When we go on holiday, we always think about what belongings to pack but more frequently now, people are beginning to think about their luggage. They look for a suitcase that will be big enough for their trip, easy to use and one that will last a long time.
More often now, people are choosing hard shell suitcases. This is one of the reasons why the American Tourister Bon Air Spinner Luggage is popular. This brand is actually manufactured by Samsonite which is well known luggage brand for their quality and durability. My review will look into the quality of this suitcase and whether it is good value for money.
- 4 Wheel Spinner: 360 degree rotational wheels fitted for easy manoeuvrability.
- Variety of Colours: Comes in 9 different colours.
- Hard Shell Case: Protects your belongings.
- Integrated TSA Lock: No need for separate padlock
- Manufactured by Samsonite: A well-recognised and trusted brand in luggage.
- Not Expandable: Can only use the space and compartments available.
Bon Air Spinner
|Available Colours||Black / Blue / Purple / Orange / Pink / Lime Green / Navy / Pacific Blue / Red / White|
|Available Sizes (All Parts)||• 31.5L = 40 x 55 x 20cm|
• 57.5L = 46 x 66 x 25.5cm
• 83L = 75 x 54 x 29cm
|Weight||• 31.5L - 2.5 kg|
• 57.5L - 3.4 kg
• 83L - 4.2 kg
|Wheels||4 Wheel Spinners|
|Lock||3 Digit TSA Combination Lock|
Design & Construction
The American Tourister Bon Air suitcase is fitted with 4 spinner wheels that rolls 360 degrees in any direction for smooth and easy movements.
There is a push button lock handle that adjusts and locks to 3 different heights so it is suitable for any size traveller. Next to this is an extendable carry handle and another one is fitted on the side so it can be carried sideways if required.
It’s made with a hard shell case that is made out of 100% polypropylene which will prevent your belongings from getting damaged or squashed.
With these materials, it suggests the suitcase is strong and durable. The suitcase closes with a zip and lockable with the fitted 3 digit TSA lock on the side.
The Bon Air Spinner comes in 3 sizes – Small, medium and large. A few users have claimed that the suitcase sizes are smaller than the dimensions stated but the majority said their chosen suitcase is quite large and enough for a long holiday.
Although this is a hard shell suitcase, the weight of the suitcase is is quite light so it’ll give you extra weight capacity for your belongings. Unfortunately, the suitcase is not expandable so it can only fit a certain amount.
There are 3 stoppers fitted on the side of the suitcase which gives the suitcase stability when stood up on its side.
On the back of the suitcase, there is a hidden address label which pulls out which saves you from buying a suitcase tag.
This suitcase comes in 9 different colours which are black, white, 2 shades of blue, navy, purple, green, orange and pink so you can choose a colour to suit your mood or personality.
Comfort & Convenience
As there are 4 multidirectional spinner wheels, this is good for ease of movement which many users have found to be quite smooth and some say the wheels are fairly quiet when in use. Users have said that the wheels are very durable and stable as well.
If you decide to carry the suitcase by either handle, this is fairly comfortable to use as the handles are extendable so big hands can fit through size and as the handle is in the middle, the weight is distributed evenly. Luckily, if you fill the suitcase full, it won’t be too heavy as the suitcase is fairly light to begin with. However, the hard case can hit against you uncomfortably when carrying it.
Be careful not to overfill your suitcase though as a lot of people find it is very difficult to zip up because of the hard case. Unfortunately, this is always the case with hard shell cases. People that manage to zip up an overfilled suitcase find that this stretches the material that holds the zip together. This could damage the zip in the long run if this occurs often.
With the fitted TSA lock, this is ideal and very convenient as you won’t need to buy a separate padlock or worry about losing your padlock.
Inside & Outside Compartments
Inside the suitcase, there are a few compartments for small items. There is the main compartment which has a zipped side pocket and 2 elastic bands that securely holds your clothing in place which also prevents creasing. There is also a fabric lining on the main compartment which can be zipped open to be wiped down for cleaning. Unfortunately, this cannot be removed.
The top compartment has 2 zipped pockets which are 2 divided mesh pockets secured with one set of zips and beneath it is another zipped compartment as well.
Unfortunately there are no external pockets on the suitcase because of the hard shell case. Many hard shell suitcases do not tend to have external pockets though.
The inner compartments appear to be good quality, better placed and more pockets when compared to other hard shell suitcases. This is handy since you can seperate more of your packing, a bonus for the more organised traveler.
Here’s a short video demo of the American Tourister Bon Air Spinner, courtesy of TravelBags.nl.
Final Thoughts | American Tourister Bon Air Spinner
This spinner suitcase is ideal for a long holiday such as 10 days or more but can be used for tours or longer travelling times as a few users have found. Users who have travelled through several countries have found the suitcase lasted quite long with no damage except for a few scuffs and scratches which is normal wear and tear anyway.
The American Tourister Bon Air Spinner suitcase is actually manufactured by Samsonite. This is shown in the quality and durability of the suitcase so the price is fairly reasonable and as the size is quite big as well, it is worth investing in.
Many people will find this suitcase to be useful if they are looking for a big and strong yet light suitcase. This is particularly suitable for frequent travellers due to the durability of the suitcase. All in all, a worthwhile traveling companion which shouldn’t let you down for many years to come.