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Nautica Ahoy Hardside Spinner (28 Inches)


Nautica Ahoy 28-Inch Suitcase

RECOMMENDED IF
  • You like the way it looks (it is a competent bag, not just a good looking one)

  • You like the organizational possibilities of a split compartment design

  • You're looking for a suitcase with specialized space for shoes

NOT RECOMMENDED IF
  • You're going to be needing external pockets on your suitcase

  • You want an expansion feature

Welcome to the review of the Nautica Ahoy 28 Inch Hardside Spinner

Quick Take

The Nautica Ahoy backs up it's good looks with solid features. The ABS hardcase will prevent your fragile or semi-fragile items from getting squished. Telescoping handle + four spinners = easy mobility. A big space split into two compartments by a zippered divider. And a less generic offering: shoe pockets.





Introducing the Nautica Ahoy

The Nautica Ahoy Spinner is an ABS hardcase with four spinner wheels; this suitcase is meant for long trips. It is, as you can see above, also quite beautiful. The core of the design is a rounded rectangular shape with the only accent being the molded 'Nautica' lettering on the case and - in the case of this blue color variant of the suitcase - the yellow stripe that goes all around the bag. The design just works. The Nautica Ahoy is available in several colors but each one pulls off a very nice, attractive, clean design.


Mobility

You get four spinner wheels with the Nautica Ahoy.


spinner wheels of the Nautica Ahoy 28-Inch Suitcase

This means you can use the pull handle (pictured below) to slant this suitcase and roll it on two wheels, or, alternatively, push this bag upright while it rides on all four spinner wheels. In any case, mobility will range from easy to effortless. An important point considering that this is a large suitcase.


telescoping handle of the Nautica Ahoy 28-Inch Suitcase


Hand Carrying

There are moments when this bag isn't being stowed by baggage handling or being rolled by you. For example, from the hotel cabinet to the floor or from the taxi to the the sidewalk. For those times the bag has to be hand carried and for that you have the side handle right here.


handle of the Nautica Ahoy 28-Inch Suitcase

And, on the opposite side to the one with the side handle, these molded 'feet' that allows you to set the bag on its side.


feet of the Nautica Ahoy 28-Inch Suitcase


Inside the Ahoy

All other features aside the one that you need the most is a big packing space, and that you have. Compression straps, of course, comes standard.


compression strap of the Nautica Ahoy 28-Inch Suitcase

The Nautica Ahoy has a divided packing compartment. The 'second compartment' is behind the divider shown below.


second  compartment of the Nautica Ahoy 28-Inch Suitcase

Looking at that divider, most suitcases will integrate a zippered pocket. I think its very practical for the Ahoy to give you two shoe pockets instead (highlighted by yellow rectangles below).


shoe compartment of the Nautica Ahoy 28-Inch Suitcase




Nautica Ahoy 28 Inch Hardside Spinner





Comparing The Nautica Ahoy (28 inches)


The Nautica Ahoy 28 Inch Hardside Spinner vs. the Samsonite Winfield 2 Fashion 28 Spinner

VS

If the Nautica Ahoy's feature list leaves you wanting, consider the Samsonite Winfield 2. The Winfield 2 adds an integrated TSA lock and an expansion feature.

One the other hand, simplicity can be a virtue, the Nautica Ahoy might have exactly what you need, more would simply be too much.


The Nautica Ahoy 28 Inch Hardside Spinner vs. the American Tourister Ilite Xtreme Spinner 29

VS

The American Tourister Ilite Xtreme is an inch bigger than the Nautica Ahoy but what should make you consider the Ilite are the numerous pockets.

If you are keen on the protective qualities of a hardcase however, stay with the Ahoy.


The Nautica Ahoy 28 Inch Hardside Spinner vs. the Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds 28" 4 Wheel Upright

VS

It's hardcase vs. hardcase with the Nautica Ahoy and the Kenneth Cole Reaction Out of Bounds. If you want to do a feature comparison these two suitcases are a near match. Near. But not quite. The Out of Bounds has a built-in zippered accessory pocket.

It might all come down to which one looks better to you.



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