Travel October 31, 2020
The At Eco Spinner from American Tourister comes in three sizes, the 55cm, 67cm and 79cm and in two colours Deep Navy and Atlas Grey, we received the smallest version the 55cm in the Deep Navy designed to be perfect for two day trips.
This bag measures up at 55 x 40 x 20 cm and that’s including handles, wheels, bottom glides, side pockets and other external parts, making it suitable for cabin luggage on many airlines (always check specific airline requirements before travelling). This lightweight bag has a soft construction, weighs just 2.5kg when empty and delivers 40L of storage. There is a TSA approved combination lock for the main compartment with one carry handle located at the top of the bag, however a couple of side handles would be useful when retrieving the bag out of overhead storage. The telescopic handle sits at two different heights for a comfortable commute, the four ball wheels roll smoothly over flat surfaces but due to their size they are best suited to airports and short walks outside rather than rougher terrains. These wheels are not the quietest either but again it won’t be an issue on shorter trips.
There is a bumper strip on the bottom of the bag to protect the fabric from bumps and scraps when travelling up steps, curbs and over doorways. Inside the main compartment there is a small mesh pocket on the side wall, a mesh pocket on the inside of the lid and elasticated compression straps to keep your gear in one place whilst you travel. On the outside of the bag there is a large pocket ideal for tucking in important documents or other things you may need to access quickly, and the small pocket is ideal for keys, a wallet, phone or sunglasses. What sets the At Eco Spinner apart from other luggage is the materials used, with the inner and outer fabric made from recycled PET bottles, in fact it comes with a tag attached telling you there are 24 plastic bottles in this bag. One issue we found was that the bag can become a little unbalanced when fully packed and would occasionally tip forward onto its front when left to its own devices. We loved the colour full design and bright orange details which made the bag easy to spot, it has a minimal design which some might not appreciate but with only 5 compartments you will always know where your belongings are. The biggest appeal is the use of recycled plastic bottles, anything that helps make the world a little greener is a big plus in our books. RRP £109.00
- 24 bottles make up the material
- Bold colours
- Two height adjustable handle
- 4 multidirectional wheels
- TSA approved combination lock
- Limited features
- Small wheels not suitable for rough terrain
- Could use more handles