body is made of tri-core nylon fabric with SamGuard protection for a water resistant coating.

This means getting to your business no matter how far it is and even under a bit of rain. It also has rubberized, textured corner protectors to guard against wear and tear at critical contact points.

The interior of these bags is hard to beat. On the lid, it has a mesh pocket for underwear and small items of clothing and a WetPak for toiletries or wet clothing. In the main compartment, it has another pocket for smaller items, and it comes with a tri-fold suiter to protect business attire.

The main compartment is very roomy and can hold up to three days of clothing. It also has an expandable design if you need to stuff more items inside. It can still fit in the overhead compartment even when expanded.

The suitcase comes with top, side, and bottom handles for easier handling of the luggage with any orientation.

Product Information

  • Material: SamGuard Protected tri-core Nylon
  • Security: Locakble Zippers
  • Colors: Available in 3 colors
  • Weight: 4.7 kg
  • Dimensions: 25.25″ x 18″ x 9.5″. With wheels, 27.27" tall

PROS

  • Water-resistant
  • Durable, sturdy, and upgraded materials
  • Built-in pockets and tri-fold suiter
  • Expandable design
  • Split spherical wheels for smooth glide
  • Top, side, bottom handles for easier handling

CONS

  • No built-in locks

Best Checked Suitcase

Samsonite Etude 30”

Samsonite Checked-Large, Cedar Wood
Samsonite Checked-Large, Cedar Wood

The Etude is a great option if you need a large, checked suitcase. It is made from Makrolon Polycarbonate, a very sturdy material. It bends upon impact, and it’s actually pretty hard to break open a PC shell. It also has a TSA friendly combination lock, which lets you secure the packing compartments.  

This Samsonite suitcase features double spinner wheels that allow for easy manoeuvring of your luggage. And there’s the telescopic wheel handle, which locks into both extended and stored positions. 

The wheel handle is entirely on the outside of the suitcase, and I love that. It means that you don’t have to deal with the tubes inside the main compartment, and it’s going to be much easier to pack your stuff. 

Samsonite Checked-Large, Cedar Wood
Samsonite Checked-Large, Cedar Wood

And you will have plenty of space to do that, especially in the largest Etude. It has two packing compartments, one of which has a floating divider. The other compartment has a full panel zippered divider, and the two compartments have a total of four zippered pockets. This is pretty great for a hardside suitcase, and allows for organized packing. 

In addition to that, the floating divider is entirely removable; you can detach it from the suitcase compartment, pack everything you want in it and then reattach it again when you’re done. 

This is pretty convenient, especially because you can attach a coat hanger head to it. Which allows you to hang this in your hotel room and have easy access to your necessities without unpacking your entire suitcase. 

The capacity of the Etude is not expandable, and that’s pretty much the only thing I don’t really like about this particular Samsonite suitcase. 

Product Information

  • Material: 100% Makrolon Polycarbonate
  • Security: TSA approved combination lock 
  • Colors: Available in 3 colors
  • Weight: 11.6 lbs
  • Dimensions: 31.88" x 21.65" x 13”

PROS

  • Allows for organized packing
  • Durable shell
  • Exterior mounted wheel handle

CONS

  • Capacity not expandable
  • A little heavy 

Best Softside Suitcase

Aspire xLite 23”

Samsonite Carry-On, Black
Samsonite Carry-On, Black

I’ve showed you several amazing softside suitcases by Samsonite so far. But my favorite without a doubt is the Aspire Xlite. If you’re looking specifically for a softside suitcase, you won’t have any regrets if you get this one. 

We’re featuring the carry on version here, but you should know that it’s available in a few other sizes as well, and you can also get a 3-piece set. 

The Aspire Xlite is a lightweight suitcase made mostly from Polyester. It has four single spinner wheels, so it is an upright suitcase. Which is not that common for softside luggage. 

This Samsonite also has a telescopic wheel handle for easy manoeuvring of your suitcase, as well as several grab handles. That includes a grab handle on the bottom of its body, so it’s really easy to pick it up and place it in the overhead compartment. 

Samsonite Carry-On, Black
Samsonite Carry-On, Black

Another thing you will love about this suitcase is expandable capacity. The packing compartment is pretty spacious even without the expandable capacity; it features elastic straps to keep your stuff in place and two pretty big zippered pockets. 

One of those pockets is a waterproof, and designed to hold any wet items (Wetpak). Or your toiletries - it would be a life safer in case of shampoo explosion. 

On top of all that, you will also get two external compartments on this suitcase. They are really great for items you like to have handy and easy accessible; the smaller top pocket is just the right size to fit your ticket, boarding pass and passport. 

Product Information

  • Material: Polyester
  • Security: No lock
  • Colors: Available in 5 colors
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 23” x 13.5” x 9.5”

PROS

  • Great for organization
  • Expandable capacity
  • Spinner wheels

CONS

  • No locks
  • Handle is a little flimsy when extended

Samsonite Checked-Medium, Blue Slate
Samsonite Checked-Medium, Blue Slate

Samsonite Stryde is a unique suitcase, and easily one of our favorites. We’re featuring the 22” version here, but you can get it in several more sizes. The exterior of the Stryde is made from polycarbonate, which is a lightweight and durable material. 

The two checked suitcases are of unique shape. They are not rectangular like most other suitcases, but they’re more of a square shape. And they were designed like this to make it easier to just have the suitcase glide along you; with taller ones, it’s your instinct to just tilt it and drag it behind you. 

But with this one, your first instinct is going to be to just wheel it next to you. And you’re going to love the wide, contoured handle that can be locked in eight different height positions.

Samsonite Checked-Medium, Blue Slate
Samsonite Checked-Medium, Blue Slate

The interior of the Stryde is also pretty amazing. There are two packing compartments with expandable capacity; the top one features a full panel divider with three large zippered pockets, while the bottom one has two pairs of elastic cross straps. Both compartments are fully lined, to protect your belongings. 

And of course the suitcase has spinner wheels. In fact, their mobility is slightly increased, due to individual hardened steel bearings in the wheel system. 

One more feature you have on this suitcase is the recessed TSA combination lock. It helps keep all of your belongings secure when you check this bag, and it will give you peace of mind while you’re travelling. 

Product Information

  • Material: 100% Polycarbonate
  • Security: TSA friendly combination lock 
  • Colors: Available in 2 colors
  • Weight: 10.4 lbs
  • Dimensions: 22.64" x 22.84" x 12.21”

PROS

  • Wheel handle locks in multiple height positions
  • Expandable capacity
  • TSA friendly lock

CONS

  • A bit pricey 
  • Little color variety 

Best Zipperless Suitcase

Samsonite S’Cure Spinner 28"

Samsonite Scure Spinner
Samsonite Scure Latch

Zipperless suitcases are the safest type of luggage to travel with. It is really difficult for a thief to break into your suitcase, since there’s no zipper they can break open. Zipperless luggage normally features latch closure, which is true for Samsonite S’Cure Spinner. 

This particular suitcase actually has TSA friendly latches, so that only TSA agents are able to open up your luggage. 

The S’Cure Spinner has a shell made from Flowlite Polypropylene; a remarkably lightweight but durable material. It’s able to withstand torture from baggage handlers, which is why we recommend this suitcase in the checked bag size. 

In addition to that, this luggage has double spinner wheels that glide smoothly and quietly. With the help of the telescopic wheel handle, you will have zero issues manoeuvring your suitcase through airport crowds. 

Samsonite Scure Wheels
Samsonite Scure Interior

And you can say goodbye to pain in your arms, since spinner wheels mean that you never again have to tilt your suitcase just to get them rolling. 

The interior of this Samsonite is divided into two packing compartments. One of them has a full panel zippered divider, and the other has a very unique set of elastic straps that keep your clothes in place. They cover almost the entire compartment, so that your stuff really can’t budge an inch. 

In addition to that, the compartment with the straps is not lined. This gives you just a little extra space, but it does mean that your clothes could pick up the scent of brand new suitcase plastic. 

We love many things about this suitcase, but its price is by far our favorite thing. At only a little over $120, the S’Cure Spinner is not just super safe, it’s also extremely affordable. Especially for a Samsonite suitcase!

Product Information

  • Material: Flowlite Polypropylene
  • Security: TSA friendly latch lock
  • Colors: Available in 3 colors
  • Weight: 10.2 lbs
  • Dimensions: 28” x 18” x 11.5” 

PROS

  • Very secure
  • Great price tag
  • Durable exterior 

CONS

  • No pockets
  • Capacity not expandable
  • Heavy

Samsonite Wheeled Underseater Large Navy
Samsonite Large Underseat Carry-On Luggage, Fresh Pink, One Size

If you mostly go away on short business trips, you might not even need a suitcase. Consider getting an underseat tote - they are really convenient for short trips, and they can fit all of your necessities for those few days. 

The Wheeled Underseater is one of Samsonite’s best selling pieces of luggage. It’s remarkably convenient for short travel, since it is small enough to fit under the seat on any airline. But it’s still large enough that you can pack everything you need, and do it in an organized manner. 

The interior of this bag features five pockets, one of which is a Wetpak. And the actual packing compartment is pretty spacious. The bag also has three external compartments, for items you want to have more easily accessible. And there are zippered pockets in those compartments. 

Samsonite Large Underseat Carry-On Luggage, Fresh Pink, One Size
Samsonite Large Underseat Carry-On Luggage, Fresh Pink, One Size

Another great thing about this underseater is that it has wheels. They are in-line skate wheels, so you will need to tilt the bag to get it rolling. But that shouldn’t be an issue, thanks to the telescopic wheel handle that locks into position when extended. 

That handle can also be stored in its own compartment, which is very convenient for when you’re taking this bag in addition to other luggage. In those cases, I think you will find the luggage strap in the back extremely helpful; it lets you secure this bag on top of a larger suitcase, for effortless moving around the airport. 

Plus, the Wheeled Underseater by Samsonite also features a pair of grab handles that allow you to carry this like an actual tote. It’s a great piece of luggage with a surprisingly affordable price tag, and an absolute must for frequent flyers. 

Product Information

  • Material: 100% Poly/nylon Blend
  • Security: No lock
  • Colors: Available in 5 colors
  • Weight: 5.51 lbs
  • Dimensions: 7.5” x 13” x 16”

PROS

  • Very affordable
  • Excellent for organization
  • Luggage strap

CONS

  • No locks
  • Wheels are not spinner

Samsonite Luggage Andante Wheeled Duffel 22, Black/Red
Samsonite Luggage Andante Wheeled Duffel 22, Black/Red

Perhaps you’re wondering what’s the best duffel bag by Samsonite? That would have to be the Andante Wheeled duffel. It’s spacious, lightweight and made from water resistant polyester.

The price of the duffel varies according to the color you choose, but you can get it for as low as some $36, which is pretty amazing for a Samsonite bag. 

The bag features large U-zip opening, which gives you easy access to all your stuff. This also makes packing super simple, and lets you organize all of your items however you like. Oh, and the numerous pockets will also help you with that. 

One thing I really like about this duffel is that it has wheels. The in-line skate wheels are protected by shock suspension housing, and they roll pretty smoothly. There’s also an extendable wheel handle, which has its own compartment that you can store it in. 

Samsonite Luggage Andante Wheeled Duffel 22, Black/Red

There is also a pair of grab handles at the center of this bag, which are held together with Velcro. Their positioning is great because it helps with weight distribution.

In addition to all that, this bag also features lockable zippers, so you can have some peace of mind while you’re travelling. This is going to come in handy if you’re travelling by bus or train and have to part with your luggage at one point. 

However, I would not recommend this duffel for air travel; it’s too large to be accepted as a carry on, and not durable enough to survive the tough love of baggage handlers when checked. But it is a great option for pretty much all other means of travel. 

Product Information

  • Material: Water resistant polyester 
  • Security: Lockable zippers
  • Colors: Available in 4 colors
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs
  • Dimensions: 22” x 12.5” x 12” 

PROS

  • Very lightweight and affordable
  • Lockable zippers
  • Water resistant exterior

CONS

  • Not great for air travel
  • No compression straps

Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Tectonic 2 Large Backpack

If you're more a rugged traveler going through different terrains, or literally a backpacker, the Samsonite Tectonic 2 Large Backpack is your best bet.

This rugged backpack is made of polyester and ballistic nylon exterior for extra strength and durability. While it's not water resistant or water proof, the pockets and compartments are all lined to keep your items from getting soaked.

It also retails under $100, so you get a great bag from a great brand without the hefty price.

The padded and contoured dual-density shoulder straps also provide much needed comfort while carrying a heavy bag.

The back also has padding for comfort, and has a smart sleeve to secure it to a luggage handle. It comes with several pockets for organization.

Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Tectonic 2 Large Backpack
Best Samsonite Suitcase - Samsonite Tectonic 2 Large Backpack

At the very back is a drop-in compartment that will fit at 17-inch laptop. A quick access top pocket fits small items that you'll need all the time such as cash, cards, or earphones.

The front pocket is for tablets or iPads plus other essential items such as pens and a powerbank. The main compartment is roomy and has more compartments and organizers to keep your items in place.

On the sides, there is a pocket for a water bottle and a tricot-lined sunglasses pocket.

If the bag is too hefty for you, it also comes in a medium size.​

Product Information

  • Material: 100% Ballistic Weave Polyester
  • Security: None
  • Colors: Available in 2 colors
  • Weight: 1.3 kg
  • Dimensions: 8.2" x 12.2" x 16.9"

PROS

  • Roomy
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Several pockets for organization and gadgets
  • Made for comfort

CONS

  • No security features
  • More ideal for business trips or day trips than luggage replacement

Why go for Samsonite?

Samsonite has a long legacy of quality and durable luggage that will last you for years. Some of its best suitcases and bags come with a hefty price, but luggage isn't exactly something you scrimp on. It holds all your valuables and makes travel easy for you, so do consider luggage as an investment.

Innovation. Samsonite has some of the best technology you will find in any luggage. Materials used and gears and wheels attached are made for ultimate durability and mobility.

Quality. Samsonite luggage is made to last. Their nylon and polycarbonate luggage and suitcases are designed to absorb impact, endure wear and tear, and stand up to the test of time.

Design. Samsonite suitcases are never ugly. They're not meant to stand out either. Samsonite designs are stylish and sophisticated, and even the most outrageous design still have subtle elegance. It's a piece of luggage to reflect your personality.​

With the vast range of suitcases and bags available, you are sure to find the Samsonite piece that's best for you.​

About the Author Roger Timbrook

Roger is a little obsessed with travel. He has been to over 40 countries, broken 3 suitcases and owned over 10 backpacks in 12 months. What he doesn't know about travel, ain't worth knowing!

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