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Hartmann Herringbone Hard Side Spinner (26 Inches)


The Hartmann Herringbone Hardside Spinner 26

RECOMMENDED IF
  • You are in the market for a no compromise top-of-the-line bag

  • You like the functionality of hardcases but have an issue with their utilitarian look
NOT RECOMMENDED IF
  • You don't want your bag to call attention to yourself

  • You appreciate the convenience of external pockets

Welcome to the review of the Hartmann Herringbone Hard Side Spinner 26

Quick Take

The Hartmann Herringbone is, quite simply: gorgeous. Plus, the build quality matches the looks. I remember that old Chevy Corvette ad stating 'every craft has a master'. Well, even suitcases must have a 'a master', a top-of-the-line representative. The Hartmann Herringbone Hard Side Spinner 26 is one suitcase that can play that role for mid-size suitcases.





Herringbone

What's with the 'Herringbone' designation? Let's take a closer look at that hardcase . . .


material of  the Hartmann Herringbone Hardside Spinner 26

Note a very attractive herringbone pattern- something that we only usually see in fabric.

But there's more to the Hartmann Herringbone. Unlike other hardcases, you'll get a composite of polycarbonate and leather. That, together with meticulous build quality, really makes this suitcase visually striking.


Handle

If I were to choose one part of this bag that best symbolizes the whole bag it would be the Figure 8 handle.


figure 8 handle of  the Hartmann Herringbone Hardside Spinner 26

It is a combination of the craftsmanship, design and material choice that effectively represents the Herringbone suitcase in particular and also the wider Hartmann brand.


Durability Touches

Maybe the most painful part of owning this bag is that it will get worn and scuffed as it accumulates the miles. That cannot be avoided but Hartmann does put in some protective touches.

Shown below are corner guards right were you want them.


corner guard of  the Hartmann Herringbone Hardside Spinner 26

The other protective feature is integrated with the wheels.


Wheels

You'll get four spinner wheels, which, in tandem with the telescoping handle will mean effortless upright movement on all four wheels. That is, you'll get the same ease of mobility that comes standard with all four wheel spinner bags.


wheels of  the Hartmann Herringbone Hardside Spinner 26

And now for the protective pieces. Right on top of each wheel the molding encases the lower corners of the bag just as the corner protectors cover the top corners.

Hardcases have to be better at withstanding the bumps of baggage handling better than soft-sided bags since the polycarbonate suitcases are not as flexible as their fabric-based cousins so protection on all corners are a practical necessity. The way that they are implemented in this suitcase does add to the attractiveness of the Hartman Herringbone.


Security


integrated lock of  the Hartmann Herringbone Hardside Spinner 26

The integrated TSA lock gives you needed security and spares you from having to buy a separate lock.


Interior

The suitcase opens right through the middle giving you two compartments with a divider. The compartments have tie-down straps and textile lining.







Comparing The Hartmann Herringbone Spinner (26 Inches)


The Hartmann Herringbone Hard Side Spinner 26 vs. the Travelpro Luggage Maxlite3 25 Inch Expandable Spinner

VS

The Travelpro Maxlite 3 gives you one big packings space instead of the Hartmann Herringbone's dual compartments.

Like the Samsonite Herringbone, the Travelpro Maxlite 3 has features meant to deal with the wear and tear of travel.


The Hartmann Herringbone Hard Side Spinner 26 vs. the Delsey Luggage Helium Titanium 25 Inch EXP Spinner Trolley

VS

Like the Hartmann Herringbone the Delsey Helium Titanium gives you a hardcase for your stuff. Unlike the Hartmann the Delsey does not incorporate any leather into its design, nor does it have that attractive Herringbone pattern. The Delsey has a very polished, modern, and utterly metal look to it.

With the Delsey Helium Titanium you'll also get a dual compartment design.


The Hartmann Herringbone Hard Side Spinner 26 vs. the Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 Softside 25 Inch Spinner

VS

The Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 is the soft-sided alternative to the Hartmann Herringbone Spinner.

In place of the Hartmann's dual packing space you get the Samsonites singular packing area surrounded with lots of pockets.

With the Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2 you get uniquely designed wheels that will give you a smoother roll over rough terrain. You'll be giving up the Herringbone's beautiful polycarbonate and leather design though.



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Hartmann Herringbone Hard Side Spinner 26