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front pockets SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On

RECOMMENDED IF
  • You are just looking for a practical travel carry-on suitcase.

  • You love spacious external pockets

  • You want a suitcase with an expansion feature
NOT RECOMMENDED IF
  • You want your suitcase to say 'look at me!'

  • You need an integrated TSA lock on your suitcase

Welcome to the review of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20" Expandable Spinner Suitcase

Quick Take

The SwissGear Travel Gear is just your simple, basic carry-on spinner. Nothing here that you would consider significantly unique to the brand and the bag. But, neither is anything that you would normally expect missing. You've got a huge space, thoughtful pockets, four wheel mobility, some durability features. Just a quiet, competent travel companion.





Front Pockets


The routine is: everything you'll need when you arrive in your destination go inside the bag; the things you'll need during the journey should go into easy access pockets. You'll get two on the SwissGear Travel Gear.


front pockets SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On

These are gusseted pockets so you can fit more in.


Interior

The interior presents you with one big packing space and two compression straps.


interior of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On

There is one big mesh pocket in the inside lid of the bag.


interior mesh pocket of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On

Everything about the bag to this point has been pretty vanilla. So the wet pocket is pretty welcome. Here it is under some clothes.


wet pocket of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On

Anything liquid that has a chance of spilling should go into this pocket.


Mobility


hydraulic  handle and wheels of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On

Back to the standard hydraulic handle and wheel combination. There's a reason why every bag has this; the convenience compared to the old style carry-by-the-handle suitcase is well, for want of a better word - transformative.


Durability

The SwissGear Travel Gear integrates protective molding in strategic places around the suitcase to minimize wear and tear.

We start with the corner protectors.


corner protector of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On

Then side protectors.


side protector of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On

The molding around the wheels extend upward to act as corner protectors for the bottom part of the suitcase.


wheel molding of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On

Other bags also have this kind of side protection extending from the wheels but I've never seen them as pronounced as they are here on the SwissGear Travel Gear.


Expansion

The zipper highlighted below expands the bag.


expansion feature of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On


Handles

Top and side handles.


handles feature of the SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On




SwissGear Travel Gear 20" Expandable Suitcase




Comparing The SwissGear Travel Gear Carry-On (20 Inches)


The SwissGear Travel Gear 20" Expandable Spinner Suitcase vs. the Ambassador Luggage 20'' Carry On Suitcase

front pockets SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On
VS

The Ambassador is the exact opposite of the SwissGear Travel Gear because it's shiny and attention grabbing. It's zipperless feature also make it innovative, specially besides the common features of the Travel Gear.

Compared to the Ambassador the SwissGear Travel Gear gives you external pockets plus no one will give your luggage a second look.


The SwissGear Travel Gear 20" Expandable Spinner Suitcase vs. the Rockland Luggage Melbourne 20

front pockets SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On
VS

The Rockland Melbourne is a hardcase alternative to the soft-sided SwissGear Travel Gear. Because of the way it is designed the Melbourne opens to give you two separate compartments with a small zippered pocket between them. Hard side luggage is particularly useful if you'll be transporting fragile items.

The SwissGear Travel Gear gives you roughly the same space as the Rockland but with even more internal pockets. Best of all you have two external pockets in the Travel Gear, something the Melbourne does not have.


The SwissGear Travel Gear 20" Expandable Spinner Suitcase vs. the Samsonite Luggage Winfield 2

front pockets SwissGear Travel Gear 20 Inch Carry On
VS

The Samsonite Winfield 2 is a real attention-getter; specially if you choose one of the wilder colors. Inside you'll get two separate compartments and mesh pockets. The Winfield 2 also has an integrated TSA lock.

Unlike the Winfield 2 the SwissGear Travel Gear flies under the radar. It goes about its work quietly and competently and sometimes, that's exactly what you need.



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