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Delsey Luggage Helium Aero Review

The Good: Helium Aero offers extra space in a stylish and durable hard-body. The overall build quality is good, and the four sets of dual wheels allow you to easily move around with the suitcase.

The Bad: Fragile interior lining can really impede the long term use of Helium Aero if you're not careful, and the fact that the dimensions could lead you to pay an oversized luggage fee with some airlines is definitely something to think about.

The Verdict: While it does have its downsides, Helium Aero is one of the better choices for suitcases in this price range. It is very attractive, the hard-body is durable enough to protect your belongings, and despite its fairly large size, it is easy to maneuver thanks to four sets of dual wheels.

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Overview

Helium Aero is a stylish piece of luggage that sports hard-shell design, very attractive exterior and functional interior. It comes in a variety of colors and is one of Delsey's best selling models. Dimensions of Helium Aero are just within most airline's allowed luggage size but are known to fall under the "oversized" category in some cases. Helium Aero is made of 100% polycarbonate which allows it to be ultralight and fairly durable.

Exterior Design

Exterior design of Helium Aero is reminiscent of classic hard-shell suitcases. It sports a ribbed body design that is simple yet very appealing. The metallic color schemes that are available really complement the body of Helium Aero, making it a very attractive piece of luggage. The body is sturdy and is capable of withstanding the torture of even the most careless luggage handlers, while protecting your belongings inside. Helium Aero uses a typical zipper-based closing system that comes with a TSA-approved lock.

Like most other similar suitcases, Helium Aero comes with four sets of dual wheels capable of rotating 360 degrees which means that your arms won't have to handle any part of the weight when rolling this suitcase around. The wheels are well designed and can endure long and frequent use without breaking. The handle is made of industrial grade aluminum sporting an ergonomically molded grip, and is activated using a "one-button" system.

Interior Design

Interior of the Helium Aero is divided into two separate compartments used for storing clothes. The deeper half of the Helium Aero sports the traditional storage space secured by elastic straps, while the other, shallow half, uses a nylon membrane that serves as a laptop storage space, and offers additional pockets where you can store your accessories.

The interior lining seems to be fragile and can be fairly easily damaged by objects that have sharp edges. Unfortunately the same lining connects the main zipper with the hard-shell body, so packing needs to be done with some caution.

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 29" x 19.5" x12.5" (+2" counting the wheels)
  • 100% Nylon interior
  • Zipper closure
  • 100% polycarbonate hard-shell
  • Four double spinner wheels
  • Industrial grade aluminum handle
  • Integrated 3-dial TSA-approved lock

Conclusion

Helium Aero by Delsey is a very attractive piece of luggage that is both light and sturdy. The interior is simple and makes packing an easy job, however the fragility of the materials used to line the suitcase is definitely a downside. Being a fairly large piece, users based in United States may exceed the allowed luggage dimensions of their local airlines as the wheels add another 2". On the other hand, this extra space is very useful and can eliminate the need for an extra suitcase.

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