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Meet Leigh and Her Travelpro Maxlite3 International Carry-On Spinner Review

Travelpro Maxlite3 International Carry-On Spinner

The following Travelpro Maxlite3 International Carry-On Spinner suitcase review was submitted by Leigh Wilson. Read more suitcase reviews here.

Hello! I’m Leigh, a 40 year old marketing professional based in Chicago. I love to travel, and last year cashed in 30 vacation days for various trips, including Southeast Asia, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Colorado, North Carolina and two trips to Mexico. I travel mostly for pleasure, not work, and keep a blog of my travels at

Tell us about your suitcase brand, style and price.

My main suitcase is the Travelpro Maxlite3 International Carry-On Spinner. It’s a small roller-bag and it’s currently $110 on Amazon.

Travelpro Maxlite3 International Carry-On Spinner

Is it too big, too small or just right?

I find this suitcase to be “just right” – it looks very small, but can hold a lot of stuff. I traveled for 2 weeks in Southeast Asia carrying only this suitcase and a messenger bag.

Is it fabric or hard shell?

It is fabric and comes in many colors, depending on where you shop.

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Leigh’s TravelPro Maxlite3 suitcase, ready for another trip!

Spinner or roller?

Spinner – my first spinner!

What made you choose your brand and style of suitcase?

A good friend of mine bought it first. We spent what felt like hours in the store deliberating on all the options and after her first trip with it, she told me how great it was, so I went out and bought one! It’s marketed as the brand that airline professionals use.

>>Read about the best 22 inch rolling bags.

What features of this luggage do you love? Are there any you would like to see changed or improved?

It is lightweight, the fabric is durable, and it has a roomy inside. I’m new to spinner wheels, and wish there were some sort of lock on the wheels for when you don’t want your bag to roll away!

Travelpro Maxlite3 International Carry-On Spinner suitcase review
Leigh is able to fit lots of stuff into her TravelPro Spinner Carry-on Suitcase.

Can you carry this suitcase onto airplanes?

Yes. I have never had to check this bag due to size restrictions. When I flew to Asia, I didn’t know they weigh carry-on baggage and I had put too much in this little bag, but even then, I could shift things around and carry it on.

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What sort of traveler and trip is this suitcase perfect for?

This suitcase is perfect for business travelers, weekend travelers and even longer trips for those who read Her Packing List and don’t overpack!

>>Check out our first timer’s guide to traveling carry-on only.

Would you recommend this suitcase to other traveling females?


About the author: Leigh Wilson is a technology marketing professional based in Chicago. She has been traveling nearly her whole life starting with childhood road trips to the mountains of the Wild West. She enjoys adventure travel like rafting, kayaking, snorkeling or backpacking, topped off with a bit of luxury at the nearest spa. You can find Leigh at CampfiresAndConcierges, Facebook,
Instagram, and Twitter.

Written by Ali

Ali Garland is a freelance writer, blogger, and travel addict who made it to all 7 continents before her 30th birthday. She enjoys travel planning, encouraging others to see the world, and packing carry-on only. She and her husband are expats living in Berlin. You can find Ali at Ali's Adventures and Travel Made Simple.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Dianne W says

    I have a previous version of this bag, the MaxLite 2. I agree with Leigh that this TravelPro line is an excellent choice for carry-on travel. Maxillae is good quality at a decent price. Add a small backpack (I like Pacsafe products for the excellent security features) or a personal-item size tote and you have a great combo for travel of almost any length.

    Just make sure your second item is under the 17 x 10 x 9 maximum that most airlines specify. And yes, many Asian airlines limit carry-on to 10kg or 22 pounds per item.

  2. nj says

    Question… is one of the outer pockets big enough for a computer, 10″ x15″ ? Will it fit under a seat on international flights?

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