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Published on September 11th, 2015 | by Celina

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Begging For An Adventure: Delsey’s Belfort Spinner

Summer is almost over but that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to plan a last-minute weekend trip. Whether you want to drive through dusty desert landscapes, fly to powder-white ski slopes or cruise to bright blue waters, the right luggage will make that journey easier. So here at TrulyNet, we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you.

We’ve covered a lot of Delsey spinner bags in the past and were always impressed by their seamless design, incredible durability and ultra light weight. From the Helium International to the Helium Shadow and especially the Helium Aero, these spinners are bound to get you where you want to go. This year’s Belfort Plus Carry-On Spinner is Delsey’s next generation carry-on suitcase, the newest in their line-up.

This model is a bit different in that the shell is made from 100% injection molded polypropylene instead of Delsey’s frequently used polycarbonate. But do not fear, as the polypropylene is also a high impact-resistant plastic that is strong, lightweight, flexible, and moisture resistant. Delsey’s double spinner wheels allow for easy maneuverability through airports and across floors and carpets. The telescopic handle has the ability to lock into two unique positions to accommodate for use wheeling on 2 or 4 wheels. This model uses 3 plastic latches to suture the suitcase closed, which could be a struggle if you are packed to capacity. We gave it a test and at times, we were tempted to sit on the case and really wrestle with it. The latches certainly look cool but we weren’t sure if they would last in the long term. Zippers may be over-used in the luggage category… but there might be a reason for that.

The Belfort model also boasts a protective tongue-in-groove closure that promises to protect the garments inside from the elements. So wherever you go, the contents of your bag will stay dry and clean! The dual-sided book style opening offers two full compartments, offering tie down straps for maximum packing and a flat panel to prevent wrinkles. At the ideal carry-on size of 30″ X 19.5″ X 12.5″, the Belfort can fit almost everything you need for a weekend getaway or weeklong trip. However, if you need to pack a few more pairs of shoes, you might want to invest in the larger-sized models. Weighing in at 11.7 pounds empty, this is a pretty hefty bag and guarantees that you’ll be straining a bit to get it into the overhead compartment though.

Available in a variety of fun colors, this bag would be a snap to find at the baggage claim! Sold online and in select stores, starting at $108.

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About the Author

Celina Kelly is passionate about New York, scarves, and puppies. She also loves writing about herself in the third-person. She graduated from Barnard College having double majored in English & German Literature. While a student, she worked with The New Yorker as part of the editorial department for ‘Goings On About Town’. Since she was not busy enough, she added a concentration of creative writing, completing her thesis project in the form of a yet-unpublished novel under the guidance of a bestselling author. Celina operates a retail store on the Upper West Side, where she spends most of her time. She enjoys being able to design, order and merchandise a new collection twice a year with the help of a talented staff of minions. She is also currently pursuing a certificate in Millinery at the Fashion Institute of Technology. If you ask her nicely, she might make you a hat!



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