10 Best Spinner Luggage | April 2017

We spent 35 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Make carrying your belongings on your next trip a whole lot easier. Good spinner luggage rolls smoothly, stores plenty, and keeps things safe. Our selection includes models for the budget-minded traveler through to stylish and rugged lifetime purchases. Skip to the best spinner luggage on Amazon.
10 Best Spinner Luggage | April 2017
Overall Rank: 5
Best Mid-Range
Overall Rank: 8
Best High-End
Overall Rank: 3
Best Inexpensive
Let your inner diva out with the Kenneth Cole Out of Bounds. The bag is a little on the small side, but offers lots of interior organization and compression to make up for it. It comes in eight color options, so yours can always stand out and be easily identified.
  • molded abs corners for longevity
  • dual handles for easy carrying
  • no external pockets
Brand Kenneth Cole REACTION
Model 5705042
Weight 8.5 pounds
Rating 4.1 / 5.0
The Timbuk2 Co-Pilot is the perfect companion to the frequent traveler with a thin 13-inch notebook thanks to its front storage designed for just that. It further features a seamless design that masks external pockets to give it a unique modern look.
  • handles on all four sides
  • dual zippers for every compartment
  • release mechanism rattles
Brand Timbuk2
Model 544-4-2000-Parent
Weight 6.6 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0
The Ricardo Beverly Hills Sausalito is sturdy, yet moves and turns easily on any surface, including carpets. It has also been built to be lighter than most for easy stowing in overhead compartments with no sacrifice to durability thanks to its ballistic nylon construction.
  • adjustable-height handle
  • 360 degree mobility
  • meets carry-on restrictions
Brand Ricardo Beverly Hills
Model 044-20-487-4WB
Weight 8.9 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0
The Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 was absolutely made for frequent travel when you consider its self-aligning wheels and incredible workmanship. Regardless, if it does break in some way, the manufacturer provides a lifetime warranty against defects.
  • easy to clean and maintain
  • ergonomic grip for wrist relief
  • nylon has a protective coating
Brand Travelpro
Model 4091561
Weight 11.6 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0
For less frequent travel, or those on a budget, we present the American Tourister Ilite Max which has all the features you'd expect from spinner luggage, like a telescoping handle, and a sewn-in side carrying handle that's almost unbreakable.
  • bright colors stand out
  • plastic lined internal storage
  • heavier than other modern luggage
Brand American Tourister
Model 75702-1717
Weight 11.1 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0
If a hard shell carry-on is your preference, you will want to check out the Delsey Helium Aero that has a pure polycarbonate body. A multitude of different color choices and integrated TSA approved lock make this an easy choice for fast travel.
  • luxurious gloss finish
  • feels light as a feather when moving
  • handle locks in fast
Brand DELSEY Paris
Model 07647
Weight 12.6 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0
The Samsonite Inova is an exceptional choice that uses polycarbonate without the shiny plastic look of most similar models. That means you get superior protection for your belongings without sacrificing aesthetics or functionality.
  • handle compresses flush
  • beautiful brushed finish
  • professional design will impress
Brand Samsonite
Model 48251-1546
Weight 13.6 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0
The Travelers Club Luggage Madison is a new kind of hard shell luggage that features shock-absorbing material that will flex on impact and immediately return to its original shape. This is one of the most durable options at an entry-level price.
  • many straps to reduce shifting
  • designed for one-handed use
  • resists scratching and abrasion
Brand Traveler's Club
Model HS-20721-510
Weight 6.5 pounds
Rating 5.0 / 5.0
The Rockland Carry On is a hard-bodied luggage option for those who want to make a style statement with a bag that's easily identified. It comes in a variety of whimsical patterns the young and the young-at-heart will love almost as much as its low price.
  • patterned internal lining
  • interior mesh zip pocket
  • 3-year warranty
Brand Rockland
Model F151
Weight 7.5 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0
The newly improved Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 has higher quality wheels and better balance than the already near-perfect original. This go-to choice for frequent travelers is known to simply outlast lesser quality luggage while keeping you well organized.
  • three colors to choose from
  • comfortable gel handle grips
  • water-resistant nylon
Brand Samsonite
Model 51118
Weight 13.8 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

Buyer's Guide

Four Wheels Are, Literally, Twice As Good As Two

If you've ever had to drag a heavy piece of luggage around without any wheels to help you along, you know that the advent of the wheeled suitcase was a miracle waiting to happen. Spinner luggage takes that miracle a little further, but not by simply adding two more wheels.

Think, if you will, about a skateboard. You could–if you have an older suitcase and you want to hold out on purchasing a new one as long as possible–you could beat up some neighborhood kids, take one of their skateboards and simply place your case on that.

You would, however, quickly notice a big difference between the ease of use in your felonious four wheeled system and those of your more modern, less violent fellow flyers.

That's because it isn't just about adding wheels, it's about adding articulation and control. Four wheels that only go forward and backward–like the skateboard–don't offer that.

Instead, the design for the wheels on spinner luggage comes over from the casters you'd see on rolling office furniture. Each wheel is actually its own set of two wheels whose shared axle is attached perpendicularly to a vertical bar that can rotate the wheel set 360º.

The result is a case whose wheels can adjust independently to any demands placed on them by the hand on the bag.

An Army Of Options

There certainly isn't any shortage of spinner options for you to choose from out there. We've done you the favor of whittling the field down to these five great bags, but a few questions remain for you to make the best choice.

Most importantly in this instance, even more important than the look of the bag, is its size.

If you're a real jet setter, popping off to a weekend location or a 48 hour job event and back home again, a smaller bag will do just fine, unless you're an obsessively heavy packer.

It's definitely a good idea to train yourself to pack lightly. It is a skill, and it must be honed.

For the moment, really consider your packing style. If you have a bag now, measure it (provided you don't know the dimensions off hand) and pack it. You don't have to be going anywhere, but pack it and pack it honestly for the kind of trip you're liable to take. Then use what you learn from that experience–was there too much space? Not enough?–to guide you toward the perfect size bag.

The selections and sequencing of our top five have a little to do with the prices each bag falls into at its given size, but most of the models have multiple size options, as well.

After that, you can focus on the look of the bag. Remember that plain bags can get picked up by mistake either on the plane or at a baggage claim if you happen to check it. If you don't want to go for the more unique, more recognizable designs available, mark your bag with a colorful hair tie or baggage ticket.

Keep On Rolling Along

If I'm being entirely honest, there is something appealing about these ancient looking trunks. They immediately put me on a train traveling through India under the direction of Mr. Wes Anderson.

The problem with cases like these is that they require porters and luggage racks and all sorts of nonsense to get them from point a to point b.

Which is why, I presume, wheels finally made it on to luggage in the 1970s. Those cases didn't quite resemble the wheeled luggage we think of today, as upright designs took another decade to find their way to the market.

Still, these were the cases of the two-wheeled variety, and the more articulate, four-wheeled design didn't arrive on the scene until Samsonite introduced it in 2004.

The wheels doubled in number, got smaller, and were given independent action, allowing each case to glide smoothly in any direction.

Are hovering cases anywhere in our future? Based on the reckless way most people pull their rolling bags through the airport, I certainly hope not.

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