Edited by: Keri Stooksbury
- Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Luggage
- Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Luggage Review
- Samsonite Omni Luggage Overall Rating
- Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Style and Look
- Samsonite Omni Hardside Size and Compartments
- Samsonite Omni Hardside Durability and Materials
- Samsonite Omni Hardside Wheels
- Samsonite Omni Hardside Handles
- Samsonite Freeform Hardside Lock and Zippers
- Warranty and Customer Service
- Other Samsonite Omni Hardside Luggage
- Final Thoughts
Samsonite has been manufacturing suitcases for a long time and has gained a loyal customer base by focusing on durability and affordability. Although Samsonite does offer some premium luggage collections, it’s truly cemented itself as the market leader for mid-range luggage.
Whether you’re looking for a stylish case to stand out on your annual vacation or something more sturdy for that weekly business trip, Samsonite’s wide range of luggage will have you covered.
Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Luggage
If you’re looking for an affordable, no-frills suitcase, the Samsonite Omni could be just the answer. It’s one of the cheapest hardside cases available and does the job if you’re happy to sacrifice sophisticated storage solutions or fancy features such as USB ports or laptop pockets.
Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Luggage Review
For this review, we looked at the carry-on version of the Samsonite Omni PC collection. We found various pros and cons detailed in this article, or watch our video review above to see this case in action.
Samsonite Omni Luggage Overall Rating
Samsonite Omni Hardside Spinner Style and Look
Appearance-wise, the Samsonite Omni has a simple and modern design. The hard shell has a metallic finish and comes in various muted and bright colors, depending on your preference. There’s nothing too fancy with the detail or accents on this case, but that’s not surprising for the price.
Samsonite Omni Hardside Size and Compartments
Measuring 22 x 15 x 9.8 inches, this case is slightly larger than the carry-on size requirements for many U.S. domestic and international airlines. Weighing just 6.2 pounds, it’s a pretty lightweight carry-on. Although many airlines don’t restrict the weight of your carry-on, you still need to consider how heavy it is to lift in and out of the overhead compartment once it’s packed full.
The Samsonite Omni has 2 main compartments that are the same size. Opening like a clamshell, the case requires a reasonably large area to open it fully. Thankfully, one side of the case has a zippered divider to hold items in place securely, so this can be treated as the lid when opening the case.
Compression straps in the other compartment will stop your clothes from moving around too much, but items such as a hairdryer or toiletries are best contained in the zippered compartment. Your other option is to use packing cubes to keep your main compartment organized.
You can safely store items such as jewelry, belts, cufflinks, etc., in the small zippered pocket along the spine of the case.
We’ve all been in that situation where your case is just large enough to transport your belongings, but the vacation shopping or souvenirs are a stretch too far. That’s not a problem with the Samsonite Omni, as all sizes within the range expand by 1 inch to allow for additional packing room.
The colored, expandable zipper is easy to distinguish from the regular zipper and is easy to use by simply unzipping to allow the extra fabric to expand the case.
Samsonite Omni Hardside Durability and Materials
This hardside luggage collection is polycarbonate and has a micro-diamond scratch-resistant texture. Although the material feels reasonably sturdy, it’s definitely not the strongest of cases and would likely succumb to damage with frequent travel.
Samsonite Omni Hardside Wheels
The 4 single-spinner wheels are quite small for a standard carry-on, so they aren’t as easy to maneuver as some bags with larger or double wheels. Although this case has tens of thousands of positive reviews, the most common negative review is the durability of the wheels. That’s why we would only consider this case for occasional use.
Samsonite Omni Hardside Handles
The carry-on version we purchased for this review only has 1 handle on top of the bag. An additional side or bottom handle would be useful for lifting it in and out of the overhead compartment. If you purchase the medium or checked versions, these cases also have a side handle for lifting off the carousel.
With no padding on the handle, we didn’t find it too comfortable to carry, but it does retract back into place when not in use.
The telescoping handle is adjustable to 2 heights using the button on the handle. It operates smoothly and is quite sturdy, even when extended to the highest position.
Samsonite Freeform Hardside Lock and Zippers
All sizes of the Samsonite Omni PC Hardside have an integrated TSA combination lock on the case’s exterior to deter thieves from accessing your belongings. The zipper pulls slip neatly into the lock and are secured using a 3-digit PIN code.
Warranty and Customer Service
The Samsonite Omni PC Hardside collection has a limited 10-year warranty covering any defects in materials and manufacturing. Unfortunately, as with many luggage warranties, this won’t cover any damage caused to the case when flying.Hot Tip:
Your credit card may come with damaged baggage coverage. Check our detailed guide for more info!
Other Samsonite Omni Hardside Luggage
It’s always nice to have a matching luggage set so you’re ready to jet off, no matter how long your travels. The Samsonite Omni PC Hardside collection also includes medium and large checked bags that can be purchased individually or as a luggage set.
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Although we weren’t blown away by some of the individual features on this case, such as the lack of padding on the carry handle, there’s no denying that this collection is excellent value for the money. The telescopic handle is smooth to use, and the interior has a couple of compartments and pockets to stay organized.
If you purchase the full set, there’s the added bonus that these cases nest inside one another for super-easy and space-saving storage.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Omni a good luggage?
If you’re looking for an affordable, no-frills suitcase, then the Samsonite Omni is a good option. It’s one of the cheapest hardside cases available, and does the job if you’re happy to sacrifice sophisticated storage solutions or fancy features such as USB ports or laptop pockets.
How much does the Samsonite Omni PC Hardside weigh?
The Samsonite Oni PC Hardside is quite a lightweight luggage range:
- Carry-On: 6.2 pounds
- Medium Checked: 8.5 pounds
- Large Checked: 10.35 pounds
What is Samsonite Omni?
Samsonite Omni is a hardside suitcase collection. It’s a mid-range option for occasional travelers that are happy to sacrifice sophisticated storage solutions or fancy features for affordable, reliable luggage.
What is Samsonite Omni made of?
This hardside luggage collection is made from polycarbonate, and has a micro-diamond texture that is scratch-resistant. Although the material feels reasonably sturdy, it’s definitely not the strongest of cases, and would likely succumb to damage with frequent travel. We’d recommend this case for occasional use only.
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