December, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, excitement has already begun building at Luggage Base as our clients begin to show off all their upcoming products and lines for 2014. Starting out with a bang, Delsey is proud to bring you their latest line, Helium Xpert Lite 2.0Designed for personal or business travel, Delsey has taken everything that their customers loved about the first Xpert lite line and improved it. Sure to be a huge hit among travelers everywhere, check out this in-depth review of the Helium Xpert Lite 2.0 Series and be sure you are ready for your 2014 Travel plans.


1. Appearance

Trolley tote black 2No frills, just quality. The Helium Xpert Lite 2.0 line from Delsey looks sleek and won’t hinder you on your next adventure. The exterior is both very durable and designed for extended use in any situation. Tough and easy to maintain, these bags are wrapped with Twisted Nylon Dobby that is backed with Vapor Barrier for maximum protection and extended life of the bag. Available in Black or Green, each color option hides dirt well and will always look great coming around the luggage belt after a long trip. The spinner wheels are recessed, and stay protected while still maintaining full 360 degree mobility and maximum packing space. The exterior pockets are easy to reach and great for travel accessories you need when you are traveling. The injected corner protectors and the bottom polypropylene kickplate ensure maximum durability at the bags most vulnerable points. These bags are not only great looking, but they are built to last as well. Final Grade: B+


2. Features

If we are talking smart, innovative, and modern features, you know we are talking about Delsey. The 3rd generation Over Weight in useIndicator (Seen on the Right) uses a spring scale for maximum accuracy and it won’t break easily like most digital scales. This patent pending technology is sure to save you money at the terminals, the bag shows a red warning  when the bags weights exceeds 50 lbs. The off-center wheel axels, injection molded bottom, and top trays with fiberglass struts are wider and provide a consistent base for smooth rolling in any situation. A zippered expansion offers an extra 2″ of packing space when you need it, and the fully lined interior has additional zippered pockets, tie down straps and a suiter on all of the upright options. The carry-on option comes with a padded laptop sleeve that fits most but not all 15.6″ Laptops. Innovative features that not only maximize your packing space, but save you money in the process. Final Grade: A

3. Durability

frameSurprisingly durable and rugged, the Helium Xpert 2.0 line is one of the most dependable luggage options available. The twisted nylon and vapor barrier keep the exterior of the bag looking great, while the fiberglass frame maximizes the bags strength. Reinforced corners and skid guards along the bottom of the bag help to protect those vulnerable areas. Each and every feature and reinforcement was carefully planned and designed with purpose to keep the total weight down and the total benefits up. The telescoping handle locks in place for differing heights and is made of tough, durable aluminum. Each bag is designed to be a travel companion for life, Delsey gives these bags their Limited Lifetime Warranty to show that they stand by their products. Be sure for your next trip you get bags just as tough and dependable as you are. Final Grade: B+

4. Final Grade

With the deceptively durable exterior, lightweight and strong fiberglass frame, and many practical features, it is easy to see why this bag is a benefit to any traveler no matter where you may be planning to explore next. Check out the Trolleys, Duffels, and Spinner Garment bags and be sure to get exactly what you need if you do not prefer traditional suitcase options. Dependable, Elegantly Simple, and outfitted with practical real world features, We give The Helium Xpert Lite 2.0 Line from Delsey a Final Grade: A-

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spin_prod_894508212Happy Holidays Everyone, we would like to take this time to wish everyone a safe and relaxing Holiday Season. At Luggage Base we are always proud of our commitment to only partner with Industry leaders in providing high quality Luggage, Travel Accessories, and Backpacks for jet-setters Coast to Coast. Whether you are in the market for Durability (Briggs & Riley, Zero Halliburton, Eagle Creek), Style (Oakley, Kipling, Cy Luggage), or Practical Use (TravelPro, Samsonite, Delsey), you can be sure you will always find exactly what you are looking for right here at Luggage Base. Today we are going to go over a Brand New line available this December, Savor from Samsonite. This bold and lightweight luggage option is perfect for any trip, domestic or international. Combine Style and confidence as you travel with peace of mind that only comes from Samsonite products that are sure to never break down and leave you scrambling to secure your belongings in a busy airport. Check out this in depth interview from Luggage Base and see why Savor from Samsonite is quickly flying off the shelves and into airports all over the country!



1. Appearance

Savor in useBold Style has never looked so good. By focusing on sleek exterior styling and practical packing options that run with the bags natural design, Samsonite has created a unique flow that is both practical and easy on the eyes. With bottom, top and side carry handles that are woven into into the ballistic nylon, they are hidden by design and will not snap and break like traditional rivet fashioned handles for a great combination of prolonged use and sleek style. The in-line skate wheels are smooth rolling and multidirectional for a full 360° mobility and put no strain on your arms. The ultra lightweight alloy pull handle locks in place and is made of a polished alloy that looks great and accents the bag wonderfully. Available in Licorice or Red Pepper, these bold color options are sure to excite any type of traveler and look great on trip number 1 or 100. Sleek enough for business trips, and bold enough for leisure travel, Savor from Samsonite is sure to be one the best looking lines in any terminal in 2014. Final Grade: A-

2. Features

More than just a pretty exterior, these bags have all the functional packing options you come to expect from Samsonite, while maintaining the bags dedication to being both Durable and 2118_Red Pepper_groupLightweight. Luggage Options for any type of traveler, choose from our 21″, 25″, or 29″ Suitcases, or take advantage of one of our smaller options. The Tote bag for instance, is a perfect traveling purse and is sure to have more than enough room for any items you may require. Looking for something a little different then the rest, the wheeled duffel could be exactly that! The handles are reinforced for traditional carrying comfort, or you can use the telescoping handle to roll the bag if you prefer. One of the most mobile luggage options available, the 4 free spinning Spinner Wheels and telescoping handle on the Suitcases offer effortless mobility even when the bags are packed tight. Tired of sitting on your suitcase and trying to zip it shut, The 21″, 25″ and 29″ Options all come with a Zippered Expansion to give you additional packing space when you need it and will zip away when you don’t. Perfect for any upcoming adventure you may have planned, the interior of these suitcases come equipped with a Large Mesh Pocket, two smaller shoe sack pockets, and compression straps for maximum packing efficiency. Final Grade: B

3. Durability

Licorice LogoComplete confidence in your luggage is priceless, having peace of mind when you travel can be the difference between a travel nightmare and a dream come true. Deceptively Durable, the Savor line from Samsonite is extremely rugged despite its stylish exterior. Wrapped in highly durable Nylon, the exterior looks great and will hold it’s brilliant color with simple routine cleaning with household cleaning solutions used on regular Nylons. The corners have been reinforced to ensure, what was once the most exposed part of the bag is now secured for maximum durability. Worried about the 2 wheeled Duffel tipping over, the rubber feet on the bottom of the bag keep it upright and in place so it does not roll away when you take your hand off it. Simple and effective fixes for common problems are what separates this bag from the impersonators. Final Score: B

4. Final Grade

With this combination of Style, Durability, and practicality, it is easy to see why Samsonite is proud and excited to bring you their Savor Collection. This sleek and understated exterior is not flashy but still looks very elegant in either color option. The features in each bag are practical, simple to use, and very accessible in any traveling situation. Made with Samsonite’s dedication to high quality craftsmanship, this bag is designed for extended use and is one of the most deceptively durable lines available. Final Grade: B

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Here at Luggage Base we are proud to be a preferred provider to all the leading names in high quality travel luggage. We like to keep our readers always prepared for what is around the corner in the fast paced world of travel. Today we would like to review a new luggage line from Samsonite, The HyperSpace XLT Collection. This durable and lightweight option from Samsonite is a fresh take on their dependable Hyperspace line. Extremely mobile, this line’s spinner wheel system has effortless rolling that is only surpassed by its practical dependability. Sure to be one of the hottest lines available in 2014, check out this in-depth review of the Hyperspace XLT line from Samsonite.



1. Appearance

When luggage looks this good, you may want to plan your wardrobe accordingly. The Hyperspace XLT line from Samsonite is not onlyhyperspace-xlt-3pc-green versatile, it is one of the best looking lines available. The understated styling is elegant and simple while still maintaining the great linework that sets it apart from the competition. Simple features such as rounded edges ensure the bag is easily recognizable on baggage claim belts, and the SamGuard Tri-Core Nylon will keep the exterior safe and looking great. The easily reachable exterior pockets are hidden and designed to flow with the bags natural design, this bag is one of the most beautifully equipped options on the market. Three great color options to choose from, show off your personal style with Ivy Green, Passion Purple, or Black and be sure to turn heads the next time you step into a busy airport. Luggage that looks so good, you are going to be glad you left the sweatpants at home. Final Grade: B

2. Features

hyperspace xlt 25 kitInnovative, smart, and practical, the Hyperspace XLT line has everything you could ask for from your travel luggage. Not one to rest on their laurels, Samsonite has taken everything that people loved about their Hyperspace line and upgraded it into their new XLT line. The 4 spinner wheels are multi-directional for full 360° mobility, and the new handle is made from anodized aluminum that is stronger and more resistant to corrosion. Built to last, this bag is equipped with padded top and side carry handles for a comfortable grip, self mending zippers and a water resistant exterior. More features then you know what to do with, this bag is designed to ensure you always have the space you need it for any and all upcoming adventures. Final Grade: B+

*Insiders Tip: The 25″ and 30″ Spinners come with a removable laundry bag and hanging toiletry kit seen on the left

3. Interior 

Fully lined and extremely spacious, the interior lining is elegantly designed from Samsonite and is easy to clean and hyperspace xlt 25 openmaintain. The WetPak™ Pocket option is perfect for items like swimwear, sandals, or other speciality items that need their own controlled pocket space. Enjoy maximum organization with the large mesh pocket, and hidden side pocket for your most precious items. Internal compression straps will keep your items separate and secure when in transit, this bag is great for the traveler with a wardrobe for business AND play. More room than meets the eye, the zippered expansion adds extra space for when you need it and is sure to supply you with plenty of room no matter how long your trip may be. Simple and Efficient with no frills, this line is perfect for the veteran traveler who knows a thing or two about how to pack a suitcase. Final Grade: C+

4. Collection Options

Designed to accompany you on a business trip, a family vacation, oHyperspace XLT Boarding Bag Openr a spur of the moment expedition, this line has options for any type of traveler or destination. Choose from the 21″, 25″, or 30″ Spinners for a traditional suitcase option, or take advantage of the specialty items offered such as the Boarding Bag, Shopper, and Garment Bag. Need a little bit more packing space, check out the great 2-Piece Luggage Sets and ensure you always have an extra bag just in case. Elegant and roomy, this luggage not only looks great it is designed to work with the other pieces in the set. Utilize the straps along the back of the Shopper or boarding bag to the handles of the larger luggage for easy transportation. Final Grade: B

5. Final Score

Dependable, Stylish, and functional, it is easy to see why The Hyperspace XLT line from Samsonite is already making waves and creating a buzz in the travel community. This rugged option is put to Samsonite’s strict standards which include a Tumble, Handle, Drop, Wheel, Zipper, and lock tests have resulted in the bag receiving a 10 year Warranty from Samsonite. Very lightweight despite the bags high degree of durability, we give the HyperSpace XLT line from Samsonite a B+ due to its high durability, multiple packing pockets, lightweight feel, and elegant color and style. Come see what all the fuss is about and get luggage you can count on, The HyperSpace XLT line from Samsonite. Final Score: B+

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