Duffel Bag Review:

Samsonite Andante Drop Bottom Wheeled Duffel (28")



In this write-up we are focussing on the 28 inch version of this luggage. If you need bigger space there is a 32 incher . If this is too big there is a 22 inch version .

Wheeled duffels epitomize the happy marriage of two things that travellers value: space and mobility.

Let's look at these two things in the light of the Samsonite Andante.

First up: Space.


Two "Small" Compartments


Two end compartments of the Samsonite Andante Duffel

The yellow circles mark the top and bottom of the duffel bag and point to the location of two relatively small compartments.


The Suitcase

If you've been mulling getting a suitcase or a duffel bag, don't bother choosing. A part of this wheeled duffel is a suitcase, highlighted by the rectangle below.


suitcase compartment of the Samsonite Andante Duffel

This is where the Andante gets the 'Drop Bottom' designation. As you can see below it's just like having a regular suitcase.


suitcase compartment of the Samsonite Andante Duffel

Two compartments + a suitcase and now for the main event . . .


Main Compartment


main compartment of the Samsonite Andante Duffel

Highlighted by the yellow rectangle is the actual duffel bag. So you get this big duffel bag surrounded by other spacious compartments. If you've been lugging around two pieces of luggage you should definitely consider the load capacity that the Samsonite Andante can give you.

Now that you've gotten an idea of how much it can carry lets take a look at how you'll be moving so much baggage. Let's look at mobility.


The Classic Combination

Wheels.


wheels of the Samsonite Andante Duffel

Plus.

Telescoping handle.


telescoping compartment of the Samsonite Andante Duffel

Equals the ability to move the massive load this bag is capable of carrying.

Now that wheeled duffels exist it's amazing that they weren't invented earlier. They make so much sense.


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Some other things worth mentioning:

  • polyester fabric
  • corner guards and scuff guards
  • dual zippers so they're lockable but the zippers are the weakpoint of this bag
  • the top grab handle padding doubles as a luggage tag
  • definitely not a carry-on this is checked luggage


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