The spinner suitcase is the biggest luggage innovation since some savant attached a set of inline wheels to a standard suitcase and travelers the world over got rolling.
What distinguishes a spinner suitcase from
rolling duffel bags and big suitcases that roll is this: It has four wheels instead of two, easily spinning 360 degrees.
On a flat surface such as a long airport hallway, a spinner suitcase rolls like a dream. Aside from grabbing it off an airport baggage carousel, there's no heavy lifting or tilting involved -- so you can pack as much as your spinner suitcase will hold. These are some I like.
Never have another passenger mistake his bag for yours at the carousel! This standout spinner by Kipling in neon purple is covered in lightweight nylon fabric and measures 17.75 x 12.75 x 27 inches tall. And just for fun, you get the brand's signature monkey key chain.
Another stand-out at the carousel, Tumi offers its Vapor line of spinners in a variety of colors. Known for quality and endurance, this 27" packing case is sized for medium-length journeys.
When it came time to retire my old, frayed carry-on, I knew what I wanted: Something a lot like it. My requirements (after the four spinner wheels, of course) were that it would be soft-sided and have two pockets on the outside. The top pocket, for last-minute travel items, perhaps a magazine and a snack. The bottom pocket, to hold my iPad on the outbound flight and a plastic bag with dirty laundry on the inbound. Voila! Samsonite's Hyperspace fit the bill, and in gorgeous teal (or ion pink or black), this model is my new travel companion. Matching pieces in smaller and larger sizes are also available.
Samsonite's Black Label Cosmolite collection is built to survive the rough times. Known as a hard-shell case, it's also in the style of a hard seashell! These pieces are all constructed of material made from layers of woven polypropylene formed into self-reinforced composite sheets. Available in heights of 27" and 32" and colors of black, red, and violet silver.
I adore Diane von Furstenberg
's inimitable style. Feminine, flirty, yet always practical, her luggage is now available as spinner suitcases. This 28" model, with a pattern based on her signature, opens like a book. It also has two pockets on the front, which many travelers find so handy for stashing items they want to get to quickly.
This is one suitcase no one will mistake for theirs on the carousel. Big (30" x 20" x 11.5"), bold, and beautiful, the Britto spinner features a pop-art design and an equally eye-popping interior. One feature I especially like is the built-in three digit TSA lock, so you'll never go searching for one again.
Want to stand out when you travel? There's no mistaking a Heys Britto spinner suitcase. And when you see double, with a 30" and 26" case -- or triple, adding the 22" carry-on, you will definitely let the world know you've arrived.
This top-of-the-line and top-rated brand makes a spinner suitcase that works as a virtual closet. With its independent two-chamber system, you can remove what you need without disturbing everything else and pretty much live out of your suitcase. An integrated suit bag, shirt pockets, shoe bag, laundry linen net, belt bag and toilet bag can each be removed separately and used as needed. There are two drawbacks with his model, however: price and weight. But if you can afford this, you already have someone else to carry your bags.