American Tourister Technum Review: 5 Pros and 2 Cons

Whether you're a minimalist or a shopaholic while on vacation you can travel in comfort and worry-free with the American Tourist Technum Spinner luggage collection.

These durable yet stylish pieces are lightweight, easy to maneuver and with their distinctive colors, you will be able to easily find them on that overcrowded luggage carousel.

The collection features a 20” carry-on, 24” mid-size upright and a large 28” upright so you are sure to find the perfect piece for your next weekend getaway, overseas holiday or business travels.

american tourister technum review

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The American Tourist Technum Spinner Collection features include:

100% Polycarbonate hard-side case construction that is lightweight, easy to clean & durable. Weights range from only 6.5 pounds for the carry-on to 8.5 pounds for the largest upright. Travel dirt and grime are quickly removed with a mild detergent.

Multidirectional Spinner Wheels allow 360-degree upright rolling in multiple directions to make pushing or pulling your case easy even on rough or uneven terrain.

Retractable Handle locks when fully extended for better maneuverability. It also locks when fully recessed to reduce the risk of damages when not in use and to make storage easier. The handle has a comfortable grip for those long walks through the airport.

A side carry handle makes it easy to take out of your vehicle, carry up the stairs or quickly stow in the overhead luggage compartment.

TSA approved three dial integrated recessed locking system provides maximum security without the need for keys. Instructions on how to set the lock to the unique combination of your choice are provided in each luggage piece.

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TSA Approved Lock

Expandable fabric folded within a zippered compartment quickly opens to provide an extra 1 ½” of interior space to fit all of your fantastic vacation finds.

Book opening style makes it easy to access individual items while the 2 separate packing areas allow you to keep shoes and heavier articles away from fragile souvenirs or delicate clothing.

Compression cross straps in each section hold everything securely in place.

The interior divider features zippered modesty pockets great for hiding personal items.

Distinctive, eye-catching colors include Jade Green, Metallic Blue and Grey with Red accents to make finding your luggage easier

The Technum Spinner Collection comes in 3 versatile sizes to suit all your business or personal travel needs.

American Tourister Technum Spinner Hardside 20"

Perfect for a quick weekend getaway, this stylish 20”  bag provides ample room to pack all your essentials. The 1 1/2” expansion feature even helps overcome that dreaded fight to get everything back into the bag when it’s time to go home. This is an excellent choice for a carry-on that will fit most airline regulations. You can always check the AIRLINE CARRY-ON GUIDE to make sure you don’t get hit with unexpected checked bag fees at the gate.

20" Specifications

Pricing

Body Dimensions

20.0" x 14.0" x 9.0"

Overall Dimensions

22.0" x 15.0" x 9.5"

Weight

6.5 lbs

Colors Available

Grey/Red, Jade Green, Metallic Blue

American Tourister Technum Spinner Hardside 24"

This 24” Spinner Upright medium checked bag size is the perfect companion to the 20” carry-on. It has a strong yet lightweight polycarbonate construction so you can pack more without worrying about incurring overweight fees. With its deep main compartment, you can easily pack enough for your week-long holiday. The zippered interior pocket is great for keeping your documents, toiletries or accessories organized. Moreover, just in case you can’t resist picking up some extra souvenirs or that perfect one-of-a-kind outfit this case has a 1 ½” expandable compartment.

24" Specifications

Pricing

Body Dimensions

24.0" x 16.0" x 11.0"

Overall Dimensions

27.0" x 17.5" x 11.8"

Weight

7.2 lbs

Colors Available

Grey/Red, Jade Green, Metallic Blue

American Tourister Technum Spinner Hardside 28"

Need to pack for 2 weeks (even if you are only staying for one)? This 28” Spinner Upright is the largest and roomiest in the Technum collection. The deep main compartment features compression cross straps to keep your clothes neatly packed and your valuables safe. The additional packing compartments offer lots of space making it easy to separate clean and dirty clothes and keep your shoes apart from your shirts. Best of all the fabric folded within a zippered compartment quickly opens up to add 1 ½” of interior space.

28" Specifications

Pricing

Body Dimensions

29.25" x 19.5" x 12.5"

Overall Dimensions

30.0" x 20.0" x 13.0"

Weight

8.5 lbs

Colors Available

Grey/Red, Jade Green, Metallic Blue

Pros

Protection of your goods

Hard sides provide protection for breakable items, stack easily and guarantee a no-bulge fit in storage compartments.

Stand out

Eye-catching colors and design are fun and stand out from the crowd.

Access

The book opening style allows easy access to all your items so you can just unpack what you need.

Maneuverability

With the combination of a sturdy lockable extension handle, side carry handle and durable spinning wheels this luggage is easy and comfortable to manage.   

Expandable

All of the pieces are expandable so you can pack that extra “just-in-case” outfit or shop to your heart’s content.

Cons

1-shot at making combination

While the Technum Spinner Hardside series has patented TSA approved locks, you have only 1 chance to set the combination. You don’t have to worry about losing the key but make sure you store the combination in a safe place with your myriad of other passwords or you will be locked out.

Scuffs on the lighter colors

The light grey/red color combination is more likely to show scratches or wear and tear from routine travel than the darker colors.

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Final Verdict

Overall this lightweight hard sided luggage set is a great value whether you are using the 20” carry-on by itself for a quick trip or combining it with the 24” and 28” uprights for a longer tropical vacation.

American Tourister has been creating high quality, stylish luggage for more than 75 years and is recognized worldwide for quality and design. The Technum Spinner Hardside 3-piece collection is a great addition to the American Tourister travel family.

The fun colors, easy access and large capacity of each piece in the Technum Spinner Hardside collection make them a smart choice when traveling across town or around the world.

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