There seems to be an unending debate on whether spinner (4-wheels) or roller (rollaboard, 2-wheels, etc.) luggage is the better option. This decision is based on type of luggage, use, and personal preference. Either will work, but here are the positives for each to help you decide which ones you would like.
- Luggage with spinner wheels can be rolled in multiple directions. This makes it easier to maneuver, whether you’re getting through crowds at the airport, easily rolling through hallways and doorways, etc.
- Carry on spinners are appealing for rolling sideways down the aisle of an airplane.
- Some recommend spinners for checked luggage or heavier luggage because there is less strain when rolling.
- If you are carrying a bag, attaching it to luggage with spinners may be better than luggage with rollers. Your bag will more likely stay balanced, be standing up right, and there will be less strain when moving your luggage.
- If you need to pull your luggage, you still can with spinners. However, some have done this and the two wheels they used wore down more quickly than the other two.
- Wheels on roller luggage tend to be more sturdy. Spinner’s sturdiness varies by brands and luggage collections.
- The wheels do not stick out as much as spinner wheels, therefore they do not cut into your packing space much.
- Carry on rollers are recommended because they have more packing space and the luggage weighs less than checked luggage. You most likely won’t need the spinners for less strain while rolling your carry on.
- Roller luggage won’t roll away from you when you are not hanging onto it. Spinners can be frustrating for rolling away when traveling by train. Some roll away even if you’re just standing still.
- Having 2 wheels helps you maneuver your luggage in more of a straight path than spinners. They can be easier to roll over carpet or grooved surfaces too.
Which type do you prefer, spinner or roller luggage? Let me know in a comment below!