Luggage With Locks – TSA approved integrated locks

Luggage With Locks – TSA approved integrated locks

These days it is essential to have locks on your luggage and if your’e traveling to and from Canada or the US, you’ll have to make sure those locks are TSA approved and recognised. Luckily you can now find luggage with locks that are both, TSA approved and recognised.

If you’ve read my last post, which was about TSA approved locks, you will already have read about the reason why should lock your luggage.

If you already have luggage but need to invest into a lock I highly recommend getting one of the TSA approves ones.

And if you’re in the market for new luggage (and I’m guessing that’s why you’re here) than you should definitely look into luggage with integrated TSA locks. Especially so if you’re traveling in the US or Canada.

I have picked some of the best luggage options for you with integrated TSA locks, all of high quality. Have a look for yourself (click on the picture to get to the shop).



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1 – Delsey Helium Aero 29″

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  • Delsey Helium Aero, expandable 29″ spinner (expands for up to another 2″, make sure to check with your airline re size and weight to avoid expensive surprises)
  • TSA approved and recognised integrated 3 dial combination lock
  • Lightweight – with only 11.9 pounds this is truly a light yet hardsided suitcase which means you can pack more in!
  • Durable – 100% polycarbonate – hard case is highly resilient against cracks or breaks
  • Roomy – expandable for up to another 2 inches for the extra souvenirs for your loved ones (or yourself?)
  • Double spinner wheels – Easily maneuver around the airport with multi-directional rolling wheels and keep the weight of your arms
  • Checked bag – 29″ x 19.5″ x 12.5″ (also comes in carry on size)
  • Comes in different colours – featured one in silver with a deep metallic finish
  • Interior – fully lined with two large main compartments and multiple pockets for easy access and great organisation for all your belongings
  • Straps and divider secure items in place as well as help reduce wrinkles in clothing
  • Handle system – recessed, locking system with two positions depending on your height – made with industrial grade aluminium tubes and comfortable ergonomically molded grip handle

Please be aware that because this bag is expandable it is very easy to go over the weight and size restrictions of airlines!

Helium Aero in overview:

Luggage in hardside and softside as well as checked and carry on sizes for all your different travel needs

Smaller luggage can be stored within larger size

Hardside comes in colours: Black, Blue, Blue Textured, Brick Red, Brushed Charcoal, Peony, Plum, Emerald Green, Teal and Silver

Softside comes in colours: Cobalt Blue and Platinum.

  • Hardside made from durable polycarbonate
  • Softside made from durable polyester
  • Twin spinner wheels
  • Expandable main compartment
  • Two fully lined packing compartments
  • Soft touch top and side handles
  • Front zippered compartment on softside
  • Lock on hardside

2 – VonHaus Premium 3 Piece Lightweight Luggage Set

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  • VonHaus Hardside Luggage set – 29.5″ large suitcase, 26″ medium case and 22″ cabin sized bag
  • TSA approved and recognised integrated lock – resettable 3 dial combination code
  • Lightweight Hardside – made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), lightweight yet durable material – the whole set weights 23lbs together
  • Four double spinner wheels – easy and smooth maneuvering with multi directional movement
  • Carry on bag size: 22″ x 14″ x 8.5″, weight: 5.5lbs, capacity: 35 liters
  • Medium bag size: 26″ x 18″ x 10″, weight: 7.5lbs, capacity: 55 liters
  • Large bag size: 29.5″ x 20.5″ x 12″, weight: 10lbs, capacity: 91 liters
  • Extendable handle – ergonomic handle for push or pull movement, padded carry handle included for easy and comfortable lifting
  • Interior – all cases include a large zipped compartment to separate the two sides of the suitcase and to keep your items in place – additionally a mesh zip compartment as well as an elastic clip fastening is there to hold items on the other side in place – a small compartment for toiletries is also included.
  • Featured set in teal, but other colours available

3 – Samsonite S’Cure 28″

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  • Samsonite S’Cure (pronounced secure) hardside spinner in 28 inch
  • Hardside – Made of especially developed Flowlite Polypropylene – a material mix in which the polypropylene is semi-processed – this allows for increased flow length of the material in molds – this results in thinner shells but doesn’t sacrifice the strength of the material
  • TSA approved and recognised lock – 3 dial resettable combination
  • Four spinner wheels – multi directional, effortless maneuvering around the airport due to 360 degree spin as well as upright rolling
  • Handle – retractable, locks in place when stored or fully extended – assists in easy maneuverability
  • Comes in three different colours: Black, Aqua Blue and Crimson Red – featured here in Aqua Blue
  • Comes in three different sizes:
  • 20” Carry on: 19.5 x 14.5 x 7.8, 6.4 lbs
  • 28” Large checked bag: 28 x 18 x 11.5, 10.2 lbs
  • 30” Very large checked bag: 30 x 20.7 x 13.8, 11 lbs

More than 80% of the nearly 200 customers who gave a review are very happy with their purchase and recommend this suitcase.

Watch the following video to get an idea of what the S’Cure offers:

4 – Samsonite F’lite GT Spinner 31″

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  • Samsonite F’Lite GT Spinner in 31″ (31″ x 21″ x 12″, weighing 12lbs) One size only
  • TSA approved and recognised lock, top mounted, 3 dial, resettable, accessible by TSA agents
  • Hardside – 100% polypropylene – textured case with Samsonite debossed logo – durable and tough – rubber gasket seals (tongue in groove) protect your items even from the harshest weather – ideal for carrying sports equipment
  • Four spinner wheels – 360 degree – easy maneuverability – move in any direction without straining your arm
  • Oversized wheels help with rough terrain
  • Interior – organisation panel – geometric print
  • Integrated ID tag (within handle system)
  • F’Lite GT – high class styling – contemporary colours – first class functionality – aerodynamic design
  • Comes in different colours: Black, Bright Orange, Red, Turquoise and Vivid Blue – featured here in Red
  • Affordable!

More than 75% of the more than 400 reviews were good or very good!

5 – Samsonite Inova 28″

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  • Samsonite Inova Spinner in 28″ (27.8″ x 20″ x 11″, including flat handles: 29.75″ x 21″ x 12″, weighing 8.82 lbs)
  • TSA approved and recognised lock – integrated 3 digit combination lock – resettable
  • Lightweight – 8.82lbs only – lightest Makrolon polycarbonate luggage – high-tech material – special brushed finish – reliable and durable
  • Capacity of 95 liters
  • Textured finish – makes scratches virtually invisible
  • Four easy glide double-spinner wheels – 360 degree movement for easy maneuvering
  • Flat handles – helps to maximise your baggage allowances
  • Interior – functional – lined divider and cross straps to keep your items where they belong
  • Comes in 2 colours – Indigo Blue and Metallic Silver (note that price is quite different for the Indigo Blue version) – featured here in Metallic Silver

More than 85% of the more than 200 reviews are good or very good (mostly very good)

6 – Hartmann Herringbone Luxe Softside 27″

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  • Hartmann Luxe Softside in 27″ (27″ x 19″ x 9.75″) – weighing 9.5lbs only
  • Long Journey Expandable Spinner, Black Herringbone, One Size
  • TSA Approved and recognised lock, integrated 3 dial combination
  • Lightweight – 9.5lbs only
  • Softside Material: Elegant, textured and durable Jacquard Twill with lightweight monogrammed Jacquard lining
  • Frame: made of polypropylene honeycomb frames – polypropylene housings – lightweight steel coil and fiberglass rods support the housing
  • Classic design, leather carry handle in signature figure 8
  • Telescope handle
  • Exterior –
  • Expandable
  • 2 Front panel pockets, zippered
  • Spinner wheels – smooth rolling
  • Interior –
  • Compartments offer lots of room – 1 zippered pocket
  • Pockets for easy organising
  • Cross straps to hold items in place
  • Organisational pouch – removable and water resistant
  • Comes in Black Herringbone (featured) and Terracotta Herringbone (price differs)
  • Sturdy, well-made and easy to roll around
  • Luxurious bag

HInt: unlock the lock using 000 combination for the first time, then set your own 3 dial combination

7 – Tumi V3 31″

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Tumi V3 Extended Trip Expandable Packing Case, Deep Blue in 31″ (31″ x 20″ x 11″)

If you know Tumi then you know it stands for high quality, this is reflected in the great reviews as well as the price you pay for this luggage piece, which will no doubt last you a long time.

  • TSA approved and recognised lock, integrated, 3 dial combination
  • Lightweight – this is Tumi’s lightest luggage! 11 lbs hardside – made from durable multi-layer polycarbonate
  • Expandable – add an extra two inches with zipper to zipper expansion – this is 19% increase!
  • Imported
  • External: Top carry handle, retractable
  • Zippered main compartment
  • Telescope handle – 3 stage
  • Wheels – dual, recessed wheels for extra stability – harder to damage, won’t break off as easily
  • Internal: 4 compartments, cross tie-down straps to keep items in place, hanger bracket
  • Omega Closure System – Tumi’s unique closure system – designed to keep the zippers last longer – if the zipper gets caught in something, the zipper puller breaks away rather than the whole zipper – you only need to replace the puller instead of having the entire zipper damaged
  • Tumi Tracer – complementary tracker system to track down your lost or stolen luggage – you only need to register with your unique number which is permanently attached to each individual piece of luggage
  • Comes in four different sizes
  • Comes in different colours: Black, Deep Blue (as featured), Mink and White
  • Warning: California’s proposition 65

As mentioned above this suitcase has only the highest reviews, showing a high quality!

What are the advantages of having TSA approved and recognised integrated locks?

It can be quite advantageous to have integrated locks on your luggage, especially the TSA approved ones.

First of all, you can’t lose the lock.

Then of course you can’t lose a key for the lock, as they are all combination locks.

Another great reason is to always remember to lock your luggage, because you see the lock.

It will also help secure your items from spilling out, should the luggage open. Not possible if you use the integrated lock.

Of course, it’s also a great deterrence for opportunistic thieves.

The TSA will not have to cut anything open, as they have their special codes to safely open and close the locks again.

Just a quick note on a different topic as I’ve seen quite a few reviews for luggage where customers were upset that the manufacturer wouldn’t pay for damages which were the result of transportation:

Remember that if your luggage gets damaged by the airlines or during transportation you can get repairs or replacements through them in most cases.

It is quite normal that the manufacturers don’t give out warranties for damage that results from transportation such as being flung around by airport employees. So should you get your luggage back damaged after a flight or cruise, contact the airline or cruise ship operator to discuss repair or replacement. Usually this is a straight forward process.

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Happy Travels!

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8 Replies to “Luggage With Locks – TSA approved integrated locks”

  1. From my  experience, it is better to buy lightweight luggage like VonHaus. because they offer better security against thieves, better protection against the elements, and protection against rough handling. They also offer better mobility while being easier on the body. I do travel a lot and these are the things I look out for in any luggage 

  2. Nice and helpful information! I travel a lot and I understand that it is important to have safe  and secure luggage. I promise you when I will need new luggage the place to check for information is your page.

    I like Samsonite S’Cure 28″. Great design and price. I will bookmark your page. 

  3. Thank you for the review of luggage with TSA approved locks. There is a lot of good information in this article. You have a lot of good selling points in the article about the advantages of having a lock that is TSA approved. I never knew that the TSA had their own numbers to the locks so they would not need to cut it open which I think is very cool. Thank you.

  4. It is nice to read your review again on approved luggage. I read your last article on approved TSA lock. I really like all the luggage with their images. I think I will go for the VonHaus Premium 3 Piece Lightweight Luggage Set. I like the colour blue and the structure. I think I can afford the price. Thanks for sharing this. 

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