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AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage Carry-On [Review]

Compared to the luggage Carry-On from Crocodile and American Tourister, the AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage Carry-On seems to be a bargain. Priced at under $50, the offering from Amazon is lower than even some of the Chinese knockoffs. But is the Hardside Spinner Luggage Carry-On durable in the long-run? And it is worth the money? Let’s find out.

 

Note: I used the AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage (20-inch) in 3 International trips and have used it for a year now. The review of this Carry-On is unbiased and not sponsored by Amazon in anyways.

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AmazonBasics HardSide Spinner Luggage at a Glance

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Design

front-amazonbasics-hardside-spinner-luggage-carry-on-review-bagskingdomWhile the design of the AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage 20-inch isn’t anything out of the blue, it looks and feels to be built like a tank.

There’s an Amazon logo on the front of the bag. Apart from that, there’s really no other labeling. If you are someone who likes the stealthy design of their luggage bags, you will certainly like it.

At 20-inches, you can carry this Spinner luggage as your Carry-on on most international flights. I, personally, had no problems carrying it on international flights. It’s light, small and easy to carry around.

Amazon has designed this luggage with rough-use in mind. And rightfully so. These luggage bags are meant to be tossed around. Even if you don’t agree with me, the people are the security checks will. It’s common for the luggage to be dropped and tossed around and you may never know about it.

That being said, with the AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner luggage, you won’t have to worry about that all too much. As the name of the product suggests, the outer part of the luggage is made from a protective hard shell. In addition to that, the sides are enforced for added protection.

The interior is fully lined and is made from a durable material. The lining helps to protect your items from being scratched or ripped.

And even after a year of use and abuse, the luggage seems to work just as well as it was brand new. Sure, there are scuffs on the sides and one of the zips on the interior doesn’t always work, but nothing major has happened to the bag after a year of rough usage.

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Convenience and Versatility

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For me, the 20-inch size is what makes the AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage so convenient. It’s small and surprisingly lightweight. 

The luggage, thanks to its size, can also be used as a carry-on which is a huge deal to me.

Also, while the outer part of the luggage is made from a hard material, it can stretch to fit in more things. Sure, there will be a noticeable bulge when you do that. But hey, you can fit in more clothes!

And talking of versatility, the luggage comes with two-wheel designed wheels on the bottom. On the top, there’s a telescoping handle (more about it on the durability section) as well a short sturdy handle.

There are a ton of compartments inside the suitcase where you can organize your items with great convenience.

Since the luggage is quite light, you will have an easy time carrying it around. The wheels too are smooth and operate without any fuss or signs of unwanted friction.

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Durability

Unlike designer handbags which are mostly for fashion purposes, the AmazonBasics Spinner Luggage is built for durability. And it does quite well in most areas.

However, I found out the top telescopic handle isn’t very durable. It hasn’t died on me (yet). But it feels wobbly and doesn’t inspire confidence. I make sure I hold it gently when I have to use it. The lower handle, however, is constructed well and can be used without any issue.

How are the zippers and the wheels on the AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage?

Now, let’s talk about the zippers and the wheels on the luggage. How have they held up? Incredibly well! There is where I had my biggest doubts.

The zippers on the AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage are well-made. There is one in either-side. They are big and have very good performance. By performance, I mean they don’t get stuck in between the zip rails.

The wheels are made from a hard rubber material and they too have held up pretty well. There are two wheels on each bottom totaling to 8. While I wish they were a little larger, they work fairly well.

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Compartments

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There are a lot of compartments for item organization!

As you can see in the image above, there are tons of compartments to place your items. There’s also a belt at the middle to keep your clothes and other belongings on place.

There is an inside pocket where you can keep your laptop with a laptop sleeve on. I was even able to fit a 15-inch gaming laptop with a sleeve on comfortably.

There are small compartments for storing accessories like your toiletry and charging accessories. Overall, you won’t be disappointed or feel the lack of space inside the AmazonBasics Carry-On Luggage.

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3-Year Limited Warranty

AmazonBasics is a relatively new brand in the luggage industry. And customers don’t really know how durable these luggage carry-ons really are. For something that needs to be durable and reliable, it’s hard for people to jump into a new brand they have never heard about.

Amazon understands this. So, in addition to pricing the luggage bag really low, the company also has slapped in a 3-year warranty on the product. Since this is Amazon we are talking about, we also know that it is not some fishy company claiming to provide a long warranty but never covering it.

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Verdict: AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage Carry On Suitcase Review

If you are on a tight budget and cannot spend a ton of money on a luggage suitcase, the AmazonBasics Hardside Carry On Spinner Luggage Suitcase is a really good option for you.

It’s constructed well and comes with a 3-year warranty. Also, since it’s an Amazon product, quality control is good. Finally, the materials used in the making of this luggage is mostly good. So, overall, you have my recommendation for this luggage.

8.3 Total Score
Bang for your Buck!

The AmazonBasics Hardside Carry On Spinner Luggage Suitcase is a really good value. The luggage comes with a 3-year warranty. However, it's durability is questionable.

Design
8
Convenience and Versatility
9
Durability
7
Compartments
8
Warranty
9.5
PROS
  • Priced really well
  • Comes in different color options
  • The outer Hard Cover is bulletproof!
  • Comes with a 3-year warranty
CONS
  • The top handle feels wobbly
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