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For a few months now, we have been putting aside our old suitcases to use the New York brand Level8. We tried them out on our recent plane trips from London to Geneva when travelling to Annecy. For our last trip, I wanted a cabin suitcase that fit Easyjet's dimensions (56 x 45 x 25 cm for customers who booked an Up Front or Extra Legroom seat). I also had the opportunity to take a smaller cabin bag with me (maximum size 45 x 36 x 20cm). Level8's Textured Luggage and Laptop Backpack Set was exactly what I needed! In the additional Atlas Backpack, I was able to take with me my laptop, my ipad and some cables. The set was perfect for my needs! I could finally travel without having to stress about packing my things before the plane.

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The Textured Luggage and Laptop Set

Given the price of good-quality luggage, it is wise to carry a little research before making a big purchase.

If you’re on the hunt for a new suitcase to bring on your next trip, LEVEL8 is an excellent choice and the Textured Luggage and Laptop Backpack Set is worth looking at.

Geneva Airport © French Moments

Geneva Airport - Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

Delivery

We ordered our textured luggage and laptop backpack set online and received them in good time. The items were delivered to us in two boxes at two different times of the day. All were in perfect condition.

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

Unpacking the Level8 Textured suitcase

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

Unpacking the Level8 Textured suitcase

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

The Level8 Textured suitcase

Top quality materials

All LEVEL8 Textured Luggage use Germany-based Bayer Makrolon® materials, which means the cases are durable, incredibly lightweight, and waterproof. In addition, the diamond-shaped textures come with anti-scratch surface technology.

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

The Level8 Textured suitcase

The wheels

The rubber-padded double-wheels will endure the cobblestone streets of the villages around Lake Annecy as they are very durable and manoeuvrable. And, icing on the cake, the 360° spinner wheels are quiet to roll!

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

The spinner wheels of the textured suitcase

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

The spinner wheels of the textured suitcase

You can smoothly glide the case next to you or behind you across airport floors to your gate number. This is exactly why my 9 year-old daughter quickly "stole" the suitcase from me as she loved the smooth running of the wheels!

Well, it was not a big deal as this allowed me to take pictures of the suitcase at Geneva and London Gatwick airports! 😉

Geneva Airport © French Moments

Geneva Airport - Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

Dimensions and colours

The luggage suitcase comes in a variety of colours. Seven colours are available: black, grey, light blue, olive drab, floral white and pink.

Level8 Textured Luggage and Laptop Backpack Set Colours

👍 Good to know! Although you can choose your favorite colour for the suitcase, the laptop backpack only comes in black.

The 20’’ suitcase (14.57” L x 9.3” W x 21.5” H) is a carry-on cabin-friendly case. It is just under the limits of a large cabin bag onboard Easyjet and Ryanair. It is an excellent choice for shorter trips and when you don’t want to travel with check-in luggage.

The 24" suitcase (17.5”L x 10.4”W x 26”H) may be used as a carry-on cabin-friendly case in other airlines (check before travel with your airline!) and its greater capacity and dimension allow for bringing back home some larger sizes items.

Capacity

The 20'' suitcase has a capacity of 41 L while the 24" suitcase has a capacity of 68 L.

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

Lock and handles

The suitcase includes a TSA-approved combination lock on the top of the case, a durable telescopic handle (4 height levels), and top and side carry handles. These additional grips come very helpful when you need to climb stairs.

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

The TSA-approved combination lock

Inside the suitcases

Organising your things is easy since there are zipped dividers, pockets, and straps.

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

Inside the suitcase

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

Inside the suitcase

Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

The 20" suitcase

Both the 20″ and 24″ Textured Luggage come with:

  • Mesh dividers on both sides with double zipper pulls.
  • Two zipped pockets on the left mesh divider, making it easy to organise and compress your things/clothes.
  • The right side has a nylon luggage strap with a quick-release buckle under the mesh.

About warranty

Level8 offers a lifetime warranty that covers any functional damage to the shell, wheels, handles, zippers, or anything else that impairs your use of the luggage. Click here to learn more about their warranty.

Level8's useful accessories

The interior of the suitcases is well-partitioned thanks to the spaces provided for this purpose. But there are ways to perfect the organisation of your belongings with some must-have accessories available on the Level8 website.

The organiser bag set for the suitcases © French Moments

The organiser bag set for the suitcases

The Atlas Laptop Backpack

The case comes with a backpack which was very useful to carry my laptop, my tablet and some cables and electronic equipment.

Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack © French Moments

Unpacking the Level8 Atlas Laptop Backback © French Moments

Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack © French Moments

The front of the backpack

Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack © French Moments

The rear of the backpack

The Atlas laptop Backpack is designed to carry up to 31 litres, weighs 1.5 kg (3.33 lbs) and its size is: 12.6”L x 6.5”W x 18.6”H.

It can actually serves as an ideal commuter backpack in slim size while being capable for an overnight tour without carrying suitcases.

Main features of the backpack
  • The independent laptop compartment is heavily padded by 3D EVA foam, hence providing maximum protection for the laptop computer in sizes from 13 inch to 16 inch.
  • The ergonomic carrying system brings more comfort in trips with heavily padded back straps. 
  • The large capacity main compartment can hold light clothing, headset, books, magazine, camera. 
  • The backpack has 26 multiple organiser pockets, for phone, pens, keys, wallet, purse, passport.
  • It has a top loading pocket for an easy access to glasses.
  • The side pockets fit a 500 ml water bottle, a folding umbrella, or other small items.
Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack © French Moments
Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack © French Moments
Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack © French Moments

You can order the Atlas Laptop Backpack on its own (without as a set with the texture suitcase). Click here to get to the backpack page.

Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack © French Moments

Hopefully, this LEVEL8 review has helped you to decide whether or not the Textured Luggage and Atlas Laptop Backpack Set  is the right option for you!

And if you click this link and use our LEVEL8 discount code frenchmt10, you can get 10% off any purchase!

Geneva Airport - Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

Geneva Airport - Level8 Textured Luggage © French Moments

This article is sponsored by LEVEL8 who sent us the Textured Luggage and Laptop Backpack Set to try ourselves. All opinions are our own.

About the author

Pierre is a French/Australian who is passionate about France and its culture. He grew up in France and Germany and has also lived in Australia and England. He has a background teaching French, Economics and Current Affairs, and holds a Master of Translating and Interpreting English-French with the degree of Master of International Relations, and a degree of Economics and Management. Pierre is the author of the Discovery Course on the Secrets of the Eiffel Tower and the Christmas book "Voyage au Pays de Noël".

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