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The story of RIMOWA® first began back in 1898 when the first RIMOWA product was produced in the Paul Morszeck luggage factory in Germany. Despite the first series being manufactured using traditional wood and leather, Paul Morszeck was already stressing the importance of a consistent, lightweight design. Back then, no one ever dreamed that Paul Morszeck's concept of the "perfect" suitcase would live on into the 21st century, but with high-quality and perfect workmanship, the founder had already given his suitcase the distinct qualities to maintain that long voyage.

During the rise of aviation technology in the 1930s, the RIMOWA brand of luggage took wings. The founder's son, Richard Morszeck, was fascinated by the lightweight aircraft aluminum that was used on planes. It was then in 1937 that his idea of using aircraft aluminum on luggage took shape. As this idea came to light, the first overseas trunk made of this lightweight metal was introduced. Following in the footsteps of this monumental design, the first suitcase made of structural aluminum with the grooves was created in 1950. This sturdy luggage became extremely popular with flight crews, airline passengers and world travelers, who seek luggage that would show their travel miles through well-earned dents and scratches yet still stand up to heavy treatment.

Building upon RIMOWA's quality reputation for lightweight metal suitcases, in 1976 RIMOWA launched their first waterproof metal suitcases. These cases were designed for cameras and photographic equipment to protect the items from water, humidity, tropical heat, and even arctic cold. The creative concepts did not stop there for RIMOWA. In 2000, RIMOWA raised the bar even higher for quality luggage by launching their series of polycarbonate luggage, the first ever on the market. Known for being almost indestructible, the impact-resistant polycarbonate practically pops dents back out all by itself. Over three different centuries, RIMOWA cases have been able to handle anything they are asked and expected to do. Through expert craftsmanship, high-quality material, and precision manufacturing, the original principle upon which the company was founded lives stronger than ever today. With their popular series of exquisite luggage collections such as the Salsa, Salsa Air, and Salsa Deluxe, the tradition for attention to detail is finely displayed. In carrying on with tradition, these collections, as well as all RIMOWA luggage, is still handcrafted with care and knowledge of customer needs. Within their factories, it is there that "Handwerk meets hightech" (Handcraft meets high tech) and the RIMOWA line of high-quality, lightweight, and technology-driven luggage is not made, but invented.

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Latest Rimowa Reviews

Limbo - 26" Mutliwheel® with Rimowa Electronic Tag

Limbo - 26" Mutliwheel® with Rimowa Electronic Tag

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love the Rimowa collection and have the matching cabin size. I felt a bit like goldilocks, the 29" suitcase I realize was just too big for me. I'm a fairly efficient packer and managed 10-14 days in a larger carryon size so I knew I would never want to lug the 29" around. The 26" was the perfect medium size for me and I can't wait to see how this suitcase holds up. Plus I love the look as it feels sturdier than my sister's salsa suitcase and looks equally as good as the Topas without all of the easily dentable surfaces.

on November 29, 2018

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Topas Stealth - Cabin Multiwheel® 56 (RHD)
Topas Stealth - Cabin Multiwheel® 53 (RHD)

Topas Stealth - Cabin Multiwheel® 53 (RHD)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

it's a perfect size for carry on and fits all airline cabin.

on November 02, 2018

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Salsa - 26" Multiwheel® with Rimowa Electronic Tag

Salsa - 26" Multiwheel® with Rimowa Electronic Tag

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Seems very well built and stylish, but have yet to use it for travel. Zappos needs to correct the information about it: 1- Size correction: it is 10.2" deep, and not 12". It is about 17" wide. While this means less space inside, it is an advantage for European fast train travel that I use quite often. 2- Features: it does not have the retractable add-a-bag.

from Atlanta on September 27, 2018

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Salsa Deluxe - 32" Multiwheel

Salsa Deluxe - 32" Multiwheel

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

It’s the perfect size and was packaged and shipped with care. Many thanks!

from San Francisco California on August 16, 2018

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love how light it is and how much it packs, however, after around 6 trips to Asia and Europe, it has got some pretty bad dents and deep scratches, hence the 1-star. I didn't expect it to be this way. It's an expensive suitcase and was an investment for me. Zappos service is really great in helping me process the return.

on August 05, 2018

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Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

So far I have not traveled with it. Therefore, I cannot yet comment on its durability, etc. It is nice looking and light-weight. I bought it because it was light-weight compared to my fabric bags. I do wish that it came with straps to keep things in place, but maybe I need to check out packing cubes. I am not a seasoned international traveler, so I am still experimenting. The price was too high and the guarantee was only 5 years. I figured it should have a lifetime guarantee for the price.

on June 19, 2018

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

My sister was actually the person who recommended Rimowa luggage. She has had the light pink one and has traveled all over the world to such faraway destinations like Sumba and her Rimowa Salsa Air has stood the tough travel test. I purchased this one last summer before a 5 week trip to Europe and could not be more pleased with its performance! Between 6 countries, planes, trains and automobiles, my Rimowa was fabulous. I traveled with my husband and teenage son and at least in one place when my husband pulled his calf, I was balancing and pushing all of our luggage on top of the Rimowa! I also LOVED the dual zippered compartments and had all my clothing perfectly organized. Between a couple of zippered nylon bags inside the compartments for things like toiletries, swimwear and dirty laundry, everything fit beautifully and was always in great shape when we reached our destination. Sure it's got some scratches but that's just a testament to it's rugged durability. I can't say enough good things about this bag! When our entire family of 16 traveled to Italy over the summer, I realized that my sister's entire family of 6 had Rimowa rolling luggage like this and now I want to get one for my husband and son, too! If you are on the fence about this bag, I would highly recommend "taking the plunge" and making the investment in a Rimowa - this is a bag that will last you for years!

from San Francisco on February 26, 2018

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

No carry-on holds more and the adjustable covers for each side give great flexibility. Zipper also adds flexibility vs the metal Rimova versions. Much stronger than the Salsa Lite and we’ll worth the extra money. But the best part about Rimowa isn’t the excellent product, it’s the terrific service nationally and in particular at the New York Madison Avenue store. They were amazing at getting me back on the road in one case with a repair and in another with a replacement. It made the complete difference in how my trip got started. My buddy has been using Rimova for 40 years from his first trip and he got me into my first carry on. Tried other top brands, but Rimowa sets the standard.

on November 25, 2017

Salsa - 26" Multiwheel® with Rimowa Electronic Tag
Salsa Deluxe - 32" Multiwheel

Salsa Deluxe - 32" Multiwheel

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love this luggage. This is the second set my husband and I have purchased. Now I have my own set. The color i chose is the yachting blue and it is beautiful. The bags are so light and easy to handle. The wheels are awesome and roll easily. I used to have a Tumi set. I liked it because it was sturdy, but would always have to pay an over limit fee on it because the bag itself was heavy. No longer the case with this one.

from Valrico, FL on May 18, 2017

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Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Unfortunately this suitcase arrived completely destroyed, looked like it was used, major dents, scuff marks and even paint marks, looked like it had been around the world twice, and the box wasn't even damaged, very strange. Unfortunately, it was delivered to a friends hotel, and he would not be there long enough to get a replacement, so I asked for a reimbursement. Customer service was amazing, they scheduled a UPS pickup for me, the only thing that had to be done was to drop it off at the front desk!! We even got a coupon of $50.00 for any inconvenience caused. This is why I love Zappos, and I'll definitely order a replacement in the near future.

from FL on April 20, 2017

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Topas Stealth - Cabin Multiwheel® 52 (RHD)

Topas Stealth - Cabin Multiwheel® 52 (RHD)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

this item will only work for probably a one night stay over. smaller than it appears.

from oklahoma city on March 23, 2017

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Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Bought two of these over the summer and have used it on several transatlantic flights since. It's super stylish, roomy and so easy to pull even when it's filled to the brim. Love the shiny finish, dark blue color and ultra-light weight. Love it so much that I'm buying a third.

from Singapore on January 27, 2017

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Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Have traveled with this luggage before which is why I bought more. Fantastic. So easy to wheel and lift when needed. Could hold more than regular type suitcase as it is so light. All markings came off with Mr. Clean magic eraser.

on January 16, 2017

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Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

DO NOT buy this bag if you are expecting the brand quality that Rimowa typically brings. I travel for my job, so I need quality, and I replaced my older case that was probably about 12 years old with this and the carry-on size companion size in the color Pearl Rose. The luggage is pretty color and light weight. The Pearl Rose color is see through and the lining is sheer - so if you don't pack with packing cubes people will be able to see your socks, bras, and feminine products right through the case (I'm not exaggerating). Second, the wheels are not that durable, they are quite flimsy, so if you go over a door frame, change in laminate, the wheels will not easily glide over without considerable muscle - which is hard to do when you have a laptop bag and coffee in hand rushing to your flight connection. Third, the zippers are massively flimsy inside. As mentioned before, I use packing cubes, so my belongings are strategically packed and easily fit into the case. After 3 months with the cases the zippers inside the case broke, the mesh didn’t rip, the zippers came completely apart, one fell off completely. Fourth, the security locks built into the case BROKE completely, and no longer can be used. I’ve never seen anything like this happen, but you insert the zipper ends into the lock and the lock just doesn’t hold. All of these points, plus the poor design of the handle have left me infuriated with the price point. Complete ripoff.

from New York on December 28, 2016

Limbo - Cabin Multiwheel®

Limbo - Cabin Multiwheel®

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

After just two transcontinnetal trips, This bag looks like it's been around the world. The endpieces dent too easily and the surface paint easily scratches. You would think for nearly $1000 they would powder coat the hardware.

from So CAL on December 07, 2016

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Limbo - Cabin Multiwheel®

Limbo - Cabin Multiwheel®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Expensive but you get what you pay for. Great locks, great looks and smooth wheels. I'd recommend this case to anyone.

from Beverly Hills, CA on July 22, 2016

Topas Stealth - Cabin Multiwheel® 56 (RHD)

Topas Stealth - Cabin Multiwheel® 56 (RHD)

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Best carry-on I have ever bought. There is nothing else like it on the market. Understated as it should be, love the finish and the security features. You could not design a better piece of luggage.

from Boston on June 27, 2016

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

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.

on June 15, 2016

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Best purchase ever! This small carry on fits as much as a medium sized suitcase, is super sturdy and weighs nothing. Love it.

from Seattle on June 04, 2016

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a fantastic, well-engineered product. Why the 3 stars? Solely because it is larger than most airlines allow to be carried onto the plane. TSA personnel are on the lookout for too large luggage and catch this - so far I've been forced to check it 1/3 to 1/2 the time I've traveled with it. With all of that said, the attributes of the luggage are such that I will continue to use it for trips that are 3 days or over. But for those wondering, you do not only have to worry about gate checks but you have to worry about TSA forcing you to check in the luggage as well.

from South Carolina on May 07, 2016

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

Salsa Air - 29" Multiwheel®

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

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.

from New Orleans, LA on May 05, 2016

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Frequent, global traveler. 5M+ frequent flyer miles. Ordered both the Rimowa Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel and Tumi Alpha 2 Continental Expandable 4 wheel. Settled on the Rimowa and returned the Tumi. Zappos is fantastic - no shipping either direction and easy return. Long time Zappos customer as well a long time Tumi customer but switched to Rimowa. Still use Tumi briefcases, which slides nicely on top of the Rimowa suitcase when the handle is extended. My issue with Tumis is weight of the empty suitcase and handles not long enough so it hits my heel when pulled. Tumi needs to make their carry-on handles about 2" longer. This is less of an issue with a multi wheel when you are not pulling it. I didn't like the Tumi internal compartment layout compared to the simpler Rimowa. Found the book-style design easier to pack and separate clothes into two easily accessible sections. This is my first hard sided book-style suitcase and have been pleasantly surprised with the packing/unpacking. While the Rimowa initially looks small, I can get about a weeks worth of clothes in the suitcase (male / no business attire, eg suits). Rimowa looked less sturdier than the Tumi; time will tell how it holds up - particularly the Rimowa zippers. Not a fan of the ribbed gloss black finish - reminds me of Darth Vader's mask. The built-in lock is a nice touch; though, I can see it becoming a problem if the lock malfunctions and the zipper pulls which are inserted into the lock mechanism cannot be released. This problem has been noted by a reviewer for another Rimowa luggage with a similar locking mechanism. Bag glides extremely smoothly and quiet on most surfaces. However, I found the wheels to be loud on the tiled surface at DFW airport. The multi-wheel suitcase is much easier navigate down an airplane aisle. The Rimowa can also be pulled as a standard 2-wheel carry-on and find it easier to do this going up a jet way. Fits the overhead compartment in an MD-80; 737; A320; 777; and 787.

on January 14, 2016

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

Salsa Deluxe - Cabin Multiwheel®

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is my second Rimowa suitcase. I bought the 26" for a trip to Italy and it was perfect. I just purchased the smaller cabin multiwheel prior to my trip to New York. Despite the fact that Rimowa calls it a "cabin" suitcase, both American and Delta said it was too big to be carried onboard. I received special permission to do so, but only because I explained that it was a new suitcase and I was unaware that it would not comply with size restrictions. Next time it will have to be checked. I love Rimowa but I was disappointed that the suitcase turned out to be too large to use as a carry on.

from Austin, Texas on August 09, 2015

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