Updated 23 Mar 2018

Samsonite

Octolite 55cm Spin Suitcase

Snapshot: The Samsonite Octolite 55cm Spin Suitcase is a hard case with 4 swivel wheels. But how does it perform?

Octolite 55cm Spin Suitcase
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$349

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Test results

Overall score
76
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.
  • Excellent puncture resistance.
  • Good rain resistance.
  • Easy to move and carry.
  • OK extendable handle comfort.
  • Meets Air New Zealand carry-on baggage size.
  • Has a side handle.
  • Has two internal pockets.

But

  • Somewhat heavy.
  • Doesn't meet Jetstar carry-on baggage size.
  • No external pockets.

How we test

Overall score includes:

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

Key data

Model

Avg price
$349
Type
Hard-shell

More test results

Handle comfort
5.7
Weight
4.0

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
55 x 37 x 24
Size
116cm
Meets carry-on criteria
Air New Zealand
Expandable
×
Weight (kg)
2.7
Stability (degrees)
10-15
Number of wheels
4

Features

Extendable handle length (cm)
49
Extendable handle positions
3
Backpack straps
×
Top handles
Side handles
External pockets
none
Internal pockets
2
Internal divider
Zip padlock hole
×
TSA lock