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If you’re jetting off sometime soon, here’s a luggage set that’ll help you show your Canadian pride. The Jetstream Canada Collection is a 2-piece hard side luggage set with great construction and cute, Canadian flair.

What comes in the box of the Jetstream 2-piece luggage set?

This luggage set comes with two pieces: A large 26″ hard side luggage piece and a carry-on sized 18″ luggage piece. (As always, we recommend that you check with your airline carrier before every flight. Every carrier sets its own carry-on guidelines, so not all pieces may be allowed in the cabin of all carriers!)

Both of these luggage pieces come with perforated tags sewn into the zipper line. For a seamless look, make sure to get under the rubber guard to remove all traces of the tags.

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Is this set available in different finishes?

Yes. This set is also available in Black Chevron. Reviewed here is the Rose Gold finish.

However, the different colour isn’t the only difference in finishes to look out for. There’s another small detail available in this Jetstream set: The difference between the brand’s regular line and their Canada Collection. It’s easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it, but heartwarming when you catch it.

The Jetstream Rose Gold set features a horizontal Jetstream logo. The Jetstream Rose Gold Canada Collection set, on the other hand, features a maple leaf on a crest. There’s no difference in the overall construction of this line of luggage, so opt for the Canada Collection if you want the little maple leaf! The Canada Collection is priced the same as the set with Jetstream branding, but is its own variation. So, check both versions to find the best price. They may go on sale separately.

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My experience with the Jetstream Canada Collection 2-piece luggage set

The Jetstream Canada Collection from Travelway is quite nice! Right off the bat, I noticed this set’s durable construction and beautiful, smooth wheels. Both of these pieces felt like they were gliding over my floors, either when packed full or when closed and empty. One quality that can be tricky for luggage wheels is that they’ll glide nicely on either two wheels or on four, but that isn’t an issue with this set: These feel equally smooth no matter how you’re pushing or pulling them. All of the wheels are single 360 degree spinner wheels.

These pieces feel solidly constructed and durable, with smooth zippers and sturdy handles. While they’re sold as “lightweight ABS suitcases,” they’re neither too heavy nor too light for my taste. The 20″ is 5.6 lbs while the 26″ is 8.05 lbs. The ABS construction used here is thick and hearty, offering a lot of protection without excess weight. It has microtexturing that will help conceal scratches and bumps. With details that are sunken instead of raised, the silhouette of the Jetstream Canada Collection is unlikely to snag on luggage carousels or other suitcases.

One thing that I’d keep in mind about this hard side luggage set is that these pieces are tapered. They are ever-so-slightly shallower and narrower at the top. It gives them a unique look, but does mean that you lose out a bit on interior space. Not all Jetstream luggage pieces do this, so make sure to look at the rest of the line if you want to maximize the size of your luggage pieces.

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My favourite things about this luggage set

The wheels are definitely a big part of why I love this 2-piece hard side Jetstream Canada Collection set. However, they’re far from the only thing I love.

I’m also a big fan of the durable exterior, roomy interiors, and multiple compartments. When you’re packing for a trip, organization is everything. Having multiple compartments, like the zippered mesh half and elasticized half in the carry-on, is immensely helpful in keeping everything in its place. I’d definitely add a luggage organizer to this set, but I appreciate the side pocket as well. (I’m not sure what most people keep in there: Passports? Charging cables? Shampoo? Personally, I always put my socks in there—I hate having to rummage around for them when I’m trying to rush out the door and make it to a museum or a meeting.)

The top and side handles on the Canada Collection are also stellar, with soft grips and sturdy springs. Similarly, the telescoping handle is well-constructed. The handle on the 26″ piece locks once and the handle on the carry-on locks in two positions.

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Attention to detail

When I unzipped these luggage pieces for the first time, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that the discreet Canadian branding doesn’t stop with the shield. The interiors of these suitcases are also lined with maple leaves and red maple leaves adorn the zipper pulls of this set. On the telescoping handle, you will also find Canadian details.

While small, these details give me confidence in the build quality of this 2-piece luggage set. Each customization of a piece of luggage costs the company money to add to the production line. So, multiple customizations can be a good indicator of a high production value or a high build quality. If a brand is willing to spend the extra money to add details purely for user enjoyment—details that aren’t functional and don’t make the brand any extra money—that shows me that they may be more likely to spend a little extra on things like materials and design, too.

A common way that you see this in luggage brands is in the products’ interiors. Budget brands will make all of their luggage pieces identical inside to maximize profits, while higher-quality brands will use different pockets, zippers, and linings throughout their product line. It costs them a little more money in most cases, but offers a more luxurious experience for the user.

If you’re browsing through Best Buy’s luggage section, try to keep that in mind to find a set that will offer a more custom experience!

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In conclusion

This is all to say that, well, I really enjoyed using this hard side luggage set. I think it’s a stellar luggage set offered at a great price, and the Canadian twist on these products is a nice touch. I haven’t read anywhere that Jetstream is a Canadian brand—I think they’re just producing these for Canadian travellers to enjoy—but either way, this is a great 2-piece hard side luggage set for both domestic and international travel.

Shop the Jetstream Canada Collection online at Best Buy today.

Rae Chen covers everything from handbags to speakers here on the Best Buy Plug-in Blog. They can also be found at thenotice.net, where they've been writing about beauty & wellness since 2007.

466 COMMENTS

  1. My favourite feature is the durable ABS exterior, as suitcases tend to take a bit of a beating when you’re travelling and you want them to come out the other end in one piece.

  2. I like the durability of the hard sides and that the luggage is well-constructed. The luggage I have now has tears on the side and I can no longer use it.

  3. This luggage shows Canadian branding all over – handles, inside lining, cool maple leaf crest on the front and cute maple leaves on the zippers. It represents Canada, home away from home. High quality on a budget.

  4. For me, it’s all about the ‘smooth wheels’ since I’m travelling solo and don’t care to be luggage challenged!

  5. It’s simple but my favorite feature is the multiple compartments. Makes it so much easier to keep your packed items organized when they are not all lumped into the same compartment. Would love this luggage!

  6. The 360 degree turning wheels are a great idea. My father who is in a wheel chair can easily help move the luggage by reaching over the side and it will go where he needs it to go effortlessly.

  7. I like that all of the wheels are single 360 degree spinner wheels because it makes it super easy to get the luggage across the airport and to my hotel!

  8. Other than the tapering, all of the features sound great, but I most like the Canadian features. I love being identified as Canadian when I travel, and the extra touches will also aid identification at the luggage carousel!

  9. I love the fact that the luggage has multiple compartments to help organize everything which makes it easier to find things!

  10. My favorite feature of this lovely luggage is the color. Many years ago I took my teen sons to Disneyland. We had black Samsonite luggage & there were 100’s of black suitcases coming down the carousel!

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