If you are a frequent Traveller, one thing that is very important for you is to choose the right luggage set for you.
Oftentimes, it is not very easy to zero down a particular luggage set among the array of options available in the market. It can be confusing to choose one from so many brands offering similar products.
But that’s not the case with Samsonite Winfield 2 Hardside luggage. Samsonite has over 2000 winfield 2 sets sold every day due to the huge success and exposure of this model. Most people claim this as one of the best model in the mid-price segment.
Let’s find out in this review, what’s so special about Samsonite Winfield 2 hardside luggage.
Made of Polycarbonate Material
Samsonite Winfield 2 is made of 100% polycarbonate which makes the outer shell of this luggage set extremely hard. The outer hard shell is made of Injection molded polycarbonate. This material has the ability to absorb impact acting on it, but at the same time it is weightless to carry.
The luggage body seems to be sturdy in nature and good to carry. Even when high impact or external forces acting on it, the material only flexes and comes back to its original shape without any permanent dents in the luggage.
Available in 3 Sizes
Similar to our previous review coolife hardside luggage, Samsonite Winfield 2 also comes in three sizes. They are 20 inches, 24 inches and 28 inches.
Samsonite claims all of them to be carry on models, but you have to verify the airline luggage guidelines, before taking any luggage with you as your carry on luggage.
Possibilities are that Airlines will accept anything less than 21 inches as carrying on luggage, as they fit the overhead luggage compartment of most airlines and the other two (24 inch & 28 inch) can be taken as checked in luggage.
You can buy all three of them as a set, or purchase the one which fits your requirement.
It comes with an expander zip, you can unlock a few inches of additional space if you end up having more items than you planned.
This expander zip can also help you compressing the existing luggage, by just opening the expander zip and then closing it, thereby compressing the luggage a bit more.
Brushed Pattern Design
Being in the business for a long period of time, Samsonite offers elegant design in it’s luggage sets. The brushed pattern design in the hardshell gives it a decent look and conceals any minor scratches occurring in it.
It seems like a great idea from Samsonite to make their luggage sets appear new even after prolonged usage. It can easily with stand few rough handling in the airport. Any minor scratches occuring to it nicely blend with the brushed steel finish.
Interior Design & Quality
Samsonite 2 resembles the popular clamshell design, so you can open the luggage into two equal parts.(see pic below) This helps to easily pack your items in your luggage.
There is an internal lining made of Nylon fabric that covers the entire inner part of the luggage.
There is a side pocket in the lower bottom which you can close with the zipper. You can Store small valuable items within this zippered side pocket. Elastic straps are provided within the luggage which helps you keep the items in place after you pack it.
In the upper section, you can find mesh cover which helps you to keep all the items in its place even after you close the luggage.
Not only within the suitcase, but there is also mesh pockets in the outer cover. This comes in very handy especially if you want to add some items for convenience when your luggage is locked.
Packing heavier items towards the bottom of the luggage and lighter items in the top can make handling your Samsonite luggage much easier.
Are the Handles Perfect in Samsonite 2?
The telescopic handle provided in the Samsonite 2 is extremely strong and perfectly performs the function is assigned. We felt it very sturdy during our testing.
You can seamlessly drag the luggage with no resistance or inconvenience caused by the aluminum telescopic handles.
They are nice to hold and feels very comfortable even after prolonged dragging.
The middle button makes it easy for you to push the handle inside if you have to place the luggage in the check-in or into the overhead compartment.
Apart from the telescopic handles, they have another soft grab handles, one at the top and another in the side of the luggage set. You can hold them to lift it and place it over your head high racks or in your car’s trunk.
The aluminum telescopic handle can be extended and locked and completely pushed in and locked, it really depends on your convenience. But you cannot lock it in a position in between extended and pushed in.
Is the Lock Provided Perfect?
Without a proper lock, the idea of suitcase or luggage is worthless.
Samsonite Winfield 2 comes with a TSA compatible lock. You can keep the zippers in position and lock it.
You can unlock it using the key or by using the number lock which you set in them. This is convenient especially if you are a messy traveler who packs the key inside the luggage or forgets the key most of the time.
As the lock is TSA compatible, you don’t have to keep your checked in luggage open, they can open the lock in case they want to verify the contents of your luggage.
Though this cannot be a top class security option, still the TSA approved locks are very useful. If you have valuable items with you, make sure you take them along with you in the carry on luggage or purchase an extra secure TSA lock with better security than the 3 number lock in this model.
What about the Spinner wheels?
A good luggage set cannot have an average spinner wheels in them, as they can have a great impact on the experience of the traveler. Samsonite Winfield 2 doesn’t let down its customers in the wheel segment. Most of the customers who purchased this model on Amazon feel that it is is very convenient for them to drag the luggage even in uneven surfaces.
They roll seamlessly in airports as per the feedback from customers who bought this model. In the limited time we tested the Samsonite 2 in our office, we found the claims of the customers were true.
The luggage is just next to you when you to drag it and is not behind you. When using the luggage in uneven surfaces, you can just tilt the luggage and use it on two wheels.
Is the price justified?
When it comes to the price, this particular Samsonite Winfield 2 model is extremely cheap when compared to the other models manufactured by the company.
You can purchase all the suitcases individually or order the three-piece set for a very economic price when compared to its competitors.
This model is very worth for the price you pay for it. That’s another reason for this model to be an undisputed winner “as the best selling luggage set” for over 2 years in Amazon.
Samsonite Winfield 2 hardside luggage met all our expectations. There is no notable negatives in this product. You can go ahead and make your purchase if this is suitable for your budget. Let us know your feedback/experience in the comment section.