Welcome to spinnerluggage.co.uk we feature a wide range of spinner cases and other styles of spinner luggage for your travelling needs. below is a list of luggage brands and a buying guide to help you pick the right suitcase
Spinner Luggage Brands
Way back in 1933 Sol Koffler used his life savings to start a luggage company in the capital city of Rhode Island, Sol’s ambition was to create a tough suitcase that he could sell for a dollar. As air travel started to dominate cases had to evolve, so American Tourister created the Hi-Taper range, luggage that was lighter and easy to pack. American Tourister made the world’s first moulded luggage, all the hard cases you see today were spawned by the company’s innovations. The firm carried on selling hard suitcases as well as introducing soft side cases in the mid 80’s to meet the demand of the tourist market; the cases were soft but still extremely tough. In 1993 American Tourister was taken over by Samsonite and to this day is one of the leading brands in the travel luggage market offering high quality, strong spinner luggage that is stylish and affordable.
Antler has been in business for over a century the company was founded by John Boultbee Brooks to build travelling trunks for cars and ocean voyages; John loved wildlife which inspired the now famous Stags head and Antler logo. Antler played their part in World War II producing luggage for the military after the War Antler returned to the luggage market making soft-sided suitcases with luxurious linings. During the rise of air, travel Antler strived to stay ahead of the curve with innovative designs of hard and soft materials. Innovation continued for the next 50 years, in the late 90’s Antler started producing hard cases and roller luggage to this day they remain at the forefront of luggage innovation and continually bring out new products to meet the demand of the tourist market.
Bric’s mission is “To become a leader in the luggage and travel bags industry, with products recognized for their image and functionality and a positive quality/price ratio”. The company was founded in 1952 by Mario Briccola by 1960 the company had gone from a family business to an industrial plant employing over 100 people. “Bric’s” first appeared on the Italian market in 1962 and in 1989 started supplying the foreign market with headquarters in London, Paris, New York Germany and China. The first Bric’s store opened in 2000 at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan the location was chosen to reflect Bric’s upmarket products and elegance further Bric’s stores have also opened. Creativity, Innovation, and Tradition are the cornerstones of Bric’s luggage.
Briggs & Riley
For nearly a hundred years Briggs & Riley’s parent company have been producing quality luggage, they were the first company to bring out the wheeled suitcase. The Briggs & Riley arm entered the global luggage market in 2006 they are now one of the top brands selling their cases in 27 different countries. All cases are designed around the best possible performance and engineered to a high standard ensuring they simplify personal travel logistics. Briggs & Riley are so confident in their products that they give a lifetime guarantee with all their cases.
Delsey is a French luggage maker with a 70-year history in producing cases with unmistakable Parisian charm, Delsey luggage has been created to simplify the traveller’s life. Delsey cases are sold in 110 different countries and include a worldwide warranty; they have over 50 patents and awards and 400000+ ambassadors who scrutinize their products and help Delsey create great cases.
Eastpak invented soft wheeled luggage which first came on the market in 1999. Eastpak started way back in 1952 making duffle bags and sacks for the US military and entered the college campus market in 1976 in 1984 they were the first company to offer a lifetime guarantee with their products and carried on making bags for the next 15 years before entering the luggage market, they have since worked with many world-class designers. Eastpak has a good range of high quality, soft, wheeled luggage.
Jesse Shwayder started Samsonite over a hundred years ago in Denver, Jesse and his brothers made wooden travel trunks for those privileged enough to travel. In the 1940’s when travel started to become more mainstream, Samsonite released suitcases were still made from wood with a vulcanized fibre covering. In 1974 the company released the first wheeled suitcase and in the 80’s Samsonite released the first suitcase with a 3 point locking system. Samsonite cases have continued to evolve over the years with features like 360-degree spinner wheels; wide pull handles, multi-point locking systems, aluminium cases and the latest almost space-age CURV material.
Trunki is a fun and functional range of cases for your children, Trunki cases are based on several different characters they can be pulled, carried or slung over your shoulder. Your child can ride their Trunki by using their legs, being pushed or pulled, these cases will keep your children amused while you travel be it to a foreign country or a day out to the local park.
Tumi is a Travel, Business and Lifestyle brand and they build incredibly high-quality products, every single piece of every product is carefully considered to create the best cases possible, innovation is TUMI’s obsession. Unique materials are used in TUMI case, materials like FXT ballistic nylon and Tegris a global exclusive to TUMI combined with specially designed systems like the Omega Closure System, lever lock and the X-Brace handle system gives you a top of the range spinner case with top of the range security features like the TUMI tracer so you can locate your case if it’s lost or stolen.
A Buyers Guide To Choosing A Spinner Case
There is a no one size fits all suitcase, and there will be a few considerations to make when purchasing a Spinner Case
Spinner Case Size
Case size ultimately depends on two factors
Do you want to carry your case on with you? how much belongings you want to take with you
How many belongings do you want to take with you on your trip?
If you want a carry-on case which will go in the overhead lockers, then you must get a cabin size suitcase these suitcases are 56cm long or smaller and have a capacity of around 40 litres. They will hold a small amount of clothing and items like your laptop and tablet.
For longer trips, you will want a medium, large or extra-large size spinner case medium spinner cases
Medium spinner cases are around 67 cm long with a capacity of around 80 litres
Large spinner cases are around 75cm long with a capacity of around 100 litres
Extra-large spinner cases are around 81cm long with a capacity of around 140 litres
All cases featured on this website will give you the full dimensions WxHxD, capacity in litres and the weight in kilos.
Spinner Case Material Softsided Or Hard Sided?
Soft-sided cases are built around a frame with a soft material they are generally lighter than hard-sided cases and have exterior pockets which make them more convenient.
Hard-sided cases a usually have a moulded shell although some are built around frames they are stronger and will take more punishment than soft-sided cases giving your belongings better protection, they also have the advantage of being easier to clean
Both soft-sided and hard-sided cases are made from a range of materials all product descriptions will state the exact materials used for each case.
Spinner Case Security
Generally, all spinner cases are double zipped and can be locked with a padlock by joining the two zips together and padlocking them; padlocks can either be key or combination.
Some cases have built-in combination locks which are more convenient than padlocks as they will never get lost
TSA Locks enable your luggage to be opened by airport security using a special key, this prevents the possibility of your luggage being damaged if airport security decides to inspect your contents, TSA locks can be standard padlocks or built-in combination locks. The TSA system is used in America, Canada, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Israel, South Korea, Japan and New Zealand.
Some cases have additional clip style locks which keep the top, bottom and sides held securely together when the case is locked ensuring the case cannot be prised open in any way.
Spinner Case Wheels
Double wheeled cases have two single directional wheels and 2 feet they can be pulled but can at times be tricky to manoeuvre, spinner cases have 4 x
Spinner cases have 4 x 360-degree wheels which will rotate in any direction. Spinner cases are easier to pull than the traditional two-wheeled cases and don’t have to be pulled onto two wheels when in use and put down when not in use which can be a pin when the case is heavy.
Spinner Case Prices
Spinner cases start from as little as £80 and go all the way up to a £1000 for the top end brands.