Mark’s Summary: I love the official Star Wars suitcases range from American Tourister, for this review, I separated my love of Star Wars – focusing on the practical, value for money and design aspects of the official Star Wars luggage options.
You’ll find the characters work brilliantly for small, hard-shell spinner cases. These stand upright and are pulled or pushed along. Droids, Darth Vader and other luggage options sit alongside the more understated designs. You can get Star Wars spaceship prints, which work for us adults as well as the kids.
These official Star Wars suitcases come from respected luggage brand American Tourister. They are built to last. You get smaller cases, perfect for carry-on on a plane, or for a weekend away. There are also backpacks and other bags with Star Wars designs. Those options will have their own page, coming soon.
I’ll link to the latest options as we go through the review.
For the fantastic R2D2 suitcase pictured above, head straight to this dedicated page at the official American Tourister store at amazon.co.uk now!
There are rip-off brands out there, with super-low quality Star Wars bags and cases.
You can spot them a mile off – the brand name is usually a random collection of capital letters. They send horrible quality goods, and their Amazon stores will disappear before you get to ask for a refund (only to come back under a new name a month later).
Avoid them please!
Table: My Picks for the Best Official Star Wars Suitcases
Star Wars Luggage: The Best Options
Official R2D2 Themed Carry-on Luggage
If there is one character from Star Wars which is perfect for a spinner suitcase, then it is the droid R2D2.
The shape and size work so well, you’ll be making those distinctive beeping sounds as you push it through the airport. This is also a carry-on size spinner. It is almost 55cm tall, and comes with Star Wars branded zip pulls, and an American Tourister tag.
Outside it is dominated by R2D2. The styling continues to the handle, which is a distinctive blue, and the wheels. I can imagine kids spinning this one around on the four tough wheels. Inside has a zipped pocket, with cross-straps on the open side to keep everything in place.
As you will imagine, the R2D2 Star Wars suitcases are best-sellers. This case has a ton of positive feedback from both parents and grandparents.
See just how well American Tourister has done with the details now, over on this official R2D2 suitcase page at their dedicated amazon store.
Darth Vader Spinner Suitcases
The ultimate bad guy has his own suitcase in the official Star Wars luggage range from American Tourister.
I love the ‘dark side’ design. This continues to the inside of the case, with a striking red and black lining. Darth Vader appears on the outside, looming over the other cases on the airport carousel.
This is a carry-on size. It is just under 55cm tall, which is within the guidelines of all but the strictest airline.
The branding does not stop with the main design. You get Star Wars zip pulls too. There is also a Storm Trooper option (to the left of the main picture).
With four spinner wheels this case stands up – and is easy to push or pull along.
Check out the close ups and latest pricing now over on the Darth Vader Carry on Page at the official American Tourister Amazon Store.
Star Wars Small Suitcases: Stormtrooper
This is my personal pick for the most striking design. It shows the mask of a Stormtrooper – which takes up almost all of the body of this suitcase
Compared to the darker designs below, this is bright, with light shining from the Stormtrooper’s helmet and armour. You get an official American Tourister quality hard shell spinner suitcase. It stands on four wheels and can move in any direction or even spin around. Inside you get a zipped compartment and an open one with straps.
For an action-packed Star Wars suitcase, this is a clear top pick.
Check out the attention to detail and quality extras now over on this page at the official American Tourister UK Amazon store.
Intergalactic Official Star Wars Luggage (Ship Designs)
X-Wings, tie-fighters and even the Millennium Falcon are featured on the Intergalactic suitcases from American Tourister. These ships are drawn in a blue design over the black hard-shell of the case, they look stunning.
What I love about this Star Wars case is that it is not as loud / direct as the others. As you get close, and the penny drops as to what the designs show, you get a ‘aha’ moment. Look closely enough and you’ll spot an At-At in between the spaceships.
It is not only the design that makes these officially franchised Disney cases stand out. They are top quality too. You get a 10-year warranty against detects in the materials and workmanship, plus the excellent construction you’d expect from American Tourister.
Check out the close-up pictures (and prepare to be blown away) now, on the official Intergalactic Star Wars cases page at the American Tourister UK Amazon store.
Galaxy (Far Far Away) Star Wars Suitcases from American Tourister
What moment in Star Wars is more action-packed than the X-Wing vs. Tie-Fighters battle scenes?
American Tourister bring this to life in this official Star Wars suitcase, which is set against a background filled with distant stars. Out of all the licensed cases, this one is the least branded. If you are a true fan, you will get it, if not, it might take a while to work out what the coloured icons on the cases are.
You get a choice of sizes (or a set) and a full feature list as you’d expect from this long-running brand name. Galaxy cases are spinners, meaning they have four wheels which can swivel in all directions. The hard shell opens to two compartments. One is zipped shut, the other one open (with straps).
Check out the cool inside design – which complements the outside.
See this page at the official American Tourister Amazon UK Store for the impressive close-ups!
Star Wars Black and White Cases
There are two versions of the final American Tourister case for this guide. The ’Star Wars’ option has the logo, plus the masks of key characters including Darth Vader, C3PO and a storm trooper.
One version is an upright. This small case has two wheels and is designed to pull along. The other is a spinner, which is almost 55cm tall – with the same specification as the other cases covered on this page. Both as high quality, and even come as a set of two.
This makes a great case for anyone that can’t decide which character is their favourite. With so many to choose from, kids will be making their own stories up while travelling.
I love the official Star Wars silver badge on the front.
Here is the link to the official page for these fun Star Wars cases.
Star Wars Suitcases: Features List
I covered the designs, sizes and build quality above – though left out the full list of features to stop the page from becoming too long.
If you are new to American Tourister, then the quality of this brand will come as a pleasant surprise.
You get a long warranty, and cases which will last long enough for almost any kid to grow out of them.
- Four Spinner Wheels: Small wheels placed at each corner of the bottom of these cases allow 360 degrees spinning. You can choose whether to push or pull your case along.
- Telescoping Handle: These handles are coloured to match the design and fit snuggly into the top when you are not moving your case.
- Regular Handles: Plastic handles are on the top and the side of the Star Wars cases, for those times you can’t wheel them along or want to put them away.
- Double Zips: American Tourister cases open wide, with a double zip which often has Star Wars branding.
- Washable Hard Exterior: These are tough cases, which can be wiped clean with a wet cloth after you return from holidays.
- Cross Straps: One of the sections is open, and you get elasticated straps which keep anything there in place. For longer trips, you could get some packing cubes too.
- Zipped / Meshed Compartment: Depending on the model, you get a zipped compartment opposite to the open one. This is great for those easy-to-lose items.
- Themed Lining: American Tourister has gone the extra mile with themed lining, matching the colour scheme of each case.
Feedback: What People Said After Trying Star Wars Suitcases?
After working with luggage for almost five years, even I was surprised how positive the comments were about these cases.
Almost everyone gave the maximum five stars, with most of the others giving four.
While I was expecting parents to be happy with these cases, there was one more surprise – grandparents!
Yep, the amount of happy people who bought one for their grandchildren is huge.
Niceties aside, people were genuinely impressed with the quality of their Star Wars suitcases. If you have used no-brand or cheap luggage for a while, I really can understand how amazing these American Tourister suitcases are. This is a valuable lesson I have learned, pay a little more for a longer lasting and better quality case.
As always, do check the comments for genuine feedback before you buy any luggage.
Wrapping Up: My Pick for the Best Star Wars Suitcase
For me the understated ones with ship designs and the space battle are cool – but I have a soft-spot for a certain droid… would I be giving my age away if I mentioned this was not BB-8?
The original and best R2D2 gets my pick. With the shape of this character perfect for luggage, and the brilliant interpretation from American Tourister, I just wish these would have been around when I was a kid.
Here is the table once again – I look forward to adding to it as new Star Wars films are released.