Hook for hanging included
Pricier than competitors
Tricky to keep leather clean
After taking a two-week trip with clunky old luggage, I knew I needed to up my checked-bag game. It’s been a while since I’ve traveled with checked bags—I prefer the ease and flexibility of carrying my bags with me on the plane—but sometimes you just need more room. So, I gave the 30-inch Bric's Bellagio V2.0 Spinner Trunk (also available in 21-inch, 27-inch, and 32-inch options) a try on a week-long trip home to Ohio to visit my family.
This sleek bag exudes the same class and quality the Bric’s luggage brand is known for. The upscale, family-owned Italian brand uses top-notch Tuscan leather that’s vegetable-tanned for a natural, slick look. That’s why celebrities like Amal Clooney and Blake Lively rely on these bags. And let’s be real: if it’s good enough for a barrister or Serena van der Woodsen, then it’s good enough for me. I tried this bag as an initial, pre-trip test to see if it followed through on its lofty promises. Was it as durable and high quality as people think? Read on to see what I found.
Design: A classically stylish suitcase
The Bric's Bellagio trunk comes in black, blue, cream, and olive, and it pairs a durable polycarbonate exterior with tanned leather touches that make the bag pop. The materials don’t just look good—they feel good. I could tell instantly that these bags have Bric’s beloved quality; the material is smooth yet strong, and the water-repellent zippers glide smoothly.
This trunk pairs a durable polycarbonate exterior with tanned leather touches that make the bag pop.
On the inside, a herringbone-patterned lining features numerous pockets with the same easy-to-glide zippers that lead to multiple compartments for organized packing, including one on the top lid side and one on the bottom lid side, with zipped pockets on the top flaps that protect these compartments.
Portability: Heavy when fully packed
Bric’s high-quality materials may be gorgeous and durable, but these bags are far from lightweight. The bag alone is 12 pounds (at 29.9 x 20.9 x 11.4 inches). Sure, I could pick up the empty case to get it up the stairs, but that trip down the stairs became quite tricky—and not something I’d recommend for anyone who has trouble lifting, say, 50 or 60 pounds, because it can reach that point when fully filled.
The bag’s enlarged wheels guarantee a smooth, easy glide, with an ergonomic and easy-to-grip handlebar that adjusts to three positions.
Once the lifting part was over, wheeling was a breeze. The bag’s enlarged wheels guarantee a smooth, easy glide, with an ergonomic and easy-to-grip handlebar that adjusts to three positions.
Capacity: Spacious packing for three to four weeks
This bag is incredibly spacious on the inside. While I was only traveling for a week, I could’ve fit up to four weeks’ worth of clothing in here. There’s just so much room! I used the main compartment for the bulk of my clothing and was able to fit shoes in the zippered, protected pocket that covers the main compartment. In the top-lid compartment, there’s another full-length zipped pocket for shoes and other belongings. This flap opens up to a protected compartment great for clothes I would want to protect such as formalwear (since there’s a hook for hangers).
While I was only traveling for a week, I could’ve fit up to four weeks’ worth of clothing in here.
Organization: Easy to stay organized
With pockets upon pockets, I found it incredibly easy to stay organized and remember where everything fit. That said, I do think this bag would benefit from a few smaller pockets. If I’m checking a bag, I’m definitely going to bring my toiletries and makeup bags—and I’d rather those be in a smaller compartment (all the pockets in the Bric’s Bellagio Spinner span the full length of the suitcase).
Durability: Sturdy, high-quality materials
This suitcase is made with a strong polycarbonate that’s tough enough to last through baggage claim or, in my case, a car ride with luggage stacked on top. The wheels also won’t give out mid-trip. I took this bag for multiple spins around the block and couldn’t get over the smooth ride—particularly when rolled on all fours. That’s in large part thanks to the double rubber Hinomoto wheels, which were a new addition to this “V2” bag. The handlebar is strong as can be, too, which is something I’m careful to look for after my last suitcase’s handlebar broke mid-trip!
Security: TSA-approved lock
With a TSA-approved lock, I’ll have peace of mind when this suitcase makes its way through the baggage claim. There’s also an included instruction book for those who are nervous about incorrectly setting up the lock (cough, me).
Ease of Cleaning: Leather may fade if wet
This bag is made with top-notch materials, but those materials can get a little fussy when it comes to cleaning and care. Bric’s recommends cleaning the exterior (particularly the leather) with a soft dry cloth and using natural wax or leather cleaning products if the stains persist. Rain or snow can cause the exterior’s leather to fade or get splotchy. If it does come in contact with water, dab it with a dry cloth and let it dry before storing.
Price: High quality comes at a high price
With celebrities like Amal Clooney using Bric’s bags, it’s to be expected the Bric's Bellagio 30-inch Spinner costs a pretty penny. This bag retails for around $700, but Bric’s does offer payment plans if needed.
Bric’s also offers a five-year warranty for all wheeled products purchased at a Bric’s store in North America or online at bricstore.com.
Bric's Bellagio V2.0 Spinner Trunk vs. Delsey Chatelet Hard+ 28-inch Spinner Luggage
The Bric’s Bellagio bag is remarkably sleek and spacious, but its main competitor—the Delsey Chatelet Hard+ 28-Inch Spinner—is equally impressive. This bag is similarly stylish and has a durable exterior (it’s made with 100 percent virgin polycarbonate), with multiple pockets and included shoe and toiletry bags on the rose-colored inside. The Delsey Chatelet even comes with a rose-colored hanger to match the interior, which has a built-in hook.
But the Delsey Chatelet has some negative aspects, too. One of the biggest downfalls is the bag’s 12.6-pound weight. This is even heavier than the Bric’s bag, which makes overpacking (and exceeding those airline weight requirements) a little too easy. The Delsey bag can be more affordable, though, as it ranges from $350 to $700, depending on promotions.
A worthy investment—if money isn’t a factor.
The 30-inch Bric's Bellagio V2.0 Spinner Trunk has everything you’d want in a suitcase—quality materials, a spacious interior, and an ultra-slick style—but it comes at a high price. If money isn’t an object, this is your bag; but if you’re seeking a budget-friendly option, you’ll need to keep looking.
- Product Name Bellagio V2.0 Spinner Trunk
- Product Brand Bric's
- SKU BBG28304.902
- Price $695.00
- Weight 12 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 329.9 x 20.9 x 11.4 in.
- Color Black, olive, cream, and blue
- Size Options 21-in., 27-in., 30-in., and 32-in.
- Material Polycarbonate with leather trim
- Warranty 5 years, limited