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Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Luggage Review – Is It Worth It? [Video]

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With a legacy spanning over 75 years, Delsey is renowned for designing quality luggage based on the needs and desires of the discerning traveler. This commitment to excellence comes as no surprise from the company that pioneered the first ultrastrong, rigid-shell suitcase. From then on, Delsey has continued to innovate while unwaveringly upholding its high-quality standards.

Delsey offers diverse luggage and accessories that seamlessly blend practical functionality with the quintessential Parisian flair the brand is known and loved for. Perhaps the most iconic range is the Chatelet collection, but there are plenty of options for more understated luggage, such as the range we’re reviewing today — the Delsey Sky Max 2.0.

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Luggage

Delsey’s Sky Max 2.0 luggage has been designed for travelers looking to maximize their packing capability. This lightweight luggage range allows passengers to utilize their airline’s weight allowance for their belongings, not the casing they’re transported in.

Despite its feather-light structure, the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 packs a punch when it comes to durability with a tear-resistant exterior. Despite being priced at the lower end for Delsey, we’re confident this luggage range would withstand frequent travel pretty well.

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Luggage Review

We reviewed the carry-on version of the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 collection, and this case mostly lived up to our expectations. There’s no doubt that it’s a solid case, but the more minor details and accents were what let down this luggage. Check out our video review above to see for yourself.

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Luggage Overall Rating

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The Delsey Sky Max 2.0 is a smart and functional carry-on with some great features for organization and security. It also comes with a 3-year warranty from Delsey.

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Style and Look

Just by looking at this case, you can tell that it is well-crafted. The material is thick and luxurious, and the corner guards are an added bonus for protection. Although it has the look of a traditional softside suitcase, the indented material framing the exterior pockets and the iconic Delsey logo add a touch of class.

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The Delsey Sky Max 2.0 cabin suitcase is a lightweight, slim, and durable carry-on. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

This collection is available in 3 beautiful colors and is finished with an elegant twill pattern that is dense and durable.

Despite its slimline appearance, the carry-on has an impressive 36-liter capacity for holding a long weekend’s worth of belongings. Measuring 21.7 x 15.7 x 7.9 inches, this case meets the carry-on size requirements for most U.S. domestic and international airlines.

Weighing just 5.5 pounds, the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 carry-on is incredibly lightweight.

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The case is incredibly light, weighing just 5.5 pounds. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Size and Exterior Features

There are 3 exterior pockets that provide easy access to your belongings. This includes 2 front pockets for your travel documents, toiletries, or tech. The bottom pocket is larger than the top and could hold a small laptop or tablet. Just be aware that these pockets don’t contain padding to protect your travel tech fully. There’s also a small discreet pocket for your passport, wallet, or purse on the side of the case.

Delsey Sky Max side pocket
There’s a small, discreet side pocket for your passport, wallet, or purse. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

This case can be rolled next to you using all 4 sets of wheels or be pulled behind you like a rollaboard on just 2. When pulling the case, the guard on the bottom will protect the base of the bag from scuffing on the floor.

Delsey Sky Max close up bottom guard
There’s a guard on the bottom of the case to protect it from knocks. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Internal Compartments

This case has a spacious main compartment with a top-opening lid that’s easy to access in smaller spaces. Although the interior lining looks the part, the material feels a little cheap. The compression straps can be clipped together to hold your clothes in place.

Delsey Sky Max interior compartment
This case has a spacious main compartment with a top-opening lid for easy access. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

There are 2 handy pockets in the lid of the case: 1 large pocket that’s great for keeping dress clothes neat and tidy and 1 smaller mesh pocket for toiletries, belts, makeup, etc.

Delsey Sky Max lid pocket
There are 2 handy pockets in the lid of the case. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

There’s also a zippered pocket in the main compartment for smaller items and a tiny pocket to safely store jewelry, chargers, or other small items.

Delsey Sky Max interior pocket
There’s a zippered pocket in the main compartment for smaller items. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Durability and Materials

This softside carry-on is made from polyester and finished with an elegant twill pattern. We were impressed with the material’s durability, and even after using this case several times, it still looks as good as new.

Delsey Sky Max material
The Delsey Sky Max 2.0 softside is made from durable polyester. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

Although the polyester material is water-resistant, plan to use a waterproof suitcase cover should it be exposed to heavy rain for long durations.

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Wheels

The 360-degree spinner wheels aren’t recessed, so this does mean that they are more exposed and susceptible to damage. We loved how smoothly and quietly the case rolls on all surfaces; however, the slimline profile and wide wheels meant it didn’t maneuver amazingly well.  

Delsey Sky Max wheels
The 360-degree spinner wheels roll smoothly. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Handles

The case has 3 exterior handles for easy carrying that are on the top, side, and bottom. This is particularly useful when lifting the case in and out of the overhead compartment on a plane or grabbing it quickly from the carousel. The top and side handles feel incredibly sturdy but are not the most comfortable handles we’ve come across.

Delsey Sky Max carry handles
The carry handles aren’t the most comfortable. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

The telescoping handle is adjustable to 3 heights using the button on the handle, so there should be a setting to roughly suit your height. It’s definitely not the smoothest or sturdiest telescopic handle out there, which is a bit disappointing for Delsey.

Delsey Sky Max telescopic handle
The telescopic handle is height adjustable. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

When not in use, the telescopic handle is stored on the case’s interior, and you can feel the bars beneath the interior lining of the main compartment.

Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Lock and Zippers

An integrated TSA combination lock on the exterior of the side of the case locks the main compartment. I found the zipper pulls to be at an awkward angle to clip into the lock.

Alternatively, the zipper pulls interlace to use your own luggage lock.

Delsey Sky Max interlacing zipper pulls
The luggage comes with an in-built TSA lock and lockable zipper pulls. Image Credit: Amar Hussain

The SECURITECH patented zips are 3 times stronger than traditional zips and can help prevent thieves from breaking into your luggage through the zips. The zippers are a little rigid and not particularly smooth-running, but you can tell they are pretty robust.

Warranty and Customer Service

Customers receive a 3-year limited warranty when purchasing any version within the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 range. This provides peace of mind should you experience any manufacturing defects, and you can have your case replaced or repaired at a Delsey Service & Repair location.

Other Delsey Sky Max 2.0 Softside Luggage

If you’re looking for matching luggage, the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 collection also includes medium and large checked suitcases, which you can purchase individually or as a set.

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 SizeWeightExpands
Carry-On21.7 x 15.7 x 7.9 inches5.5 poundsN/A
Medium Checked26.8 x 17.7 x 11.8 inches7.3 pounds2 inches
Large Checked31.1 x 20.1 x 13 inches8.5 pounds2 inches

Final Thoughts

Considering this luggage collection is at the lower end of the price range for Delsey, the Sky Max 2.0 carry-on is a well-constructed case that is sure to withstand the rigors of air travel. This luggage has been designed with functionality and practicality in mind, and sometimes, that’s all you need to transport your belongings safely from A to B.

The handles leave a lot to be desired, and the wheels struggle when taking corners sharply, but can that be forgiven in exchange for a solid exterior that is extremely lightweight? We think so, especially for the very reasonable price.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 weigh?

Weighing just 5.5 pounds, the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 carry-on is incredibly lightweight. The medium checked case weighs 7.3 pounds and the large case weighs 8.5 pounds.

What material is the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 made from?

The Delsey Sky Max 2.0 is made from polyester and is finished with an elegant twill pattern. We were impressed with the material’s durability, and even after using this case several times, it still looks as good as new.

What sizes does the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 come in?

If you’re looking for luggage to match the carry-on, the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 collection also includes medium and large checked suitcases, which you can purchase individually or as a set.

Is the Delsey Sky Max 2.0 carry-on size?

Measuring 21.7 x 15.7 x 7.9 inches, this case meets the carry-on size requirements for most U.S. domestic and international airlines.

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About Amar Hussain

Amar is an avid traveler and tester of products. He has spent the last 13 years traveling all 7 continents and has put the products to the test on each of them. He has contributed to publications including Forbes, the Huffington Post, and more.

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