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Samsonite Xenon Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 4, 2019

based on 1,500 reviews

We have checked more than a thousand reviews and found 16 reasons to buy the Xenon - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

82% of the reviewers give the Samsonite Xenon a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (65%)
Good (17%)
Average (5%)
Poor (4%)
Bad (6%)


Reviews Summary

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

Reviewers like these things about the Samsonite Xenon

  • Many users recommend the bag to anyone who prefers a pack that is rugged, refined, organized and has a great look to it.
  • A lot of users love the presence of many pockets, most of them padded for added security for other electronic devices.
  • Others find the folder slots in the main compartment reinforced and sturdy.
  • Many users love how the padded laptop slot is easily adjustable and locks their laptop in.
  • Some are pleased with the back pads and shoulder straps that have very thick and comfortable padding.
  • Others love the elastic external side pockets which stretches to fit drink bottles.
  • Some reviewers thought the straps are shaped so that the backpack fits snugly and pressure is distributed very evenly.
  • A lot of users find the main compartment roomy, with a couple of dividers for holding documents, and enough space to hold a power supply, a bag of cables, and miscellaneous tools.
  • Many reviewers find the adjustable laptop sleeve amazing, as it keeps the laptop in place however they move.
  • Some users describe it as durable, flexible and very user-friendly.
  • A lot of reviewers are amazed with how the strap on the back allows it to mount this backpack on the hand of a rolling suitcase, making maneuvering through airports a breeze.
  • Others thought it's nicely laid out with lots of spacious pockets.
  • Some find the zippers very smooth to operate.
  • Many owners are pleased with how even the carrying handle is soft and nice to hold.
  • A lot of users are happy with how the interior pockets are lined with a soft red fabric that will not scratch device screens or your sunglasses.
  • One user refer to it as the first class backpack for first class storage.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said they love the bag but were disappointed with the stitching and quality.
  • Others thought it was great until the zipper comes completely undone after a couple of use.


Crowdsourced specs across all Samsonite Xenon models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight1.9-3 oz (0.9-1.4 kg)
Length iconLength6-17.5 in (15-44 cm)
Width12-16 in (30-41 cm)
Height10-16 in (25-41 cm)
Laptop iconLaptop SizeMax. 13 inches

Popular Models

Samsonite Xenon 2

80% choose the Samsonite Xenon 2

80 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength17.5 in (44 cm)
Width16 in (41 cm)
Height10 in (25 cm)

Samsonite Xenon 3

20% choose the Samsonite Xenon 3

20 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight1.9 oz (0.9 kg)
Length iconLength6 in (15 cm)
Width12 in (30 cm)
Height16 in (41 cm)

Samsonite Xenon 2 vs Xenon 3

The two most popular Samsonite Xenon models are the Xenon 2 and the Xenon 3, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Samsonite Xenon bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Xenon 2 which is choosen by 80% (4 times as many as the 20% that choose the Xenon 3).

Xenon 2Xenon 3
Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Xenon 2 is 1.1 kg (38.8 oz) higher than the weight of the Xenon 3.

Xenon 2Xenon 3

If we look at dimensions, both the Xenon 2 and the Xenon 3 has the same length (17.5 in). Both bags are the same width (16 in), while the height of the Xenon 2 is 6 in (15 cm) less than the height of the Xenon 3 (10 vs. 16 in).

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black.


vs Samsonite Bags

The Samsonite Xenon ranks #20 compared with the other Samsonite bags.

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20Samsonite Xenon
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vs All Bags

The Samsonite Xenon ranks #2424 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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2423Samsonite Xenon
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Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Samsonite Xenon vs the Samsonite Tectonic.

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Samsonite Xenon vs Samsonite Tectonic

Samsonite Xenon
Samsonite Xenon


Based on 1,500 reviews
Weight: 1.9-3 oz
Price: $$

Samsonite Tectonic
Samsonite Tectonic


Based on 2,082 reviews

Weight: 2.35-3.1 oz
Price: $$

  • The Xenon is rated about the same as the Tectonic.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 3,582 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Xenon is 3% lighter than the biggest Tectonic (3 oz vs 3.1 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Tectonic is available in these colors:

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Last updated on July 04, 2019