The Tarmac AWD Carry-On
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Rockland Luggage Melbourne 20
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Price $261.75 at Amazon$195.25 at Amazon$549.00 at Amazon$151.23 at Amazon$57.83 at Amazon
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Pros Tons of organizational features, excellent bag add-on straps, durably builtMagnetically aligned wheels, great organization, excellent capacity, professional styleExceptional compression, deceptively large capacity, professional design, smooth and simpleWheels magnetically aligned, solid design and organization, fair priceExpandable, affordable, zippered internal divider
Cons Loud wheels, extremely challenging zippers, "techy" lookEasy to over pack, few color optionsMinimal features, only two wheels, expensiveEasy to over pack, uneven tapered shapeQuestionable construction, difficult to wheel
Bottom Line This unique, feature-laced model is marred by tough-to-use zippersFor the frequent traveler, this is an extremely durable bag made to withstand thousands of miles flownAn extremely durable option that fits an impressive amount of stuffThis carry-on is ready for round the world action at a price that leaves room for a few in-flight beveragesLow in price, this expandable model is also low in durability and rolls poorly
Rating Categories Tarmac AWD Carry-On Platinum Elite 21" Expandabl... Briggs and Riley Baseline Do... Crew 11 21" Expandable Spinn... Rockland Melbourne 20
Ease Of Use (35%)
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9
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5
Storage & Features (30%)
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Versatility (20%)
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Durability (15%)
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Specs Tarmac AWD Carry-On Platinum Elite 21"... Briggs and Riley... Crew 11 21"... Rockland Melbourne...
External Dimensions (in) H x W x D 22" x 14" x 9" 23" x 14" x 10" 22" x 14" x 9" 23" x 14" x 10" 22" x 13" x 9"
Handle Height Options (in) 37", 39", and 41" 36”, 38”, 40” and 42.5” 36", 39", 41" and 43" 36", 38”, 40” and 42.5” 34" and 39"
Number of Wheels 4 4 2 4 4
Number of Interior Pockets 4 5 2 3 1
Number of Exterior Pockets 2 4 3 4 0
Main Compartment Opening Style clamshell - half split top flip-open top flip-open top flip-open clamshell - half split
Measured Weight (lb) 8.2 lb 8.5 lb 9.0 lb 7.8 lb 6.9 lb
Compression System Compression X straps Compression cross straps with full-coverage mesh panels and accessory pockets Compression cross straps with full-coverage mesh panels and full-bag compression system Compression cross straps Elastic bands
Expandable Yes - zipper Yes - zipper Yes - internal Yes - zipper Yes - zipper
Lock No - lockable No - lockable Yes No - lockable No
Main Material 1000D Helix Poly Twill and Polycarbonate shell High-density nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating 95% Nylon High-quality ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating 100% ABS
Unique Features Hybrid hard/soft-sided design, coat keeper strap, expandable zipper, add-a-bag strap, internal laptop sleeve Removable toiletry pouch, dedicated power bank pocket, removable hanger bag, magnets to keep wheels straight, included hidden name tag Built-in suiter, unique internal expansion-compression system, external handle stays for maximum internal storage, add-a-bag strap, included hidden name tag Dedicated power bank pocket, removable hanger bag, magnets to keep wheels straight, included hidden name tag Expands 1.5"
Warranty Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime 3 year limited
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