- In-depth – Samsonite S’Cure review
- Design & Functionality
The Samsonite S’Cure review comes out favorably and is a ‘buy’ in my opinion. It delivers a mixture of style and innovative design, with a host of features that break the design traditions. Excellent quality materials and fantastic feedback should offer you some reassurance. This is a perfect case for holiday makers and regular travelers.
Samsonite S'Cure Review
In-depth – Samsonite S’Cure review
Thank you for taking the time to read this Samsonite S’Cure review. This was an interesting review for me…something different for a change. Having reviewed hundreds of suitcases over the years, something a little different can peak my curiosity.
Let’s establish the kind of customers that this range should interest. Principally, they will be holidaymakers, especially ones that really value lightweight luggage to maximize airplane allowances.
We can already make certain assumptions with Samsonite. They have been in the business a long time, they know what they are doing. I honestly can’t remember the last time I thought they released a poor product.
Samsonite make great products…and if they aren’t great, at minimum they are good. They use excellent materials with excellent build quality…they are very consistent with this.
Aside from the products, the service they offer if you are unlucky enough to have an issue, is reason enough to buy Samsonite. Their loyal following will confirm this to you.
However, you are here for the Samsonite S’Cure review…so let’s get started.
Specifications & Features
|Dimensions||55 x 40 x 30cm||69 x 49 x 29cm||75 x 52 x 31cm||81 x 55 x 35cm|
|Weight||2.9 kg||4.2 kg||4.6 kg||5 kg|
|Volume||34 Liter||79 Liter||102 Liter||138 Liter|
Material: HS Polypropylene
Handles: Top, side & bottom handles
Wheel handle: Double Tube
Wheel type: Multi-directional
Address tag: Yes
What makes the Samsonite S’Cure range different to their other ranges?
I will cover the reasons in more details below but to give you a taster of what to expect, here is why this range is different.
Firstly, the Samsonite S’Cure luggage does not have a zip, instead it has a seal. There are advantages to this that I will cover further down. Obviously, this will also impact on the locking mechanism.
The other major difference is the construction material. The Samsonite S’Cure is constructed from polypropylene rather than the normal polycarbonate material used. Again, I will cover off the benefits further down.
This aspect of the review considers the materials used and I anticipate how durable the luggage range will be based on my experience. I then look at the finish of the item to give you an indication of the quality.
I will run through the following information;
The main body is constructed using polypropylene rather than the polycarbonate that Samsonite normally use. Although polycarbonate is traditionally considered stronger, polypropylene is still a very strong thermoplastic. It is more than capable of handling bumps, bruises and general mishandling.
Made using Flowlight technology, the advantage it really brings is the weight..it is incredibly lightweight. When compared to other materials and similar size suitcases, it is a real advantage where weight is a factor, such as airport check in.
The interior of the case is partly lined with nylon material, again with the aim of weight savings.
If there is a luggage company that knows what it is doing, it is Samsonite. They are masters of innovation in material and product durability. There is a reason they offer a 10-year warranty, this is the level of confidence they have.
The texture of the suitcase also means that any scratches will not show like they would on a material like ABS. The flat matte finish also helps with this and will eave your suitcase looking fresher for longer.
The lack of zip, something I cover below can also be considered an advantage too. Something we may see more of in future. The traditional zip is the weakest aspect of a suitcase and can be prone to damage. The seal they have in place is robust and should be problem free for many years.
The overall fit of the suitcase is great in terms of parts slotting together. Therefore, the build quality should contribute to its durability.
As I mention above, the finish is excellent. Something you expect of Samsonite and this range is no different. There are no concerns or issues to report here…proceed with confidence.
Design & Functionality
- Main compartments
- Integrated ID tag
At first sight it may look a little bare and not what you expect from Samsonite. There is a rationale behind this…weight saving. Most interiors are lined for visual purposes only. They serve little function in terms of comfort or protection.
I actually agree with this design choice, it reduces weight and actually makes it easier to keep clean. Since most linings cannot be removed, they cannot be cleaned to a high standard.
One side of the clam shell design is fully encased with a zip. The other side has luggage straps that are non-adjustable. You therefore need to fill this high enough to prevent clothes falling out.
I include this section in the review because design can facilitate good capacity. In this case, the design is good and does not intrude on the interior capacity.
Generally speaking, the difference is not massive but poor design can be a source of frustration and poor user experience.
The real point to make in this section is the lack of expansion. What you see is what you get here. If you are unsure of what size to get, you may want to err on the side of caution and buy the next size up.
The pull handle is as you would expect from Samsonite. Strong and robust. It is secure and the movement up and down is very smooth.
The carry handles are integrated into the case design and they are very well done. The side handle is lifted out whereas the top handle is always available. The material is comfortable enough.
A design aspect we really liked was the little groove in the bottom of the case where you can grip your fingers should you need to lift it. This little detail is often missed in suitcase design but it can make a real difference to the user experience.
The main lock is a TSA approved lock which means that a combination is required to open it. It is also fit for purpose if traveling within or to the US.
The lock is integrated into a clever clasp mechanism the seals the case shut. There are two further clasps that seal the case.
I actually like the way the suitcase locks. It is less vulnerable in my view as zips can be punctured and resealed. A fixed lock removes that fear.
Instead of the regular zip we see on most suitcases, Samsonite have offered a new direction that I think we will see more of in the future. Zips are a particular weak point in luggage because of damage and theft. The seal removes those weak points.
When the clasps are closed, the suitcase is perfectly sealed. This also improves on zips in a waterproof test as there is nowhere for water to ingress.
The wheels on the Samsonite S’Cure are excellent and performed well over a number of surfaces. Obviously, with all suitcase wheels, they don’t perform that well over rougher terrains.
They are double wheel spinners with 360-degree maneuverability which means the suitcase will go exactly where you want it too.
Integrated ID tag
The integrated ID tag is a nice feature that you don’t see often enough. It is handy and invaluable if the case goes missing.
As I state in every review I do, value is highly subjective and value is only based on what you consider important. I therefore make my judgement based on what is actually being delivered compared to the what is being offered on the market.
In view of that, I think that this range offers excellent value for money. Additionally, they are currently being discounted on Amazon, so you may find a better deal if you search around.
Samsonite S'Cure Review
This range is Samsonite reinventing the suitcase and offering something away from their traditional approach. The details they offer are nice and it is clear they are putting the user experience first.
With it’s robust build and unquestionable durability, this is a suitcase that will last many years.
The colors available mean that there is something for everybody and the range of sizes mean that you will find exactly what you want.
This is a perfect case for holiday makers and regular travelers. Sometimes, choices are made on what you want rather than what you need, it this case, you are getting both.
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What sizes are the Samsonite S’Cure available in?
The range is available in four sizes
What colors are the Samsonite S’Cure Spinners available in?
Crimson red, dark blue, black, aqua blue, silver, navy & stone blue
Is the Samsonite S’Cure zipperless?
Yes, there is no zip mechanism. Instead there is a waterproof seal and the suitcase is closed using clasps.
What is the Samsonite S’Cure DLX range?
It is an extension to the S’Cure range and is the premium version. It has a soft touch handle and chrome accents.
How long is the Samsonite warranty?
They offer a fantastic 5-year limited warranty.
What other brands should I consider?
If Samsonite is not for you, there are a number of alternatives. Read my article on the top 10 manufacturers.