Spinning Wheels

Hundreds of kids are zipping by me in skate shoes. Not really, but it seems like hundreds of wheeled children fill the halls every time I go to the airport. Nothing slows their pace, especially not me and my luggage, coffee and exasperation. And while trying to outmaneuver the kids, I must avoid bumping into adults who are talking instead of walking. Yes, you've been there? Then you know it gets worse if your suitcase tips over with every abrupt movement. At least awkward luggage is now an avoidable hassle. That's why I love spinners.


Spinner wheels are a great trend in luggage design. With wheels that rotate 360 degrees, I can zigzag through crowds, take sharp turns in a hurry, stop, backup and turnaround without looking like the sight gag for a silent movie. For a basic set, with just a couple of good hardside suitcases, I like the Heys two-piece spinner luggage set pictured here.


Heys Luggage Set


Traveling is much more fun when you're not idling on the concourse. From now on, I'm using spinner luggage. Of course, everyone's traveling preferences are different. What are your must-have luggage features?



Posted by Shawna Edwards

Shawna Edwards




Jun. 1, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Packing cubes are always a good idea. I always seem to need to get into my suitcase for something, and all my clothed wind up wrinkled and disorganized. the limited cube space forces me to cut down on what I'm packing, too.

Jun. 1, 2011 at 12:08 PM

I would LOVE some spinner luggage for my next trip. My current piece has two amazing features: it's bright red and it was free. But it tips over at the slightest jostling and it's difficult to maneuver. Other thing I would love: skate shoes.

Jun. 1, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I need a good carry-on that isn't a hassle. I somehow always pick the absolute worst bag to lug onto the plane with me. Something that's easy to carry, easy to get into and won't end up spilling my stuff all over under my seat. If I never have to chase a tube of rolling chapstick through a crowded plane again, I will be happy.

Jun. 1, 2011 at 1:20 PM

I've got my eye on some cute, hardside luggage with bright colors and pretty patterns. The spinner wheels are definitely an added bonus, the better to careen around the airport showing off my bags! (I may be one of those wheeled children you're trying to avoid).

Jun. 1, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Why don't wheelie shoes come in adult sizes? I would like a pair.

Jun. 1, 2011 at 2:52 PM

I love those wheelie shoes! Next time I go on vacation, I'm definitely buying some. Nothing sounds better than wheelie-shoeing through the airport with spinner luggage.

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