Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch

Last updated date: March 12, 2020

DWYM Score
9.6


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Overall Take

Constructed using 100% polycarbonate, the Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch is durable and able to take a beating. The inner polyester lining is easy to clean and contains a mesh pocket on one side and a compression strap on the other. Thanks to the addition of a set of spinner wheels, you won't have to worry about the weight of the bag bothering your back. In our analysis of 29 expert reviews, the Samsonite Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch placed 1st when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 11, 2020:
Checkout The Best Traveler Suitcase for a detailed review of all the top traveler suitcases.

Expert Summarized Score
9.4
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
3,698 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
With this spinner, you won’t have to do any dragging; in fact, your Samsonite Omni PC will roll by your side like a perfect travel companion. Not only is this set durable and lightweight, but it also keeps you stylish with the option to choose from eight eye-catching colors.
- Flapping Turtle
As with all of Samsonite's 100% polycarbonate hardside luggage, this model is difficult to damage.
- BestReviews
The Samsonite Omni Luggage line is a popular choice for travelers. If you are looking for durable luggage, we recommend going with this set since it’s a great investment because it was designed to withstand even the harshest travel conditions.
- The Luggage List
Outer shell is extremely durable. Loads of storage space. Well-built handle.
- Luggage Nexus
What experts didn't like
It's not the most favorable suitcase for those looking for a compact piece of luggage. The size of the 20-inch model can exceeds the maximum limit of some airlines depending on the size of their overhead bins.
- Flapping Turtle
Althought the exterior is highly durable, once it becomes dented, repairing it can be a hassle.
- BestReviews
While it’s a great piece of luggage and can pack several weeks’ worth of clothing, it can be quite challenging to travel with it. The suitcase is popular with owners although many lament that the lack of a side strap makes it difficult to carry the bag around.
- The Luggage List
The Omni PC is a BIG suitcase. Very heavy build.
- Luggage Nexus

From The Manufacturer

Packing is easy with the spacious and functional Samsonite® Omni PC 20" Spinner. Made of super tough polycarbonate with micro-diamond texture is extremely scratch-resistant, keeping cases beautiful trip after trip. Top and side carry handles allows you to lift the case with ease and comfort, or carry it by hand when rolling isn't an option. Flush-mounted Travel Sentry® combination lock provides additional peace of mind when checking belongings. Full-zip compression panels keep clothes neatly packed while traveling. Full-zip interior divider with cross-straps to make organization a breeze. Lightweight spinner wheels allow 360 degree upright rolling in multiple directions. Imported. Measurements: Width: 9 3⁄4 in Depth: 14 1⁄2 in Height: 19 in Weight: 6 lbs 12.8 oz

Overall Product Rankings

1. Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 4
3. COOLIFE Expandable Spinner Suitcase, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
4. kensie Alma Carry-On Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 1
5. NINETYGO Carry-On Hardside Spinner Suitcase, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 1
6. Travelpro Maxlite Expandable Carry-On Suitcase, 21-Inch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
8. Kenneth Cole Renegade Spinner Suitcase, 28-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
10. Olympia 8-Pocket Rolling Duffel Bag, 22-Inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 3
12. Wrangler Smart Spinner Luggage Set, 2-Piece
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Traveler Suitcases

In 2018 alone, $761.7 billion was spent on travel for leisure and another $327.3 billion was spent on business travel. If you find yourself traveling fairly often, you’ll want to invest in a quality traveler suitcase.

As you browse available suitcases, you’ll notice they either come in a hard outer shell or a nylon fabric. The hard shell luggage is more durable, while the nylon fabric bag is more lightweight. If you do opt for the nylon suitcase, make sure it has a water and stain-resistant coating.

Determine how much space you require, as there are traveler suitcases that have the ability to expand. Typically, the expanders are able to give you as much as 15% more room.

If carrying a suitcase during travel is hard for you, you’ll want to look for a model that has both 360-degree spinner wheels and an adjustable telescoping handle. All you have to do is push a button to release the handle and then pull the bag to your destination.

Safety is also a concern, especially if the items you pack have sentimental or financial value. You have the option of going with a traveler suitcase that is already equipped with a TSA lock or purchasing one separately.

DYWM Fun Fact

In 2018, Americans took 1.8 billion trips for leisure and 463.6 million trips for business. Here are a few more fun facts about U.S. residents that travel:

  • Generation Xers spend more on summer vacations than baby boomers or millennials.
  • Travel within the U.S. supports a total of 15.7 million jobs.
  • The most popular state to visit in 2019 was Florida with California coming in second. New York, Texas and the city of Las Vegas tied for third.
  • Traveling solo is growing in popularity. Of the individuals who choose to travel solo, 85% are women and 15% are men.

The Traveler Suitcase Buying Guide

  • Check the details of any warranties offered. You may come across a 2-year warranty that covers everything or a limited lifetime coverage that only reimburses buyers for certain repairs and damages.
  • Most traveler suitcases come with an inside accessory pocket and a set of compression straps; however, there are some models that offer exterior and side pockets for better organization.
  • Review the airline’s limits on luggage size and weight. You don’t want to get to the airport and find out that your suitcase or carry-on weighs too much or is too big to fit in the overhead compartment.
  • The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a website with all of the rules and regulations as to what you can and cannot pack in your bags.
  • Size and extra features play a big role in the price of traveler suitcases. You’ll find the Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch is much bigger than the Travelers Club Chicago Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch, which means it costs a great deal more. Additionally, the Travelpro Maxlite Expandable Carry-On Suitcase, 21-Inch, although only one inch bigger than the COOLIFE Expandable Spinner Suitcase, 20-Inch, has an abundance of extra features, such as four organizational pockets. That means you can expect to pay a bit more at checkout.