3 thoughts on “Samsonite Omni PC Hardside Spinner 28, Teal, One Size

  1. Two kids mom
    31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Weighs 10.45 lbs, dimensions actually add up to 62.5, which is technically oversize (see below) WITHOUT expansion. Big suitcase., March 4, 2016
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    Two kids mom (NM United States) –
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    This bag weighs in at 10.45 lbs (4.47 kg). For most travel that leaves you with just under 40 pounds of stuff you can put in in order to meet the 50lb (23kg) maximum for domestic travel (at least for us peons, sometimes those in higher class (business or first class) get to bring more).
    Most airlines allow 62 inches linear size (Length plus width plus height) and without the zipper expanded this suitcase just makes the limit when including the wheels (some airlines I have found will ignore wheels, others will not). If you open the expansion part then this case will not meet the 62 inch linear size. In fact, if you stuff this full you probably need to add a strap to bring the two halves closer together in order to make that 62 inch total. In fact the listed dimensions here on Amazon are 28.5 x 20.5 x 13.5 which sums to 62.5 which is actually half an inch larger than the airlines technically allow. The same dimensions are on their site. I don’t know if that is with it expanded or not. It passed muster at Southwest, but it was not that full. Usually I find they look at the weight rather than the size unless it is gigantic. That said, if you stuff this thing completely full you are likely to go over the 50 lb limit. This is big bag.

    I like the semi hard shell, it is nice for protecting more breakable stuff and when these suitcases get left out in the rain uncovered, your stuff tends to stay drier than when in a soft sided suitcase. In fact, to test it I put some towels in it, and then ran the shower on it for a few minutes. The zippers of course got a bit wet, and when standing up a small amount of water got through. When on its side the stuff stayed dry.

    The inside has a mesh cover for one side and elastic straps for the other, there is one long zippered pocket along the back side.

    The spinner wheels are so frictionless that you can turn it in any direction with ease. It still has inertia, especially when filled to 50lbs. The nice thing about the spinner wheels is that you can shove it along with your knee while it is standing up as you move along in line.

    The lock is built in and works by basically locking the zippers pulls in place through holes in the zipper pulls. The lock directions are wrong. It shows to set it that you put it to 0 0 0 and push in a button to set your own 3 digit combo. The location of this button is incorrect in the diagram, they show it next to the number wheels and it is actually on the other side, away from the wheels. This lock is not going to stop anyone , in fact the directions say “ locks are intended only to prevent accidental opening and cannot prevent theft of case or its contents”. These locks will stop a casual theft perhaps. I did see if you could reset the lock by putting it back on 0 0 0 and pushing the set button and that did not work (so write down the combo you choose!)

    Overall this is nice suitcase at the price point. I am taking off a bit for the fact that they made the dimensions actually 62.5 so that it is technically oversize, and thus the expansion portion is useless if you are flying (and you may worry about oversize charges if you get a picky gate agent) and for the fact that the directions for the lock are wrong.

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  2. Anonymous
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Quick return on investment if you fly often! Save $$$ on baggage fees!, June 3, 2016
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    Ryan

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    I’ve had this piece of luggage for about a month and have used it on a few flights. The wheels roll very smoothly, even on carpet. My 5 year old is always anxious to help and wants to carry my bags. I let him have this bag and he moves it with no problems even when it’s loaded with 60 pounds of stuff! You can fit so much in this case, it’s crazy!! I’ve put a week’s worth of clothes, a pair of work boots, my laptop bag (with laptop in it), 5 lb jar of whey protein supplement (huge jar), and a bunch of other stuff. I usually have to check two bags when I fly, but since I’ve bought the Samsonite Omni, I can go with only one, which saves money in baggage fees!! I’ve already gotten a return on my investment by saving on baggage fees alone! You can’t go wrong with this!
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  3. Anonymous
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Too much flex in expandable zippered section, September 28, 2016
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    Srgsx (Salt Lake City, UT) –

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    So we have used a Samsonite 29″ inch Hardside spinner for all sorts of trips over the last 9 years- It finally fell apart and in looking to buy another we spotted this one at a great price. The issues I have with this is the large gap on the expandable zipper section which flexes about two inches when just pulling the luggage handle up with nothing in it. I was just not comfortable in using this since we usually pack to 48 LBS. Its a little too deep and might have a hard time fitting into some of the smaller rental cars we seem to end up in so we returned it unused and found a smaller but more heavy duty carbon unit @ Costco.
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