Travel Select Amsterdam Expandable Softside Traveler Suitcase, 29-Inch

Last updated date: October 24, 2020

DWYM Score
9.5

Travel Select Amsterdam Expandable Softside Traveler Suitcase, 29-Inch

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Overall Take

The interior of this traveler suitcase not only expands, but has zippered mesh pockets and other dedicated spaces for smaller items. The bag itself is very light and includes a strap for securing your carry-on bag. In our analysis of 41 expert reviews, the Travel Select Travel Select Amsterdam Softside Suitcase, 29-Inch placed 2nd when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 24, 2020:
Checkout The Best Traveler Suitcase for a detailed review of all the top traveler suitcases.

Expert Summarized Score
9.6
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.3
3,419 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Has convenient features and a low price, making it a top choice for travelers on a budget. Highly expandable; adds up to 30% more space. Strong piggy-back strap for toting additional bag. Smooth moving wheels.
- BestReviews
The bags are unbelievably lightweight. I am not a bag expert as I am not with bags often. When we travel by car, my husband always puts the bags in the car and I have no idea how heavy they would be. The price was very reasonable.
- Best Luggage
Keep your shoes in the dual shoe compartments, and your toiletries in the large zippered mesh pocket underneath the lid. The main compartment is kept tidy by a pair of tie-down straps. The front of the bag features two zippered pockets, while an add-a-bag strap allows you to secure your carry-on bag to your main luggage. Other highlights include two in-line skate wheels, a retractable pull handle and a choice of Navy or Burgundy colors.
- Trip Savvy
The suitcase comes with a retractable handle system, zipper pocket and shoulder strap to make traveling more convenient. The bag has in-built compartments where you can store small items or accessories. Most of all the bag is also expandable so you do not have to carry several bags for your stuff.
- Medium
The suitcases are made from 1200D two-tone Polyester, which is a pretty sturdy material. And they have EVA foam padded front panels, for improved protection and impact resistance. The overall exterior of the luggage is actually pretty durable. Great value for the money.
- Expert World Travel
If you like two wheels instead of spinner luggage which have four wheels then this a great option.This is a soft shell luggage that is a bit different in design than most manufacturers it has two convenient pockets on the outside as you can see. Aside from the fair and reasonable cost, it is known for aesthetic design.
- Best Checked Luggage
Made from polyester, an affordable, lightweight material that is commonly found in inexpensive products. Obviously, the quality of polyester bags vary. This one is 1200-denier polyester which is great. Though bags made from 600 denier has a smoother finish fabric, 1200D will prove stronger.
- Luggage Today
A smart-looking softside that retails for less than $50 and boasts an “add-a-bag” front strap for your under-seat duffel. The expandable compartment boosts carrying capacity by a whopping 25% when fully utilized, making the Amsterdam a viable alternative to bulkier 27″ and 28″ competitors. It’s also great for road trips where trunk space is at a premium.
- Money Crashers
What experts didn't like
Not the most durable bag. Some reports of poor exterior stitching and tears of the interior fabric after regular use.
- BestReviews
It had a chemical smell when it arrived. I aired it out and used some Febreze sheets to get rid of it.
- Best Luggage
Apart from the in-line skate wheels, that is. They are generally less durable than spinner wheels. No locks.
- Expert World Travel
Decent lock but could’ve been a TSA approved lock.
- Best Checked Luggage
Some reviewers wish it had a a thicker lining in the base and more side support. If you desire a great set of luggage which can withstand many trips and abuse, this probably is not the right product for you.
- Luggage Today
For those accustomed to spinners, the inline wheels take some getting used to.
- Money Crashers

From The Manufacturer

Push-button locking internal retractable handle system. Maximum strength industrial hardware. Dual top and side carry handles. Built-in ID window on back panel. Add-a-bag strap and clasp for toting additional bag easily. Elegantly fully imprinted interior lining with elastic tie-down straps. Large interior zippered mesh lid pocket and dual shoe pockets. Corner protected in-line skate with metal ball-bearing wheel system. Made of superior and durable 1200D 2-tone polyester with PVC backing. EVA Front panel padding for added protection. Front zipper pocket, top carry handle and a trolley strap Rolling wheels allow for easy transportation Expandable zipper pocket allows you to store extra items Product Dimensions: 25” H x 15” W x 9” D (expands to 11 in. D).

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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.

DWYM 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

  • 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 COOLIFE Expandable Spinner Suitcase, 20-Inch expands to 28-inches and is much bigger than the U.S. Traveler Rio Fabric Expandable Traveler Suitcase, 2-Piece, which means it costs a great deal more. Additionally, the TTravel Select Amsterdam Softside Suitcase, 29-Inch has an abundance of extra features, such as four organizational pockets, that makes it more valuable than the American Tourister Moonlight Spinner Luggage, 21-Inch. That means you can expect to pay a bit more at checkout.