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Samsonite Silhouette Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

4.10
based on 1,893 reviews


We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 9 reasons to buy the Silhouette - and 3 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


86% of the reviewers give the Samsonite Silhouette a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (75%)
Good (11%)
Average (5%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (4%)



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Reviews Summary


Here's what the reviewers think about the Samsonite Silhouette:

Reviewers like these things about the Samsonite Silhouette

  • A lot of users thought that its compression straps keep clothing neatly packed while traveling.
  • Many of those who have tried the bag said that it is durable.
  • Users lauded the presence of a lightweight hanging organizer that is engineered to minimize wrinkles in their business or casual attire.
  • They also mentioned that it has a Tru-Trac wheel system that features a V-shaped camber instructed design for a straight roll every time.
  • Several reviewers observed that the pull handle has multiple height adjustments that make it easy to custom fit the bag to most body types.
  • Other users noted that it is made of rugged tri-core nylon fabric which features SamGuard water-resistant coating.
  • Reviewers have found that the size of the bag is perfect to carry all the things needed.
  • Testers found that the bag extends down between the wheels, giving them a little extra room for essentials.
  • Many testers said that it has a good arrangement of zippered pockets.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user remarked that it is too big for many airline carry-on size limitations.
  • Another user thought that the expansion feature does not work well.
  • A reviewer noted that the bag is a little stiff.



Specs


Crowdsourced specs across all Samsonite Silhouette models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight4.4-10.4 oz (2-4.7 kg)
Length iconLength10-17 in (25-43 cm)
Width9-22 in (23-56 cm)
Height14-21 in (36-53 cm)


The bag is recommended for these activities:

Travel
Hiking
Cycling
School
Backpacking
Sport



Popular Models


Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2

54% choose the Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2

54 %
Colors and combinations:

Black


Specs
Weight iconWeight4.4 oz (2 kg)
Length iconLength17 in (43 cm)
Width9 in (23 cm)
Height14 in (36 cm)


Samsonite Silhouette Xv

46% choose the Samsonite Silhouette Xv

46 %
Colors and combinations:

Black
Blue
Red


Specs
Weight iconWeight10.4 oz (4.7 kg)
Length iconLength10 in (25 cm)
Width15 in (38 cm)
Height21 in (53 cm)




Samsonite Silhouette sphere 2 vs Silhouette xv


The two most popular Samsonite Silhouette models are the Silhouette sphere 2 and the Silhouette xv, so let's compare them:

The Silhouette sphere 2
Samsonite Silhouette Sphere 2

The Silhouette xv
Samsonite Silhouette Xv

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Samsonite Silhouette bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Silhouette sphere 2 which is choosen by 54% (1.2 times as many as the 46% that choose the Silhouette xv).

Silhouette sphere 2Silhouette xv
Most popular

Looking at the prices, the Silhouette sphere 2 is typically around $40 cheaper than the Silhouette xv, but check the deals before you buy.

Silhouette sphere 2Silhouette xv
Cheapest

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Silhouette sphere 2 is 6 kg (211.6 oz) lower than the weight of the Silhouette xv.

Silhouette sphere 2Silhouette xv
Lightest

If we look at dimensions, both the Silhouette sphere 2 and the Silhouette xv has the same length (17 in). It's 6 in (15 cm) wider (9 vs. 15 in), while the height of the Silhouette sphere 2 is 7 in (18 cm) less than the height of the Silhouette xv (14 vs. 21 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Silhouette xv is available in blue and red.




Feature Summary


Many sources mention these Samsonite Silhouette features:
  • Compression straps
  • Water resistant

Some sources also mention these features:
  • Laptop compartment

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


Rankings


vs Samsonite Bags

The Samsonite Silhouette ranks #3 compared with the other Samsonite bags.

Top 10% Samsonite bag

1Samsonite Stryde
4.44
Samsonite Stryde
2Samsonite Omni
4.16
Samsonite Omni
3Samsonite Silhouette
4.10
Samsonite Silhouette
4Samsonite Tote-A-Ton
3.95
Samsonite Tote-A-Ton
5Samsonite Uplite
3.94
Samsonite Uplite

vs All Bags

The Samsonite Silhouette ranks #952 compared with all the bags we have checked.

950Black Diamond Octane
4.10
Black Diamond Octane
951Samsonite Silhouette
4.10
Samsonite Silhouette
952Sakroots Artist Circle
4.10
Sakroots Artist Circle
953LowePro Passport
4.10
LowePro Passport
954Everki Titan
4.10
Everki Titan



Vs Other Bags


Crowdsourced comparisons of the Samsonite Silhouette vs 2 other, similar bags.

Many sources mention this feature
Some sources mention this feature


Samsonite Silhouette vs Samsonite Fiero


Samsonite Silhouette
Samsonite Silhouette

4.10
BEST
Based on 1,893 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 4.4-10.4 oz
Price: $$$


Samsonite Fiero
Samsonite Fiero

3.63

Based on 2,980 reviews

Capacity:
Weight:
Price: $$

  • The Silhouette is rated somewhat better than the Fiero.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4,873 reviews of the two bags.

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Silhouette is available in these colors:
Red

Only the Fiero is available in these colors:
Orange
Purple




Samsonite Silhouette vs Samsonite Mightlight


Samsonite Silhouette
Samsonite Silhouette

4.10
BEST
Based on 1,893 reviews
Capacity:
Weight: 4.4-10.4 oz
Price: $$$


Samsonite Mightlight
Samsonite Mightlight

3.92

Based on 1,351 reviews

Capacity:
Weight: 6-9.2 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Silhouette is rated a little bit better than the Mightlight.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,244 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Silhouette is 13% heavier than the biggest Mightlight (10.4 oz vs 9.2 oz).

FeatureSilhouetteMightlight
Compression straps
Laptop compartment
Water resistant

Both bags are available in these colors:
Black
Blue

Only the Silhouette is available in these colors:
Red





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Last updated on July 03, 2019