Samsonite Sahora Brights 28 SpinnerWe have this Samonite Sahora for long term trips of a week or more. We got one in bright blue, which makes it easy to spot on luggage carousels. It is a great piece of luggage, but we have found that it dents rather easily.
We have several Samsonite pieces in our luggage collection. We have a solid hard sider at 29" and a slightly smaller half soft sided one. This blue Sahora piece falls in the middle. If we're going on a cruise, for example, we'll take the 29" and 28", one for each of us. It's a toss up which is better. This one is GREAT with the zip up sides and the expand capability. That means it can shrink down to fit underneath the bed nicely, but can also expand out again when there is a lot of stuff to fit inside it.
I might be a little nervous about the zippers here - the 29" one has a solid metal edge around the seams. But we've never had any issue at all with the zippers failing. There's nothing to "lock" here - it's hard to lock zippers - but again, not really a big deal most of the time.
The spinner capability is GREAT. I love, love, love spinners. I've kicked this along when my hands were full and it zoomed along quite nicely. You can push it, pull it, turn it in place while you're in line, and there are no issues at all. All luggage should be spinner luggage.
Definitely get a bright colored one if you can, it makes it so much easier to spot your luggage when you travel and retrieve your bags. Again, the bag does seem to scratch and dent fairly easily, but it doesn't break. So you get "battle scars" on your luggage that you can boast about, but the things inside stay quite safe. I haven't had that type of denting on my other bags, but again, there are benefits to this bag like the expanding capability that mean I really don't worry about the scratches here.
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