Samsonite Omni Spinner Hardside Luggage, 20-Inch

Last updated date: March 30, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0


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Overall Take

The Samsonite Omni Spinner Hardside Luggage, 20-Inch is quality-made and comes with a 10-year manufacturer warranty. The micro diamond poly carbonate texture is not only attractive, but it also prevents scratches. The carry on suitcase comes with a TSA lock for safety and features both a mesh divider and cross straps. In our analysis of 24 expert reviews, the Samsonite Samsonite Omni Spinner Hardside Luggage, 20-Inch placed 5th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 30, 2020:
Checkout The Best Carry On Suitcase for a detailed review of all the top carry on suitcases.

Expert Summarized Score
8.9
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
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
- Luggage Nexus
Beautiful color options for everyone
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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
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
- Luggage Nexus
It is a bit pricey, if not available on sale.
- Luggage Spots

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. Rockland Melbourne Carry On Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 2
2. COOLIFE Expandable Spinner Carry-On Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
3. Travelpro Maxlite Softside Carry On Suitcase, 21-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Samsonite Omni Spinner Hardside Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Olympia Rolling Shopper Tote Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
7. GoPenguin Hardside Spinner Carry On Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Betsey Johnson Duffel Weekender Roller Bag, 21.5-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
9. Steve Madden Softside Expandable Carry On, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
10. Perry Ellis Mobile Office Spinner Luggage, 16-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
11. AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage, 21-Inch
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Carry On Suitcases

When you travel, it’s a good idea to have a few things at your disposal. You’ll want comfort items, personal care products and an extra set of clothing. Since it is unlikely that you’ll be able to fit all of these things in your purse, you’ll need to purchase a carry on suitcase.

Ideal carry on luggage has 360-degree spinner wheels, so you don’t have to lift the bag. The wheels make it so that you can push or pull the suitcase in any direction.

A telescoping handle with a comfortable grip is also essential to maneuvering the carry-on. Check for a push-button recessed locking handle system with at least a few height options. You want to be able to adjust the handle to match your height.

Review the carry on suitcase’s construction material. A durable ABS material is a good choice, as its hard shell protects the contents of the bag much better than a soft material. If you do opt for a bag made using a softer material, make sure it is coated to resist water and stains, as the more you travel, the more likely you are to come into contact with rain and mud puddles.

You may also want to opt for a carry on bag that has a few extras, such as a built-in TSA lock or one that comes with a choice of colors and patterns. There are also suitcases with an abundance of interior and exterior pockets and compartments, which will help you stay organized during your trip.

DYWM Fun Fact

Before you head to the airport, it’s important that you know the rules and regulations that have been created in regard to carry on bags. For example, the airline may require all carry on suitcases to not exceed 22 by 14 by 9-inches, as anything bigger may not fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat. In some cases, the airline may also have weight restrictions.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) also restricts certain items to checked baggage only. For example, you cannot pack a baseball bat, toy swords made of foam, gel candles, gel heating pads or Magic 8 Balls in a carry on, even though they are permissible in your checked luggage.

The Carry On Suitcase Buying Guide

  • Review the cleaning instructions for the carry on suitcase you purchased before attempting to wash it. Hardshell luggage, for example, can be wiped down with a wet rag. Bags made using a soft material, on the other hand, might have more complex cleaning instructions. Of course, you can use the attachment on your vacuum to clean out the inside of any piece of luggage.
  • Check for a satisfaction guarantee or a product warranty that will protect your purchase. Some companies offer smaller 2-year manufacturer warranties, while others limited lifetime coverage.
  • There are a few features that affect the price of carry on suitcases. These include size, construction materials and the number of pockets and storage compartments. You’ll find the Rockland Melbourne Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch, the COOLIFE Spinner Carry-On Luggage, 20-Inch and the Travelers Club Chicago Luggage, 20-Inch are all comparable in price, however, the Travelpro Maxlite Softside Suitcase, 21-Inch is much higher. This is because the bag is made of a lightweight material, is bigger in size and has numerous pockets for storing everything from clothing to personal items.