[REVIEW] – TravelPro vs. Delsey: 4 Tests and Key Differences You Should Know

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Video Table of Contents

00:00 – Introduction of Features
2:24 – TravelPro Maxlite 4 Actual Measurements
3:33 – Delsey Helium Aero Actual Measurements
3:00 – What can fit in the TravelPro?
5:05 – What can fit in the Delsey?
6:29 – Testing Overview
6:53 – Drop Test
7:44 – Wheel Drop Test
8:10 – Drag Test
9:00 – Damage Review
15:00 – Summary

For this video, I am reviewing the TravelPro Maxlite 4 21” Expandable Spinner Carry-on bag and the Delsey Helium Aero 19” International Carry-on. Yes, I understand they’re different sizes, one meant for domestic travel and the other meant for international.

Although they can’t be compared apples to apples entirely, this review I hope still gives you a good idea of their durability, storage, and function.

Some of the most important, and most often skewed information about these bags is the actual measurements of them. I decided to debunk this myself and have provided the actual measurements in the video and below:

TravelPro Maxlite 4 Measurements:
Advertised Measurements: 9”x14”x21”
Actual Measurements: 10”x14.25”x22.5”

Delsey Helium Aero Measurements:
Advertised Measurements: 9”x13.5”x19”
Actual Measurements: 9.25”x13.5”x22.25”

I performed a series of tests, and as I imagine some comments will point out, they’re not perfect. I had to figure out a way to replicate multiple years of wear and tear on these carry-on bags and this is the best I was able to come up with. If you have any ideas for future tests, please let me know!

In the end, both of these are great carry-on bags. Both TravelPro and Delsey manufacture a wide variety of other travel items such as backpacks, suitcases, garment bags and so much more. The TravelPro was incredibly lightweight, and the Delsey really didn’t have a smell as a lot of others have claimed.

In the end, I think it’s realistic I could have gotten anywhere from 3-6 years’ worth of use out of either of these carry-ons.

I’d love to know your thoughts and your experiences, please feel free to message me or leave them in the comments below!

**NOTE: Just to reiterate, this was not a paid advertisement. I didn’t receive anything from Delsey or TravelPro to do this video. I will admit I did try and get them to send me something, but couldn’t get the attention of anyone. I ended up purchasing these on Amazon with my own money and decided I wanted to destroy $160 worth of product (Genius right?).

I paid about $100 for the Delsey and was able to get the TravelPro for only $60 brand new! If you follow the links below, look for a “warehouse deal” on the page. It said it was going to show slight use, but it in fact did not. It was brand new, still with tags!

TravelPro MaxLite 4 – http://amzn.to/2FG5D4g
Delsey Helium Aero – http://amzn.to/2DzbUJa

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Gordon Warlow says:

These tests were interesting, but would carry-on luggage need to meet such an exaggerated durability threshold? I am sure that checked baggage would suffer more abuse which would warrant the severe knocking about that you gave these cases. Great that you sacrificed your own bags for this display though. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

Rita Perez says:

Thanks so much! It really helped me make my decision. I appreciate you.

Brian Fischer says:

To read the review and see more pictures, follow this link: http://bit.ly/2PzSoCR
Purchase the TravelPro – http://amzn.to/2FG5D4g
Purchase the Delsey – http://amzn.to/2DzbUJa

Troy R says:

Thanks for the review. The rip on the front of the TravelPro was from the weight being dropped on it, not from the concrete. With nothing in the bag to support it, the fabric of all layers ripped when the weight tried to push through it.

svetlan peacock says:

Grate video

cheungdty says:

great video

Dingus says:

Nice video.

blueschizont says:

I cringed everytime you threw weight on them, threw them in concrete, etc.

Great video! Too real!

Lmao Lmfao says:

What the dimension of your laptop? I’m thinking of buying the travelpro and i have a big ass laptop

Anil Saisbhan says:

Hi.. I bought two travel pro spinner carry on’s for my daughters (9 & 12 – they’re about 50-70 lbs) and they LOVE to sit and ride them! Any testing for that? LOL. Appreciate the review though. Having said that… If the bags are fully packed and the kids sit on them – it still holds up. Carry ons will always see less abuse that checked bags though and soft sides can squoosh down a bit if needed to fit into airline sizers.

Nexus says:

Wow great review!!

Michael Bui says:

Thanks for the useful Video. I will get the Delsey base on your test.

Dianne Williamson says:

Drives me nuts – packing videos where people put bare (DIRTY) shoes inside a suitcase. Always put shoes in some kind of shoe bag or protector, even plastic grocery bags work fine. I totally cringed every time you dropped weights and threw the bags around. Carry-ons don’t get rough treatment like that, even if checked the airline “gorillas” don’t damage luggage so badly. I would’ve like to see a drop test with full bags dropped on their wheels, which happens if you do check a bag and they come out wheels first on the bag belt. That being said, your video is thorough and informative. Thank you.

Blake Watson says:

Very solid product shots!

cotadog143 says:

Great review! Purchased the TravelPro today because of this review. Thanks!

empressjay1 says:


Brian Hakey says:

Outstanding review, thanks!

UnMarkedPanic says:

Great review.

Number8Soft says:

Thanks for abusing your bags for us, this video helped me make a decision

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