In a departure from their usual lightweight focus, Lucas Luggage offers their hard shell luggage collection with a no-compromise design and quality.
All three pieces of this set are very similar, but in this review, we’re going to look at their 28 Inch suitcase. You can look up our review of the other two pieces here:
- Lucas Luggage Hard Shell Expandable 24 Inch Suitcase Review
- Lucas Luggage Hard Shell Expandable 20 Inch Carry-on Review
If you’re in a hurry and just want to know the most important features, check out the product below:
Size and Weight
As mentioned above, these suitcases aren’t the usual lightweight products we expect from Lucas, they’re actually quite heavy compared to other suitcases.
The dimensions of the Lucas 28 Inch Hardside Luggage with wheels and handles are: 31.5 x 19 x 11.5 inches.
The weight of the luggage is approximately 11 lbs.
The Lucas 28 Inch Hardside Luggage has a capacity of 90 liters, which should be more than enough to pack a week’s worth of stuff in it.
However, make sure you are aware of its base 11 lbs weight since it can easily make your luggage become too heavy for airline limits.
When it comes the design of Lucas suitcases, they’re usually nothing extravagant, which is great if you want to go for something simple, but a bit disappointing for the more fashion-minded among us.
That being said, this hardside luggage collection offers some unique patterns and generally looks more stylish, which is great if you’re tired of the usual bland designs.
A great example is the minimalistic futuristic look of their Tivoli Black version, shown above.
All three sizes of the Lucas hardshell luggage collection have the same interior and exterior features.
Each suitcase comes with 360-degree spinner wheels for comfortable movement in most urban environments.
They also have “aircraft-grade” aluminum telescopic handles, and top and side haul handles for easy lifting.
All three pieces are expandable by about 15%, which might not help a lot with the carry-on due to size restrictions, but it’s a huge plus for the other two bags.
The interiors have a watertight inner lining and they’re divided into two sections. There’s a large compartment with X straps to hold down your stuff, and multiple zippered pockets on the other side for smaller items, accessories, and documents.
These storage spaces do come in handy, as hard side luggage typically has no outer pockets, which is the case with this luggage set as well.
All three pieces of the Lucas Luggage hard shell collection come with a limited 5-year manufacturer warranty plus trusted companion promise, which covers the cost of repair for damage for any manufacturer defect or replaces the defective baggage.
The LUCAS 28 Inch Expandable Scratch Resistant Hardside Suitcase is definitely a departure from the usual Lucas principle of lightweight cost-effectiveness, however, the stylish design and ample storage space seem well worth it.