First things first, the size of this rollerboard is 20” H x 14” W x 9.5” D, which is probably considered an “optimum” size for air travel. However, it’s very lightweight, which means that you will be able to carry more without having to worry about exceeding weight limits at the airlines.
It actually also comes with many impressive features, and we will be taking a look a few of them below.
The Best of Storage and Size Restrictions
We think it’s probably a little challenging to find a roller board that’s as large as it can be without having any problems with the size restricts at most US airlines. However, the Travelpro Luggage Maxilite3 is definitely one of the few products that not only comes in the most optimum size that offers the best of both worlds, but also goes the extra mile as far as the storage is concerned, thanks to being amazingly lightweight.
This means considerably less weight on your arm, while actually still being able to pack more than what most other heavier products of this size would allow.
Excellent Quality and Durability
Despite being priced in the low price range, the Maxalite3 is a premium quality product. It’s made using 100% polyester, comes with a Honeycomb framing system, as well as boasts EVA foam construction, just like the many other products from the seller.
Similarly, there are also a few “protection” features, including the protective skin guards, crash-guard and and corner guards, which only add to the durability. These all translate to a great level of durability, and it may surely last you a good few years given you don’t put it through a lot of rough use.
Great Value for Money
While this isn’t really a “feature” of the product, we think it’s worth mentioning all the same. The thing is, there don’t seem to be many large-sized rollerboards out there that comply with the airlines’ size restrictions while also offering the most storage. And the few that you can find are mostly priced well over $100, which simply means that you really are getting a great value for your money with this product.
Impressive Design and Functionality but with a Flaw
With a solid build quality and being made using a tough material, as well as smooth zippers and a pretty cool look, you can hardly ask for more on the design front in this price range. You also wouldn’t have any problem fitting it in an aircraft’s overhead bins.
The same can be said about the functionality of the product, too. The wheels are smooth, there are ample compartments for storing all types of stuff, and a little bit of expansion means you would be able to pack more than what some other products of this size allow.
However, there’s a flaw that it can easily tip over, especially if you haven’t packed your stuff properly and when made to stand on a soft surface. That being said, you can easily get around this flaw by simply putting the heavy stuff at the bottom and smaller, less heavy things on top of them.
Apart from the flaw that we just discussed above and provided a solution to, customers seem to be rather pleased with the value the product offers. Most of the reviews basically meant that the customers were really impressed with the storage and quality to price ratio that they got.
To Sum It Up
As we already mentioned above, you may not find any other rollerboard in this price range that comes in the best size you can get without getting in trouble with the size restrictions. If you don’t mind putting in a little effort to pack your stuff the right way to prevent it from tipping over, the Maxlite3 may very well be your best bet.