DELSEY Paris Helium Aero Hardside Suitcase With Spinner Wheels, 29-Inch Suitcase

Last updated date: May 11, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 79 expert reviews, the DELSEY DELSEY Paris Hardside Suitcase With Spinner Wheels, 29-Inch Suitcase placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.7
12 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
993 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
A generously sized suitcase with a sturdy polycarbonate shell. The best available. Dent resistant polycarbonate shell. TSA-approved combination lock. Multiple color choices.
- BestReviews
You also have a reasonable amount of choice when it comes to the color too – it’s available in 5 to be exact. They all have a glossy metallic finish, which really makes the suitcase look stylish and modern. When opened, the Delsey Helium is divided into two fully lined compartments. This is not always the case on such a budget suitcase, so it's nice to see Delsey has done this.
- Expert World Travel
The double spinner wheels also gives you the maneuverability of a champion race car driver. If there happens to be a protest outside the airport you're trying to reach, you'll be able to wheel your luggage through the vast crowds of people without hitting anyone or wasting any time. Due to the fact it's comprised of 100% polycarbonate, it will be very light while being able to withstand banging and bouncing at the same time.
- Best Luggage
Fitted with flush side-mounted combination lock that ensures all your belongings are safe and secure. Is everything you need in a large rolling luggage piece.
- Travel Gear Zone
It’s by far the best travel suitcase I have owned. One of the best travel suitcases for style, ease and durability – especially given it’s affordable price. Has plenty of space inside the suitcase for your clothes. The travel suitcase opens like a clam, which is ideal for two sided packing. The interior is simple and I love that it has two compartments.
- Y Travel
Delsey has created a suitcase that is not only hard-shell but provides durability and quality that won’t break your bank. Contains 100% polycarbonate material, which is why this suitcase feels so light. Despite the exterior reinforcements, you won’t feel weighed down trying to travel in between terminals. The lightweight carry-on luggage of this Delsey luggage collection even offer small front pockets that can hold chargers, little toiletries, and boarding tickets.
- Trek Bible
The wheels are paired with an industrial-grade aluminum handle, which features an ergonomic grip and two different height settings. The bag opens like a book into two separate compartments. A selection of pockets, tie-down straps, and a zippered divider help to keep your belongings organized, while extra souvenirs are accommodated by the case’s two-inch expansion feature.
- Trip Savvy
This spinner Delsey bags are made of 100% polycarbonate construction. a solid material that bounces back the impact thus preventing cracks. and making the trolley very lightweight. It is 29 inches high and 12.5 inches wide with nylon lining and deep metallic finish. The bag is offered in hard side or polycarbonate-made. (emerald green, brushed charcoal, titanium, and cobalt blue).
- Total Travel Bag
Innovative design and cutting edge technology at its best. Designed to meet the needs of every type of traveller, the bag is tough, functional, and ultra lightweight. Like all Delsey luggage, it stays faithful to chic French design combined with the latest technology and unmatched functionality.
- Luggage Rate
If you are looking stylish and easy carry Delsey luggage set luggage for your journey here is with the star rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, Delsey helium aero expandable spinner trolley is one of the best lightweight carry-on luggage sold by DELSEY brand.
- My Travel Luggage
A good solution for you who need a generously sized suitcase for trips exceeding a week. Customer feedback indicates that it is a great bang for the buck. Weighing about 12.5 pounds, the luggage is very light given its size. This allows you to carry more baggage. The double spinner wheels gives great maneuverability.
- Luggage Today
Delsey Luggage Helium Aero Expandable Spinner Trolley is largest in capacity from Delsey Helium Aero series. This luggage can be used in worst situations as the hardside of the luggage is made of durable polycarbonate, and the softside of the luggage is made of durable polyester. The main compartment of the luggage is expandable so you can always have extra space for other things. The hardside has TSA-Accepted lock which is very secure. Softside has the large single compartment with zippered pockets in the lid.
- Luggage Talk
What experts didn't like
Expensive. Easily carries more than 50 lbs., which could result in baggage fee.
- BestReviews
However, if you pack anything bulky or firm (shoes, book, perfume) in the top part of your suitcase, it will protrude into the outside compartment.
- Expert World Travel
Possible oversized luggage charge with certain airlines.
- Best Luggage
The luggage size is not accurate.
- Travel Gear Zone
It can easily show dirt. The suitcase can be awkward in small hotel rooms as it opens like a clam and is hard shelled. It doesn’t go well on luggage racks. Can’t squeeze it into tight spaces as it doesn’t compress. I miss the outside pockets you get on a soft-shelled suitcase, where I could quickly access small things or throw in things I’d forgotten to pack last minute.
- Y Travel
Has had a tendency to be easily scuffed on its exterior.
- Trek Bible
Can get scratched up easily. Zero padding for contents.
- Total Travel Bag
Due to its high gloss finish, the Delsey Helium Aero Expandable Spinner Trolley may sometimes pick up a few minor scratch marks if it is not handled with care.
- Luggage Rate
When it comes to durability, it may not be in the same league as an aluminum or metal luggage.
- Luggage Today

From The Manufacturer

Aero combines style, quality and convenience in an eye-catching design for travelers to look sharp during their trip. This rolling luggage features two full packing compartments for convenient packing and features soft touch handles perfect for lifting a fully packed case. Double spinner wheels assure smooth and multidirectional mobility. Two full packing compartments with lined divider to minimize shifting of contents. Scratch-resistant, twill texture with nice metallic finish for pop. The TSA-accepted lock provides maximum security and allows only TSA agents to access your belongings during travel. Nylon zipper closure closure. 29" high. 12.5" wide. Lightweight and Durable: Made of 100% Polycarbonate, which is a material that is extremely resilient to cracking or breaking, with a deep metallic finish. The overall dimensions are 32 x 20.5 x 12.75 inches. Superior Maneuverability: The double spinner wheels assure exceptional maneuverability and keep ZERO weight on your arm.Body Dimensions 29x19.5x12.5 inches,Weight 12.5 lbs. Largest Capacity: This suitcase expands up to 2 inches for additional packing space. This feature is great for packing sovenirs on return journeys. Fully lined interior. Maximum Comfort: This carry on bag has a comfortable handle system that locks into two positions for ease of Use; TSA-accepted lock allows only TSA agents to open and inspect your bag. Convenient and Secure Packing: Two large fully-lined compartments with multiple pockets allow easy access and organization for all of your items. Web straps and a zippered divider secure clothing and help minimize wrinkles.Packing compartment in the lid comes with zippered divider to provide extra space for organizing. 100% polycarbonate with glossy finish which makes the case extremely lightweight. Four twin spinner wheels assuring multi-directional rolling and optional stability with zero weight on your hand. Recessed "one-button" locking handle system with industrial grade aluminum tubes and molded ergonomic comfort grip handle. Fully lined interior with two compartments for packing and organizing clothes and travel accessories. Integrated 3-dial tsa-accepted combination lock

An Overview On Suitcases

Even on your most uncomfortable economy flight, take heart in the fact that your luggage is probably having a worse time than you are. From the punishment of the initial packing ritual to the inevitable bumps and bruises administered by the baggage handlers, your suitcase bears it all without a complaint — if it’s made of quality stuff.

So how do you choose the right travel companion for your next trip? First things first: Consider the contents. Is this luggage going to be used for a short, solo trip or long family outings? If it’s the former, go with a compact carry-on bag. For the latter, you’re going to need an actual suitcase, the kind that will likely be checked in and stowed in a separate compartment during your flight.

Don’t fully trust the name given by the manufacturer, either. Many so-called “carry-on” bags may get rejected as such by some airlines, especially when they’re overstuffed. Check the dimensions: The standard size limit for carry-on luggage on most US airlines is 22″ x 14″ x 9″. For checked baggage, the general limit is 62 linear inches (that’s length, width and height added together). Whatever you’re choosing, make sure that it’s a bag you can move by yourself if you have to. Ideally, that includes the ability to lift it overhead at least once to stow it in an overhead compartment.

The next thing you’ll want to consider is structure. Luggage materials fall into two main categories: Hardside or softside. Hardside luggage is made of aluminum or polymers that offer lots of protection, making them the default choice for larger suitcases that will see lots of handling (and might need some extra security). Softside luggage is usually made from high-quality nylon or polyester, possibly with PVC panels or other reinforcing material to protect the inside. It’s more prone to scratches and wear, but offers a bit of flexibility when you need to stretch the capacity. This material is obviously lighter and most common for carry-on luggage.

Whatever the material, the details make a lot of difference. The first thing to check is the zippers. The most common types you’ll see on luggage are coil zippers or chain zippers. Coil zippers are typically made of nylon or plastic, and while they’re flexible and can “heal” if the zipper slips, they’re generally less durable and easier to tamper with. Chain zippers, as the name implies, are made with interlocking metal or plastic teeth. They’re more secure but a bit less flexible, and generally more expensive. Whichever the type, a good perk is a “closed-end” zipper style that can be opened from either end of the suitcase. Not only is this more convenient, but it also ensures that you can still open your luggage if one end breaks.

Just as you might with a used car, you’ll want to check the wheels. Spinner wheels are generally considered to be the best option for frequent travelers. They have a versatile mounting that allows them to rotate 360 degrees, allowing you to maneuver more easily in crowded airports. Just bear in mind that they can also roll off more easily when unattended. For that reason, those who travel in areas with a steep incline might go with a good set of fixed wheels.

Other factors to consider include the handle. In the best-case scenario, it will be retractable and built into the body of the suitcase so it’s harder to break or bend. And of course, you’ll want to consider the layout of the interior: Are there enough pockets for all your smaller items? Is there a separate compartment for dirty clothes? How much can you reasonably pack in?

For some of these questions, you’ll need to ask around, or check the reviews online. Whatever you do, don’t skimp on the details! A good traveling companion is hard to find.

DWYM Fun Fact

Most every year, the TSA puts out their annual list of the strangest things Americans tried to pack inside their suitcases. Needless to say, it’s not a list you want to be on. Some of the most ambitious items people tried to bring on board their flights in 2018 included an inert mortar round, a live cat (who either was intentionally stuffed in a suitcase or snuck in while her owners were packing) and a live python smuggled inside a hard drive.

The Suitcase Buying Guide

  • One great perk of many modern suitcases is a USB charging port. They’re typically attached to a power bank so that you can juice up your phone on the go. While this can be a lifesaver on long layovers, make sure you can get a suitcase that allows you to easily remove the battery. Lithium-ion batteries can pose a fire hazard, and many airlines may require you to carry the power bank separately for that reason.
  • Want a little extra peace of mind? Luggage tracking tags are another high-tech innovation that travelers can take advantage of. They’re tiny tags that you can insert into your suitcase and track by way of an app. The batteries on these tags are usually much smaller, but double-check with your airline to make sure they’re compliant with all current regulations.