The Travelpro Maxlite 3 is a luggage suitcase that performs well in most aspects. This 22-inches expandable Rollaboard is a lucrative suitcase on the market given its around $100 price tag (at the time of reviewing).
The Maxlite 3 is one of the best-selling luggage suitcases out there, just like its brother Maxlite 4 (although not as popularly as the Maxlite 4). The Maxlite 3 comes in a total of seven shades including black, blue, gray, merlot, navy, ocean blue, and purple. This allows you to choose a favorite color for a luggage suitcase that you will be traveling with a lot.
Without further ado, let’s move on to the details and specs of the Travelpro Maxlite 3.
Travelpro Maxlite 3: Details and specs
The first feature we would like to outline is the lightweight. Usually, all of us face many problems due to exceeding baggage weight limits. Being light solves this problem to some extent (the problem is still largely a cause of your packing decisions and the amount of stuff you pack).
The wheels work really well. Although these kinds of wheels are not used in modern spinner carry-ons anymore, they still can’t be called outdated by any measure. Besides their performance, the wheels also look good and function pretty well on most surfaces that we tested the suitcase on. The wheels come with many safety measures like crash guard housings, skid guards, and corner guards.
The handle length can be adjusted to two settings: 38-inches and 42.5-inches. This means you can use a different handle length based on what height you prefer or what handle height you require in certain situations.
The last detail we would like to cover is the framing. The framing is absolutely sturdy. The Maxlite 3 uses a Honeycomb framing. This is aimed at increasing the strength of the suitcase while you shift terrain or load and unload it. The durability is further complemented (but not as much as the official specs promise) by the EVA foam construction material. These things keep the frame light but durable. Longevity is not assured, however.
The customers of the Travelpro Maxlite 3 fall in love with its lightness. It’s so light that you can feel it when you travel all the time. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 on Amazon, the Maxlite 3 is a beautiful piece with a beautiful user experience.
It seems as if there are no specific points that customers love about the Maxlite 3. The overall function of the Maxlite 3 is what they love.
- Wheels that work well
- High-quality fabric
- Inside storage capacity
- Smooth zippers
- Overall durability outlines the qualities of the Maxlite 3 that customers love so much.
- This is advertised as 22 inches expandable. However, it has less space than standard TravelPro 22 inch model.
Inside of top cover zipped area is smaller in length than the TravelPro 22 inch model. Men’s shirts have to be triple folded to fit – normal folded shirt will not fit in.
- Some reviewers had mentioned that fully loaded bag will not stand straight – I agree. The bag falls backward (zipper side) when full – bag has to be leaned against something to stay standing – pain in the neck!
Wrapping up The Travelpro Maxlite 3 review
Featuring a 21-inches shoulder drop, a 22-inches height, and a 14.5-inches width — the Travelpro Maxlite 3 is a spacious yet compact suitcase. It’s not so popular for no reason. The Maxlite 3 delivers on its promise.
With all the benefits we have talked, there must be certain shortcomings too, right? Well, there are no product-specific shortcomings because of the price range it’s placed in. However, when compared to other products that are designed with better space utilization, the Maxlite 3 loses its ground quickly.
Besides the usual space utilization problem, there’s nothing else that’s wrong with the Maxlite 3. It’s a safe investment.