Travel with style when on a budget with this low-cost soft-sided suitcase. The Jetstream Travel Carry On Suitcase has been made from a rugged polyester fabric, with a telescopic handle making it rather lightweight, while using it a breeze. Although this suitcase is a very low-cost option in today’s market, available at under $35 at a popular online retailer, for the features that this suitcase packs, at first glance, it seems like a bargain. It comes with inline wheels, front pockets and a top and side carry handle. Get the complete Jetstream Travel Carry On review in detail from every aspect:
The Jetstream Luggage has been designed to be a low-cost, no-frills option for travelers on a budget. You can see this right from the start, as it lacks a lot of the features that you have come to expect and in some ways need nowadays. The inline wheels will cause you nightmares, as you will struggle to travel around with how rigid they are. The lack of interior pockets gives you very little organization in a case where, when using alone, needs to be organized. The suitcase is very boxy, it will not win any awards of the best-looking suitcase, although, that might be exactly what you want.
The Jetstream Travel Carry On comes with two front pockets, they are easily accessible and will allow you to store last minute items, or travel essential. Making your trip a lot easier, as you do not need to open up the main suitcase for everyone at the airport to see. On the inside of the suitcase, there are no pockets, or anything really to organize your belongings. You will find a compression strap which will keep your clothes in place while the baggage is in use. However, expect to find your loose items all over the place when you go to open up the bag, as one of the most common features in luggage today is the interior pockets, which this lacks.
The Jetstream Travel Carry On has very few features worth shouting about. The inline wheels are a dated and cheap alternative to the modern spinner wheels. You should remember how difficult it is to try to navigate through a busy airport weaving in and out of queues of people with an inline suitcase. It is difficult. The suitcase does have two spacious exterior pockets, which will allow you to store travel essentials and items you need on the go. Although, you may be forced to use these to store any loose items, as inside the suitcase there are no interior pockets, ensuring that your items and clothing will be a mess once you arrive at your destination. Jetstream has decided to put a telescopic handle, however, this does not lock, so will be a pain if you want to push the suitcase as it will retract on you.
The Jetstream Carry-on suitcase is very light, weighing in at a mere 4.5 lbs. This is due to the materials used in the construction of this suitcase and the lack of spinner wheels, interior pockets, and an expander. If you want these features, they will increase the weight of the suitcase, and it seems that Jetstream has designed this as a no-frills carry-on, for those who need a cheap suitcase, with no hidden surprises or features. If you opt for a slightly larger suitcase, for example, the 19-inch Samsonite Aspire Xlite Spinner, with all its features you will have to accept the weight increase to 7.5 lbs.
At less than $35, what can you expect? Jetstream Luggage is not as durable as other, more expensive carry-ons. It has been noted by previous customers that if you intend to overpack or stuff a couple of extra items in, then it is prone to start coming undone at the seams. For a frequent flyer, you should look at investing some more money into a suitcase that will stand up to the test of time. This suitcase will probably be OK if you travel once or twice a year, don’t take too many items, and will not put too much stress on it. If you do any of these, then expect this suitcase to start failing a lot sooner than you would want it to.
The style of this Jetstream Luggage is not something that you would want to shout about. It is very boxlike and especially plain. If you opt for the black suitcase then it does not stand out and may be a pain to look for in a dark closet. There are various more stylish and fun designs on the fabric that you can opt for. If you want a suitcase that is nothing more than a plain bag, with a semi-OK print on it, then you may be happy with this suitcase.
The Jetstream Travel Carry On Suitcase measures at 17.75 x 6.75 x 12.75 inches without including the wheels and handles. The dimensions including wheels are 20 x 6.75 x 12.75 inches. This is a great size for carry-on luggage, it should fit in most airline carrier requirements and easily slide in and out of the overhead lockers. Given the size, it does affect the storage, meaning that this suitcase is only really suitable for those who like to travel light or use in addition to hold baggage. If you are looking for a suitcase that will allow you to max out your storage, then opt for 21-inch suitcase such as the Travelpro Maxlite 4, although it costs more, it will give you considerable more storage space due to its size being at the limit of cabin baggage.
The manufacturer does not offer a warranty on this suitcase, this is not surprising given the low-cost and bad construction of the suitcase. I would not expect it to last even a year of regular use, and it seems that Jetstream recognizes this and has decided against offering a warranty. It can be found with a supplier’s warranty, however, look into what they cover as it may not even cover the basics.
If you are looking for a suitcase that will last you a couple of trips and essentially be a throwaway then it may suit you. However, if you want a suitcase to last longer, be a trusty travel companion, and in general, just be easier to travel with then look at spending a little more and opt for one of the suitcases that are better constructed.
- Available in different styles
- Bad construction
- Cheap materials
- No inner pockets
- Inline wheels