Thursday, November 7, 2013

American Tourister Colora Review #SP



Last month when I received my American Tourister Colora suitcase I was so excited!  I had recently donated my former luggage because on my last flight, it was ripped, a wheel fell off and the handle broke.  No, it wasn't American Tourister!!  Growing up, I remember using Samsonite and American Tourister.  We never had these issues while traveling.  I'm hoping my new Colora luggage will be just as durable as it was 25+ years ago!


After spending some time unzipping, spinning and exploring my new luggage I couldn't wait to see exactly what all I could pack in it.  I immediately told my 4 year old we were going to pack for a pretend trip to Walt Disney World just to see how much I could fit into this bag.  I was amazed to find that I could pack all my clothing, shoes and toiletries for a 7 day trip to Disney!  




Other features I love about my new American Tourister Colora bag:

  • The four rolling dual spinner wheels.  This feature made it super easy to wheel the bag behind or beside me or push it ahead of me.  My 4 year old was even able to wheel this bag around easily.
  • The zipper compartments.  I'm a sucker for compartments to help organize my stuff!  There are 2 outside pockets (one large and one smaller) to hold items or documents that you need to easily access.  Snapped to the inside is a small clear bag that is perfect for toiletries you don't want leaking on your clothing or a wet swim suit.
  • The handles.  There are top and side handles that allow you to grab it with ease and comfort.  In addition to carrying the luggage by the handles, the retractable handle makes it very easy to maneuver.  This handle locks in place in the fully extended position or the stored position.  
  • It's carry on sized!  We decided several trips ago we would never check luggage again. This bag (20.0" x 14.5" x 8.5") weighs only 8 pounds and is designed to fit in most airline overhead compartments.  However, it may not conform to some airlines carry-on standards.  
  • It has a 10 year warranty!  WOW!  Enough said.  
  • The color.  If I do ever need to check this luggage at the airport, it will be easy to spot on the carrousel.  And, being a bright lime green color means my husband will not want to carry it!  It's ALL MINE!  That's the only negative thing I found about this luggage.  I don't know many men who would want to carry lime green, raspberry or orange luggage.  This Colora line seems to be marketed more to children, teen girls and women.


You can shop for you own American Tourister luggage here where products are always on sale and shipping is currently FREE on orders over $150! 

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36 comments:

  1. Wow - a 7-day trip or 2 cute little boys. I'd be hard pressed to decide which I wanted to pack!

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  2. LOVE the new luggage, love all the bright colors. I'm bummed now that we just bought new luggage last year:(

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    1. Booo. Maybe you can add pieces of American Tourister Colora to your collection over time!

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  3. Love the picture of the boys in the luggage, so cute!! It is so great how many features this luggage has to making packing more efficient. I love it!

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    1. efficient is right!! I love the features!!

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  4. Great review, Beth! You showcased so many ways that you can pack for your trips! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Mike! It was fun and I look forward to packing "fo real!"

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  5. Amazing how much fit in that small piece of luggage! It's so important these days given how much it costs to check luggage. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Absolutely! I hate paying for my clothes to fly with me! Carry on all the way! :)

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  6. Wow, you sure know how to #packmorefun! Kids, candy & clothes! Love it!!

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    1. Now baby wants to climb in this bag any time he sees it left open!!

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  7. That is awesome that you could fit so much into the suitcase. I love all of the compartments too. I love packing so this suitcase is perfect.

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    1. This bag makes packing so much fun and it's so easy!

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  8. You'd never guess that you could pack for a full week in one carry-on! I'm starting to think each person in the family needs their own Colora!

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    1. I agree! I'd love to get everyone their own Colora, but with a family of all boys, I'm not sure which color they would like- lime green, orange or raspberry! :)

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  9. Another master packer!! I think it's adorable that you and the kiddies were able to "pretend" Disney and #PackMoreFun; now that all your clothes are in the COLORA and the boys are psyched, you need to GO!!

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    1. I hear ya!! I'm literally ready to go at any moment... it's the hubby I have to convince! :)

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  10. Great post! So can you check the kids or are they carry on?

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  11. You have the kids packed up in more ways than one!

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    1. Yes I do!! They were fun to work with!

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  12. Nice review and I love the zippered pockets too! Such a great design!

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    1. Thanks Hayden! I too love those pockets! Everything is great!

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  13. Great review, and I'm really impressed at how much you were able to fit in that bag?! Well, what are we waiting for... we're all PACKED... let's go to Disney!! ;)

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    1. I know! I'm ready to go, just tell me when... and pay my way! ;)

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  14. Great review Beth, I love how you got helpers to see how much you could fit in the bag

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    1. Helpers they are! The older one always wants to help!!

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  15. Cute pic of the boys in the suitcase! <3 I love how you showed just how many outfits and accessories fit inside. This bag is much roomier than it looks!

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  16. Great review and love all the pictures. I love my bag too. They are really great and hold a lot more than it would seem.

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    1. Thanks Brenda! It was amazing how much fit!

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  17. Love seeing how much can really fit in the bag! So practical & helpful with the hint of whimsy! ;-)

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    1. the whimsy is what makes it so much fun!! I can't wait to actually travel with it!

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  18. Wow, I can't believe how much you managed to pack in one suitcase! Especially for a carry on. So impressive. And you make a great point about the color. My current bag is hot pink and I can always find it in a sea of black suitcases!

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    1. I would love a hot pink bag! When I add to my Colora collection, I'm getting the raspberry color! :)

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