Best Check In - Rimowa Salsa Air
“A hard case spinner that is lighter than most soft case wheelies”
Voting was surprisingly even in this category, but it was the Rimowa Salsa Air that finally came out on top. For checking bags in, weight restrictions are the new black, and the Rimowa walks the lightweight vs durability compromise better than any other spinner we’ve tried.
Spinner cases let you wheel your case through crowds and concrete without supporting the load vertically. However their design has generally been plagued by small wheels and weight issues. The Salsa Air reduces lining and hardware weight, while leaving the polycarbonate shell strong enough to resist most knocks. So you get a 3-odd kilogram case that can haul gear without creating excess luggage fees.
Styling looks, ‘just enough’ design, and some really well considered details (like the inset TSA lock) all reinforce why Rimowa is a favorite with the frequent traveller set.