Travelpro Maxlite 4 21″ Expandable Spinner Review

The Travelpro Maxlite 4 21” suitcase has been designed to both looks the part and meet the demands of the modern day traveler. It will perform effortlessly the tasks that you need it to do while staying stylish and sleek. The Travelpro Maxlite 4 21” expandable spinner has most of the features that you have come to expect and desire in a travel companion. The four spinner wheels glide effortlessly over even surfaces, allowing you to use very little to no effort in transporting your bag. The telescopic handle will stop at multiple lengths, giving you the chance to pick the one best for you. It seems Travelpro have gone to great lengths to dominate the soft sided small suitcase department, and they are doing a good job with it. Get the complete review of the Travelpro Maxlite 4 21 expandable spinner in detail from every aspect:

Design: 90 out of 100
Storage: 95 out of 100
Weight: 90 out of 100
Durability: 95 out of 100
travelpro maxlite 4 21 expandable spinner

Design

Travelpro have designed a small soft-sided suitcase that people will desire, the suitcase is stylish and professional. It is made from 100% polyester, keeping the weight down. Featuring a single tone design, it appeals to most people. The suitcase comes with multiple interior and exterior pockets, allowing you to organize your belongings easily and efficiently. The telescopic handle with the patented ergonomic grip will take care of your hand while you are using this suitcase. The four spinner wheels work wonders in the airport, but as always a bit more effort is required on carpeted and uneven surfaces. In terms of design, it ranks as one of the best in soft-sided luggage. With the design around stability, a full-bottom tray has been implemented along with a specially designed expander improving the overall stability of your suitcase.

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Storage

Inside the Travelpro Maxlite 4 you will find a massive 51 L storage capacity, this is nearly double the hard sided alternative from the Lucas Outlander line which comes in at 29 L. The roomy main compartment comes with the ability to expand another 2 inches, which has been designed not to hinder the stability of your luggage. On the outside you will find two large pockets, allowing you to store travel documents or items you need easy, quick access to. Once inside, you will find on one side a mesh zip lined pocket, where you will be able to store any loose items, keeping your bag tidy throughout the journey. On the other side, you will find the spacious main compartment. Here you will find one smaller mesh zip lined pocket, for additional organization, and two straps to keep your clothes in place when you are going about your journey.

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Features

The Travelpro Maxlite 4 21 expandable spinner comes with most of the features you expect on a carry on suitcase. What really sets it apart from the other soft-sided luggage is how well it has been designed so that the feature help and not hinder the stability of the suitcase. The expander normally ensures that your suitcase will fall over, not anymore, as Travelpro has fixed that issue! The four silent spinner wheels allow you to glide effortlessly through the airport, while the telescopic handle with soft grip will make your hand feel like it is being taken care of instead of punished. The many exterior and interior pockets enable you to efficiently pack this bag, keeping it organized throughout your journey, so no more headaches trying to find where your passport ended up.

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Weight

Weighing in at 5.9 lbs, the Travelpro Maxlite 4, 21” suitcase is considered fairly lightweight for its size and class. Yes, it is not as light as the ultra-lightweight suitcases such as the IT Luggage’s World’s Lightest which is on the market today, however, a trade-off between durability and weight has to be made. Given that the suitcase has many pockets, an expander, and a massive 51 L storage capacity, the weight is rather low for a suitcase that offers so much. Travelpro has been able to keep the weight low due to the use of polyester fabric as opposed to a hard-sided shell made from polycarbonate. Along with the aluminum handle, which is airline grade, the weight of the suitcase is kept to a minimum while still offering everything you expect and more.

Durability

The suitcase has been designed to be durable as well as lightweight. With it being a soft-sided suitcase, if you bump or knock it, then your items will more likely be damaged than a hard-sided suitcase. That being said, your Travelpro will still look the part without any visible damage. You will be hard-pressed to find a previous buyer who has complaints about the durability and construction of the suitcase, in comparison to the Merax Travelhouse line of baggage, where you will find that people do complain about their suitcases.

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Style

The Travelpro Maxlite 4 21 expandable spinner comes in six colors, whether you want to be reserved and pick the black one, keeping stylish and sleek while going about your trip, or you can opt for one of the more vivid colors, making sure that it matches your style. This is great if you want to ensure that it is easy to find in the overhead lockers when you jump out of your seat, open the overhead lockers, grab a bag, all just to try to get off the plane before the person on the other side of the aisle. In comparison to the American Tourister Fieldbrook II line, this suitcase really does look like it means business. It is like comparing a seasoned high case solicitor to a rookie ‘no win no fee’ guy. You will not be disappointed in the style of this bag, no matter what color you choose.

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Size

The Travelpro Maxlite 4, 21” expandable spinner measures at 23 x 15 x 9.5 inches. This includes the wheels and handles, giving it the maximum dimensions listed here. It has been extensively tested to fit inside the overhead lockers on most major airlines, however, if you expand your suitcase and add those extra bits in, then you may find that it doesn’t squeeze in anymore. Although it may fit in the overhead bins, it is worth checking with your airline carrier that it still meets their requirements for cabin baggage. You would not want your trip starting badly, by being asked to check it in!

Warranty

Travelpro have really backed this suitcase and are offering a limited lifetime warranty, this gives you peace of mind that the suitcase will live up to what it has been destined to do. Any defects in the materials or the workmanship are covered. This is rather standard for a luggage warranty, although not every suitcase will come with it covering a lifetime.

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Perfect Soft-Sided Suitcase!

The Travelpro Maxlite 4, 21-inch expandable spinner is the perfect travel companion if you like soft-sided suitcases. It gives you a massive amount of storage capacity while being balanced and stable. The many pockets help keep your life organized, no matter how untidy and in a rush you normally are. Give the Travelpro a go, you will not be disappointed.

PROS
  • Lightweight
  • Multiple pockets
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Stable
  • Expandable
  • Extensive durability testing
CONS
  • Can expand above size requirements
  • May not fit in the overhead lockers
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