If anyone can combine a smart business bag with carry on luggage, it is Samsonite – and their Pro-DLX 5 spinner is a stunner!
You’ll get Samsonite quality, and a laptop roller case which ticks all the boxes for a short business trip. Extras include a garment bag (with hanger), combination lock (with TSA override) and a spot for a charger with cable ports.
I love the design, with splashes of red, multi-panelled look and spinner wheels that pop out list a little from the base. It is a soft-shell case, made from ballistic nylon. This is wipe-clean, and tough enough to maintain the DLX-5 smart looks.
Check out the impressive close-ups, along with the latest (if any!) discounts now – on this page at the official Samsonite store at Amazon.co.uk!
Detailed Review of the Samsonite Pro-DLX 5 – Expandable Spinner Luggage
Let’s start with the size and build before I dive into the pockets and extras which make this a top pick for business travellers.
This is 55cm tall, 40cm across and either 23cm or 28cm deep – depending on whether you use the expansion option. It weighs in at a modest 3.2kgs. While not a super-light option, this is on the better side of average for business hand-luggage.
Capacity of 40.5 litres (or 51.5 if you expand).
Pro-DLX 5 suitcases are made from super-tough nylon. This has a soft look, though will repel splashes, and will not scuff or rip. The ability to wipe it clean should not be underestimated.
While there is a silver Samsonite logo badge across the front, the DLX 5 does not feel overtly branded. It looks more like a rolling laptop / business bag than a standard carry-on case for me.
Outside Features of the Pro-DLX 5 Spinner
Spinner wheels make managing travel so much easier that they are now a must have.
As a Samsonite user for many years, I have never had a broken wheel. The small, elegant wheels on the DLX-5 Pro spinners are super-tough. You can choose to push the case or pull it behind you. At the other end of the unit, the telescopic handle smoothly clicks into place. You won’t get the wobbly handle that is common on cheap luggage from Samsonite.
There are padded handles on the top and the side for ease of putting your case into the overhead lockers.
A combination lock that grips the zip heads is higher up the side than many other brands. If you use it as business luggage, this saves bending all the way to the office floor… a small yet vital detail.
Inside Features and Pockets
If you look closely at the picture above, you’ll see a cable peeking out of the front of the DLX 5.
This is connected to a power bank. Charging on the go is vital these days, and no serious business luggage would miss this. Note that you need to buy a power-bank, this is not included.
There is a decent sized pocket on the front of these cases. This is perfect for your tickets and travel documents.
Open the Pro-DLX 5 and you’ll see why this is such a popular business case. One size has three zipped compartments. I love the dark red contrast on the top two. On the other side you’ll see the garment bag for your suit or spare shirts, and a separate smaller pocket.
This side of the spinner is open, ideal for clothing, and that all-important bathroom bag.
Samsonite always maintain the quality from the outside to the inside of their cases.
Feedback: What Did Regular Users of the Samsonite DLX-5 Spinner Business Cases Have to Say?
Almost all positive feedback for the DLX range at different outlets.
Words which reoccur include ‘high quality’ and ‘great business luggage.’ There were some minor gripes, including how to take advantage of the warranty (from someone living abroad). Samsonite have excellent warranties – so hopefully this individual got the repair they were after.
Many reviews were short ‘excellent quality,’ which ties-in with the busy business traveller that does not have time to write an essay.
As always, you should always check the latest feedback – even for a brand with a reputation as good as Samsonite!
Wrapping Up: The Samsonite DLX-5 Pro Carry On – A Stylish Bag for Business Travellers
The DLX 5 Pro looks great – and is built for business travel.
When you add the Samsonite quality, this laptop / carry on hybrid will last for years. With a reliable bag that works in the office as well as travelling, you’ll be able to focus on business.
Having a garment bag included is a welcome touch. For me the charging port, TSA lock and thoughtful internal organisation are even more important.
It is little wonder this bag is hugely popular.
Check out the impressive zoomable gallery for yourself now – over on this dedicated DLX-5 page at the official Amazon.co.uk store.
More Business Luggage Options:
- TranzShell (hard) cases from EastPak
- The Stunning Brixham Range from Antler
- Spontaneous Cases from IT Luggage
- Base Boost Spinners