When Duifhuizen bags & travel asked me if I’d like to select a bag or backpack from their online store to review, I knew immediately which item I was interested in — a Samsonite suitcase.
Having previously owned a Samsonite suitcase, I knew that it was the brand I wanted. I loved the way it glided along with hardly any effort on my part as well as the styling and the built-in lock. Sadly, I had seriously over-stuffed my previous Samsonite case while packing in a hurry to catch a flight and broken the zip. Entirely my fault and no reflection on the quality of the suitcase. Luckily, I could get it plastic wrapped at the airport, so I only had to worry about replacing it once I got home. But, since then, any other suitcase I tried didn’t come close to living up to my now high expectations.
Samsonite suitcase 4-wheel Neopulse 69cm metallic blue
Measuring 46 by 27 by 69cm and giving a volume of 74 litres, this suitcase is big enough to pack everything I might need for most trips overseas but not so big that I go over the limit on my luggage allowance or have too much trouble carrying it up and down stairs when the need arises – as well as the adjustable pull out handle it has top and side handles.
It’s available in matte or metallic black, matte white, metallic silver, metallic sand, metallic red or, my favourite, metallic blue.
From Samsonite’s Neopulse collection, this suitcase combines minimum weight (2.9kg) with maximum impact resistance. It has the same four smooth wheels that I loved so much with my previous case, and it has a zip cover for the both the upper and lower compartments. My previous one only had the zip cover for the upper compartment, so if you opened it upside down your things would fall out.
Another improvement was the TSA combination lock. TSA locks are cleverly designed so that, while your average would-be thief can’t open them, if customs need to carry out a security check they can open it without having to force the lock.
It’s a beautiful and stylish suitcase, but what I love the most is the ease with which it glides along almost without my having to touch it (almost!). It gets 10 out of 10 from me and I promise to take better care of this one.
Back in 1953, a skilled craftsman named Duifhuizen opened a shop in a small Dutch village selling handcrafted leather bags and wallets. Word about the quality of his goods soon spread.
Today, under the guidance of his four sons, Duifhuizen run a chain of shops across The Netherlands as well as their online shop Duifhuizen bags & travel supplying Europe and beyond, now delivering worldwide.
Over the years, the company has remained true to its original aim to help customers find the perfect bag, suitcase, backpack or accessory, always ensuring the highest quality throughout their wide range, as well as excellent customer service.
Delivery was very good too. My suitcase arrived in just a few days. And with 8,000 customers giving Duifhuizen a 9.4 out of 10 rating on Trustpilot, you don’t just have to take my word for it. This particular suitcase costs €211.30 + €9.95 post and packaging to the UK.
Duifhuizen and Samsonite make the perfect combination. They sell a huge range of quality brands and products, so whether you need a bag for business, pleasure or school, do check them out.
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Disclosure: I was sent this suitcase free of charge for review purposes but, as always, I only recommend products I genuinely love and use myself.
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