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Rick Steves’ Spinner Luggage

Does the spinner luggage fit in the overhead compartment? We never check luggage and I want to ensure it fits before we purchase Thanks in advance

Posted by
27720 posts

which overhead compartment? Different airlines have different limits...

Posted by
843 posts

I did a quick search off recent threads and did to find any user reviews of the new spinner bag so I've only gathered the same information you've probably gathered:

The new spinner bag is 19 ½" x 14" x 9" (21 ½" x 14" x 9" with wheels).
The older Ravenna hard side is 21" x 14" x 9" (including wheels).
The carry on roller is 21" x 14" x 9" (including wheels)
The classic Backdoor backpack is 21" x 14" x 9".

Assuming the specs are correct, the new spinner bag is physically a bit smaller (by 1"), must therefore enclose a bit less capacity, and with the wheels is slightly taller than the rest of the luggage products. Just like all the rest of theRS luggage products, they should still pass as carry-on luggage and should fit overhead bins easily. Is there something about the descriptions that makes you think they would not fit?

Posted by
6869 posts

Yes it fits. What's nice about the spinners is that you can turn them sideways and roll them down airplane aisles easily.

Posted by
3186 posts

I changed to a spinner (not RS) this Fall, and like David, I love it.

Posted by
3 posts

I was wondering because unlike other descriptions this one didn’t say it would fit in overhead bins like the others. We travel a lot and our roller backpack bags are getting worn. Thank you all for the replies. We will purchase soon!

Posted by
843 posts

SFlorida, please consider posting a review when you've got some miles on them. Hope they work out for you.

Posted by
1323 posts

"We will purchase soon"

Be quick as the RS 20% off expires on 12/31.

Posted by
11246 posts

I use a spinner the same size as the RS one and the only planes it won't fit in the overheads are small turboprops.