We recently put the Pixon Spinner suitcase from Samsonite through its paces on a ten-day trip.
This is a good looking and stylish suitcase. Made from PP PlyPress it features a scratch-resisting design of ‘pixels’ in a dark blue, but it’s also available in dark grey. The ‘boxy’ hard case design maximises space, and I really like the way the squareness of the case looks alongside the Pixon design. Adding to the stylish look is the silver accents which make up the hinges, lock, and metal parts.
The Pixon features a TSA kissing lock which I have seen and used on previous cases. These locks are released by a combination you set, but can also be opened by airport security using a specific key which means you know your luggage isn’t going to be stolen or damaged. Another nice tech touch on this suitcase is an integrated luggage scale. You access the battery compartment from within the case buy unzipping the lining. I found it a little tricky to get to but not impossible, and the scales were so useful when it came to packing up everything we bought whilst on holiday. Instead of panicking all the way to the airport that we’d gone over the baggage allowance, we just checked at the villa before leaving.
The divided interior makes packing easier, with one criticism that the cross-ribbons on the bottom compartment are not secure. Unlike other cases where the straps are held by a plastic snapper, this is just a hook-and-loop fastening that comes unhooked at the smallest adjustment. The zippered other half is excellent, and I wish both sides were this way. You can easily compress your packing into this half and then zip it all in place before you flip the case closed without it falling down.
Samsonite Pixon Spinner Suitcase 68cm Specs
- WARRANTY Limited 5 year global warranty
- MODEL Spinner (4 wheels)
- COLOUR Dark Blue
- MATERIAL PP PlyPress
- DIMENSIONS 68 x 47 x 27 cm (including handles, wheels, bottom glides, side pockets and other external parts)
- VOLUME 68 L
- WEIGHT 3.6 kg
- EXTERIOR Hardside
- LOCK TSA to allow safe travel to the US
- HANDLES Top & side handles
- HANDLE Double tube
- WHEELS 4 Wheels
- WHEELS TYPE Double Wheels
- DIVIDER PAD In the top compartment, with pocket
- RIBBONS In the bottom compartment
The 68-cm option is suggested on Samsonite’s website as being perfect for a week’s trip, but there are two larger options for longer holidays. The Pixon is a spinner so it has four wheels which made it easy to control and wheel around. The handle is tube and clicks out smoothly, and I liked that it’s a lightweight case whilst still allowing plenty of space to pack.
I would recommend the Samsonite Pixon Spinner suitcase overall as it is very useful with the TSA Approved lock and integrated scale. Ideally, Samsonite would change the lower compartment to a zippered closure like the top compartment which would make packing a lot easier. Overall, this is a good-looking case that functions well and has the bonus of an integrated scale.
To buy the Samsonite Pixon Spinner Case, find it online: https://www.samsonite.co.uk/pixon-spinner-55cm–dark-blue/106595-1247.html
At the time of publishing, Samsonite have the Pixon Spinner Case on sale at £146.25, originally at £225.
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