I recently purchased four sets of luggage for our family - two of Delsey Helium Aero and two of Delsey Helium Titanium. First of all let me say that we are very, very happy with our purchase. The Delsey luggage is very lightweight and of very high quality. The wheels, zippers, locks, and almost everything else work wonderfully. My only complaint is that while the non-retractable handles feel great they sit flush against the case and are a bit stiff when you try to pull them out to carry the bag. Our hope/expectation is that they will loosen up over time.
If you are considering getting the set - 29", 25", and (20") Carry On Spinner - they DO nest for storage.
The Aero is more refined - my wife likes it better. The finish is glossy, the zipper handles are rubberized, and the interior fabric is more cloth-like. The Titanium has a textured finish, the zippers are all metal, and the fabric is more nylon-y.
The Aero's locks are more finicky requiring two hands to lock and have smaller, harder to read number wheels. On the Titanium the zippers click easily into the lock and the lock has more standard, larger number wheels. The retractable handle slides in and out more smoothly on the Aero but also wobbles back and forth more when fully extended. But this is only really noticeable on the Carry On - we extended the handle one click on the 29" on two clicks on the 25".
When travelling the Aero shows dust immediately and the Titanium hides it better...which can be a plus or minus depending on your point of view. Also, scratches show more on the Aero and the stickers that hotels and others have taken to using are harder to get off the Aero's smooth finish (but do come off with a bit of elbow grease and goo-gone).
All in all it's been a long time since I've bought luggage so there was a good bit of 'sticker shock' when I made the purchase. But we have been really pleased thus far. And lastly, an unforeseen benefit our purchase was the recognition value. On a recent cruise two of our bags were misplaced and I had to contact the purser to track them down. He asked for a detailed description of the bags and I said their color, that they were hard-sided, they were Delsey, they were...and he cut me off and said, 'Oh...Delsey. hard-sided, red and silver, I'm on it...' They were found more or less immediately.
- Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 43.8 x 62.2 cm ; 5.09 Kg
- Boxed-product Weight: 5.1 Kg
- Item Model Number: 00207182000
- ASIN: B06Y5MDFHS
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 19 November 2017
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