Hi. Please advise if this bag has a padded laptop sleeve inside the front pocket. Does the bag expand? Thanks! Jody
Yes, the Travelpro Platinum Magna 21" Expandable Spinner Suiter is expandable, and no it does not have a padded laptop sleeve. The Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 20" Expandable Business Plus Spinner has that feature. -
Answered by Eric M. on September 8, 2016
PROS: The engineering behind this design overall is great. I own Tumi and Briggs & Riley carry-ons, but was not going to spend as much on a spinner. My top priorities were durability and an unconditional lifetime warranty. The TravelPro Platinum series offers both. There was even a newer model of the spinner, but it has a large silver zipper on the front so I preferred the looks of this one. It was also on sale with an extra discount code. The suitcase arrived quickly and looked better than the photos. The magnetic wheel system works well to assist rolling straight, but is very easy to maneuver turns. The handle is durable and has two height positions for comfort when pushing the bag through crowded airports. It only takes a light touch to push, so you are not hauling or carrying anything; the whole point of a spinner. Included are a shoe bag, garment bag and TSA approved lock, all nice if you choose to use them. I was impressed by all the convenience and design features inside, like wide elastic straps and extra zippered pockets. The main outside front compartment is extra deep and perfect for a light jacket, magazines and iPad. There is another smaller top compartment ideal for quick access to my plastic bag of toiletries, phone charger and travel receipts.
CONS: No real cons. However, the main zipper can be slighty tricky since it must be pulled almost 360 degrees to fully open. It is easier to do with the suitcase lying flat than upright, which makes sense so items don't fall out anyway. The expansion zipper could be explained better as it serves a dual purpose. Not only can you unzip it to pack more stuff, but it also can be re-zipped to compress the overall size if just packed with clothes. The luggage tag has a clever hidden design that can be pulled out, but I worry if my bag gets lost that it will be too hidden and appear untagged.
(Posted on 1/2/16)
PROS: Looks, durability, warranty; LuggagePro's price
CONS: Nothing so far. Previously purchased same model luggage has performed above all expectations.
(Posted on 4/7/15)
PROS: The spinner wheels are a nice touch. Moved up after my other travelpro workhorse had 10 years on it. Been on the market for new luggage for a year...was going to go with the hardshell but love that the travelpro softshell expands. I travel globally 2-3x a month, so I appreciate the travelpro warranty as well.
CONS: Be aware the 21' is a bit smaller than the previous Crew models, but not by much. Luckily...it expands another 2 inches
(Posted on 2/6/15)
PROS: Functionally well designed. Fairly sturdy. I can pack 3 nights and 4 days worth of clothes for work, that includes the suiter (with a suite), toiletry, a sheet (I hate use hotel sheets), pair of sneakers, 1 set of gym clothes, 3 shirts, 2 pants (aside from the pants from the suite), dress socks, gym socks, under garment (about 6 sets) and flip flops for the hotel, it was tight, but expanded it and it all fits.
CONS: The telescoping handle sounded super strong from the name they gave it "PowerScope," but it's not as solid, strong and wobble-free as I had thought it would be (still stronger than my previous luggages). The "magnatrac," works but not very effectively. The way how they did it was criss-cross wheels does vertical alignment and horizontal alignment. They should make it all wheels does both vertical and horizontal alignment with stronger magnets; then I think the MagnaTrac would work much better.
(Posted on 8/26/14)
PROS: This is one sweet carry-on bag. Smart looking, structurally strong, and well made with tough fabrics and materials. It's also light weight and expandable, and comes with a removable suit sleeve and draw string laundry bag.
CONS: Nothing here to dislike.
(Posted on 9/25/13)
PROS: Very compact and generous pockets to separate most items.
CONS: I would like to have more durable wheels on this piece of luggage, although it works very nicely for a spinner.
(Posted on 8/20/13)