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Spectra Expandable Compact Global Carry-On Review: One Suitcase for Any Airline

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Ever wish you could have one suitcase that would magically expand and retract to fit any airline’s carry-on requirements? Victorinox’s Spectra Expandable Compact Global Carry-On is your real-world answer. This lightweight spinner suitcase has a zipper that allows you to expand or contract the size to fit any overhead compartment.

Spectra Expandable Compact Global Carry-On Review

Price and Where to Buy the Spectra Expandable Compact Global Carry-On: The Spectra Expandable Compact Global Carry-On is available on Amazon for $379 or directly through Victorinox for $379.99.

How the Spectra Expandable Compact Global Carry-On Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. The Spectra is 13.8″ x 21.7″ x 7.9″ and expands by 1.2″. Although it’s hardsided, it’s very lightweight (just 6.5 lbs). Since hard-sided suitcases sacrifice outside pockets, I appreciate the built-in organizing pockets inside the Spectra, which can hold everything from toiletries to power cords. A zippered mesh divider wall also helps to keep items separated, and there’s even an electronics panel to protect your laptop/tablet. The four double wheels are super smooth and make this one of the easiest suitcases to roll that I’ve ever tried.
  • Value: 8/10. The price is not too bad considering that you get a few sized suitcases in one, plus, it’s a decent price point for a lightweight, hard-sided spinner suitcase.
  • Durability: 10/10. The polycarbonate exterior will stand up to anything the airlines can throw at the Spectra. Everything on this suitcase, from the retractable handle to the zippers works beautifully and is built to last.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. The Spectra comes in standout colors like blue and red as well as basic black.

Final Verdict: If you want flexibility in the size of your suitcase, then you need the Spectra Expandable Compact Global Carry-On.

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Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

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