Updated 23 Mar 2018

Samsonite

72 Hours Dlx 55cm

Snapshot: The Samsonite 72 Hours Dlx 55cm is a soft case with 4 swivel wheels. But how does it perform?

72 Hours Dlx 55cm
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$379

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Test results

Overall score
84
Lift and drop
?/10
Puncture
?/10
Rain
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Move and carry
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent performance in the lift and drop test.
  • Very good puncture resistance.
  • Good rain resistance.
  • Very easy to move and carry.
  • Very comfortable extendable handle.
  • Light weight.
  • Meets Air New Zealand carry-on baggage size.
  • Has a side handle.
  • Has two external and three internal pockets.

But

  • Doesn't meet Jetstar carry-on baggage size.

Extended review

Our highest-scoring case on test almost ticked all the boxes. The only let-down was non-compliance with Jetstar bag regulations. This bag was excellent in our lift and drop test, had very good puncture resistance (as good as soft cases get), and good rain resistance. It was very easy to pull, push and carry, with excellent stability. It came with every feature you’d want: internal and external pockets, a side handle and a built-in TSA-certified combination lock. It’s a bit pricey though.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Lift and drop (30%)
Puncture (15%)
Rain (15%)
Ease of use (40%)

Key data

Model

Avg price
$379
Type
Soft-shell

More test results

Handle comfort
8.0
Weight
8.0

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
57 x 35 x 22
Size
114cm
Meets carry-on criteria
Air New Zealand
Expandable
×
Weight (kg)
1.8
Stability (degrees)
>15
Number of wheels
4

Features

Extendable handle length (cm)
50
Extendable handle positions
4
Backpack straps
×
Top handles
Side handles
External pockets
2
Internal pockets
3
Internal divider
×
Zip padlock hole
×
TSA lock