Our Verdict

4.3/5
Welcome to our Olympia luggage review.
Olympia Luggage offers some solid options backed up by a bit of sophistication at an affordable price tag.

However, their warranty cover is not the most user-friendly because the length of the warranty cover is often unclear online, plus you have to pay for postage fees of replacement items.

Our Verdict

4/5
Welcome to our Olympia luggage review.
Olympia Luggage offers some solid options backed up by a bit of sophistication at an affordable price tag.

However, their warranty cover is not the most user-friendly because the length of the warranty cover is often unclear online, plus you have to pay for postage fees of replacement items.

Our Verdict

4.3/5
Welcome to our Olympia luggage review.
Olympia Luggage offers some solid options backed up by a bit of sophistication at an affordable price tag.

However, their warranty cover is not the most user-friendly because the length of the warranty cover is often unclear online, plus you have to pay for postage fees of replacement items.
Olympia Luggage review: feature image of lady wheeling suitcases
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Pros

  • Durable

Olympia products are resilient such that you can trust them to last you for years.

  • Affordable

Combining quality craftsmanship with durability, its products have a luxury feel that belies its affordable price tag.

  • Stylish designs

You’ll fall in love with the elegant look and features Olympia luggage comes with.

  • Roomy

Lightweight but roomy, most of the bags come with interior pockets and expandable zippers for you to pack a bit more items.

  • Good Value

You get a great deal with buying the luggage set which comes with 3 different sizes.

  • Well reviewed

Popular and well-reviewed by customers, their quality products and affordable price tag make them stand out in a crowd

Cons

  • Vague warranty

Details of warranty not always clear at time of purchase. Plus, it doesn’t help that the warranty may not cover repairs and shipping cost.

  • TSA locks not on all suitcases

Some of Olympia suitcases don’t have TSA-approved locks, including the checked luggage!

Pros

  • Durable

Olympia products are resilient such that you can trust them to last you for years.

  • Affordable

Combining quality craftsmanship with durability, its products have a luxury feel that belies its affordable price tag.

  • Stylish designs

You’ll fall in love with the elegant look and features Olympia luggage comes with.

  • Roomy

Lightweight but roomy, most of the bags come with interior pockets and expandable zippers for you to pack a bit more items.

  • Good Value

You get a great deal with buying the luggage set which comes with 3 different sizes.

  • Well reviewed

Popular and well-reviewed by customers, their quality products and affordable price tag make them stand out in a crowd

Cons

  • Vague warranty

Details of warranty not always clear at time of purchase. Plus, it doesn’t help that the warranty may not cover repairs and shipping cost.

  • TSA locks not on all suitcases

Some of Olympia suitcases don’t have TSA-approved locks, including the checked luggage!

Olympia Luggage Review

Olympia luggage may not be as well-known as Samsonite, but it’s still a popular brand with many suitcases and travel accessories on the market.

And unlike some of the top-rated suitcases, they are easy on the budget.

Most importantly, the brand claims their products are not only durable but also very dependable with cutting edge designs. 

If you want to learn more about the Olympia Luggage range and be sure if they are a good choice or not, well, then you’re in the right place.

In this detailed Olympia luggage review, I’ve got a list of their top and favorite models to help narrow down your choice, and I hope you’re going to love them all.

Let’s get started…

Who makes Olympia Luggage?

Olympia luggage review: Olympia logo
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Olympia International, Inc., also known as Olympia USA, is a luggage company with the tradition of producing quality travel wares.   

Since its start in 1982, the company has offered high quality and reliable luggage pieces and accessories to meet all aspect of travel needs.

Another interesting fact is that the California based brand makes stylish bags at prices you can actually stomach.

Today, it offers a full line of suitcases, backpacks, duffel bags, totes and other travel accessories, all showing a trademark of dependability and quality.

Olympia Luggage is sold on their website and by a wide range of retail outlets.  

For enquires, you can send email to customerservice@olympiausa.com or check their website at https://www.olympiausa.com/.

Let’s jump right into the Olympia Luggage Review, starting with a scrutiny of four Olympia hardside luggage.

Table of Contents

Olympia Luggage Review – Hardside Luggage

Denmark

Made with ABS, the Denmark ribbed exterior is sleek and sturdy with chic colors to match.

Even though Polycarbonate makes a better choice for a hard-shell luggage, users have nonetheless found the Denmark to be quite resilient.

Expandable hidden pocket

I love the separate “hidden” pocket feature which make it really easy to access items tucked in here.

Anything you put in it is held and well protected in the middle of the suitcase, be it your laptop, wallet, keys, papers or any items you don’t want to dig around for.

I think the most impressive part is how you can access the space from the top without having to open the suitcase!

Olympia Luggage Review: Demark hidden pocket and expandable
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Unlimited Packing

With compression straps, interior pockets, and mesh shoe pockets, this baby can fit a lot.
It’s expandable too, so you can always stuff the case full of souvenirs.

And it even comes with a detachable clear vinyl pouch to stow all of your 3.4-or-less-ounce liquid.

Downsides

Despite its spinner wheels, some users have however complained about how the wheels can get easily beat up even on short use.  

Also, there is no TSA lock integrated in the bag to prevent accidental damage.

While this is unfortunate, you can provide your own lock for extra security with this top quality 4-digit combination TSA-approved padlocks.

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Demark Set
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 Denmark collection

This 3-piece set includes a 21″ carryon, a 25″ medium and a 29″ large checked bag.

Note: While the carry-on dimensions are perfect for most airline requirements, always verify with your airline to avoid nasty surprises.   

Olympia Luggage review: Demark luggage

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Expandable
  • Sized for most airlines as a carry-on

Cons

  • Fragile wheels
  • No TSA locks

Apache II

Crafted from a 100% ABS glossy shell, the black colored Apache II is designed with the option of either a blue, purple, lime or red accents to choose from.

Hidden compartment

This bag also has the bestselling feature – a hidden compartment in the expandable section for easy access to your laptop or quick item even when the case is shut and erect!     

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Apache II set

Effortless mobility

Each bag in this set allows for fantastic mobility with 4 spinner wheels which turn 360 degrees.

Of course, the aluminum push handle fits while the top and side carry handles make for easy lifting.

Smart organization

You have two options for organizing your items. A full zipped mesh pocket with a shoe pocket on the top compartment and a bottom compartment with tie down straps and a small pocket.  

Plus it expands up to 2 inches, if you need the extra space. 

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Apache II set
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Downside

The bag doesn’t come with TSA lock but you can buy a quality TSA-approved padlocks here for added security of your items.

 Apache II Collection

The Apache II Three-Piece set includes a 21″ carryon, a 25″ medium and a 29″ large bag.  

Note: Only the carry-on has the hidden compartment. 

Pros

  • Decently priced 
  • Spinner wheels 
  • Expandable

Cons

  • No TSA locks
  • Handle locks in one position

Titan

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Titan

The Titan collection includes a 21”, 25” and 29” checked bag and is made with polycarbonate.

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Spacious

It is spacious to fit 2-3 days trip with nice organizational features including separate compartments, straps and internal pockets for your clothes, shoes, toiletries, etc.

In addition, it’s expandable to fit even more stuff! 

Comfortable

It’s equipped with really smooth multi-directional spinner wheels and sturdy retractable handle.   

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Titan
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Downside

There’s no patented secret pocket in the Titan luggage compared to the two models above.

Also, the wheel handle locks in one position only.

And on top of that, there’s no TSA lock which is such a bummer especially if you intend to check your luggage.

But fret not, you can provide your own lock to secure your items.  

Nonetheless, considering all the above-mentioned features, I think this is a pretty solid luggage.

Titan

Pros

  • Roomy
  • Durable
  • Multi-directional movement

Cons


  • Lacks hidden compartment
  • No TSA lock

Nema

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Nema Set

The Nema model is one of the innovative luggage offered by the brand.

It’s made of polycarbonate, is lightweight and equipped with TSA-approved lock for extra security.

Storage

The interior is fully lined with a bottom compartment to keep your clothes and a top compartment for organization. 

There are however a few disparities here.

The first is that the 18” carryon isn’t expandable while the 25” and 30” expand at 3-inch and 2-inch respectively.

Also, only the 18” bag has detachable mesh pocket on the exterior that you can throw in last minute items like books, water bottle, etc.

Similarly, only the 30” case has shoe pockets inside, the other two sizes have mesh pockets instead.  

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Nema Set
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Hidden compartment

Only the 22” bag has the unique Olympia secret compartment for easy access to important items during security.

It features 8 wheels spinner that spin a full 360 degrees for you to handle sharp turns with ease.

The aluminum handle fits nicely and has a push button lock for easy use.

Downside

Perhaps the price range being a bit higher than the usual models in the brand’s collection is its major downside.  

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Nema Set
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Collection

The Nema 3-piece set includes an 18” carryon, a 22” medium and a 30 large checked bag.  

The 18” carry-on is guaranteed to meet any airline weight restrictions and can even be stowed under the seat.

Overall, the Nema is a great looking bag with 8 colors options to fit your personal style.

Pros

  • TSA lock 
  • Fits airline carryon size
  • Several colors

Cons

  • Carry-on isn’t expandable

Olympia Luggage Review – Softside Luggage

Hamburg

Olympia luggage review: Hamburg luggage

It comes with a total of 3 pieces which should take care of most of your travel needs, especially those extended trips.

The Hamburg pieces are made of heavy duty 1,680 denier poly-ballistic that is sturdy, even with continual use.

Enormous Storage

Best of all, the Hamburg is a masterpiece of organization.

On the front exterior, there are 3 zipped pockets for your documents, wallets, tech gears, books, keys, sunglasses and other items you need quick access to. 

Inside, there’s a spacious compartment, shoe pocket and wet pocket for your items.  

It also has elastic tie down straps to hold everything in place with 20% expansion capacity.   

Olympia luggage review: Hamburg luggage
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In-line skate wheels and handle

The three bags have 2 in-line skate wheels on the bottom instead of spinner wheels.

Now, in-line skate wheels tend to be sturdier because they don’t rotate and so are less apt to get damaged due to rough terrains.

Although the disadvantage is that it’s quite tricky to maneuver especially in tight spaces.  

Olympia luggage review: Hamburg luggage
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Collection

The set includes a 22” carryon, a 25” medium and a large 30” inch checked bag.

Note: Only the 22” bag has a water bottle pocket and verify with your airline to be sure it fits as a carryon.  

Hamburg

Pros

  • Durable
  • Sturdy wheels
  • Expandable

Cons

  • No 360-degrees movement
  • Few colors

 

Tuscany

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Tuscany

The Olympia Tuscany luggage is made of heavy duty 2-tone polyester with a padded front panel to protect your delicate items.

Capacity

Outside, there’s a front zippered pocket for storing your tech accessories, or last-minute items such as passports and tickets.

Inside, a fully lined large main compartment with compression straps hold your items in place.

In addition, there’s a small slip pocket with a bigger pocket for all your smaller items. Plus the bag is expandable.

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Tuscany
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Downsides

Sadly, the bag doesn’t have lockable TSA zippers to keep your gear secure; you have to get one yourself.

Also, this isn’t the lightest set as the carry-on alone weighs 9lbs.

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Tuscany
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Convenience

The bags have spinner wheels for 360-degrees movements on any terrain.

There is also a u-tube push button handle with top and side carry handles for easy lifting.

Collection

Note however that there are a few differences between these three pieces.

For instance, only the 25” and 30” checked bags have built-in dual shoe pockets while only the 21” carry-on has a dedicated water bottle pocket.

Tuscany

Pros

  • Expandable
  • Smooth mobility
  • Durable

Cons

  • No TSA locks
  • A bit heavy

Luxe II 3-Piece

The Olympia Luxe II Eva Set is an updated version of the popular Olympia Luxe 3-Piece set.   

All three pieces of this lightweight luggage are made of heavy duty 840D Ballistic polyester fabric with an Eva foamed padded front panel for added protection. They also come in five vibrant colors to meet your personal style.

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Luxe II
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Capacity

On the exterior, I like the multi zip pockets which makes it really easy for you to access your items during security.

The interior is fully padded and lined with bright color prints for easy location of small items.  

There’s a large main compartment with a small pocket, a zippered pocket and a wet pocket for your toiletries.

Being an expandable piece of luggage, you can add those souvenirs that you’ve bought!

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Luxe II
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Convenience

The wheels are smooth and quiet when you’re wheeling the luggage around.  

The handle has two different positions that you can lock into to suit your own height.

Plus a 10-year warranty seems like a pretty fair deal!

Luxe II

Pros

  • Expandable
  • Smooth mobility
  • Durable

Cons

  • No TSA locks

Olympia Luggage Review – Backpack, Duffel & Tote

Perhaps, you are hunting for anything other than a suitcase, then this section is for you.  

These reviewed products are not just functional or comfortable, but also within the affordable range.

In this Olympia Luggage Review, we’ll be checking out the best  offers from the brand. 

The Hopkins Backpack

The Olympia Hopkins Backpack is made with a durable 1680D ballistic fabric and is water resistant so it can be used in different weather conditions.

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Hopkin Backpack
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Storage

Aside a large inner compartment, there’s a padded pocket for your laptop, and an organizer for your small items like keys, pens, cards, etc.

If you like to keep things nearby for easy access, there are four pockets on the exterior as well as a water bottle holder.

Comfort

Comfortable to wear too, the sternum strap, with padded shoulder and back straps help take the pressure off and makes commuting so much easier!

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Hopkin Backpack
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8 Pockets Rolling Duffel Bag

This popular 8 pocket rolling duffel bag is made from high-quality 1200D polyester.

And you can choose between four sizes – a 22L, 26L, 29L and 33L options that are very lightweight. 

Convenience 

It has handles that stick together so that you can carry it like a duffel bag if you want to show off your muscles to the ladies.

And if you prefer rolling it, its in-line skate wheels make for effortless navigation.

When not in use, the telescopic wheel handle goes into its own zippered compartment, and locks into position when extended.

Grab handles at the top and bottom makes picking it up super easy.


Organizational pockets 

Although not expandable, it’s very roomy with tons of little pockets all over (8 of them), so it is pretty convenient for organizing all your things.

They’re small though, you can’t fit much in them except maybe headphones, chargers, and stuff like that.

It comes with a U-shape top opening that give easy access to the spacious main compartment.

Olympia luggage review: Olympia 8 Rolling Wheels bag set
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Downside

While it’s good value, just don’t expect it to be able to take intense abuse of dragging it around rough streets or checking it many times without falling apart.

Overall, it fits a weeks’ worth of clothes when you need to travel somewhere for business or leisure. 

Deluxe Fashion Rolling Overnighter

This Olympia Rolling Overnighter is a favorite by users due to its attractive price and solid construction.  

Aside being waterproof, the zippers are tough and the carry handles is sewn on well.

As a carry on, you can keep it under your seat without any problem when not overstuffed.   

Olympia luggage review: Rolling Overnighter
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Roomy with many pockets

In the front zippered pocket, you can fit pencil bag, head phones, charger, small lotion, a small note pad and still had PLENTY of room for keys or anything else.

The 2 side pockets on either side with Velcro closures are both also spacious for your water bottle, glasses case, small umbrellas etc.   

Padded laptop compartment

It’s spacious enough to contain a 15.6-inch laptop in a separate pocket, folders for work, lunchbox and all your other belongings safely away.

It has a retractable carry handle. But you can still just carry it around like a duffel bag if you wish.

On top of that, it’s available in patterns and colors for both men and women and well sized for work, weekend break or travel.

Rolling overnighter

FAQs

Is Olympia Luggage Good?

From my research, the brand produces quality pieces of luggage that get positive ratings from their many customers/users.

Admittedly, they may not be the best luggage brand on earth, they certainly have many quality products that are easy on the budget. 

And from the many reviews that trail their products – both good and bad – I have given the brand a 4.6 out of 5 in this Olympia Luggage Review.

What Is The Warranty Like?

Olympia luggage review: Olympia Warranty

Most Olympia luggage products come with a 5-years or 10-years warranty.

However, the detail for each product is not available on the product page, but specified on the product’s tag.

Meaning that you may only know about the duration of the warranty after you’ve gotten the item online.

This isn’t particularly helpful if warranty details are important to you as an online shopper.

So, you may need to message their team to get the exact length of the warranty.  

Also, the warranty only covers manufacturing defects. Airline damage, transportation damage, accidents, and normal use aren’t covered.

In addition, the warranty claim procedure is quite rigorous.

You need to file the warranty claim form, take 2 – 3 photos of the item, scan it, include the receipt of when you bought the item and send to Olympia.

It doesn’t end there. You’ll have to pay for the postage fees for Olympia to mail the replacement item or bag to you.

To learn more about the warranty, visit https://www.olympiausa.com/pages/warranty.

Is Olympia Luggage Organization Friendly?

Another reason I think the Olympia Luggage is a good brand is how most, if not all of their luggage has expandable capacity.

The interior is nicely decked out with an interior divider and multiple pockets, which is great to keep everything organized and nailed down, especially if you’ve not on the packing cube bandwagon.

Note: it’s very important to remember to check the standards for the airline you’ll be using to be sure that you are in full compliance to avoid nasty surprises. 

Final Thought

This wraps up my review of Olympia luggage. Go ahead and make your more informed choice.

And if you have used any of their suitcases in the past, share your experience by leaving a comment in the section below.

I’ll be happy to continue this conversation there and keep this review updated.

Related: With equal quality stamp and affordability, you can find a comprehensive review of the Ricardo Luggage Review here

This article is not sponsored in any way by any company. These suitcases  and accessories have been independently selected by myself and my team. And the only thing I may receive is a small commission from our affiliate programs if you buy any of them through the links and buttons on this page. It doesn’t cost you a penny. But it really helps me out as this money goes to paying for maintaining the website, editing software, my time, team and everything else that goes into preparing this post.  

6 thoughts on “Olympia Luggage Review | Our Best Picks in 2020”

  1. My favorite is definitely Nema! That luggage certainly meets all my needs. Thank you for writing an honest review and mention all the cons as well, I really appreciate it a lot.

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  2. It’s been ages since I bought a new suitcase. And your review made my mouth watering, so to speak. 🙂 I would sooo love to be able to travel again.

    Since I don’t travel by plane out of environmental beliefs, no matter how beautiful the flight cases are, (I love the Hamburg one!) they wouldn’t be practical in the car boot.

    I did fall for the backpack and the duffel bag. They look exactly to my taste.
    Isn’t it amazing how the shape of backpacks have changed in a relatively short period of time? They used to be much rounder, but now that almost everyone is traveling with a laptop, those square ones are more practical.

    Thanks Femi, for feeding my urge to travel. 😀

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    • Thanks for sharing your thoughts Hannie – I love the food analogies in your narrative:), and like you, I can’t wait for some normality to return so we can travel somewhat freely again!

      Best wishes.
      Femi

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