Salsa Suitcases

Rimowa Luggage features three variations of their polycarbonate Salsa line. The original series, Salsa, is the base model from Rimowa. This model contains 1 flex divider system, a net cover, multiwheel, luggage label and a TSA combination lock.  Like the name implies, the Salsa Air model is the lightest variation.  These suitcases are great for people that like to pack as much as they can without worrying about the additional luggage weight and hassles. I like this model for carry on luggage, as its light weight compliments air travel lifting and storing into the overhead compartments.  Last but not least, my favorite, is the Salsa Deluxe model.  This is the top of the Salsa variations.  The deluxe version has an upgraded interior compression strap dividers, and gel padded handles.  The color variation also is bold and stands out when traveling.

The Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Review

The Rimowa Salsa Air – Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel luggage dimensions are:

  • Width: 15 3⁄4 in
  • Depth: 7 7⁄8 in
  • Height: 21 2⁄3 in
  • Weight: 4 lbs 4 oz

This case weights just over 4 lbs, which is 40% lighter than the Rimowa Salsa deluxe cabin multiwheel luggage (7lbs). The lightweight case is made of polycarbonate material which is both lighter and more durable that aluminum. Inside the suitcase, the lightweight zippered mesh compartments help keep everything organized. This also prevents any items falling out in case TSA inspects inside your luggage.

Whether its going with you within the cabin, or checked in, the case also has an approved TSA lock for added security. The lock is located at the top of the luggage so that you can easily set the combination and ensured its locked standing upright. The zippers around the case are durable and keep together the luggage. Conveniently at the top, the zippers are placed within the TSA lock for security.

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By having a monotelescopic pull handle, the luggage interior gives added space for packing. The handle itself is ergonomically designed to comfortably fit within your handle to be easily pulled and gripped.

Another nice amenity from Rimowa is the 5 year warranty. In an event that the luggage has a defect, a registered purchaser can contact Rimowa for a replacement. Cheaper made luggage rarely offer a warranty for this extended period. The craftsmanship of the case minimizes any defects or damage like design imposters.

Whether transporting the luggage for a short walk between gates, or a long walk to a hotel, the patented multiwheel system makes transportation as an upright case smooth and effortless. If you prefer to pull, the case can also be tilted for a 2 wheel pull. The system is made up an eight ball bearing wheels rotating 360 degrees
Salsa Air

Rimowa Salsa Air Review

As far as carry-on luggage are concerned, Rimowa’s Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel 33.0L is the real deal, and this review will tell you why. Rimowa is already known for the outstanding quality and stylish look of its luggage and suitcases. And based on our review, as well as the reviews of others, Salsa Air, one of Rimowa’s lines on sale, is no exception. There are quite a few products in the Salsa Air line on sale, but in this review, we’ll be specifically looking into the Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel 33.0L – one of the lightest carry-on luggage Rimowa has put out on sale so far.

Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel
Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel

Air Review

Sleek, glossy and stylish, the Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel sports the distinctive Rimowa groove styling and is on sale in four vibrant colors. Our review finds that not only do the bright colors give your luggage a fun, sophisticated look, they also make spotting your luggage from the carousel that much easier. Available on sale in colors ultra violet, lime green, ice blue and navy blue, these bright colors are well-received by travelers and luggage reviewers alike. Based on our review, with this Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel and the rest of Salsa Air’s product range that are on sale, Rimowa has made yet another luggage line that has the distinctive Rimowa look in the form of the shell’s grooves with a bold, colorful twist.

Rimowa's signature grooves
Rimowa’s signature grooves

Rimowa doesn’t just pride itself in creating beautiful pieces of luggage and putting them out on sale. What Rimowa is even more known for in the manufacturing and sales of luggage is its breakthrough developments and innovations – and our review finds that the Salsa Air line is proof.

The Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel comes in at just 4.2 lbs, making it one of the lightest hard-sided suitcases on sale not just among Rimowa suitcases but, as our review finds, also in the whole market. In this review, we think the weight of a carry-on luggage is extremely important because, unlike check-in baggage, the carry-on will be with you throughout the duration of your flight. A carry-on bag that is already heavy even without your packed items will prove to be a burden when you’re lugging it through the airport or along the airplane aisle. Based on our review, the weight of this particular Rimowa Salsa Air piece is very favorable because it’s light enough to not go over the allowable weight for carry-ons (while most airlines are not strict with this, some most certainly are), but it’s also not too light that it compromises its durability – other reviews agree with us on this.

Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel

As for size, our review finds the Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Multiwheel has just the right dimensions. It is a handy 21.7 inches in height, 15.7 inches in width and 7.9 inches in depth. According to our review, it meets the carry-on size requirement of most domestic as well as international airlines. More importantly, our review finds that it’s small enough to easily move along the aisle, and it can just as easily fit the overhead compartments.

The Ultralight in comparison to the rest of the Salsa Air cases
The Ultralight in comparison to the rest of the Salsa Air cases

Like all of the pieces in the Salsa line for sale, the Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Multiwheel is made of polycarbonate. This high-quality material, which was first ever used by Rimowa in the manufacture of luggage, is the main reason why the Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel really is ultra light – and why it’s a hit in the sales market. Don’t be fooled by the lightness of this beautiful piece of luggage though. Our review is certain that it’s also ultra sturdy too. The polycarbonate material is very flexible, meaning the suitcase shell might bend when pressure is applied to it but it also goes back to its original form once the pressure is gone. That means no cracks or dents for your Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel. According to our review, these suitcases aren’t just designed to be light as a feather, they’re also designed to last.

Because the suitcase is made of polycarbonate, the Salsa Air piece is a hard-sided case. This review generally prefers hard-sided suitcases to soft-sided ones because it offers more protection. At the same time, even though soft-sided cases may be able to accommodate more items, hard-sided luggage makes up for it by avoiding unbalanced weight distribution. No matter how much stuff you put in your Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel, we found in this review that it will not tip forward or sideways, unlike most soft-sided luggage on sale. The hard-sided shell also makes it easier for travelers to place a small carry-on bag or purse on top with less risk of it falling off. This normally isn’t the case for other soft-sided carry ons for sale.

Similar to Rimowa’s other luggage pieces on sale, the Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel also features a telescopic handle that locks at three stages, allowing you to control the case more smoothly and more suitable to your height. The handle extends as high as 42.5” off the floor, the same as the rest of Rimowa’s Salsa pieces on sale. The only hiccup some other reviews have found with this luggage, as well as all the Salsa Air suitcases on sale, is that, unlike the rest of Rimowa’s product line, this one only has a monotelescopic T-shaped pull handle, and not the usual double-pole handle. The Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel also doesn’t have a side carry handle. Our review finds though that the single pull handle and the side carry handle are worth trading off for the lightness of the bag. Since the Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel is specifically designed as a carry-on, our review thinks the absence of these two features is tolerable.

Telescopic handle makes it easier to push, pull and drag
Telescopic handle makes it easier to push, pull and drag

Of course, a Rimowa suitcase isn’t a Rimowa suitcase without its patented Multiwheel system. Each Rimowa Multiwheel on sale has eight ball-bearing wheels that can move – this review thinks glide is a more accurate term – in any direction. Combine the Multiwheel system with the Salsa Air’s lightweight case, and you have the Rimowa Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel that you can maneuver effortlessly with just a tap. This review guarantees that once you experience Rimowa’s Multiwheel system, it’s hard to go back to two-wheelers.

The Multiwheel gives you maximum maneuverability
The Multiwheel gives you maximum maneuverability

Another standard feature can also be found in this Multiwheel carry-on, as well as other Rimowa suitcases on sale – the TSA lock. This Salsa Multiwheel has a TSA combination lock which will allow airport security personnel to open your luggage without damaging the lock.

The TSA lock keeps your valuables safe and your luggage undamaged
The TSA lock keeps your valuables safe and your luggage undamaged

Among Rimowa’s Salsa pieces on sale, our review has found that the Salsa Air has the simplest interior. When opened, it splits into two equal spaces with a mesh netting zip-up to keep the items in the top and bottom section in place. Our review thinks that this Multiwheel suitcase is good for travelers who want free-form storage space and are not meticulous when packing.

Mesh netting in the interior
Mesh netting in the interior

Product Warranty and Repair

All Rimowa suitcases on sale are provided with a 5-year manufacture warranty worldwide. The warranty guarantees to repair or exchange your suitcase if manufacturing defects are detected. You’ll also find an option to contact a Rimowa service expert on their official website. For in-store repair services, there are authorized Rimowa service centers worldwide.

29 and 32 inch Price and Comparison

Salsa Air Ultralight Cabin Multiwheel 33.0L is one of the more budget-friendly cases of Rimowa on sale with a sales price of $475. If you wanted a checkin suitcase larger in size, the 29″ Salsa Air Multiwheel is available for $550.  The 32″ Salsa Air model is available for $595.00 While you can’t purchase their products on the official Rimowa website, Rimowa has around eighty stores around the world. You can also find this Salsa case, as well as other Rimowa products, on sale in any online and in-store dealers authorized by Rimowa. Most online dealers also provide a short review of these suitcases.

Salsa Deluxe

Aside from the Salsa Air, Rimowa also has the Salsa Deluxe Hybrid line on sale – an upgraded version of the Salsa Deluxe line, hence the name Hybrid. A favorite among travelers and luggage review bloggers, as well as this review, the Salsa Deluxe Hybrid is designed for the on-the-go business traveler. What this review likes is that as Rimowa’s top of the Salsa line, the Salsa Deluxe Hybrid uses the sleek, classy style of the Salsa Deluxe and the neat and organized functionality of the business class. The Hybrid basically uses the polycarbonate hard-sided shell of the Salsa Deluxe and adds a front pocket made of Kevlar fabric. Our review has found that the front pocket arguably makes a world of difference for the jetsetter businessman by providing a great storage space for important documents. The convenience of being able to access your important items without having to open the suitcase is clearly prioritized by Rimowa and is highly appreciated by this review.

In this review, we will be focusing on two cases of the Hybrid line that are on sale – the Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Notebook 8.0L and the Salsa Deluxe Busines Multiwheel 23.0L. Both of these Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Hybrid cases are for sale in black, brown, red and blue. Our review has found that unlike the bold colors of the Salsa Air, the colors for these cases are definitely classier and more formal.

If you’re looking for a good alternative for your briefcase – a case that is strictly for your documents and papers – this review recommends the Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Notebook 8.0L. This Rimowa case is for sale for $395. With a height of 13.2 inches, a width of 15.7 inches, a depth of 5.7 inches and a weight of 5.1 lbs., this review thinks the Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Notebook is a convenient hand-carry. It’s large enough to contain your documents, passport and papers, but also small enough to place under the airplane seat. Designed to always be within reach, this Rimowa Hybrid Notebook is not equipped with a TSA lock. But judging by our review, as well as the other reviews we’ve come across, that doesn’t matter because this piece is excellent.

Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Notebook 8.0L
Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Notebook 8.0L
Sleek and functional at the same time
Sleek and functional at the same time

For a bigger case that can accommodate more than just your documents, this review believes the Salsa Deluxe Business Multiwheel 23.0L might do the trick, on sale for $650. This Multiwheel is 16.7 inches high, 15.7 inches wide and 8.9 inches thick, weighs 8.4 lbs., and can fit a 15” laptop. Unlike the Rimowa Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Notebook, the Hybrid Multiwheel features a TSA combination lock and, more importantly, a stageless telescopic pull handles. This means the handle locks at any stage, accommodating your height which this review finds very agreeable. Although this Hybrid Multiwheel is smaller than the usual carry-on that are on sale, our review finds that it’s smart of Rimowa to integrate telescopic handles as well as four ball-bearing wheels that give you the option to tow the case behind you in case it gets too heavy to carry. The interior of this business Multiwheel also has a partition so that you can easily segregate your papers.

Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Business Multiwheel 23.0L
Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Business Multiwheel 23.0L
Has a partition for your every document
Has a partition for your every document

According to this review, whether it’s the Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Notebook 8.0L or the Salsa Deluxe Hybrid Business Multiwheel 23.0L, Rimowa makes sure your business travels go smoothly and fashionably.