Delsey Luggage Chatillon Expandable Collection ReviewNew for 2016 is the Delsey Chatillon Expandable Spinner Luggage collection with Overweight Indicator. So what are we going to talk about and why do you want to read this review to the end? When you’re getting ready to travel, you want luggage that lets you pack the most belongings possible by being both lightweight and very durable.

So how about a 25 inch expandable that weighs in at just 7.7 lbs. empty and includes the patented Delsey overweight indicator that lets you know while packing if your bag is overweight so you can avoid the costly hassle of an overweight bag charge at the airport.

If that weren’t enough, I’ll run through the entire series and explain how Delsey builds this value priced new line to be so durable being both scratch and moisture resistant. I’ll also explain how easy these pieces are to move around the airport and on public transportation with their spinner suiter design.

This is some of the hottest new Delsey Luggage for 2016 so be sure and check out options like the Trolley Duffle or Garment Bag, you especially might like the Chatillon Trolley Tote with built-in wheels and pull handle.

 

Construction

Let’s talk about the construction of the Delsey Chatillon luggage series. I’m sure the big challenge for any luggage company is how to build lightweight luggage that will hold up to heavy travel usage. When I think of lightweight I tend to think cheaply built. But this is not what I found while researching the Chatillon Collection from Delsey Paris.

[toc]The main body of every Chatillon piece is constructed of a strong but lightweight fiberglass frame covered by a water repellent DuraTec fabric cover. I think the DuraTec cover is the key to how Delsey is able to deliver a scratch resistant and water repellent outer shell while keeping the weight so low. One piece in this luggage collection weighs just 4.7 lbs. empty.

Each bag is designed with special reinforced corners as well as special scratch resistant fabric between the wheels, this will help minimize abrasive impact when dragging the bag over curbs or when its being tossed around during flight handling.

The Chatillon series is designed as expandables, so this means you will be able to release the expansion zipper and gain 2 extra inches of packing space for the extras you’ve picked up for that return flight. This is also where the built-in overweight indicator on the 25-inch and 29-inch spinner trolley models can be a lifesaver when heading to the airport.

Check out the Hottest Style for 2016 from Delsey Paris. The Chatillon Collection featuring 7 different pieces. Read the full review here.Each unit includes large easy grip handles on both the side and top of the case and the 25 and 29 inch models include an easy grip handle on the bottom of the bag also to aid in car trunk loading.

I think you might appreciate the large outside zippered pocket located on the front bottom of each case which will let you grab a quick change of shoes or possible other handy storage items without opening the entire case.

Sizes and Capacities

I think when a person is searching for luggage it’s important to have a variety of size options in a matching set. This way you can purchase a single piece or create the perfect set for your travel needs.

Delsey always does a great job of creating matched sets and for 2016, the Chatillon Luggage Collection is no exception. Since there are 7 different pieces in this collection I decided to devote a small section to each so I could explain details like their size, weight, and any features unique to that piece.

That way if you are looking for just one piece you’ll find details about it here and I’ve included a link that will let you check the lowest price today on that specific bag. If you click the link you will gain access to both the Black and Blue model option.

Delsey Luggage Chatillon 21 Inch Carry-On Expandable Spinner Trolley

Delsey Luggage Chatillon 21 Inch Carry-On Expandable Spinner TrolleyWeighing in at just 4.6 lbs. the Carry-on Expandable Spinner Trolley is a very versatile bag. With usable interior space of 20.5 x 13.5 9.5 inches plus an additional 2-inch expansion you will find lots of room in this carry-on.

It’s designed to handle up to a 14-inch laptop in the front padded pocket and the handy bottom pocket is great for a spare change of shoes, umbrella, or maybe those laptop or tablet cords and accessories.

The main compartment includes locking straps to keep clothes in place and two zipper pockets in the lid. Of course the 4-wheel spinner system takes all the weight off your arm and makes for easy navigation through the airport. A two position extendable handle allows for spinner or 2-wheel trolley pulling.

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Delsey Luggage Chatillon 21 Inch Carry-On Expandable 2 Wheel Trolley

Delsey Luggage Chatillon 21 Inch Carry-On Expandable 2 Wheel Trolley
Much like the Carry-on Spinner the 2 Wheel Trolley model also weighs 4.6 lbs. It’s usable interior storage space is 20 x 13.5 x 9.5 inches with the same 2-inch expansion option.

In fact, almost all the features found in the Carry-on Spinner are also found in the 2 Wheel Trolley but these two details. First the 2 Wheel Trolley model has 2 inline pull behind wheels and in place of the front spinner wheels it has a convenient grab handle to assist in pulling it out of an overhead storage area. You might also like tha fact that you can pick up the 2 Wheel Chatillon Expandable for about $10 less that the Spinner model.

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Delsey Luggage Chatillon 25 Inch Expandable Spinner Trolley

Delsey Luggage Chatillon 25 Inch Expandable Spinner TrolleyI think the 25-inch Chatillon is the heart and soul of the entire Chatillon Collection. After all it weighs just 7.7 lbs. and delivers a whopping 4,450.5 cubic inches of packing space. That translates to 24 x 17.25 x 10.75 inches plus you can add the extra 2-inches of expansion space for all those goodies you want to bring back from your next vacation.

The 25-inch Chatillon Spinner Trolley is designed with latching straps in the main compartment to hold clothes in place and also includes a zippered garment sleeve in the lid. With its 10 year worldwide limited warranty this bag is designed with the international traveler in mind.

This is also the first bag size to include the Delsey patented overweight indicator. Simply pick up the closed bag by the top handle and the indicator alerts you if the loaded bag weighs over the airport 50 lb. standard bag limit.

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Delsey Luggage Chatillon 29 Inch Expandable Spinner Trolley

Delsey Luggage Chatillon 29 Inch Expandable Spinner TrolleyHeading on an extended trip like possibly a cruise where you want to get the most out of one bag? Check out the Chatillon 29-inch Spinner Trolley series. With an empty weight of 9.3 lbs. you won’t find another bag that gives you this much space to pack while leaving you as much weight limit as possible.

Imagine having 6,897.5 cubic inches of packable space. If that doesn’t compute for you then how about 29.25 x 19.25 x 12.25 inches of interior storage space. Add to that the extra 2-inch expansion and you’ve got the largest capacity case you can buy in a spinner trolley model.

Just like the 25-inch model this bag includes the Delsey overweight indicator built right in, so you will ever need batteries to make sure your bag is not overweight when packing for that return trip home.

Also like the 25-inch bag this model has a built in garment sleeve and latching straps to hold your clothing in place.

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Delsey Luggage Chatillon Spinner Trolley Garment Bag

Delsey Luggage Chatillon Spinner Trolley Garment BagI’ve always felt that the modern trolley garment bags where meant for the business traveler because theY offer so many compartments and so much usable space. But then again, anyone can make use of this space once they realize what a great value the Chatillon Spinner Garment Bag is.

It does weigh in at 10.4 lbs. empty but wait till you hear about the interior space. The exterior of the bag measures 20 x 22 x 9.75 inches closed. When you open it up it expands to a length of 51.75 inches.

Inside you will find 5 zippered interior pockets along with two hooks to be used over a door or closet rod. There are also two corner pockets for things like belts, ties, or jewelry. The book opening tri-fold design garment sleeve includes a universal system to securely clamp hangers in place.

Add to this 2 more exterior pockets including the handy bottom pocket for a change of shoes or maybe an umbrella and your good to go.

The Chatillon Spinner Trolley Garment Bag includes a two-step telescoping handle. Set the first position for handy spinner usage or extend it all the way out for quick pull behind trolley mode.

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Delsey Luggage Chatillon 28 Inch Trolley Duffel

Delsey Luggage Chatillon 28 Inch Trolley DuffelDo you prefer to travel with a duffel style bag? Many people are finding it easier to pack for different types of trips with the open concept of a duffel. The Chatillon 28-inch Trolley Duffle weighs in at only 5.3 lbs. while giving the user 5,242.2 cubic inches of storage space. So what is the actual usable packing space you might ask? Plan on 13.5 x 27.25 x 14.25 inches of usable interior space.

If you like duffels, then you will like the full length top zipper with one large open storage compartment complete with hold down straps. On the exterior you will find that signature full length bottom zippered pocket for quick and easy access to specialty items while traveling.

Move your trolley duffel around with a set of low profile inline skate style wheels and a retractable pull handle on the other end. There is also a removable shoulder strap as well as a pair of top mounted carry strap handles.

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Delsey Luggage Chatillon Trolley Tote

Delsey Luggage Chatillon Trolley ToteLooking for a second personal carry-on or possible weekender? Why not check out the Chatillon Trolley Tote which weighs in at just 4.6 lbs. empty. This handy smaller tote is designed with the same handy outer pocket for convenience and it will also accommodate up to a 15.6-inch laptop.

The interior space measures 14 x 17 x 6.5 inches but unlike most other pieces in the line this tote does not have an expansion option. It is designed with in-line skate wheels similar to the Trolley Duffle and comes equipped with both carry strap and handles as well as a retractable pull behind trolley handle.

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Delsey Luggage Chatillon Built-in Overweight Indicator & Other Features

Delsey overweight indicator showing red marker for overloaded suitcaseDelsey has added many of their top features to the new 2016 Chatillon Luggage Collection. I think one of the best has to be their patented built-in overweight indicator found on both the 25 and 29-inch spinner trolley models. The Delsey Paris built-in overweight indicator is a non-electric unit that requires no battery or other power to use.  You simply load your suitcase and pick it up by the handy top handle. If your total bag weight exceeds 50 lbs.(the point where you would otherwise get stuck with up to a $100 overweight bag charge at the airport) you will be warned with an indicator by the handle. This will give you a chance to adjust your luggage on your terms and not standing at the airport check-in counter.

Each piece of Delsey Chatillon Luggage also includes a built-in privacy ID tag which can be traced back to the owner through Delsey International if the luggage is ever lost or stolen.

Delsey Luggage Chatillon Expandable Spinner Warranty

What about a luggage warranty? Delsey covers each piece in the Chatillon Collection with a Worldwide Limited 10 Year Warranty. This warranty covers both defects in material and workmanship for a full 10 years. It’s important to note here that Delsey is clear in stating that they WILL NOT cover damage of any kind no matter what the cause. Here is a list of things Delsey will not cover under this warranty.

  • Defects that come from normal wear and tear;
  • Defects caused by accident, neglect, abuse, misuse, misapplication, or non-DELSEY products;
  • Defects caused by exposure to extreme natural conditions, liquids, or gases;
  • Defects caused by handling by third parties (such as airlines, hotels, etc);
  • Defects caused by service (including repairs) performed by anyone other than a DELSEY authorized representative;
  • A product that has been modified without DELSEY’s permission;

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