Hauptstadtkoffer Luggage Review

From the famous German brand, Hauptstadtkoffer comes their 3-piece luggage set. You will receive a carry-on, a medium, and a large suitcase so that you can stay stylish and fashionable no matter what size of luggage you decide to travel with. It includes most of the standard features that you have come to expect on mid-priced luggage, the locks, ergonomic handle, and the four-spinner wheels, while being able to expand to fit more impulse purchases in! The hard-sided luggage is made from hard-wearing ABS and PC material, ensuring that your suitcase set will continue to look good, even after many long arduous journeys. Get the complete review of the Hauptstadtkoffer Luggage 3-piece set in detail from every aspect:

Design 85 out of 100
Storage 90 out of 100
Weight 85 out of 100
Durability 85 out of 100
Hauptstadtkoffer Luggage Review

Design

The Hauptstadtkoffer Luggage set does initially look like your standard hard-sided suitcase, it has that boxy shape and shiny color. Although if you look closer, the design is clean and crisp which sets it apart from the rest. It is available in a range of vivid, bright colors, meaning that it will be very hard to miss when stored away or going around on the luggage carousel. The vertical stripe design is sharp, the colors available are exceptional and the overall design is very appealing to most travelers. The four spinner wheels are smooth and silent, with the telescopic handle made out of aluminum, features an ergonomic grip ensuring your hand stays strain free. The expansion zipper on the Hauptstadtkoffer allows you to get 15% more space, which may not seem like much at all, but it is the difference between putting excess strain on your luggage and it fitting comfortably inside.

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Storage

The carry-on comes with a capacity of 42 liters, the medium 74 liters and the large 119 liters, which is great considering the weight. All you have to do is pick the right one for your trip and you will have plenty of room to pack everything you need and more! Inside the Hauptstadtkoffer luggage, as with most hard-sided suitcases, is a 50/50 split. With a mesh zip lined pocket on one side, allowing you to store any important documents lose items and an x strap on the other, to keep your clothes secure when traveling.

Hauptstadtkoffer Luggage Review

Features

The Hauptstadtkoffer luggage set comes with most features that are expected at its price point. One thing worth noting is that the integrated three-digit combination lock is not TSA approved, this means that if an agent needs to get in your bag they will not be able to unlock it safely and securely. Other than that, the four multi-directional wheels are a joy to use, silent and easy to navigate with. You will feel at ease when finding your way through the busy airport terminals. The telescopic handle is long, with an ergonomic handle grip. So, if you are using it for a long period of time, you will not that awkward hand ache, resulting in you switching hands to ease the pain. When not in use, the suitcases can be stored inside one another, which makes it handy when needing to save space and store them away.

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Weight

The cabin suitcase weighs in at 7.1 lbs, which is average for a hard-sided suitcase. If you are worried about weight, then a lightweight or soft-sided suitcase is all that weighs in less than this. The medium suitcase weighs in at 9.3 lbs, and the large suitcase weighing in at 11.5 lbs. All are reasonably average weights for their purpose, although it is worth noting that with the expander and larger capacities, it may work out a weight-saving option if you will be packing a lot.

Hauptstadtkoffer Luggage Review

Durability

Made from ABS and PC, the hard-sided suitcases are more durable than the equivalent soft-sided alternatives. However, it is worth noting that buyers have commented on how easy the surface scratches and marks, taking away from the stylish design. Reinforced at the corners, it seems like Hauptstadtkoffer has designed these suitcases to persevere in a tough, airport life. Be careful not to overpack and put unnecessary strain on the zippers, as they have been known to fail. This is not what you want on the way back from your trip, with your dirty laundry falling all over the place.

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Style

You can pick from a wide range of colors when purchasing the Hauptstadtkoffer luggage set, coupled with the stylish, sleek design you will be sure to get nods of approval when you have your Hauptstadtkoffer suitcases in tow. It has a glossy surface, meaning it is nice and shiny, easily catching your attention when you are at the luggage carousel, seeing the same dark, dull, sad-looking suitcases pass you by.

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Size

The carry-on measures at 20 x 13 x 8 inches, which is below the limit of what some major airlines will allow, check with your airline before going to the airport especially if you have expanded it, as you may be disappointed and have to check it in. The medium measure in at 24 x 16 x 10 inches and the large measures in at 28 x 20 x 12 inches. These are slightly larger than what you would expect from other luggage sets, so make sure they easily fit inside the trunk of your car or you are happy pulling around an ever so slightly larger than a normal suitcase. They will all at the perfect size to fit inside one another when you wish to store them away, which is a bonus as they will take up much less space.

Warranty

Hauptstadtkoffer offers a Limited Lifetime Manufacturer’s warranty on the three cases. Covering what is typical for a suitcase manufacturer, covering manufacturing defects. It does not cover wear and tear, mishandling, misuse or anything else of the same description.

VERDICT
The Hauptstadtkoffer three-piece luggage set is good value for money, durable, and is stylish. It is an investment and should last you many years. The expansion zipper is a major bonus, allowing you to pack more inside, without adding strain to the zippers.
PROS
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Larger than usual
  • Expandable
  • Carry on is below recent changes in size restrictions
  • Available in an array of colors

CONS
  • Zipper’s known to break
  • Lock is not TSA approved
  • Will scratch easily

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Great Value!

The Hauptstadtkoffer three-piece luggage set is good value for money, durable, and is stylish. It is an investment and should last you many years. The expansion zipper is a major bonus, allowing you to pack more inside, without adding strain to the zippers.

PROS
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Larger than usual
  • Expandable
  • Carry on is below recent changes in size restrictions
  • Available in an array of colors
CONS
  • Zipper’s known to break
  • Lock is not TSA approved
  • Will scratch easily
User Rating: 4.25 (8 votes)
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