Olympia Luggage Review : from Tuscany to Apache

“Have you packed your bags yet?”

This is a common question people are asked when they’re about to start a vacation, yet it’s something so many of us put off thinking for as long as possible!

Whether you’re taking your family on a vacation or traveling for business, one of the most important things to think about is packing, especially what luggage to use.

And while you might be confused by all the different choices of luggage available, the great news is that there’s a perfect suitcase or travel bag out there for you and your family. You just need to decide what’s important to you about travel luggage.

When I started writing Olympia luggage reviews, I couldn’t believe how many different luggage pieces were available. No wonder people get so confused!

Why Choose Olympia Luggage?

Olympia is an international company based in California, that’s been around for over 3 decades. It’s dedicated to providing quality travel products that are of high quality, durable and reliable no matter where you’re traveling.

Olympia’s luggage design is cutting-edge and has innovative and functional features. The company owns a few patents for design- I’ll be sharing these innovative features with you throughout my Olympia luggage reviews.

You’ll notice that Olympia luggage is stylish, and the company is continuously improving its classic, best-selling luggage pieces.

I think Olympia’s a great brand of luggage, because it’s known for being reliable, offering you comfort, style, quality and affordability.

For traveling families, these qualities are important. You want luggage that’s practical, has extra features and keeps in mind that family travel is different to solo travel! Those extra pockets and organizational features can be a life saver while traveling with young kids!

Olympia Luggage Collections

Although Olympia has many different luggage models, types and sizes, there are 5 main Olympia luggage types that I’ve reviewed for you.

Hard-sided Luggage

Hard-sided luggage has become more popular in recent years because it’s made from high-tech plastic materials such as polycarbonate and ABS, while others are made of aluminium or have aluminium components. This makes hard-sided luggage more durable and lightweight than other types of luggage.

Soft-sided Luggage

Traditionally, soft-sided luggage has been the most common and popular as it’s been around for many years. While hard-sided luggage might seem the best option, travelers love soft-sided because you can squeeze in more items and “overpack”. This is because the fabric tends to stretch.

Duffel Bags

When traveling, you wouldn’t normally think to use a duffel bag. Duffel bags are not only for athletes! They’re great to use if you’re packing bulky items such as camping or skiing equipment. You might use a duffel bag if you’re going to Europe on a ski trip.

Duffel bags have wheels and built-in handles that make them behave like a luggage piece but still have the great features of an ordinary duffel bag. And, they’re price makes them great value!

Olympia Luggage Reviews: Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Olympia and Olympia luggage.

Q. Does Olympia have different types of luggage that I can choose from?

A. Yes. Olympia is a diverse luggage brand that offers a luggage solution for all types of travelers. Olympia sells hard-sided luggage, soft-sided luggage, duffel bags, carry-on luggage pieces, backpacks and other travel-related products. You can choose luggage with fixed wheels or luggage with spinner wheels. The choices are endless!

Q. Does Olympia luggage come as a set?

A. Yes. Olympia has luggage ranges that can be purchased as a set. This is handy for families who need more than one luggage piece or for those traveling for long periods of time who need to pack lots of things. It’s often economical to buy luggage as a set than individually.

Q. Is Olympia luggage expensive?

A. When buying luggage, it’s important to not only look at the upfront cost, but the cost over the long term. You can buy a cheap luggage piece, but if you need to replace it in a year or two, then this becomes expensive.
Olympia is a brand that prides itself on its quality, reliability, and trust. You can find a different luggage piece to suit your budget, however Olympia is NOT a cheap brand.

Olympia Luggage Reviews

Olympia Tuscany Luggage Reviews

The Olympia Tuscany range is very popular with consumers as it offers three different luggage pieces with different sizes and features. It’s a soft-sided luggage range that suits all different types of travelers: from solo to families. You can choose the right one for your travel needs!

Olympia Luggage Tuscany 25 Inch Expandable Vertical Rolling Luggage Case

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The Olympia luggage Tuscany 25-inch expandable vertical rolling luggage case is a popular choice among travelers, and often gets great customer reviews.

It’s a large-sized luggage piece that’s not suitable as a carry-on but it’s great for long vacations where you need to pack lots of clothing.

The luggage can expand, which means you can fit in those extra souvenirs and last-minute travel items (do you have more to pack when you’re traveling home than when you left?!).

SIZE

The luggage is 24 x 15 x 10 inches and it can expand by another 2.5 inches, making this a great size for traveling families. Note that it’s too big to be a carry-on piece- the luggage will need to be checked in when flying. It has a capacity of 4600 cubic inches.

LUGGAGE QUALITY & DURABILITY

The luggage is made of two-tone polyester and has been designed to be sturdy and long-lasting.
The handle is a U-tube push-button retractable handle that you can lock away when the luggage is in transit. This protects the handle from possible damage during transit.

EASE OF USE

If you’re a fan of spinner wheels, you’ll be happy to know that the Olympia Tuscany 25-inch luggage piece features dual spinner wheels.

The wheels can rotate 360 degrees, making it simple to wheel the luggage around the airport. Minimal effort is required! I love spinner wheels because I can carry my child while also wheeling my luggage around the airport- multi-tasking at its finest!

There’s a dual buckle tie-belt to keep your luggage secure.

OTHER FEATURES

You get value for money when buying the Olympia Tuscany range.

There’s a front zipper pocket for easy access to essentials, as well as an internal zipper mesh pocket for storage and easy access.

And for those who love organization, there are built-in dual shoe pockets for storing shoes. It’s great to keep shoes separate from other items, so they don’t get squashed among your other items.

To protect your belongings, there’s EVA foam padding in the front panel.

PROS

The dual spinner wheels make the luggage easy to move
Dual shoe pockets for handy shoe storage
Expandable to be able to squeeze in those last-minute items that won’t otherwise fit!

CONS

The stitching and the polyester can get damaged over time if you pack too much, despite the luggage being expandable

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Olympia Luggage Tuscany 30 Inch Expandable Vertical Rolling Luggage Case

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Traveling families need to pack lots of clothing, so an extra-large luggage case like the Olympia Tuscany 30 inch expandable is perfect.

This luggage piece is the largest in the Olympia Tuscany range, and can hold up to 6800 cubic inches (compared with the 25-inch piece that holds 4600 cubic inches). If this still isn’t big enough for your family, then consider buying the three pieces as a set!

SIZE

The Olympia Tuscany 30 inch measures 30 x 18 x 10 inches, with an extra expansion of 2.5 inches. The expandable feature means you pack more into your luggage (important when you’re going home and realizing you have more luggage than when you arrived!).

LUGGAGE QUALITY & DURABILITY

Olympia’s reputation for great quality continues, with the luggage being made of two-tone polyester with an inner lining to keep your items safe and clean. The castor spinner wheels are great quality, and some say they are on par with those used by Samsonite!

EASE OF USE

Dual spinner wheels make it easy to move the luggage, which is important given the luggage has an extra-large size and capacity.

The handle is a u-tube retractable handle that’s easy to pull up and down with the push of a button.

OTHER FEATURES

There are built-in dual shoe pockets so you can keep your shoes separate from your other items. There’s a hideaway piggy back strap that isn’t available with the other two Olympia Tuscany luggage pieces.

PROS

The extra-large size and expandable feature is perfect for large families
Who doesn’t love the idea of built-in shoe pockets?
The dual spinner wheels are on par with those used by Samsonite

CONS

The stitching is usually the first part of the luggage to become damaged over time

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Olympia Luggage Reviews- Skyhawk Collection

The Skyhawk collection is a more premium luggage collection than the Tuscany and has a higher price point.

It has added features that improve durability, as well as extra features to give the luggage a more upmarket appeal.

The only color available is black, unlike the Tuscany range that has different colors available.

Olympia Luggage Skyhawk 22 Inch Expandable Airline Carry-On

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The Olympia Skyhawk 22-inch expandable carry-on is like the Tuscany equivalent, however it has extra features which explains its higher price tag.

SIZE

The Skyhawk 22-inch is an expandable bag that can increase in size by up to 2.5 inches. It measures 14 x 9 x 22 inches which includes the wheels. This makes it a great carry-on bag size that fits most airline requirements.

LUGGAGE QUALITY & DURABILITY

The luggage is made of 840 denier three-tone Polyester with a textile lining that helps protect your items. The top handle is a d-ring reinforced handle, making it more durable than other luggage handles.

The zippers are strong and the teeth line up well, it feels like the zipper is of high quality.

This is a very sturdy luggage piece that looks and feels durable enough to last quite a few years.

EASE OF USE

As with other Olympia luggage, the Skyhawk 22-inch has 4 recessed spinner wheels that make it simple to move around. The wheels swivel 360 degrees however they seem to work better when you are pulling the luggage behind you rather than when you’re pushing it in front of you.

It’s easy to access the front pocket and internal mesh pocket for items that you need quick and easy access to at the airport.

OTHER FEATURES

There’s an additional top hanging internal zipper pocket which travelers tend to use for toiletries. This is great because you can quickly access this pocket when you’re going through security checks. And it keeps your toiletries or other smaller belongings separate from your remaining luggage.

Just like its Tuscany cousin, the Skyhawk has a water bottle pocket for that extra special touch!

PROS

The additional internal zipper pocket for easy access
Handy water bottle pocket
The zipper feels solid and zips smoothly

CONS

Sometimes the wheels don’t work as well when you’re pushing the luggage in front of you
Expensive luggage

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Olympia Luggage Skyhawk 26 Inch Expandable Vertical Rolling Case

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For travelers needing a decent amount of packing space, the Olympia luggage Skyhawk 26-inch expandable case is an excellent mid-size choice.

It complements the 21-inch carry-on option and is great for small families and solo travelers.

SIZE

The luggage measures 14 x 9 x 26 inches with an extra expansion of 2.5 inches. It has a capacity of 4900 cubic inches and the empty suitcase weighs 9.9lbs. This is a great luggage piece for a family going on a short vacation. It has plenty of room and can expand by an extra 2.5 inches which is handy when you’re packing to go home and realize you’ve bought too many souvenirs!

LUGGAGE QUALITY & DURABILITY

The Skyhawk 26-inch has a rugged quality, and it’s constructed from 840 denier Polyester.

Its recessed spinner wheels are sturdy and can handle the weight of the luggage.

The quality of the stitching means this luggage piece will last a while, while the sturdy zipper is great for when you’re packing in those extra items and need to make use of the expansion of the luggage. Usually a zipper is one of the first parts of a luggage piece that breaks!

The handle is reinforced and sturdy, which is important since you’ll be using the handle to help move the luggage around.

EASE OF USE

The last thing you want to be worrying about when you’re at the airport is your luggage- you want to be able to move it around freely while you’re doing all the other things a traveling parent does! You’ll find it easy to move the Skyhawk 26-inch luggage around, thanks to its 360-degree spinner wheels.

The handle is easy to pull up and down, simply by pressing the button. It moves slowly and without much force required- have you ever had to really push down on a handle for it to lock properly? It’s frustrating! There’s no such problem with the Skyhawk collection.

The handy pocket features also make it easy to access those important documents and items.

OTHER FEATURES

If you need to keep some items separate and handy and protected from your other items, then you’ll love the extra internal hanging pocket that’s at the top of the luggage. It’s easy to open the luggage to access this pocket while on the move.

When you open the luggage, the left component has a zippered mesh pocket. This is a great place to keep your fragile items or even if you like to separate your shoes or other items.

The front panel of the luggage is padded with EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate) foam to keep your items safe from breakage when the luggage is loaded onto the plane. EVA foam is soft but durable, and often used in flooring and sports equipment.

PROS

The expandable feature makes it easy to pack those extra items you need to take
Internal hanging pocket gives easy access to important items
Reinforced handle for extra durability and ease of use

CONS

Some consumers wish this luggage piece adhered to airline carry-on requirements. It’s a little too big for this!

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Olympia USA Apache Luggage Reviews

Olympia Apache 3pc Hardcase Spinner Set

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For fans of hard-sided luggage, the Olympia Apache 3 piece hardcase spinner set is a great choice!

It’s great for large families because there are three different-sized pieces that allow you to pack everything you need for your family, as well as have a case that you can carry with you on your flight.

The Olympia Apache set is durable and strong enough to endure lots of travel. It’s the luggage you don’t mind spending money buying because you know it will last a while.

 

SIZE

The sizes of the different pieces are:

14 x 9 x 21 inches, and it can hold 2700 cubic inches

17 x 10 x 25 inches, and it can hold 4300 cubic inches

19 x 12 x 29 inches, and it can hold 670 cubic inches

The smallest luggage piece can be used as a carry-on and fits most airline requirements.

LUGGAGE QUALITY & DURABILITY

The luggage is made of ABS polycarbonate which is durable and its flexibility means that it can withhold being thrown and bounced around without breaking.

To look after your luggage, you simply need to wipe it down to keep it clean. Although the luggage is not completely waterproof, it stays drier than if a soft-sided luggage piece got wet.

The lining of the luggage is made of fabric, which will keep your items safe and protected.

EASE OF USE

Polycarbonate is lightweight, so it’s easy to move your luggage around without worrying about additional weight from the material.

The spinner wheels allow movement in all directions, making it easy to move around the airport while you’re doing other things at the same time.

It’s easy to open and shut the handle, which moves smoothly at the push of a button.

OTHER FEATURES

The elastic tie belt will keep your items in one place and prevent them from being thrown around inside the luggage while in transit.

There’s an additional interior zip pocket if you need to keep some things separated.

The luggage is fully expandable, so if there’s anything you need to squeeze in, it should fit nicely!

PROS

The ABS polycarbonate material is excellent and durable

Spinner wheels make it easy to move the luggage around

The 3-piece set is economical value for families!

CONS

Nothing to note yet, as the luggage hasn’t been on the market for as long as the other collections. So far, so good!

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Olympia Luxe Luggage Reviews

Olympia Luxe 3 Piece Expandable Spinner Set

 

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If style and design are important to you, then you’ll love the Olympia Luxe 3-piece expandable spinner set. The set features three different sized luggage pieces that’s great for traveling families or for when you need different sized luggage options.

The Luxe set has been created stylishly and stands out from other luggage pieces- making it easy to find on the carousel at the airport!

SIZE

The 3 pieces of luggage are sized as follows:

14 x 8 x 21 inches, plus expansion of 2.5 inches. Capacity is 3000 cubic inches.

16 x 9 x 26 inches, plus expansion of 2.5 inches. Capacity is 4800 cubic inches.

18 x 10 x 30 inches, plus expansion of 2.5 inches. Capacity is 6800 cubic inches.

LUGGAGE QUALITY & DURABILITY

One of the great things about the Olympia Luxe range is that the quality looks better than your average luggage piece. Eveything has been made to look luxurious and durable.

The luggage pieces are made of 840 denier Polyester.

The spinner wheels are jumbo sized and have noise reduction, making them much easier to move and without much effort or noise.

The retractable handle has been made of lightweight aluminium and is sturdy and easy to use.

Olympia has created a very luxurious-looking and sturdy luggage set. This is what you want if you travel often!

EASE OF USE

The spinner wheels make it easy to move the luggage around the airport.

You don’t need to put much physical pressure on the handle to move the luggage. Everything about this luggage set is simple and easy to use!

There’s easy access to pockets for those items you want handy.

OTHER FEATURES

I love the built-in shoe pockets on the mid-size and large-size luggage piece. It’s convenient being able to store your shoes separately from your other luggage items.

There’s an interior divider to divide the compartments into two separate areas, keeping everything more organized. Who doesn’t love organization when packing for a vacation?!

The internal hanging pocket, clear vinyl pocket and extra zipper pocket help you access important items easily.

And as an added touch, the lining has been elegantly printed to look nice and stylish. There’s also EVA foam padding in the front to protect your belongings.

PROS

The interior divider makes packing much easier and efficient

Separate shoe holders are convenient

The jumbo spinner wheels are smooth and quiet

CONS

Since the wheels are jumbo, they can be the first thing to break so take extra care

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Olympia Luggage Titan 3 Piece Spinner Hardside Set

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If you’re looking for a slightly larger luggage set than the Luxe range but without sacrificing weight, then the Olympia Titan 2-piece spinner hardside set would be a perfect option for you.

It’s excellent for larger traveling families as it allows you to pack a lot of items. You have a choice of three different-sized luggage pieces, including one that is suitable as a carry-on luggage piece.

The Titan range is very popular and a great seller! Consumers are very positive about the Titan range.

SIZE

The Olympia Titan luggage range is slightly larger than the Luxe range. Although it can’t expand as much as the Luxe range, because of its larger sizing, it can hold more than the Luxe. The weight of the empty luggage pieces is still the same as the weight of the Luxe range.

The sizing is as follows:

14 x 9 x 21 inches, with an expandable limit of 2 inches. Capacity is 3200 cubic inches.

16 x 11 x 25 inches, with an expandable limit of 2 inches. Capacity is 5200 cubic inches.

18 x 12 x 29 inches, with an expandable limit of 2 inches. Capacity is 7300 cubic inches.

LUGGAGE QUALITY & DURABILITY

Olympia’s reputation for quality and durable luggage is clearly evident with the way the Titan luggage has been designed and made.

It’s made of 100% Polycarbonate so that it’s tough and has enough “spring” to reduce any impact on the luggage when it’s in transit.

EASE OF USE

The jumbo spinner wheels are excellent, and they’re quiet and glide smoothly. It’s easy to move the Titan luggage around the airport without much physical effort!

The push-button retractable handle is made of lightweight aluminium and is easy to open and shut.

I love the interior zipped pockets that help you access your items easily. There’s also an elastic tie-belt to protect your belongings after you’ve packed them.

For parents who are organizational lovers, you’ll be happy to know that there are two separate compartments in the luggage to keep everything organized and secure.

OTHER FEATURES

The built-in shoe pockets are a fantastic idea! These are available on the mid-sized and large-sized pieces. It’s great for keeping your shoes stored neatly!

There’s an elegant print on the lining of the luggage to give it a luxurious appearance.

PROS

Larger than average luggage pieces

Jumbo spinner wheels are quiet and glide easily

 

CONS

Built-in shoe pockets on 25″ mid-size and 29″ large-size spinners

Elegantly imprinted fully padded interior lining

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