Genius Pack Review: 21″ Hardside Spinner Carry-On Suitcase

This lightweight, hardside spinner suitcase packs in tons of unique features.

Genius Pack Review

Price and Where to Buy the Genius Pack : Currently on sale on for $158 (originally $218).


  • Very lightweight, especially for hard luggage (6.8 lbs)
  • Meets carry-on allowance limits for most international and domestic airlines
  • Eight silent gliding spinner wheels let you easily maneuver the suitcase 360 degrees
  • Exterior is a crush-proof durable poly-carbonate film
  • Built-in TSA-approved combination lock
  • Labeled internal pockets offer easy organization
  • Separated laundry compartment keeps dirty clothes away from clean
  • Compression straps help you fit more in
  • Printed check-list helps you remember what to pack


Despite being a hardside suitcase, the Genius Pack bag is not waterproof.

How the Genius Pack Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. The Genius Pack keeps you organized wherever you may travel.
  • Value: 9/10. If you grab this carry-on while it’s on sale, the price is great for a hardside suitcase.
  • Portability: 10/10. Despite all the built-in features, this suitcase is still lighter than many soft-side carry-ons.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. We love the sleek silver color and smooth look of the suitcase.

Final Verdict: Looking for a lightweight, hardside carry-on spinner suitcase? The Genius Pack has features that set it apart from the competition and make it worth your while.

(Photo: Genius Pack)

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By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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