Samsonite Termo Suitcase Review

Mark’s Update: Termo has been upgraded. This popular legacy range of sheer-sided hard-shell cases is replaced with the amazing S’Cure range – make sure you check out the diverse colour options!

Summary: The Termo range from Samsonite has a big advantage over the bendy ‘ultra-light’ suitcases which are so popular these days. The solid polypropylene body is scratch resistant. This is an elegant range – designed with a honeycomb effect over straight, smart angles. There are two versions, as well as several sizes. You can get the Samsonite Termo as a 4-wheeled ‘Spinner’ or as a 2 wheeled version that you can pull along. Most people pick the black or dark blue versions, though for the more daring, there is an electric blue version available.

The Termo cases are definitely built to last. Check out the gallery, including close-ups, and the latest price now on this dedicated product page.

Samsonite S'Cure - Spinner L Suitcase, 75 cm, 102 L, Black (Black) (Luggage)

Samsonite S’Cure – Spinner L Suitcase, 75 cm, 102 L, Black (Black) (Luggage)

Sheer sides, a wide choice of colours and that trusted Samsonite quality – I’m a big fan of the S’Cure range and… more

Detailed Review of the Samsonite Termo Suitcases

Honeycomb patterns only cover the raised front of the Termo cases. The main body is matte, though plain. Samsonite have got the angles just right. These suitcases have clean lines, which have a sense of purpose and style. Termo cases are more elegant than most, though you won’t quite put your finger on why until you see one at the airport.

There are two main variations – spinner and upright. Spinners have 4 rubber wheels and move in every direction. Upright case versions have 2 bigger fixed wheels and are pull-along (though feel more solid).

Sizes Available:

Spinner Version:

  • Medium: 70cm – 68l
  • Large: 78cm – 88l
  • XXL: 85cm – 120l

Upright Version:

  • Medium: 67cm – 69l
  • Large: 75cm – 88l
  • XL: 82cm – 120l

The colour choices are black, midnight blue and electric blue (which is very bold).

Key Features of the Termo Case Range

Inside View Termo CasesFirst the build. You’d expect a robust case from Samsonite, though this polypropylene shell is super-tough. While not in the same category as the bendy super-light cases, the overall weight is low too, with the large versions coming in at just over 5kgs.

You’ll find a telescoping handle, plus a side handle. Holding it from the side handle gives you an instant feel of the proportions of an old-style suitcase (albeit more elegant). There is also a bottom grip. This is useful for lifting your case into the car boot, or into the cupboard when your holiday is over.

A TSA ready combination lock is standard on both types.

The inside is standard for top-tier Samsonite cases. There is a zipped and lined compartment on one side, with an open compartment on the other side – complete with elastic straps to hold everything in place.

Feedback: What Previous Buyers Said About the Termo Suitcases?

Frequent travellers have provided the most glowing feedback for these cases. There is almost a sense of relief in some instances… people happy that they found a super solid case after their cheaper and flimsier alternatives broke in different ways.

Proper hard-shell cases certainly have their dedicated fans if feedback from several different places is anything to go by!

I usually highlight any negatives in the feedback. This time, they are in German. It seems some upset Germans have gone out of their way to write essays, complete with bullet points (all in the same place?!). If you are curious, then I recommend Google translate, though I’d be willing to bet at least 5p that these are all from the same source.

The feedback for the Samsonite Termo cases can be summed up easily. These cases are solid, great quality and robust… if a little heavier than some alternatives.

Wrapping Up: Are the Termo Suitcases from Samsonite Right for You?

These are classic hard-shell cases with a couple of very modern touches. First, the wheels. You het a choice of spinner or upright. Second, the material. This is polypropylene, which is super hard, and lighter than many older plastics. It is nowhere near the new materials used for Cosmolite spinners (for example), though makes up for this with pure toughness.

Feedback is very positive. Many buyers stated a sense of relief that worries about breakages while away are now a thing of the past.

For a super-solid and rather elegant hard shelled case, the Termo range from Samsonite ticks all the right boxes.

Check out that gallery for yourself now on this dedicated product page.


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