Unique, vibrant, and artistic, the Mia Toro ITALY suitcases are some of the best-looking ones out there. When put next to giant luggage manufacturers, like Travelpro, Samsonite, or Delsey, Mia Toro easily beats them when it comes to the overall design. In this Mia Toro ITALY luggage review, we’ll find out if their luggage is a solid choice and how it compares to other more popular brands.
Although Mia Toro luggage lacks perfect durability, it stands out in features and design. Currently, we’ve given no other brand a higher rating in design than Mia Toro.
Here’s a break-down of our rating, where we take a look at their luggage from various aspects, like the quality, reviews, features, e.t.c.
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Mia Toro’s Main Strengths
- Unique & Vibrant designs. This really is the main selling point of Mia Toro Italy. The two most recent collections “Designer art” and “Industrial textures” both look stunning.
- Features. Most of their suitcases come equipped with TSA locks, ergonomic gel grip handles, expandable zippers, compression straps, a warranty app, and scratch-resistant finishes.
- Overall luxury feel. As you’d expect from an Italian brand, their products are made to look luxurious.
Mia Toro’s Main Weaknesses
- Quality. Although the quality isn’t bad, it’s not stunning either. It’s more than enough for the casual traveler, but not a perfect choice for a frequent flyer.
- Support. Although they come with a 10-year warranty, their warranty app isn’t working as it should. Instead, people have reported that they’ve successfully contacted them through e-mail, or by phone.
Experience in luggage from 1986. (Mia Toro established later)
Polyester, Nylon, ABS, Polycarbonate
Leisure, infrequent travel (2-5 times per year)
Our Top-Rated Mia Toro Italy Suitcases
Hamsa 20-inch carry-on
A colorful hardside carry-on that comes just in the perfect size to fit most airline sizing requirements. What sets it apart is its vivid and unique design.
Tasca Fusion 22-inch carry-on
A front pocket for your laptop and gadgets, a TSA-approved combination lock, and the sleek looks make it the perfect choice for a business traveler.
Beautiful Minds 3-piece
A 3-piece hardside luggage set that comes in 20, 24, and 28 inches and looks stunning. Combined with the affordable price, it’s the perfect luggage set to invest in.
Some background information about Mia Toro Italy
Mia Toro Italy comes from the land of fashion – Italy. In Italian “Mia Toro” means “My bull,” and stands for strength, beauty, and excitement. Although Mia Toro Italy is only a few years old, the people behind this brand have over 30 years of experience in luggage manufacturing. Today their luggage is sold in over 42 countries.
Mia Toro is a child company under the Hontus Milano Group. Under Hontus, they have several other lesser-known luxury travel accessory brands, with each brand focusing on a slightly different segment. In total, they have around five travel product brands. (With Mia Toro being the most popular one)
To understand if a specific product is worth purchasing, it’s always a good idea to read through the customer reviews first. We did this job for you and went through all of the reviews that we could find: on Amazon, Ebags, Miatoro.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more places.
Most of the reviews were positive. Mainly people purchase Mia Toro due to the stunning looks. It’s interesting that most customers said that in real life the suitcases look even better.
When it comes to predicting how long their luggage will last, here’s what we observed:
- People who use their luggage for vacations and leisure rarely reported any issues.
- Some consumers who were flying more often (10+ times per year) reported issues with broken spinner wheels and faulty handles after a few years of use.
As with all brands, there were some bad reviews as well. Here are the most common issues that people complained about.
- Some people had issues with the spinner wheels (The rubber breaks-off if used on rocky terrains)
- Some glossier models are not that glossy in real life.
- The warranty app seems to be a waste of time. Instead, you should contact them via e-mail or phone.
Lastly, we noticed that most of their customers are repeat buyers. That is, usually, they’ve bought a case for themselves and a few months later bought another one for their relatives.
To sum up, the reviews aren’t bad, but we’ve seen better ones. That’s why we’ve given them a rating of 20/30.
To start, we have to clarify that we don’t own a Mia Toro suitcase. We found a local dealer that sells their luggage and reviewed the Beautiful Minds 3-piece set on the spot. Upon picking up, they felt sturdy. The handles were well made and didn’t look flimsy. When opening the suitcases, we noticed that the polycarbonate frame is pretty flexible. We’ve seen some stronger polycarbonate frames, but we believe that this one is made to be so flexible on purpose – to avoid cracking.
We carried them around the store for a while, and they seemed to ride along smoothly. Overall, the bags felt well made.
After that, we researched what other people had to say. Although most of their customers had nothing to complain about, we found some pretty concerning reviews. For instance, one of their customers said that the wheels completely disintegrated just after the first trip. Possibly, they’ve got some issues on some of their models, so we’d be careful about using their suitcases frequently.
To sum up, their quality isn’t too bad, but we’ve seen better. If you’re looking for something more durable, you should check out Travelpro.
Nearly all of the Mia Toro Italy suitcases are hardside and come with spinner wheels. This may not seem like anything super-necessary, but we suggest that you always purchase luggage with spinners.
Once I purchased a suitcase with four spinner wheels, I could not go back to the regular ones. They take the pain off your lower back and hips, that comes from pulling regular suitcases with two wheels for extended periods (Especially, the really heavy ones!).
Not all of the spinner wheels on their luggage are the same. Some have double-wheels (eight in total), and the rest have only four. Supposedly, the double spinner wheels should provide a smoother movement and extended durability. However, upon inspection, the dual wheels seemed to roll similar to the regular wheels. In fact, both of them moved smoothly. The only difference that we could find is that the double ones seemed to be sturdier and better-built.
TSA approved locks
Here’s another feature that’s super important: TSA approved locks. What these locks do is allow the airport screening TSA agents to get inside your bag quickly. If you use regular locks, the TSA agents are allowed to break the lock or zippers to inspect the contents of your suitcase.
Almost all of the Mia Toro suitcases have this option included.
Alternatively, if the suitcase doesn’t come with built-in TSA approved locks, you should purchase a separate TSA-approved lock. They’re usually well worth the money.
Some models come with an expandable zipper, that allows the suitcase to expand in width by two inches. This provides an additional 25% of packing space that could be useful if you’re low on space.
Note, that this feature isn’t included in all of their cases, so make sure to read through the specs before buying.
Another useful feature that’s included is a scratch-resistant finish that comes with almost all of their suitcases. Lastly, other notable features include ergonomic grip handles, a special compartment for your luggage tags (on the back of the briefcase), handles on top and sides, compression straps, and a zippered mesh pocket inside.
Overall, not too bad for luggage priced at about 100 $. We rate their features at 11/15, because TSA locks, double spinner wheels, and expandable width aren’t included in all of their suitcases.
Mia Toro suitcases look absolutely amazing. We’d go so far and say that they’re the best looking suitcases in the market.
We like how they’ve combined the best of both worlds. For those, that like something more practical, the “industrial textures” collection is a good fit. And for those that are looking for something more vibrant, the “Designer art” is even better.
Overall luxury feel
When we picked up their suitcases, we could immediately tell that they’re high end. The overall feeling was very luxurious, due to all of the little elements and details. Notice how their logo shares the same colors as the Italian flag? They want to be seen as an Italian brand because it resonates with quality, luxury, and high-end design.
Personally, we don’t care if a suitcase is luxurious or not. However, for some, it’s an important feature to consider.
They’ve made two pretty exciting collections that we like, so we expanded on each one down below.
The idea behind the “Industrial textures” collection is to create hardside suitcases from unique, never-before-used materials. Some noticeable improvements in this collection include armored corners, sturdier handles, and scratch-resistant finishes.
Mia Toro states that they’re made to withstand the harshest conditions. However, we’d say that it’s more of a marketing trick because these improvements are more visual than functional. Although, yes, there are some useful improvements, the “Designer art” performs just as well when it comes to endurance. It’s more a matter of which style you prefer better: industrial or artistic.
Here are some interesting textures that this collection offers:
- Abrased steel;
- Armor-flex composite;
- Acid washed;
- Carbon fiber.
Designer art collection
The most recent collection of Mia Toro offers colorful and creative patterns, and this is what really sets their luggage apart from the competition. They’re made in collaboration with high-end world-renowned designers. The goal is simple: it’s to combine art with science to create luggage that appeals to the newer generations.
What we like the most about Mia Toro is that they’re finally doing something unique: They’re bringing back the beauty and emotion to travel accessories, as opposed to the dull one-colored fabric suitcases.
So the good thing about their products is that they’re covered by a ten-year warranty. It’s pretty significant because rarely do luggage manufacturers stand by their products for such prolonged periods. It says something about how dedicated they are to keeping their customers happy.
Mia Toro recently introduced an app that you’re supposed to use if you need to contact them in case of any warranty defects. The main idea is that every suitcase has a QR code inside and you can register for the warranty by downloading the app and scanning the code. A promising approach, however, most people have stated that this app doesn’t work. Don’t get discouraged though, because they’ve also noted that the brand can be successfully contacted through e-mail or phone in case of any issues.
Also, I should note that the warranty does not cover airline damage, only manufacturing or workmanship defects.
Because their support can be hard to get in touch with, we’ve rated their warranty at 6 out of 10.
Judging by the first looks, you may think that Mia Toro is an expensive Italian luxury brand. You’re wrong.
Actually, they use a pretty popular marketing trick to jack up their value. Although the stock value of their luggage is pretty high ($140 – $360 for a single carry on and up to $570 for a set), you can get them on a sale pretty often. And when I say a sale, I mean a full ultimate warehouse-cleaning type of sale of 50%-80% off. Usually, you can get a single carry-on on a sale for about $70-$130, and a set for $200 – $300.
When comparing the sale prices to the most known competitors, like Samsonite, Delsey, or Travelpro, the prices are pretty similar or cheaper, depending on what you’re buying. When you compare the features, pretty often the Mia Toro suitcases are priced less expensive than comparable alternatives. That’s why the price rating is rated pretty high at 7/10.
Mia Toro Italy Luggage review: Our final verdict (73/100)
In reviews and durability, the luggage by Mia Toro is only slightly behind some of their competitors, like Samsonite and Delsey. But when you compare how these brands look, Mia Toro is way up front. With its artistic and unique looks, made in collaboration with various high-end designers, they’re finally bringing back emotion and life to travel accessories.
Our overall rating on the luggage made by Mia Toro ITALY is 73 out of 100.
We wouldn’t suggest getting one for frequent travelers though. If you’re traveling 2-5 times per year, they’ll do just fine.
|22 x 14.75 x 9 inches|
|5.7 lbs (2.58 kg)|
|Editors rating: 4.3 / 5|
If you’re looking for something colorful, you should check out the Mia Toro Hamsa carry-on. This hardside carry-on comes with some pretty nice features and looks really interesting. The outside pattern features a Hamsa pattern, which is popular in the Middle East and Nort Africa, often used in jewelry and hangings.
The Hansa carry-on comes with TSA-approved combination locks and expandable width, which is nice. If you ever run low on space, unzip the expandable zipper, and you’ll get two additional inches in width. For smoother movement, this bag comes with four spinner wheels.
The main compartment is split into two equal parts, where both parts are divided by a fabric sheet. You’ll also find a zippered pocket and two compression straps for easier packing.
This is a good option for those who want to stand out. If you manage to catch a sale, it’s also not too expensive.
|22 x 14 x 9 inches|
|7.9 lbs (3.58 kg)|
|Editors rating: 4.1 / 5|
If you’re looking for something that’s not too flashy, but sleek enough, the Mia Toro Tasca Fusion will be an excellent option. What’s different from other models is that this one is much more tech-friendly. The Tasca Fusion carry-on will make your business trips more manageable.
Similar to most Mia Toro suitcases, this one is also hardside. What’s different is that this one comes in a scratch-resistant carbon-fiber finish that looks just amazing. It’s featured in the “industrial textures” collection.
The Tasca Fusion has a TSA-approved lock, which will keep your belongings safe. With the help of an expandable zipper, this suitcase expands by an additional two inches, giving you an extra 25% packing capacity, which is nice.
And now here comes a feature, that’s very important for tech-savvy people: A padded laptop pocket that fits up to 15.6-inch laptops and other gadgets. As a blogger, I always have to take my laptop with me, and a unique outer compartment for this would be a nice improvement.
|20, 24, and 28 inches|
|6.5, 8.4, and 10.4 lbs|
|Editors rating: 4.3 / 5|
In our opinion, the beautiful minds luggage set is the best-looking one that Mia Toro has to offer. We tested it in a local luggage store, and the set looked better in reality. The unique and vibrant combination of colors guarantee that you will never have to spend time looking for your bags on the luggage carousel – You’ll spot them immediately.
This set comes with integrated TSA-approved combination locks. It’s good because you’ll keep your contents secure while checked in. They’re made from polycarbonate, which is flexible, but more durable than ABS. Another feature that’s handy is the spinner wheels, which seemed to roll pretty smoothly.
If you’re looking for a luggage set that sticks out from the crowd, you might want to check it out.