American Tourister combine three elements with their new Sunside spinner cases.
They are stylish, they have a retro coolness which other brands never quite manage to create – and their pricing is sharp. This brand is part of the Samsonite family, and the quality touches are easy to spot. Double spinner wheels, lightweight polypropylene shell and TSA override locks are standard. Bigger models (67 and 75cm) expand – giving you plenty of room to pack for longer holidays.
Sunside spinners go beyond the usual black. You can get bright, vibrant colours – all with a tough, wipe-clean shell.
Check out the latest pricing and see the colour options for yourself now, over on this dedicated American Tourister Sunside spinner suitcases product page.
Detailed Review of the American Tourister Sunside Spinner Suitcases
Choose from small, medium, or large (or even go for a matching set) with the Sunside range.
The smallest, 55cm, version is cabin-luggage size on most airlines. Super-strict low-cost airlines aside, it will fit well into the overhead locker. The 67cm version expands, boosting its capacity from 72.5 litres to 83.5 litres. For anyone that prefers a bigger case, there is a 77cm expanding version too.
Colour options range from bright red and striking green to a regular black version. You can compare them side-by-side on at the American Tourister official amazon.co.uk store.
Sunside Cases: Tough, Lightweight Shell
With the mid-sized version weighing just 3.7kgs, the Sunside range balance the hard shell with functionality. No-brand cases are significantly heavier. Shells are polypropylene. They are wipe-clean and for me, plenty tough enough to withstand the rigours of flying.
Spinner wheels are doubled. This keeps the rolling action smooth. Sunside cases spin 360 degrees, you will quickly learn whether pushing or pulling works depending on the type of flooring. There is a standard telescoping handle, which fits snug at the top.
Two handles (one on the top, one on the side), let you move these spinners around easily.
Lock and Inside Features
American Tourister Sunside spinners have a simple 3-digit combination lock. This grabs the heads of the zip. I like the higher positioning compared to many other suitcases. There is a TSA override, always useful if you fly to the USA.
I like the inside of the Sunside range (especially for the price). The standard one open / one closed side setup is used. Elasticated straps will keep things from the open side from falling out. One big, zipped pocket, and two smaller ones are on the inside of the lid. There is an additional smaller pocket in the middle – perfect for those small and important items.
Feedback: What Owners of Sunside Spinners from American Tourister Said?
Great feedback for this range at multiple outlets. It seems the mix of solid build, American Tourister quality and cheaper price point hit exactly the right note.
The vibrant colours get a mention, though most of the comments focus on the quality of the shell and easy manoeuvrability via the spinner wheels. American Tourister are known for their solid customer service, and the fact that no grumbles about returns and quality control can be found is notable.
Sure, this feedback is not the same level as for the latest super-light Samsonite ranges – though I’d say it is excellent when you take the price into account.
Wrapping Up: Are Sunside Spinner Suitcases from American Tourister any Good?
Whether you pick the stylish black or go for one of the more vibrant options – Sunside makes for a solid choice.
The retro good looks speak for themselves, though it is in the details that American Tourister take this range to a new level. Spinner wheels are a must-have these days and doubled ones help keep things smooth while you travel. Add the lock, wipe-clean surface and high-quality inside features and you have a case which will last you for years.
Most surprising for me was the value.
You get a genuine American Tourister case, for less than many ‘no brand’ alternatives.
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