Finding a suitcase that is durable, lightweight, stylish and fairly priced can often be a challenge. More often than not, durability and style equals a hefty price tag – built to last, sure, but not always immediately accessible, or a risk putting in the hold. Offering an easy and affordable solution, an Amazon Basics Suitcase is topping the company’s bestseller list: a sleek, hardspinner suitcase perfect for work travel, weekend getaway or breezy vacations. The best part? It’s just AED219.
With over 31,000 five-star reviews, the Amazon Basics Hardside Spinner Luggage has cemented itself as one of the best suitcases on the internet. The case comes in at 71.1cm and has an extra-thick ABS hard shell, with a smart scratch-resistant black finish and fully lined interiors. The case is described as easy to move with four double spinner wheels and a telescoping handle, and is expandable for up to 15% more packing. Plus, the case comes equipped with an interior organiser and divider, plus three zippered pockets.
Ideal for shorter getaways, or summery escapes that require little or light luggage, the case is 49.5 x 30.4 x 70.5 centimeters, with overall Dimensions: 51.9 x 30.4 x 76.5 centimeters and weight listed at around. While competitors sell for thousands of dirhams as a standard, the Amazon Basic suitcase is just AED219, and available for next-day delivery on Prime.
The Amazon Basics Suitcase is available in four great colours, from classic black and navy blue – ideal for hiding marks inflicted by baggage carousels and general travel – to light blue and orange. For AED469, travellers can purchase a set of three – including large hold suitcase, smaller hold suitcase (perfect for long weekends and shorter trips) and a cabin suitcase.
‘I have taken 7 business flights with these in the matter of a month and they have been scott-free. The wheels are smooth as butter, and the expansion option puts much more expensive brands to shame [sic],’ wrote one happy reviewer. Others praised its ‘excellent durability, strong structure and perfect design.’
Another Amazon user wrote: ‘High-quality stuff, fantastic finishing.’ While offering a fantastic and affordable option for quick travel, one downfall of the suitcase is the missing a TSA lock, meaning the suitcase will not be able to be locked when being put away in the hold on flights to and from the US. Travels to other countries that don’t require locks to have a TSA-certified mechanism when locking can have a padlock added.
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