Until recently I was only exposed to luggage products from the usual brands; Samsonite, American Tourister and Delsey. However on a recent trip, my experience changed dramatically.
Due to my impulsive habit, I ended up buying a memory foam mattress topper on Amazon, and for some reason I assumed it would arrive in a tightly compressed bundle that would fit into my 25″ check-in luggage, but when the package arrived I was in for shocker as it turned out to be a massive 40 pound package. So I had to choose between returning the topper or by some miracle finding a really large, sturdy, yet lightweight bag, and that is how I was introduced to the Maxlite range of luggage from Travelpro.
As the name suggests Travelpro Maxlite 3 is very lightweight, yet sturdy and durable bag
Travelpro was founded in 1987 by a Northwest Airline pilot because, he was not happy with luggage options available in the market. Travelpro Maxlite 3 Luggage is the latest, 3rd generation of Maxlite range of luggage and comes in 3 sizes; 21″, 25″ and 29″. If you hate checking in bags like me, get yourself the 21″ spinner and if you are looking for a check-in baggage, I would recommend the 29″ spinner, as there is very little difference in price and weight between the 25 and 29 size luggage.
The USP of this bag is, it is incredibly lightweight, without any contents it feels virtually weightless. The handles are padded and are located on 3 sides, which makes it easier to get it in and out, of overhead bins. The main handle is made of Airline-grade aluminum and locks itself in two positions. Just like their other products, Travelpro Maxlite 3 Luggage is backed by a reassuring Lifetime Warranty.
The only downside is that the bag does not have a lot of bells and whistles like organization features, but I guess that helps keep the weight down.
International Travel Experience with Travelpro Maxlite 3
So equipped with my new Travelpro Maxlite 3 29 luggage, I was able to easily haul 49 pounds (25 Kgs) of weight (40 pound topper + 9 pound luggage) from the rental car drop-off location to the airline check-in counter. There was construction work going-on at the Airport, and it was raining so despite this I was able to easily haul my luggage. The wheels are incredibly smooth and since it comes with four wheels you can push them easily with just one hand.
Cleaning and Maintaining Travelpro Maxlite 3
Lastly after traveling half-way around the world and arriving in Asia, my Travelpro Maxlite 3 luggage seemed to have handled everything very well, except for a few dirt spots. Even that was easily taken care of as the fabric is made of high-grade Polyester and I was able to clean it with very little effort. I just used a Microfiber towel dipped in a small amount of water and disk washing liquid.