The Delsey Luggage Helium Hyperlite series contains 7 different pieces for every type of travel experience. I’ve just finished doing deep research to uncover the features, capacities, weight, and color options of each model so you can easily decide which ones are right for you.
I will cover topics like general construction, sizes and capacities, the Delsey overweight indicator system, other features, your color options, and the lifetime warranty. Then I will give you my rating on the products in all of these areas as well as a final summery of how I think these models stack up when shopping for new luggage.
[toc]What’s the number one thing most people are looking for when shopping for larger spinner style luggage. You guessed it, they want a piece that is as lightweight as possible but still durable. So how do you get both in one piece of luggage?
Answer, the Delsey Luggage Helium Hyperlite series of cases. So what makes Hyperlite lighter and more durable than other cases? It has to be the Dura Tec™ fabric over a sturdy fiberglass frame. Dura Tec™ is an ultralight weight but durable fabric designed to repel water.
In addition, Delsey’s designers incorporated a set of four silent double spinner wheels on their entire line of spinner trolley models which give the user a quiet and effortless experience. Because of the four corner design, there is zero weight on the user’s arm.
All 7 different models offer convenient telescoping pull handles that are all designed for one hand operation.
Sizes & Capacities
Which size to buy and which size to pack are always two of the biggest questions related to luggage? During my research I discovered that there are a variety of sizes and shapes designed for different uses in the Delsey Luggage Helium Hyperlite series so I wanted to explain the feature of wheels and mobility along with their individual sizes, weights, and loading capacities.
The Delsey Luggage Helium Hyperlite series comes in 7 different sizes. Four models, the 25 Inch Expandable, 29 Inch Expandable, Carry-On Expandable, and Spinner Garment Bag are all available in four corner duel-wheeled spinner models. While the Carry-On Expandable 2 wheel is a pull behind and both the Spinner Trolley Tote and 28-inch Trolley Duffel have inline skate rollers for convenient pull behind mobility.
I decided to include a link at the end of each model in case you’d like to take a quick look at the current price of that unit. You will not leave this page but a new window will open with the pricing information. If you decide to click the link you will see all the available buying options.
25 Inch Expandable Spinner Trolley
The 25 inch Hyperlite Spinner is what I consider a short trip bag. The inside storage space is 24” by 16.75” by 9.5” deep and the bag will expand by 2 additional inches. The unit weighs 9 lbs. empty. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00HWMVYUO” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”reviewsright-20″]Hyperlite 25 Inch Expandable Spinner[/easyazon_link]
29 Inch Expandable Spinner Trolley
The 29 inch Hyperlite Spinner is your long range checked bag. The inside storage space is 29” by 19.8” by 11.5” deep and the bag will expand by 2” additional inches. The unit weighs 10 lbs 9 oz empty. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00HWMVYUE” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”reviewsright-20″]Helium Hyperlite 29 Inch Expandable Spinner [/easyazon_link]
Carry-On Expandable Spinner Trolley
The Carry-On Expandable Hyperlite Spinner Trolley, as the name implies, will be your go to bag for short trips. The inside storage space is 20” by 13.5” by 8.5” deep and like all in the series will expand by an additional 2”. The unit weighs 6 lbs. 9 oz. empty. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00HJEE6VO” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”reviewsright-20″]Hyperlite Carry-On Expandable Spinner [/easyazon_link]
Hyperlite Spinner Garment Bag
The Hyperlite Spinner Garment Bag is great for the business traveler looking for more storage in a single bag. The inside storage space is 44.5” by 23.5” by 4.5” thick when open. The unit weighs 11 lbs. 6 oz. empty. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00HJEE4RA” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”reviewsright-20″]Helium Hyperlite Trolley Spinner Garment Bag[/easyazon_link]
Hyperlite Carry-On Expandable 2 Wheel
The Hyperlite Expandable 2 Wheel has most of the same features as the Carry-On Expandable except it’s a 2 wheel pull version not a spinner. The inside storage is the same at 20” by 13.5” by 8.5” deep with the 2” expander but it weighs in at 6 lbs. 12 oz. empty. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00HJEE5YM” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”reviewsright-20″]Helium Hyperlite Carry-On Expandable 2 Wheel Trolley[/easyazon_link]
Hyperlite Spinner Trolley Tote
The Hyperlite Spinner Trolley Tote is really a two compartment overnight bag with a larger garment section and a second area with mesh pocket and padded laptop section. The inside storage space is 17” by 14’5” by 7” deep and the unit weighs 5 lbs. 12 oz. empty. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00HJEE38K” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”reviewsright-20″]Helium Hyperlite Spinner Trolley Tote[/easyazon_link]
Hyperlite 28-inch Trolley Duffel
The Hyperlite 28-inch Trolley Duffel is designed for anyone seeking a large volume open compartment luggage piece. its primary storage area is 28″ by 14″ by 15″ deep and it weighs 7 lbs. 11 oz. empty. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01722NWFS” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”reviewsright-20″]Helium Hyperlite 28 Inch Trolley Duffel[/easyazon_link]
Helium Hyperlite Three-Piece Luggage Set
I’m not going to go into sizing details here but I thought you might like to know Delsey offers a set that includes the Hyperlite 25-inch and 29-inch models as well as the Carry-On Expandable Trolley as a matched set.[easyazon_link identifier=”B016P8T8LW” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”reviewsright-20″]Helium Hyperlite Three-Piece Luggage Set[/easyazon_link]
Delsey Helium Hyperlite Overweight Indicator Feature
If you’re not familiar with checked baggage limits, any bag weighing over 50 lbs. can incur a hefty over weight surcharge at check-in. I’ve seen people have to pay as much as $100 extra for a single overweight bag. But what are you going to do when you’re standing at the airport check-in ready to leave. Throw out those new shoes you wanted to bring along.
This is where this amazing built-in device comes in really handy, especially before a return flight where you might have added some extra cargo like gifts or souvenirs to your luggage. Simply pick up your packed bag by the handle and a red marker will appear next to the handle if your bag weighs more than 50 lbs. This will let you reposition your contents moving something to an extra carry on if need be.
You will find the overweight indicator system built into the Helium Hyperlite 25-inch expandable spinner trolley and the 29-inch model as well. These are the only two models in the Hyperlite series to include the overweight indicator. You can read more about the Overweight Indicator in this article.
Getting ready to race through the airport what is the one feature you really want to work on your luggage? For me it’s the collapsible handle system. This is especially important with the new spinner style pieces. The Delsey Helium Hyperlite Sinners all come with a two level one hand operating collapsing handle which lets you pull the handle out to the first setting to navigate around in four wheeled spinner mode but you can easily extend it full out if you need to tip the unit to two wheeled get across the airport terminal mode. The units also have anti-skid pads on the lower back side for just such an adventure. I remember just such an adventure as we raced across O’Hare in an effort not to miss a connecting flight out of the country. What a way to begin a relaxing vacation.
All of the models include one or two handy outside pockets for easy access extra storage. This can be especially handy on the Carry-On and Trolley Tote models where you might want to retrieve something quickly while traveling. Both Carry-On models offer a padded laptop pocket as well as a second smaller pocket on the outside.
Ever wonder why everybody’s luggage is black? I think it’s because that’s the easiest color to hide the dirt and scuffs acquired during travel. The Helium Hyperlite series is no exception here. But you will find a pleasant option because they also offer a series of all the same pieces in a Mocha brown. This color will still help hide the travel dirt but will also stand out better on the carousel while you’re waiting in position to retrieve your luggage.
A product is only as good as how well the company is willing to stand behind it and there are a lot of cheap luggage products out there today. That’s not the case with Delsey Luggage and the entire Helium Hyperlite line. Here you can rely on a Worldwide Lifetime warranty system. Once you have made your Delsey purchase you will be encouraged to register your luggage to gain access to their Worldwide Service system. Now if that’s not piece of mind when travelling I don’t know what is.
Delsey Luggage Helium Hyperlite Ratings and Summery
I’ve traveled a lot and had both good and bad luggage experiences. I have been impressed with the attention to detail and extra features Delsey has built into the Helium Hyperlite series. I always to a rating of the products I review and so I want to explain that this rating is a general one covering the overall features of all 7 pieces in this line. While they are all slightly different the common design features make this possible.