Looking at getting the samsonite luggage cruisair bold 26 inch and would like to insure usable luggage Dimensions are 26" x 18.5" x 11" and not the shipping box size or that the 26 inch is not from top of luggage to ground with wheels included?? If not 26 inch what is usable dimension??
The dimensions 26" x 18.5" x 11" for the Samsonite Cruisair Bold 26" Spinner would be the size of the bag include the wheels and is not the size of the shipping box. You would want to take about 2" off the height to get the dimensions of the bag itself without the wheels. -
Answered by Makenzie on October 4, 2012
PROS: Everything about this luggage is awesome. The finish is nice, it feels really durable, not cheap and plastic-y (even though it is), and it has excellent construction. The wheels feel sturdy as do the handles.
CONS: The protective plastic that is put on the case sides to protect it during assembly is wrapped underneath of the metal edges making it hard to take off when you pull your luggage out of the box. I had to use a razor to follow the seam to get all of the plastic covering off, otherwise it looked bad. Not really a fault with the luggage, just with whoever decided the plastic wrap method at the factory. Small con, but that's really the only one I could find.
(Posted on 7/30/15)
PROS: The size is just right to pay the minimum charge for checked baggage. Sturdy construction.
CONS: None yet.
(Posted on 3/10/15)
PROS: Came through in showroom condition. Tough and ample room inside.
CONS: None yet.
(Posted on 2/14/15)
PROS: Love this luggage. I searched all over to find the perfect non-zipper luggage for a trip to Europe. It held up going through multiple airports and still looks almost perfect! I will say that traveling through Europe with their lower kilo allowances makes it slightly hard since this luggage is a little bigger (thus allowing more stuff to be packed) than my normal domestic USA travel luggage (which never is over the lb allowance amount because of its size).. But overall I love this piece!
CONS: I wish there was a zipper divider instead of the clip hook things... stuff moves around too easily unless the divider side is somewhat packed.
(Posted on 9/12/14)
PROS: Nice looking, size good, easy to use and move.
CONS: Why there is no key?
(Posted on 3/13/14)
PROS: I have not used this bag yet but I am impressed with the quality of it out of the box. I wanted a hard side case that did not have a zipper. There doesn't seem to be many of them out there to choose from. I'm glad I chose this one. The latches seem to be sturdy and well made. It is light and rolls almost effortlessly. The extendable handle extends smoothly and feels pretty strong. The price was very reasonable and it arrived really fast.
(Posted on 2/17/14)
PROS: Easy to roll thru long lines at island airports. It held enough clothes and gear for a week.
CONS: Evidently ground crews wanted to find out how tough this luggage was. It seems that it was dropped on the corner. The latch does not want to close now. I also have a rolling Samsonite hardcase suitcase. It has a bar in the garment side that helps keep clothes from being wrinkled. This would be great in the Cruisair Bold.
(Posted on 10/16/13)
PROS: solid build, good wheel design....had a jeep brand and the plastic around all four wheels cracked....cheap plastic
CONS: first trip and the shiny outside is all scuffed up....oh well...baggage handlers at airports!! lol
also one of the plastic clips for the inside strap to hold the clothes in place broke after its first use.....not essential but still annoying
(Posted on 8/17/13)
PROS: Well built, aluminum frame with tsa approved combination lock (security in the airport and Hotel). The right size to carry scuba gear and be under 50 lbs. I ordered on Tuesday, received on Friday. Great price and delivery. Burgundy color so finding it is easy.
CONS: None yet.
(Posted on 2/23/13)
PROS: We travelled through Netherlands and Belgium via train using 29" Samsonite pair of luggages. It was cumbersome to use this size. Upon return from the trip, I searched for the ideal luggage and chose the Samsonite Cruisair Bold 26". The quality is very high and based on my previous experience with Samsonite products, long service life is expected.
(Posted on 10/30/12)