Travelpro Platinum Elite Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch

Last updated date: March 12, 2020

DWYM Score
8.9

Travelpro Platinum Elite Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 29 expert reviews, the Travelpro Travelpro Platinum Elite Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch placed 10th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
628 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The Travelpro Platinum Elite is a genuinely great rollaboard suitcase and is our Editors' Choice award winner once again. Its zippers, wheels, and handles are buttery smooth to use and durable enough for years of consistent travel. It has a large capacity with an expandable zipper section and effective compression straps. We love the available features that provide just the right blend of organization for whatever style of traveler you are. It's sturdy and classy enough for business travel without being too stuffy for a vacation with the kids. After repeated months of testing, we find it difficult to have much of anything to complain about when it comes to the Platinum Elite, which is well-deserving of this top honor.
- Outdoor Gear Lab
What experts didn't like
We think the only ways it could be improved is by adding a few handy things, like add-a-bag straps (which some other models we tested do have). And, if suitcase builders want to use our ideas, we'd love to see a cup holder and built-in seat for waiting at crowded gates.
- Outdoor Gear Lab

From The Manufacturer

This top-of-the-line suitcase is built for durability with premium design details, including scuff-resistant, stain-resistant fabric, leather accents and chrome zippers. Ideal for long trips or multiple people, this bag helps prevent wrinkles with a Fold-out suiter, while keeping everything in its place with a deluxe interior tie-down system and integrated accessory pockets. A tip-resistant tapered expansion delivers up to 2" more packing capacity and an integrated lock allows TSA authorities to safely unlock and lock suitcase for inspection when needed (default lock code is 0-0-0 to open). Mobility is effortless with the precision glide system, which includes eight magnatrac self-aligning 360-degree spinner wheels guided by an adjustable PowerScope extension handle with patented Contour grip, ergonomically designed for a comfortable handhold and accented with soft, rubberized touch points. Backed by Travelpro built for a lifetime limited warranty with our trusted companion promise which covers the cost of repair for damage from airline or other common carrier for 1 year.

Overall Product Rankings

COOLIFE Expandable TSA Lock Spinner Suitcase, 20-Inch
1. COOLIFE Expandable TSA Lock Spinner Suitcase, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 2
AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage, 21-Inch
2. AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage, 21-Inch
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 4
Travelpro Maxlite 5 Expandable Luggage, 25-Inch
4. Travelpro Maxlite 5 Expandable Luggage, 25-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
Samsonite Winfield 2 Spinner Luggage, 24-Inch
5. Samsonite Winfield 2 Spinner Luggage, 24-Inch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 3
Steve Madden Carry-On Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch
8. Steve Madden Carry-On Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
Kenneth Cole Renegade Spinner Suitcase, 28-Inch
9. Kenneth Cole Renegade Spinner Suitcase, 28-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 1
Travelpro Platinum Elite Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch
10. Travelpro Platinum Elite Spinner Luggage, 28-Inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 1
kensie Alma TSA-Lock Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch
12. kensie Alma TSA-Lock Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 1
IT Luggage Lightweight Spinner Luggage, 27.6-Inch
13. IT Luggage Lightweight Spinner Luggage, 27.6-Inch
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
Ben Sherman Nottingham Spinner Luggage, 24-Inch
14. Ben Sherman Nottingham Spinner Luggage, 24-Inch
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 1

An Overview On Spinner Suitcases

Attempting to carry too much weight can result in a back injury. It’s good practice to avoid carrying more than 20% of your body weight. Thankfully, spinner suitcases don’t require you to lift any weight at all.

Spinner suitcases use four, or sometimes two, wheels and a telescoping handle to allow travelers to push or pull their luggage instead of carrying it. You’ll find spinners on both carry-ons and checked bags. The important thing is to check that the wheels have a 360-degree rotation and that the telescoping handle has at least three adjustable levels.

Durability and being able to withstand the elements are also important. Always take the time to examine the construction of a spinner suitcase before you purchase one. An ABS+PC hard plastic shell is a good buy, as it protects the contents of the luggage from rough handling without sustaining any dents.

You may wish to opt for a nylon fabric bag instead, as these tend to be more lightweight. You’ll want to make sure, however, that the suitcase has a water and stain-resistant coating. If it doesn’t, rainwater may seep into the bag and wet your clothing.

Finally, consider all of the added features the spinner suitcase has to offer. You may decide to purchase a model with a built-in TSA lock or one that expands by 15%. Perhaps you prefer a bag with a fully lined interior and a multitude of organizational pockets. Adjustable hold-down straps are also nice, as they help keep your clothing wrinkle-free.

DWYM Fun Fact

Since many pieces of luggage look similar at first glance, you’ll want to take a few measures to make your spinner suitcase stand out in the baggage claim area. This way, you’ll quickly be able to spot your bag, grab it and head on over to your hotel.

  • Choose a spinner suitcase in a bright color. Black, brown and dark blue suitcases are going to be plentiful, but a bright orange, yellow or green suitcase won’t.
  • Tie a piece of fabric around the handle of your suitcase. You can use a scarf, handkerchief, ribbon or hair bow to help you spot your bag.
  • Add a decal to the bag. Make sure you put this unique decal in a place that is easy to spot at a distance.
  • Use a luggage belt. Did you know they actually make luggage belts that you can wrap around your suitcase to make it easy to identify? They do and they are actually pretty stylish!

The Spinner Suitcase Buying Guide

  • Always give your luggage a once-over before you leave the baggage claim area. If you want to be compensated by the airline for a damaged bag, you’ll need to file a complaint right away.
  • At the end of each trip, it’s a good idea to completely empty your suitcase, vacuum out any dirt or sand and wipe down the bag’s interior, handles and spinner wheels. Afterward, store your luggage in a cool dry location, as humid areas can cause moisture that allows mold and mildew to grow.
  • Consider purchasing a spinner suitcase that also comes with a warranty. This provides added protection against defects and may even cover the cost of any repairs due to damage during travel.
  • The price of spinner suitcases is directly related to the size of the luggage. That means you’ll pay less for the COOLIFE Expandable TSA Lock Spinner Suitcase, 20-Inch and the AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage, 21-Inch than you would the Samsonite Omni Expandable Spinner Luggage, 26-Inch or the Travelpro Maxlite 5 Expandable Luggage, 25-Inch, as they are 4-6 inches smaller.