Rimowa Salsa Air - Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel® Reviews

34 reviews
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Overall Rating:

76%Rated 5 stars

12%Rated 4 stars

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8%Rated 1 stars

32 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/17/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is the little suitcase that could! You do not have to check it, it fits in the overhead OR underneath the seat in front of you. It is roomy (and even expands ever so slightly) and it even drives well! You do not realize how much difference it makes not tilting your bag to wheel it until you do not have to. I just ordered four more of these. We are taking our four kids to the United Kingdom for two weeks and each one of us is only taking one of these bags. Even the three year old can push it around easily.

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2 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 1/21/15
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This is only a great carry-on item. It is not strong enough to check in. Mine came out of its fourth trip in the hold minus one of its wheels and is now a total loss. Do not expect this to be both a carry-on and a check-in suitcase.

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3 people found this review helpful  

January 3, 2016

Stephanie H

from California

Four years after purchasing this suitcase from Zappos (thanks, Zappos, for great service as always!), I thought others would find it useful if I updated my review. I travel four times a month, and normally rely only on this suitcase for travel, even for international travel. I can fit a lot in this case, and it is lightweight which is fantastic. The wheels still roll well. The first one I received had a problem with the telescoping handle, and Zappos replaced it right away - no problems with the handle since then. The stick-on Rimowa labels on the outside of the bag melted off the bag within about six months - I suspect it was from being in the trunk many times in Los Angeles heat - they just slid right down the suitcase and eventually one fell off. The zipper tags on the internal zippers broke off, but the zippers still work, so I haven't bothered to try to fix or replace. And recently my trips are taking me on smaller planes where I need to put my carry-on on the cart outside the plane, rather than taking it on board. So now I am really starting to see the wear and tear on the outside of the bag - dents and scratches that are very noticeable. The surface finally cracked on one of these trips, and I do not know which one so I did not bother to try to talk to the airline about the damage - my husband glued it back together and it seems fine. Honestly, I expected it to hold up better than this, but when I ask myself whether I would buy it again, I probably would. It is lightweight and everything about it still works. But I have to give it four stars now instead of the original five stars.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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October 7, 2013

Sparks

 

Bought the Salsa Air Ultralight in dark blue. Very functional luggage. Tough to get used to zipping though because two "sides" don't line up well at times. Interior mesh dividers seem flimsy to me; we will see if they hold up to hard use. I do not like the single handle at all; it should be double to enable easier carry of add-on bag. TSA lock same as on most other luggage of similar type. Nothing special about it. I think the bag is overpriced when nearly identical products are less than half in price. Paid for the label...my mistake. I am a weekly traveler and never check luggage. Always in search of lightest weight with outstanding protection and ability to handle rough use. The bag has no side handle(s), either...also a minus. I think the polycarbonate fiber is a better quality than the cheaper luggage.

Brands I'd also recommend: Exo, Lojel, travelpro

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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January 21, 2015

Jamsterdam

from Amsterdam

This is only a great carry-on item. It is not strong enough to check in. Mine came out of its fourth trip in the hold minus one of its wheels and is now a total loss. Do not expect this to be both a carry-on and a check-in suitcase.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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April 23, 2012

Anonymous

from Kentucky

Just purchased and took my carry-on on it's maiden voyage. Gate checked it, and when it was returned to me, it had a huge dent in the corner. I tried to just push it back out, and cannot seem to do so. Think carefully about this product before you buy. I travel a lot, which is why I spent the money on this bag. Now I need to take it to Fedex and ship it to a luggage store in me, who will look at it and decide what to do. Seriously! For the cost, they should send you a new one. I am extremely displeased.

Brands I'd also recommend: Tumi

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 25, 2016

Dietrich f

from Santa Monica, Ca

I had called Zappos on several occasions to question where to locate the emergency key and how to set the combinations. Nobody at Zappos seemed familiar with the product and admitted that they could not answer my queries. I asked for the manufacturer's tel # and a request to get a return phone call. None of these matters were followed by Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 1, 2012

Anonymous

from Royal Oak, Michigan

The Rimowa is an unalloyed pleasure to use! Easy pack, easy carry, easy push, easy pull, light as a feather, and yes, gorgeous! There will be lots of cheap imitations, and some imitations not so cheap. This is worth every dollar you spend on it. It is, as they say, tres elegante!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 29, 2013

Trish

from Laguna Niguel, CA

I travel quite a bit for work and fun and I've never spent any money on luggage before, I usually buy whatever is at Costco. When this piece arrived I was surprised how small it looked inside, I didn't think it would fit anything but surprisingly it did. I was able to take it on a 4 night trip to New York. It is incredibly lightweight and the wheels are amazing. The quality is superior to anything anyone else was wheeling around the airport. This is a really nice, versatile carry on for short trips. 4 stars because of the price and limited color selection.

Brands I'd also recommend: Le Sportsac

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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July 17, 2015

Vu n

from california

This cabin multi-wheel rollerboard is stylish, very light, and easy to handle but it is also flimsy, especially with the single bar handle. Mine has broken after five years of usage. I expect better from Rimowa but I do quite a bit of traveling (monthly) so in hindsight I should have bought the more study Rimowa cousin - Limbo or even Salsa Deluxe.

Brands I'd also recommend: limbo, topaz, salsa deluxe, tumi

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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November 26, 2016

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Wella

 

ive been using this luggage to Canada, San Francisco, Las Vegas and other cities and so far this luggage never failed me. With a lot of walking in the mentioned cities, the wheels are still perfectly working, you cant even see a scratch from it. super light weight and stylish! i will definitely get the bigger size for check in luggage

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 15, 2016

Anonymous

 

I am very pleased with Rimowa Salsa Air carry on. It is a breeze to push through the airport and it makes the whole experience of travel just a little bit better because I'm not struggling with my carry on. It has a good balance to it when packed and fit easily into the overhead bin on a Delta International and Domestic flight. I love that the two sides have zipper enclosures separating them because when you open it, it's easy to get to what you need without disturbing the entire contents of what you packed. I used packing cubes with this and it ended up being a nicely organized carry on. The lock works really well. I got this in the ice blue color and love it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 30, 2016

Sarah P

from Wichita, KS

My husband and I purchased 2 of these suitcases for a 2-week trip to Europe. Look no further - they are amazing! Functioned effortlessly over cobblestone roads. I think the wheels on any other suitcase would have busted, but these don't even have a scratch. No issues lifting by the long handle while going up stairs, being tossed into luggage racks, etc. Very light even when packed full. Clamshell opening very functional and easy to pack. Moves so easily around tight corners and narrow paths. Holds more clothes and shoes than you might expect! Better than the 29" because you can carry on planes and yet it will hold everything you need. Well worth the money!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 15, 2016

Jack S

from New Haven, CT

Elegant minimalist design and beautiful craftsmanship. It's expensive, but well worth the money. I had always been skeptical of the carry-on lifestyle, but I was able to fit over a week's worth of clothes, shoes, and toiletries in this suitcase with ease, and doubt I will ever want to check a bag again. Note that even though this bag is technically larger than the size limit for many domestic carriers, it fits in the sizers at the airport with plenty of room to spare, so you shouldn't have any trouble getting it aboard to fit in the overhead compartment. This is the best carry-on luggage I have come across, and I highly recommend it.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 28, 2015

Shelley

from Hudson Valley

I used to think four wheeled luggage was strictly for the weenies and wimps. I was wrong. Having four wheels for strolling this little darling down the airplane aisle, or through the airport (and with one finger) is traveling nirvana. And, this is my fourth piece of Rimowa luggage. You cannot beat their quality, craftsmanship, special touches (I love the TSA locks and the built-in Velcro tie downs), and durability. Yeah, this baby will get scuffed and scratched, but it is darned durable. My cantankerous husband was positively gob-smacked at how much this small bag can hold. Yeah, it is expensive, but so worth it. You will have it forever. Consider it an investment. You will not need any other bag for 3-10 day trips.

Brands I'd also recommend: Eagle Creek, RedOxx

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 24, 2015

Anonymous

from Florida

This is a great little Carry-On, very easy to maneuver, sturdy and lightweight. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I could pack for a 4 day trip. It was well worth the price to me and a bonus was being complimented by 2 young family members on how stylish it is!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 14, 2015

P. L

from Washington DC

It's light and compact, rolls like a boss and is easy to fit in overhead compartments. If durability is comparable to the 26" case from this same collection (which I have taken to numerous trips to Southeast Asia and South America), it is the perfect carry on.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 24, 2015

Carolyn R

from Austin, TX

This luggage is AMAZING. It is highly durable and unbelievably light weight. My brother recommended the brand to me and I couldn't be happier. It looks so cool and sleek too. You get what you pay for.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 23, 2015

Anonymous

from Los Angeles, CA

I purchased this suitcase for my business trips. I travel often up and down the west coast and this little carry on is perfect for a four day trip. I was worried that I would not be able to fit too much into this, surprisingly, everything fits (Also with some smart packing!). It is light, it turns like you will not believe it. I used to travel with one of those carry on suit case I got from Costco, but it is just too bulky and heavy. Lifting this little light suitcase up and down the cabin is very easy. I got the ultra violet, it is such an awesome color! The price is high but it is well worth the money. It is highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 4, 2014

Anne C

from Mahwah, NJ

Love this sleek, lightweight bag! The spinner wheels are sturdy and the handle is tall enough for me to glide through airports, hotel lobbies, parking lots, etc.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 20, 2014

Suzanne

from Maryland

Love this suitcase! I bought the large one as well as the carry on size. It holds a ton and adds nothing to the weight so you can bring everything you need. The wheels move easily in any direction. I could run through the airport with two bags, holding them upright at either side. My only complaint was there weren't more compartments, there are two large sides, but not sure how I would do differently.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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October 10, 2014

Anonymous

from Atlanta

I love this suitcase- it is gorgeous and really stands out. Very lightweight and easy to maneuver. I agree with some reviews that it appears a little flimsy, but that is the tradeoff for a featherweight bag. I checked the bag on an international flight and it held up well. It did get a little dirty, but that was expected- mostly wiped off. Note, it only has a top handle. I had no problem lifting it on and off trains and placing on overhead bins. Great for older or smaller people! I had enough space for one week of clothing, but I travel light. I also used clothing cubes which helped keep things organized. If you travel with a lot of stuff, buy a bigger bag.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 15, 2014

Anonymous

from New Jersey

This is the first carry-on that I can easily lift into the overhead compartment. The suitcase holds more than you would think and the zippered covers on each side keep your clothes in place. I initially thought there wasn't much to the material the case is made of. Plastic? Then my grandson rode around on it (the four wheels let you move it with ease) and sent it flying down a set of stairs without a mark on it! Works for my life!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 11, 2014

Lynnnss

 

Very nice carryon. The lightness is amazing and helpful during those times when you have to pick it up over a curb or up stairs. I tried several popular brands before keeping this one. Big, balanced wheels roll smoothly despite a narrower base and single pole pull handle (Tumi Vapor Int'l did not feel well balanced and like it would tip forward and was not as maneuverable with its smaller wheels on a case pushed by a long pole - their larger cases don't feel like that). I didn't mind that there was only 1 pull handle since the case was small enough that I could grab it on both sides if needed - why not just plan ahead and place it facing out anyway. The lightness of the case was wonderful. This was replacing a very slightly oversized Samsonite that was perfect in all carryon-ways (and oversized definitely compared to the new specific depth dimensions for United). While this case says it is 9.5" deep which is half an inch too deep, it did not appear nor measure by hand as much over 9 inches. Stuffed it could come closer to 9.5+ but I was not worried about being stopped. One one of four flights, they tried to check all rollers but they let me try mine - it fit in sideways due to the small overhead bins. It fits a lot inside due to the single pole (the Torq didn't feel as roomy). I'm very happy with this size, model, color (purple), weight, function. It got a few marks on it that come off or do not detract from it. I'm concerned about the larger cases in the line being damaged during checked handling due to the thinness of the plastic - but the positive experience with this carry-on is almost enough for me to give it a try with a larger Rimowa Salsa Air.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 27, 2014

Anonymous

 

My husband gave me this as a gift. It met the carry-on rules for Lufthansa, which is very strict about size and weight. It's wonderfully light weight which makes it easier to put in the overhead bins. I'm a big believer in traveling with carry-on only and this makes it possible on more airlines. I love the violet color. The only down side is that with only one rod, a bag perched on top can slide more than with two rods for the handle. But I love mine because a lighter weight bag means I can either pack more or travel light as I choose.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 10, 2014

NW

from Newport Beach, CA

This is the best carry-on case ever! Great quality materials, light but very sturdy. The wheels rotate 360 so it's absolutely effortless to wheel it around any way you want.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 16, 2014

Debbe

from Bethesda, MD

Best carry on suitcase ever! It's so lightweight and holds a lot. I took it on a 3 day weekend trip. I ended up packing more than I needed and was able to pack additional clothing I had purchased from my trip. I love the inside zippers so nothing will fall out. And I love how I could just roll it next to me while walking through the airport. Since it was so lightweight, it was very easy for me to lift and put in the overhead bin by myself (I'm only 5'2). This is pricier than other carry ons. However, it's definitely worth the investment if you plan on traveling frequently and want a lightweight carry on suitcase. I plan on using this when I travel out of the country for 2 weeks. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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