Checked Bags: Samsonite Winfield 2 vs Travelpro Luggage Maxlite 5

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When doing a comparison between Samsonite vs Travelpro, you’ll find that both companies offer a reasonable price for suitcases that function well.

The Samsonite Windfield 2 vs the Travelpro Luggage Maxlite 5 are going to be compared.

Because buying luggage can be difficult, with many decisions to make, you want your luggage to be durable and look fabulous, while it functions without a problem.



The Samsonite Windfield 2 is light and flexible, making it easy to lift.

It comes in three sizes, 20 inches, 24 inches, and 28 inches, which gives you a choice for your travels.

It comes with spinner wheels for ease of rolling as well. The design is a clamshell, with luggage straps on one side and a mesh cover on the other side.



The Travelpro Maxlite 5 is lighter than its ever been. One of the 22″ has skate wheels instead of spinner wheels.

The two larger sizes are for checked baggage, while the smaller one of 21 inches is able to be carried on.

Because the designs of the Maxlite 5 are so lightweight, it is hard to find another suitcase that is similar at the same affordable price.

Its spinner wheels can turn at 360 degrees and the Maxlite 5 has four of this type of wheel, making it easy to roll along in any direction you choose.

According to Expert World Travel:

“They roll like a dream in any direction, and they guarantee that you will never again have sore arms because you dragged your luggage around for hours.”

It is also equipped with top, side and bottom carry handles to make toting upstairs a breeze.




The Samsonite Windfield 2 has a full zip interior divider and cross straps for easier packing.

The case itself expands to 1.5 inches for bringing back those special gifts or clothing bought during the trip. According to a satisfied customer of the Windfield 2:

“…There is a huge amount of room in here! We’re going to take a 10 day trip to Japan in a few months, and this should be enough room for clothes for two people. It might not be enough for all the Kit Kats we’re going to bring back, but it will definitely get us there.”

Open and closed black suitcase



The Travelpro Maxlite 5 is expandable to give you two inches more of space in which to pack.

When you travel and return with gifts and more items that you left with, this can be a life-saving option.

It has a large packing compartment, offering organization while you pack. If you forget to pack something in the larger space, just shove it into the external pocket on the front.

Durability and Materials


The Samsonite Windfield 2 features a brushed-stroke polycarbonate exterior. Its interior design has a nylon lining.

It comes with a strong metal telescopic handle to make it easy to get around the airport. According to Expert World Travel, they had this to say about these handles:

“The main struts are made of aluminum and the handle is nicely contoured to make it comfortable to hold. The button in the middle makes it quick and easy to collapse it for check-in or putting in the overhead.”

Additionally, there are two soft handles on the sides for lifting it upstairs or overhead for bin storage.


As far as materials go, the Travelpro Maxlite 5 is made of polyester, which is strong as well as affordable.

It has a coating of DuraGuard, a substance that improves the resistance to stains and water as well as adds to its durability; this means that your suitcase will look great for a long time.

Added to this, a honeycomb frame design increases the durability as well as makes the luggage more lightweight.

All these features add up to a suitcase that is lightweight while being sturdy and great for whatever nature brings during your travels.

Added Features

The Samsonite Windfield 2 comes in charcoal, deep blue, purple and orange, so if color is a factor, it has some exciting ones.

It also comes with a TSA Code lock built right into it, so you will not have to worry about broken locks or keys that have been misplaced.

Travelpro Maxlite 5 is available in five colors. You’ll stand out with your blue or pink Maxlite 5 while the airport is filled with the “average Joe” black suitcases.

One thing to be aware of is that the Maxlite 5 does not come with a TSA lock but has locking loops on zippers; you will have to buy an approved TSA lock on your own.

Set of bags


As far as price goes, both of these brands of luggage are similar. According to the Well Traveled Mile:

“Travelpro lines are cheaper by roughly $30.00 or more in three of our categories, though. Only the Travelpro carry on bag was more expensive than the Samsonite comparison model.”


The decision of which bag to buy will depend on your needs. Read the specifications for weight if that is an important consideration.

You certainly don’t want a bag that will not hold up when you pick it up at baggage claim.

Along for the Trip had this to say about the Travelpro Maxlite 4, the predecessor of the Maxlite 5:

“At a tiny 8.5 lbs, the Travelpro Maxlite collection is some of the best lightweight luggage on the market.”

Compare the features and colors and choose your favorite for wherever your exciting travels take you. And enjoy the trip!

Jhonson R

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