Rimowa Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel® Reviews

22 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

71%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

6%Rated 3 stars

6%Rated 2 stars

6%Rated 1 stars

20 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 12/9/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

@ Leah's review: Your suitcase got scratched so it is a bad suitcase? The wheels do not roll on carpet? It has two compartments so your stuff is all jumbled? It does not expand? This reviewer is clearly confused and has no idea how to pack or travel. All luggage gets scratched inevitably (except cheap fabric luggage). That is the point of Rimowa. It will get scratched, dented, beat to heck and still last 10 years or more. Mine has been to over 20 countries around the world over five years and yes you can tell. I challenge you to find another suitcase that can do the same. What kind of wheels on any suitcase are designed to roll on carpet extremely well? There are two compartments to save weight and the idea is you can customize the internal metrics to your specifications with additional pouches and bags (whether Rimowa brand or otherwise). You have clearly never been to an actual Rimowa boutique or know anything about good luggage in general. It does not expand because it is made of specialized material that will protect your valuable stuff. Only cheap luggage is expandable. This is the typical, ignorant customer who is served a Kobe filet grilled rare to perfection, turns up her nose and asks for a hamburger covered in ketchup. Rimowa makes some of the best luggage in the world without question and have been doing so for over 100 years.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 11/15/12
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I thought I would love this bag. It's pretty freakin' light, the purple color I got was gorgeous, and it has all the fancy pants locks and keys and combinations. However, I returned it because I ended up hating it! It got scratched on a bus tour where I loaded/unloaded it myself (with extra care - imagine what would happen with the airlines!). The 4 way wheels were GREAT when you were on smooth, flat surfaces. Pulling it around on carpet or not ideal surfaces, however, just didn't work so well. I also really hated that it only had the 2 compartments - no little pockets, no nothing... just 2 big compartments for all of your stuff to get jumbled everywhere. I was also really disappointed by how much stuff I could fit in it. Maybe I was overestimating its capacity (?) but I couldn't fit everything I needed for my 2 weeks of military training in it. Worst of all, there was NO GIVE. If you're stuff doesn't fit, it doesn't fit - period. There's no stretching, there's no expanding... if it doesn't fit, you'd better hope you brought an extra bag. I expected a lot from the suitcase because it was so expensive, and I was let down. Thank goodness Zappos let me return it.

Additional 17 Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel® Rimowa Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 31, 2010

Nancy C

from Missoula, Montana

I have taken this piece on two trips, and so far, it\'s the best piece of luggage I have ever owned. Both light weight and sturdy, it\'s a pleasure to pack and easy to maneuver.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2010

Roseann D

from Wilmette, Illinois

I have only used this suitcase on two trips and thus far it is wonderful. It's light and so easy to maneuver. Beautifully made as well. Love the fact that the inside is not cluttered with compartments and just open space. High quality.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 27, 2014

Sandy R

from Mobile, Alabama

We love this bag. We have 2 in the family and they are very sturdy, holding up to rough treatment, and very easy to handle. Well worth the money.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 15, 2012

Leah

from Wisconsin

I thought I would love this bag. It's pretty freakin' light, the purple color I got was gorgeous, and it has all the fancy pants locks and keys and combinations. However, I returned it because I ended up hating it! It got scratched on a bus tour where I loaded/unloaded it myself (with extra care - imagine what would happen with the airlines!). The 4 way wheels were GREAT when you were on smooth, flat surfaces. Pulling it around on carpet or not ideal surfaces, however, just didn't work so well. I also really hated that it only had the 2 compartments - no little pockets, no nothing... just 2 big compartments for all of your stuff to get jumbled everywhere. I was also really disappointed by how much stuff I could fit in it. Maybe I was overestimating its capacity (?) but I couldn't fit everything I needed for my 2 weeks of military training in it. Worst of all, there was NO GIVE. If you're stuff doesn't fit, it doesn't fit - period. There's no stretching, there's no expanding... if it doesn't fit, you'd better hope you brought an extra bag. I expected a lot from the suitcase because it was so expensive, and I was let down. Thank goodness Zappos let me return it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dakine, Sherpani

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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November 25, 2014

Stacey

from California

Do not buy this bag! I was deciding between this suitcase and a Samsonite I saw on sale, and went for this one thinking because of the name it must be great. How wrong I was! I've had this bag for less than 5 months and out of 4 zippers, 3 have broke! What a horrible situation to be in a foreign country having to search for a way to repair your zippers because you can't travel anywhere with a broken bag! I also told this to a friend, and she said the same zipper problem happened with her mother's Rimowa suitcase! Just save yourself the hassle and a lot of money and go for something else!

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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June 15, 2016

Anonymous

 

I purchased this in ice blue and checked the bag on an international trip. I am very pleased with this bag. The color stands out at baggage claim making spotting my bag so easy. It also stays really well balanced and wheels with ease. It's easy to navigate even when packed full. It did get a few scuffs on it during baggage handling but they came off with a wet rag and elbow grease and it looks like new. The lock works nicely and I love the separated compartments on each side. It makes it easy to find your things and easy to pack, especially when using packing cubes. By far my favorite brand of luggage I've ever owned.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 5, 2016

Zoey B

from New Orleans, LA

I've had my Rimowa for years & it really holds a lot and it still looks great, despite a few scratches. Glad I got it...love it.

Brands I'd also recommend: This one is the best that I know of

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 14, 2014

Steve

from Las Vegas

I fly twice a week and so far this case has stood up to it. I purchased this to replace a Samsonite Polycarbonate case that I returned due to it cracking which I returned (not a Zappos purchase) at a cost of this much. The replacement also cracked! Due to the case being white I do not have every other half wit pawing at it at the carousel as they do with black cases (I saw one recently remove six cases that he thought were his only to put them all back) The case can pack in quite a lot due to its basic clam shell design. There are two zippered sections with no seperate compartments so it's advisable to use packing cubes for smaller items. Being white it does show scuff marks which can be easily removed by using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser pad. I like the fact that the lock is positioned at the top of the case for easy access.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Delaware

I just bought 3 sizes of the type Salsa Air a month ago and love them. So far I have used them only on 1 flight and they did not get dented or scratched. One mark I could easily remove. They are very light and wonderful to handle. The purple is attractive and you can identify your bags right away on the band. The only thing I miss, is that they do not have interior straps in addition to the flaps.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 11, 2014

Carol C

from Maryland

Love this suitcase - it weighs next to nothing and can withstand a lot of abuse. Will never buy another brand of luggage. Plenty of room for a two week trip since nothing takes up space but what you put into it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Berkeley, CA

I love this suitcase! Incredibly light, easy to move, rugged and easy to spot in baggage claim. Got a few scratches on the flight, but no big deal, gives it personality. I'm thinking of replacing all of my luggage with this line. I'd give it 6 stars if I could.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tumi

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 7, 2012

Chris B

from Orinda, California

Great luggage! Super light weight. You can pack it completely full with everything you can imagine and it will still be under 50lbs. This style is a little unwieldy in a hotel room because you really need to open it and lay it flat; that is the only issue that we had. They roll very well and we even had to pull them for a mile across cobble stones in Buenos Aires, when we couldn't find a cab and they held up very well. Love the white color. Got a bit marred up but they look like new if you use a Mr. Clean magic eraser to clean up after a trip...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Somers, New York

Love, love, love this suitcase! 29 inches is the perfect size. It fits so much and even at maximum capacity weighs in under 50 pounds so no extra airline charges. It is light and so easy to roll on all four wheels. Should have invested in this along time ago since it's built to last forever. Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Indiana

Well worth the money! Bought this suitcase to replace ones that were worn out, & specifically for a European trip. They perform wonderfully. Looks sharp, easy to spot on the luggage carousel, never a broken anything or dent in them, very simple design but so easy to organize your belongings in. Actually much nicer not to have lots of little pockets all over. Super easy to roll & navigate. I will never get another brand of suitcase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 25, 2014

Anonymous

 

Very light weight. Easy to handle. Will be using on a trip soon so no eval on wear and tear.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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August 3, 2014

Ek

from San Francisco

I bought one for my wife's birthday nearly two years ago, and we've been on no less than 15 flights with it. It's held up admirably, except for one of the plastic zipper tabs that snapped last year. We took it to an authorized Rimowa repair shop in Vancouver, Canada, where they looked up the serial number to see if it was covered under warranty (it was) and had it fixed in literally 5 minutes. The suitcase is super light, and easy to pack since each half has it's own zippered mesh cover ensuring things stay in place. It does feel flimsy and flexes quite a bit, but has not had any issues aside from the broken zipper tab. They probably should have made the zipper tabs out of metal, but in an effort to make the Air as light as possible, I guess every gram counts. The white Salsa Air looks clean and slick, but does get scuffed up with black marks from all the conveyor belts it goes on. After our first few travels, I cleaned it up with some Goo Gone, and it cleaned up quite nicely. But we've kind of "let it go," and it looks just fine with all the black scuff marks, which add character and makes the bag look well-traveled. If you care about keeping the case pristine, you can order aftermarket plastic fitted sleeves off of eBay or Amazon, but we don't bother.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 4, 2015

Anonymous

from Pelham, NY

The manufacturer of this suitcase has not given the airports the correct key to unlock it in the event TSA searches your bag. The first time TSA had to jimmy the lock to open it Zappos (bless them) replaced the suitcase on the assumption that the lock must have been defective. TSA, however, informed me that it was the lack of a proper key that resulted in the damage. Now, TSA has searched the new replacement bag and, once again, had to pry the lock open. My suggestion is buy another brand.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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