Unique, vibrant, and packed with features, the Mia Toro ITALY suitcases are some of the best-looking ones out there. When put next to some 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 well find out if their luggage is a solid choice when it’s put to use between daily flights, rough baggage handlers, and on rocky roads.
Although Mia Toro luggage lacks perfect durability, it really stands out in features and design. Currently, we’ve given no other brand a higher rating in design than Mia Toro, and you can easily tell why when browsing their products. Other than that, they also offer some pretty interesting features, a 10-year warranty, and affordable prices. Overall, their luggage has scored a rating of 79 out of 100, which stands pretty high on our rating system.
Mia Toro’s Main Strengths
- Unique & Vibrant designs. This really is the main selling point of Mia Toro Italy. Most recent two collections are called “Designer art” and “Industrial textures,” and we agree that both of them 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. It’s done with all the subtle details that come with their bags.
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, Ripstop nylon, Armor-flex composite
30 day return policy
Our Top-Rated Mia Toro Italy Suitcases
Peace and Love 22-inch
A colorful hardside carry-on that comes just in the perfect size to fit most airline sizing requirements. What sets it apart is it’s affordable price and unique design.
Tasca Fusion 22-inch
A front pocket for your laptop and gadgets, TSA-approved combination lock, expandable width & sleek looks make it the perfect choice for a buisess traveler.
Beautiful Minds 3-piece
A 3-piece hardside luggage set that comes in 20, 24, and 28 inches and looks absolutely 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 is a brand that 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 luxury 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: Amazon, Ebags, Miatoro.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more.
Most of the reviews were positive. What I could source from other people is that they mainly purchased Mia Toro due to the stunning looks. An interesting observation that I noticed is that most customers stated that in real life the suitcases look even better. (Which I agree with)
When it comes to predicting how long will their luggage last, here’s what we observed:
- Most customers that are using Mia Toro luggage for vacations and leisure rarely reported any issues.
- Some consumers that were flying more often (10+ times per year) reported issues with broken spinner wheels and faulty handles after a few years of use. They do come with a 10-year warranty though.
As with all brands, there were some bad reviews as well. Here are the most common issues that people have experienced.
- Some people have had issues with the spinner wheels (The outer rubber can break 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, A cool observation that we made is that a lot of 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 and so on.
To sum up, the reviews aren’t bad, but we’ve seen better ones. That’s why we’ve given them a rating of 21/30.
To start, I have to clarify that we don’t own a Mia Toro suitcase. I found a local dealer that sells their luggage and reviewed them on the spot. Upon picking up, they felt sturdy. The handles were well made and didn’t look flimsy. When opening the suitcase, I noticed that the polycarbonate frame is pretty flexible, yet feels sturdy enough. I’ve seen some stronger polycarbonate frames, but I believe that this one is made to be so flexible on purpose. It’s the nature of the armor-flex composite material used in the frame so that it’s less prone to cracking.
I carried it around the store for a while, and it seemed to ride along smoothly. Overall, the bag looked well made.
All things said I’d purchase a carry-on over a checked suitcase. It’s no secret that often checked suitcases get beaten up by the baggage handlers. With a carry-on, you can control how your bag is being treated.
To sum up, the build quality is good, but some of the materials used seemed to be used more for decoration purposes, rather than functional ones. It appears that they’re focusing more on the design and the overall feel, rather than durability. That’s why I’m giving them a quality rating of 15/20.
Nearly all of the Mia Toro Italy suitcases are hardside and come with spinner wheels. This may not seem like anything super-necessary, but I 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 roller suitcases for extended periods (Especially, the really heavy ones!).
I saw that not all of the spinner wheels on their luggage were the same. Some had double-wheels (eight in total), and the rest had 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 I 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.
I’m glad to report that nearly 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 a bit pricier than the regular locks, but 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), extra non-retractable handles on top and sides, compression straps, and a zippered mesh pocket.
Overall, not too bad for a suitcase that’s priced at about 100 $. I rate their features at 12/15, because TSA locks, double spinner wheels, and expandable width aren’t included in all of their suitcases.
So in this category, Mia Toro excels. I’d go so far and say that they’re the best looking suitcases in the market.
I like how they’ve combined the best of both worlds. For those, that like a little more down-to-earth cases, the “industrial textures” collection is a good fit. And for those that are looking for something more vibrant, the “Designer art” is an even better fit.
Overall luxury feel
When I picked up their suitcases, I 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.
When I was inspecting the Mia Toro luggage in a retail store, next to it was a Samsonite fabric suitcase. I took a look at both, and I could see how each brand had a different target audience in mind. Samsonite is more-suited for the practical, value-over-design customer, and the case by Mia Toro Italy was meant for the more-prestigious consumer in mind.
Personally, I don’t care if a suitcase is luxurious or not. However, for some, it’s an important feature to consider.
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, I’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 I 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. I guess 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.
In my opinion, the ten-year warranty is a critical feature to have. Whenever I’m purchasing luggage, I always consider warranty, because I know that over the years my suitcase will get a severe beating.
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 8/10.
Mia Toro Italy Luggage review: Our final verdict (79/100)
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 79 out of 100.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a Mia Toro Suitcase, it’s best to do it through their site. I’ve seen some huge sales on their website, with some going as low as a -80% discount.
|22 x 14 x 9 inches|
|7 lbs (3.17 kg)|
|Editors rating: 4.2 / 5|
The Prado Butterfly Kiss 22-inch carry-on is my absolute favorite from Mia Toro because the design is unique and really stands out from anything else. I would compare it to a high-end painting with wheels. Although it’s priced pretty steeply, I think that it’s worth every penny that you pay for it.
This one I actually picked up in the store and I loved it. The colors are as vibrant in real life, as they are in pictures. If you want to save a bit of money, you can buy the full 3-piece set and save a bit of money this way. Alternatively, you could buy them separately. Out of all three, I liked the silver-grey carry-on the best.
Regarding features, you would be better off buying other alternatives (Down below), because the Butterfly Kiss does not have TSA approved locks or expandable width. Although both features are convenient, I can live without them if it means that I’ll get to use this masterpiece. What I really like about it is that you will never have to look for your suitcase on the conveyer belt. If it’s there, you’ll see it right away!
|22 x 14 x 9 inches|
|7.9 lbs (3.58 kg)|
|Editors rating: 4.1 / 5|
As with all of the cases in this review, this one is hardside as well. 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.
Regarding other features, this one has a TSA-approved lock and expandable width. With the help of an additional zipper, this suitcase expands by additional two inches, giving you an extra 25% packing capacity. And now here comes a feature, that’s very important for me personally: A padded outer compartment for a 15.6-inch laptop and other gadgets. As a blogger, I always have to take my laptop with me, and a special outer compartment for this makes life much easier.
|22 x 14.25 x 9 inches|
|5.7 lbs (2.58 kg)|
|Editors rating: 4.3 / 5|
This case features 360 spinner wheels for natural movement, and a gel-grip covered handle. Regarding features, this case is very similar to the 22-inch Butterfly Kiss, because this one also doesn’t offer TSA approved locks or expandable width. This case is offered in the “Designer art” collection and is one of the best-selling ones. I’ve chosen to review it because it’s the most colorful out of this list and has its own personality.
|20, 24, and 28 inches|
|6.5, 8.4, and 10.4 lbs|
|Editors rating: 4.3 / 5|
Regarding features, all of the suitcases included in this set are really similar to “Butterfly Kiss” or “Peace and Love.” That is, they don’t have either TSA approved locks or expandable width included. This luggage set is offered with a 22-inch carry-on, a 26-inch medium suitcase, and a 31-inch large suitcase.