Coolife Luggage 3-Piece Hardshell Suitcase Set Reviews
For most luggage buyers, the prospect of obtaining a full set of hardside luggage probably seems like a highly expensive endeavor, and that is usually true the majority of the time. The high pricing sometimes leaves buyers purchasing size options separately over time, until they eventually have all three.
Thankfully, Coolife offers an easy way around this. The Coolife 3-Piece Hardshell Suitcase Set combines all three of the main luggage sizes (20, 24 and 28 inches) into one purchase, and manages to somehow keep the price around $139.99 — a price you can sometimes see for onepiece of hardside luggage.
Now, this low price may leave some skeptical as to the actual quality of the luggage, and that’s certainly fair. Fortunately, you’ll be glad to know that this 3-piece set is surprisingly high in quality, whether that’s the material and design itself, or the various features and organizational options on the inside.
The first thing you’ll notice about this luggage set is the quality appearance, regardless of what color you go with (more on that in a moment). The shell design has the usual indentions on each side, with a subtle texture on the plastic as well. Overall, the luggage looks rugged, durable, and sleek.
The set is crafted from ABS plastic, which is not optimal, but definitely understandable given the price. Still, the luggage feels sturdy, has a light weight, and offers a small amount of flex to absorb impact. As for the colors, you have 13 total to choose from, so there’s surely something for everyone. Pink (champagne), black, white, purple, lime green, red — it’s all there.
The luggage opens in the center via zipper, and reveals a spacious interior that’s fully lined, with multiple mesh pockets. The center pocket acts as a divider as well, and one side of the luggage has straps to secure larger items, or clothing such as jackets and blazers.
An extendable handle allows for easy handling when making your way to and from your transportation, and disappears back into the luggage body when it’s not needed. In fact, all three luggage sizes can be stored in one another when not being used.
If you’re someone who can’t stand loud luggage wheels, you’ll love the wheels on this set. Each piece is outfitted with rubber spinner wheels, similar to what you’d find on a pair of skates. This allows for smoother rolling on any surface, and completely eliminates wheel noise, even when going across rougher surfaces. This is something typically reserved for higher-priced luggage.
Each piece of the luggage set is also equipped with TSA locks, which fully secures the two zippers, and allows TSA to inspect your bag’s contents without having to discard the lock entirely.
What We Like
Let’s circle back to this for a moment. The fact that you can get an entire set of hardside luggage for such a low price is the biggest selling point here. Even if this luggage set had half the features, it’d still be worth it.
Whether you’re needing to purchase an entire luggage set all at once, or need a set for your family, the value here is off the charts.
The rubber wheels may very well be the best feature on this luggage set. Plastic wheels have a cheap feel, are more prone to breaking, and are almost always loud — even on smoother surfaces.
The rubber wheels on this luggage set provide a smooth, quiet rolling motion that you’ll appreciate every time you use it.
Mesh pockets inside of luggage are always appreciated, and fortunately Coolife agrees. The interior of this luggage set is lacking the fancier features you’ll find with more expensive versions, but you still have plenty of storage options, and the essential straps and divider. That’s good enough.
Some hardside luggage products out there still exclude TSA locks, especially the lower-priced versions. Although you can always add an external TSA-compliant lock, implementing it into the luggage case is always much more preferred.
Vast Color Selection
Many luggage manufacturers stick to the same basic set of colors, but not Coolife. With 13 total colors available, people of all tastes have several options for expressing their personality — or simply making it easier to spot their luggage at the baggage claim area.
What Could be Better
No Expansion Capability
It’s honestly hard to really find any faults for this price, but the lack of expansion capability is something that would be very nice to have. Again, it’s hard to nitpick with this price point, but the standard 15% capability would benefit this set even more.
ABS plastic is widely considered the lowest tier of quality, and for good reason. Still, it’s common to see with many hardside luggage products, and this set manages to look and feel above average despite the material choice.
This set does include some pockets and dividers inside, but if you’re hoping for an extensive range of pockets and compartments, you’re not going to get much.
One thing we’ve noticed is how many buyers have complained about their TSA locks not opening with the default 000 code. If this happens to you, simply contact Coolife and they’ll fill you in on how to reset the code and set it up with your own code choice.
The Coolife Luggage 3-Piece Hardshell Suitcase Set is simply one of the best luggage values around, regardless of type. The set features solid craftsmanship, adequate materials, smart features, and a high level of customization, all for an exceptional price that makes full hardside luggage sets incredibly accessible to a wide range of buyers and budgets. We can’t recommend this set enough.
Last update on 2021-03-06 PST - Details