The Best American Tourister Luggage – The 9 Best Of American Tourister

The Best American Tourister Luggage – The 9 Best Of American Tourister

American Tourister was established in 1933 in Rhode Island; it has been around for more than 85 years during which it has turned into the global leader of mid-price luggage.

In this post I’ll show you the best American Tourister luggage that’s currently available.

American Tourister is known for their youthful and colourful luggage and is an internationally recognised brand, second only to Samsonite in size globally.The company was first founded with the intention of building a tough suitcase that could be sold for a dollar. The founder put all of his life savings into this dream to fulfill his vision.

American Tourister can now be found in over 120 countries in North and Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe. They are known for their durable, functional, fashionable and highly affordable luggage (and also for their Disney, Star Wars and Marvel Comics featured luggage).

They were the first to create moulded luggage and have their bags tested by flight attendants from major airlines.

Initially, American Tourister focused on hardside luggage, but eventually created highly durable soft sided products as well. Because of their strong belief in the quality of their product, American Tourister covers their luggage with a 10-year global warranty.

American Tourister was acquired by Samsonite in 1993.



American Tourister Moonlight

Expandable Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels

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This beautiful looking hardsided 29 inch checked suitcase is made of durable ABS and PC and is textured which also makes it more durable and less vulnerable to scratches.

The American Tourister Moonlight series combines stylish and colourful prints with a durable and light ABS/PC construction which will ensure that your luggage stays looking great no matter how many times you travel.

The bag features a push button telescope handle, four oversized 360-degree single spinner wheels for easy maneuvering and a top grab handle to easy lift the bag if need to.

The suitcase has a book opening case and the inside is fully fabric lined and has a zippered mesh divider on one side to keep your belongings separate and secure and cross straps on the other side to hold things in place, as well as a zipped modesty pocket for smaller items.

Comes in two checked sizes and one carry-on size and you can also get the suitcases as a set of 2 (21 inch and 24 inch) or as a set of 3 (21 inch, 24 inch and 29 inch). All of the suitcases are expandable by up to 1.5 inches.

21 inch carry-on: 20 x 14 x 9 inches without wheels and handles, 22 x 15 x 9.5 inches including wheels and handles, Weight: 7.5 lbs

24 inch medium checked suitcase: 24 x 16 x 11 without handles and wheels, 27 x 17.5 x 11.8 inches including handles and wheels, Weight: 9.3lbs

29 inches large checked suitcase: 29.25 x 19.5 x 12.5 inches without wheels and handles, 30 x 19.5 x 12.5 inches including wheels and handles, Weight: 11.5 lbs

Comes in many different bright and stylish colours: Popsicle, Rose Gold (featured here), Marble, Teal Blue, Palm Trees and Ascending Garden Rose Gold.


Make sure to check with your airline regarding the carry-on size limits, especially if you’re intending to use the expansion!

Unfortunately, hardsided cases tend to scratch easier than softsided luggage and even though this suitcase is textured it is not going to stay scratch-free. One tip is to use Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to get rid of topical scratches.

Another option to protect your hardsided luggage is to use protective covers, which will protect your luggage from scratches and dirt.


American Tourister Belle Voyage

Softside Luggage with Spinner Wheels

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This fashionable 28 inch checked softsided suitcase is made of durable nylon and comes in two different styles, one in Blue Denim (featured) and the other in a pretty Floral Indigo Sand design.

The Belle Voyage design from American Tourister is a jazzy, fun collection which also serves function and of course affordability.

Both the denim and floral design have gorgeous rose gold accents on the logo, the zipper pulls as well as the push button locking handle.

All the suitcases – they come in three different sizes – expand by up to 1.5″ so you’re able to fit in your last-minute shopping without having to lose something of your old belongings.

The bags come with four 360-degree spinner wheels for easy maneuvering, have integrated top, side and bottom handles for easier lifting and of course an extendable telescope handle.

The inside features a large fully lined packing compartment with cross straps to keep your items in place, a blouse pocket and two shoe pockets on the door panel, as well as a modesty pocket for smaller items.

Sizes available are:

Carry-on 20.25 x 14 x 8 inches without handles and wheels, 23.5 x 14.5 x 10.2 inches including handles and wheels, Weight: 7.8 lbs

Medium checked suitcase 24.25 x 17 x 9.5 inches without handles and wheels, 27.3 x 17.5 x 12 inches including handles and wheels, Weight: 8.8 lbs

Large checked suitcase 28.25 x 19 x 10.5 inches without handles and wheels, 31.5 x 19.5 x 13.2 inches including handles and wheels, Weight: 11 lbs

There are no options to buy these bags as sets, but you can easily add another one to your order.

As mentioned before this suitcase comes in two different designs, Blue Denim, which is featured here as well as Floral Indigo Sand.


Make sure to check with your airline regarding carry-on sizes, as it could be a bit too large and needs to be checked.

Soft sided luggage stands up easier if you put all the heavy items to the bottom.

The colours are beautiful and stand out from the other suitcases which makes it easier to find at the pick up.


American Tourister 4 Kix

Rolling Tote Travel, Teal, One Size

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This 18 inch softsided roller carry-on is the perfect size for a long weekend getaway. It is made of durable polyester and comes with two wheels as well as two stands to make it more stable.

The bag can be expanded by up to 1.5 inches and has one exterior packing compartment as well as a large interior compartment with cross straps to keep your belongings in place and a large diagonal blouse pocket in the lid (zippered mesh pocket).

Dimensions for this bag are 18 x 14 x 8 inches and weighs only 5.5lbs.

You can pack a lot in this little bag, such as enough clothing and necessities for several days:

11 outfits, toiletries, purse, headphones and a pair of sandals.

You can also get this travel tote in bigger sizes and in sets:

This 4-piece set includes the Rolling Tote, 21″ Carry On, 25″ medium checked and 28″ large checked spinner suitcase.

They are all available separately and in three different colours: Teal (featured here), Purple/Pink and Black/Grey.


The travel tote is the perfect size for the Spirit and Frontier sizer, which means it can be taken on the plane as a personal item and fits under the seat in front of you (although it might stick out a bit and you’ll have to put your feet on top of it).


American Tourister Disney

Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels

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This very cute 28 inch hardsided spinner is the dream of every Disney-fan. It is made of durable textured ABS and PC material.

These suitcases only receive the highest reviews, which might be partly due to extreme cuteness. There are quite a few other designs available too, such as Mickey Mouse Pants, Minnie Mouse Red Bow and Snow White.

There are many more other choices for cute Disney luggage available as well.

This suitcase here comes with four multi-directional single spinner wheels, an adjustable and extendable telescope handle, top grab handle to easily lift your bag and is fully polyester lined on the inside.

The book opening case has one side with a zippered mesh divider and the other with cross straps to secure your items.

Also included is the American Tourister 10-year limited warranty on defects in materials and workmanship.

This suitcase comes in two sizes:

Carry-on 21 inch: 21 x 14.5 x 9.5 inches without wheels and handles, 24 x 14.75 x 9.5 inches including wheels and handles, 6.1 lbs

Checked suitcase 28 inch: 28 x 19.75 x 12 inches without wheels and handles, 31 x 19.75 x 12 inches including wheels and handles, Weight: 11.8 lbs.

Designs available are: Minnie Mouse Red Bow (featured here), Mickey Mouse Pants, Snow White, Minnie Lux Dots, Mickey and Minnie Romance, Mickey Mouse Scribbler MultiFace, Minnie Mouse Dots.

You can also get the Disney designs in soft sided suitcases.


Again, the measurements for carry-on might need to be double-checked with your airline’s allowances to avoid having to check your luggage.

It is normal to have the sizes given without wheels and handles, but I always try and include them here so you don’t get a surprise.

Don’t be discouraged if it says these are kids’ suitcases, you’re perfectly fine to have one as an adult! I absolutely adore them!


American Tourister Star Wars

Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels

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The American Tourister Star Wars collection is very similar to the Disney collection.

The Star Wars luggage is also made from durable ABS and PC material.

It features 4 multi-directional single spinner wheels for easy guiding through the airport and almost any surface, extendable and adjustable telescope handle (this is Star Wars branded by the way, as are the zipper pulls) and a top and side carry handle.

The inside is fully lined with a Star Wars themed polyester lining, one side of the split construction is a large zippered mesh pocket, the other one has cross straps to hold items ins place.

The bags also come with a Star Wars branded luggage tag.

Sizes available are:

Carry-on: 21 x 14.75 x 9.5 inches without handles and wheels, Weight: 6.8lbs

Checked: 28 x 19.75 x 12 inches without handles and wheels, 31 x 20.75 x 13 inches including handles and wheels, Weight: 11.72lbs

The bags are all expandable by up to 1.5 inches. Make sure not to over pack if using the carry-on!

Different designs available are:

R2D2 (featured here), BB8, Darth Vader, Storm Trooper

If these are not enough options for you, you can find more in the Star Wars luggage post.


If you are the shy type you might want to buy a different kind of bag as you will be approached everywhere you go and asked about this bag!

Note: the bags do not come with any sound extras (it does not light up or beep).

Check regarding the carry-on size to avoid having to check, especially when using the expansion.


American Tourister Ilite

Max Softside Spinner 25, Purple

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This softside 25 inch checked suitcase is made of durable and sturdy 600d polyester/nylon material and features four 360 degree air low spinner wheels for easy maneuvering, has a top carry handle which are integrated into the case to make them more durable as well as a side handle to make lifting easier.

The telescope handle can be adjusted and locked in place and the outside has an easy access zippered front pocket.

The inside is fully lined and has a zippered plastic pocket (for toiletries and such) as well as a zippered mesh pocket in the lid to make organising easier.

The large inner compartment has cross straps to hold your items in place and also features a small zippered pocket on the side.

There is just one size available here: 25 x18 x 10 inches, Weight: 9.7lbs. The bag can be extended. This is a checked size only. The colour is Purple.

A bigger size of 29 inches is available also in two different colours:

The colours available for this bigger size are Light Blue (featured here, but looks more like a turquoise) and Purple (but looks more magenta).


Checked size only! If the bag arrives with a bit of a chemical smell, just let it air out for a while – 24 hours should do the trick.

Beautiful bright colours will make finding your luggage at the baggage claim much easier!


American Tourister Splash 2

Upright 21, True Blue, One Size

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The 21 inch softsided American Tourister Splash 2 is made of 100% durable and sturdy polyester and is a real lightweight at just 7.1lbs. It’s a roller or rollaboard, which means it only has 2 wheels instead of 4.

The advantage of 2 wheels is when you have to pull your luggage over uneven terrain, such as cobbled streets. It is much more responsive and won’t get stuck in comparison to four wheel spinner bags which are mainly designed to easily roll along on even surfaces.

The Splash 2 has 2 inline skate wheels which are made of polyurethane with ball bearings to reduce frictional resistance to an absolute minimum and to offer durability alongside less resistance for a smoother rolling experience.

The inline skate wheels are directly attached to the frame and so make the wheels more durable and sturdier.

The bag also comes with an extendable handle which locks in place in several positions. It also has padded carry handles on the bottom and side for easy lifting.

There are two packing compartments on the outside, one large front panel with a zip and a small zippered compartment for easy access.

The inside is fully lined and has two zippered compartments in the lid, one fully enclosed sized 13 x 8 x 2 inches and one mesh cover sized 13 x 12 x 2 inches.

The large inside compartment has cross straps to keep you belongings in place.

Size available: 21 x 14.5 x 8 inches without handles and wheels, 22.5 x15 x 9 inches including handles and wheels, Weight: 7.1 lbs

Colour available: True Blue (as featured)

Expandable by up to 2 inches – be aware that this might cause the bag to be too big for carry-on.


Big advantage for cobbled streets: 2 inline skate wheels!

Check with your airline regarding carry-on size restrictions.


American Tourister Stratum XLT

Expandable Hardside Luggage with Spinner Wheels

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The American Tourister Stratum XLT is made of rugged and durable ABS and PC material and is textured so possible dents and scuff marks might not show up as obviously.

The bag has a book opening case which means it opens in the middle. One side has a mesh divider and the other side features cross straps to hold items securely in place. The side with the cross straps also has a small zippered bag for small items.

The suitcases come with multi-stage extendable and retractable telescope handle and a side and top carry handle to lift the cases.

Four single spinner wheels enable a smooth multi-directional maneuverability. All of the suitcases can be expanded by up to 2 inches using a zip-around feature.

The following sizes are available:

20 inch Carry-On Spinner: 19.5 X 13.4 X 8.6 inches without handles and wheels, Overall Dimensions: 22 X 14 X 9 inches, Weight 6.3 lbs.

24 Inch Medium Checked Spinner: 24 X 15.8 X 11 inches without handles and wheels, Overall Dimensions: 27 X 16.5 X 11.3 inches, Weight 7.4 lbs.

28 inch Large Checked Spinner: 28 X 19 X 12.2 inches without handles and wheels, Overall Dimensions: 31 X 19.8 X 12.6 inches, Weight 8.7 lbs.

You can also get them in a 3-piece set.

Colours available are: Blue Spruce (featured here), Power Plum, Pink Blush, Jet Black and Bright Silver.


The carry-on size is in accordance with most airlines, but if you want to be absolutely sure, double check with your airline.

Just like other hardsided luggage, dents and scuff marks are more likely than on softsided luggage. If you want to protect your luggage, you can choose a protective cover.


American Tourister Dig Dug Backpack

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This backpack is something for the adventurer who wants to go on short trips and/or is used to packing lightly.

The American Tourister Dig Dug Backpack is made of ultra-lightweight 600D shiny polyester fabric in a two-tone look.

It comes with typical American Tourister hardware such as zipper pulls, rivets and patches.

The S-curve padded shoulder strap make carrying a heavy backpack or carrying a backpack for longer more comfortable. The air channel back with lumbar support help to prevent moisture getting stuck between the backpack and your back and make it a nicer experience overall. The lumbar support will help prevent back pain.

The backpack main compartment features a dedicated laptop sleeve which will fit a 15.6 inch laptop. There’s also a dedicated tablet sleeve and multiple pockets for storage and organisation. Under a front flap a pocket opens with lots of small pockets for items such as your phone and keys.

There’s an exterior water bottle pocket and the inside has lots of organising pockets.

The size available is 18.11 x 11.8 x 7.5 inches. This is perfect for carry-on.

This backpack comes in a Grey/Navy as featured and in a Black.


This backpack is the perfect size for a weekender or overnight bag. Very versatile, it can also be used as a gym bag, work bag, college bag, etc.

The material is not waterproof and the bottom of the bag is not padded.


I hope you enjoyed this review of the best American Tourister luggage.

Let me know if you have any comments or questions and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy and safe travels!


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6 Replies to “The Best American Tourister Luggage – The 9 Best Of American Tourister”

  1. My wife and I have had a couple of luggage sets and always been let down by their lack of durability. Mostly it was because the handle for the rolling feature would either break or come out and refuse to go down. 

    These look really awesome and it is great that they were first designed with toughness in mind. I really feel my kids would love the Star Wars and Disney versions! I, myself, like the look of the Dig Dug Backpack. It looks really functional! 

    Thanks for posting this list!

    1. Your kids would most likely love those suitcases. I haven’t really heard from anyone who didn’t like those. And you get so many compliments for them. 

      Thanks for stopping by. 

  2. The number of years in business says a lot about the brand. That it has withstood the test of time to continue producing quality bags and suitcases. 

    I just love their range of colors. The American Tourister Moonlight looks amazing and I would go for this exact same color. I love the simple plain design it portrays. 

    The divider sections within the bags are what I really like. I could be able to separate and secure luggage for easy reach and organization. 

    The 360-degree maneuver functionality is also great. I wouldn’t want to keep lifting my bag all the time when I need to change direction of movement. Thank you for these great suggestions.

  3. I didn’t realise that American Tourister are now the second biggest luggage company in the world: they have certainly stood the test of time. 

    I’m currently looking for a replacement for my Samsonite wheeled small suitcase which I use as hand luggage for short trips. I love the colours of some of these options, especially the purple one, so will bear them in mind for my next luggage purchase. Thanks for sharing.

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