The Travelpro Maxlite 4 International Carry-On Spinner Suitcase is one of 11 suitcases in the Maxlite 4 range. The collection features 11 lightweight spinners and rollerboards with a stylish and sleek look. It is part of the same collection as the Travelpro Maxlite 4 21″ Expandable Spinner, which has received glowing reviews as well. The soft-sided suitcase is made from 100% polyester fabric, keeping the weight low, whilst the waterproof coating will ensure that no stains will affect the stylish look of the suitcase. The honeycomb framing system and EVA foam construction improve the durability of the baggage while keeping the weight low. The whole Maxlite 4 range is very competent baggage, packed full of features. Decide which bag is best for you, then invest in your travel companion. Get the complete review of the Travelpro Maxlite 4 International Carry-On Spinner Suitcase in detail from every aspect:
Travelpro Maxlite 4 International Carry-On Spinner Suitcase has been designed with style, durability, and weight in mind. It is a suitcase specifically designed for international use, with it coming in two inches smaller than the 21-inch Maxlite 4, while still packing all the features that you have come to expect from the Maxlite 4 range. It has the 2-inch expander allowing you to fit more in, it has the four-spinner wheels specially placed to ensure maximum stability. No matter how much weight you pack in, whether it be one lightweight item or a load of heavy stuff, it will not tip over on you. That is in part a result of the wheel placement and the full-bottom tray. The telescopic handle is easy to use and locks in place, giving you extra stability, especially if you need it to lean on or push. With multiple interior and exterior pockets, you will be able to efficiently organize your belongings without any need for the mess.
On the outside of the suitcase you will find two large zip lined pockets. They will give you quick, easy access to any travel documents or essentials when in use. No longer will you need to search through your belongings and open the main compartment up like you do a hard-sided case. In comparison to its bigger brother, the International Carry-On has a storage capacity of 41 L. That is a good 10 L less than the Maxlite 4 21-inch suitcase, although that may be an issue if you want to take enough stuff to last a few extra days. As with all the Maxlite 4 collection, you will find on one side the spacious main compartment, which has an x-strap to keep your clothing in place. On the other side, a mesh zip lined pocket, where you will be able to store any loose items, keeping your bag tidy while in use.
The Travelpro Maxlite 4 International Carry-On has been designed with most of the features that you have come to expect of a cabin suitcase nowadays. It features the modern four-spinner wheels, which allow you to effortlessly glide through the airport. Along with the telescopic locking handle, and the ergonomic grip, making it easy to use this bag. It has a cushioned side and top handle, so it is easy to lift and place in the overhead lockers. As with the other Maxlite 4 bags, it features the honeycomb bottom tray, giving it the extra stability especially when overpacked, so that your suitcase does not fall over when you let go of the handle. Any valuables and breakables in the bag will, therefore, be less likely to be damaged.
Comparing the weight to its bigger brother is probably the best thing to do here, the Travelpro Maxlite 4 International Carry-On Spinner Suitcase weighs in at 5.7 lbs, with the 21 inch, weighing only extra 0.2 lbs. If you are looking at traveling only domestically, then you will have to consider whether you need the extra size that the 21 inch gives you, or whether you want to save a little bit of weight and have a bag that will travel internationally. It really isn’t that much of a difference to base your decision on. In comparison to hard-sided suitcases, it will save you around 1 lb in weight at least, meaning you will be able to add a few extra items and not worry about the weight limit imposed by some airline carriers.
Being made from 100% polyester, Travelpro Maxlite 4 International Carry-On Spinner Suitcase is not as durable as a hard-sided suitcase, however, that is the tradeoff you will have to make, whether to go for lightweight or durability. That being said, there are very few owners who have any complaints about the durability of both this suitcase and the Maxlite 4 collection. Every part of this suitcase has been extensively tested, to ensure that it does not fail when you need it most. The wheels, handle, frame, and any other part has been tested, including the fabric and zippers. You can be assured that they will live up to the standard that you have come to expect from Travelpro.
Being part of the Maxlite 4 collection, Travelpro Maxlite 4 International Carry-On Spinner Suitcase is near enough identical in style with the Travelpro Maxlite 4 21” suitcase. It features the same colors, allowing you to choose one that suits your style, or even match with the 21 inch if you have already purchased one. The suitcase is sleek, stylish, and will not look out of place if you are wearing a suit or shorts, it really is that versatile. As it is soft-sided, it is not shiny and glossy, so will not stand out from the crowd as much as a hard-sided suitcase, however, it is more reserved and classy, keeping its feet on the ground and doing the job it is designed to do.
Size is one of the main differences in the Maxlite 4 range between the International Carry-On and the 21-inch Expandable Spinner. The Travelpro Maxlite 4 International Carry-On Spinner Suitcase measures in at 19.0 x 14.0 x 8.0 inches, which is a good couple of inches smaller than his big brother. That being said, it is more suited for international travel where there are tighter restrictions on your cabin baggage. Being able to expand is a good feature when the airline is a little more lenient on the regulations, so this bag will be suitable for both national and international travel.
Having received the backing of Travelpro, they 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, carry your luggage confidently. Any defects in the materials or the workmanship are covered. Although this is standard for a luggage warranty, not every manufacturer will cover a lifetime.
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Travelpro has made another one of their Maxlite 4 baggage a must own for international travelers. If you are planning flying domestically, then you may want to opt for the 21-inch suitcase, as it gives you an extra 10 L of storage capacity. Although, if you think you may be doing some international travel and would like a suitcase to cover both types of trips, then look no further, you have found one to do you proud.
- Extensive testing
- International size
- Spacious for the size
- Lack of colors
- Can expand above size regulations