American Tourister Ilite Max Softside Spinner Luggage 29″ Review

The American Tourister Ilite Max Softside Spinner is a large suitcase designed for the user to take everything they need and more on a long much-needed vacation. It is a lightweight suitcase, that does not cut corners when it comes to using some of the best materials along with having the key features that you have come to expect. Constructed from a polyester/nylon blend fabric, it is strong, durable, and very easy to clean. Marks and scratches will not show up on the surface, allowing you to keep your suitcase in pristine condition after many trips. Get the complete American Tourister Ilite Max Softside Spinner review in detail from every aspect:

Design: 92 out of 100
Storage: 92 out of 100
Weight: 95 out of 100
Durability: 90 out of 100
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Design

American Tourister has produced a fashionable, fun, and functional 29-inch suitcase that is lightweight and very easy to use. The stylish design is mixed in with features such as lightweight spinner wheels, which allow you to easily use this suitcase, no matter how much you pack inside it. The minimal design, the color-coordinated detail, along with a range of four colors, three of which are rather extravagant and will turn heads, so you will be sure to find one that you love. There is definitely a compromise of style, sophistication, lightweight, and features when designing this suitcase, and you will find that it has hit all four key points.

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Storage

On the outside of the American Tourister Ilite Max Softside Spinner 29 inch suitcase there are two large front panel pockets, which allow you to easily store your go-to items when traveling for quick and easy access whenever you need them. Once inside, you will find a very spacious main compartment for storage of your clothing or items, which can be held in place by using the x-strap that comes integrated with the suitcase. You will also find a small side pocket in the main compartment, which can be used to place any valuables or items you need quick and easy access to. On the inside of the lid, there is a mesh zip lined pocket, where you can store loose items, along with a large waterproof pocket, which is ideal for placing your toiletries or anything you wish not to spill all over the inside of your case. Although it is a spacious suitcase, if you are looking for even more storage capacity, it can be expanded a further couple of inches to allow for more space to pack your items.

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Features

The American Tourister Ilite Max Softside Spinner comes packed with some of the features that you would expect from a modern suitcase, showcasing a frame and material that has been constructed to be lightweight and highly durable. There are top and side carry handles that are fully integrated into the case, allowing you to easily pick up and place this suitcase in the trunk of a car, or up and down stairs, while confident in the knowledge that they are strong and sturdy. Unlike the Pathfinder Revolution Plus 29 Inch Expandable Spinner with Suiter, on the bottom of the suitcase, you will find only 4, not 8, spinner wheels. This takes some of the weight out of the suitcase, yet has been designed to be easier to use with the multidirectional airflow spinner wheels. The wheels coupled with the lightweight telescopic locking handle allow you to easily travel with this suitcase as it will glide by your side as opposed to having to be pulled like the inline skate wheels. One of the features that could really help you out in tricky situations is the ability to expand an extra couple of inches, allowing you to pack those extra items or souvenirs you decide to bring back with you.

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Weight

The American Tourister Ilite Max Softside Spinner weighs in at just 11.24 lbs. This is a relatively normal weight for a suitcase of this size and this many features. You can find suitcases weighing less on the market today, however, it all depends on how much you wish to take with you, along with how much allowance you get with your airline. Most of the time, the difference in a couple of lbs is no issue, although if you are normally quite close to the limit, it could be the deciding factor between whether you have to pay an excess charge or not.

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Durability

American Tourister is a well-known brand in the luggage sector, and as such, you would expect them to offer a suitcase which is strong, durable, and lasts a long time. Overall, they do just that, however, some previous buyers have noticed a couple of issues that are worth noting. First off, it has been known that the zippers are easily broken, which is a common fault for any suitcase manufacturer. Secondly, if you do not pack the suitcase with weight in mind, it may not stay upright at all times and tip over. These are very minor points that easily can be avoided, and if you do so, you should have a suitcase that will last you a long time.

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Style

The Ilite Max suitcase comes in a range of four colors, one of which is black, and the other three; blue, purple, and tangerine are rather eye-catching and outgoing. Depending on which color you opt for, it could either blend in with the crowd and stay subtle, or you can showcase a suitcase that will turn heads. Each of the colors comes in the same design, which is rather minimal, along with color coordinated detail, such as zippers, reinforcements, etc. Overall, the three brighter colors will be easier to spot on the carousel when waiting for your luggage, however, they will not be as welcome in a business setting. On the other hand, the black suitcase may be more difficult to spot, it will blend in perfectly in both business and leisure settings.

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Size

The American Tourister Ilite Max Softside Spinner measures in at 29.5 x 20 x 11.25 inches, and can be expanded for a further couple of inches. This is a similar size to the large suitcase from the Caribbean Joe Luggage Castaway 4-Piece Spinner Suitcase Set, yet has a higher storage capacity. It is worth noting that the suitcase measurements are without taking into consideration both the wheels and the handles, and thus, if your car trunk is small, or you wish to store it away in a small closet, you need to take this into consideration.

Warranty

The suitcase comes with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. Covering what is typical for a suitcase manufacturer, covering manufacturing and material defects. It is worth noting that it does not cover wear and tear, mishandling, misuse or anything else of the same description, and therefore if you take care of the suitcase it should last you a long time.

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Fun, funky and lightweight suitcase!

The American Tourister Ilite Max Softside Spinner is a fun, funky suitcase that is durable and packed full of features. It is relatively lightweight, allowing you to take more of what matters with you on your trip. As it comes with a 10-year manufacturers warranty, if you do take care of this suitcase it should be by your side for many years to come.

PROS
  • Long 10-year warranty
  • Comes in 4 colors
  • Spinner wheels
CONS
  • Zippers are known to break
  • Can be unstable and tip over
User Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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