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Rockland Luggage Melbourne 20
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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award 
Price $151.23 at Amazon$195.25 at Amazon$549.00 at Amazon$261.75 at Amazon$57.83 at Amazon
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Pros Wheels magnetically aligned, solid design and organization, fair priceMagnetically aligned wheels, great organization, excellent capacity, professional styleExceptional compression, deceptively large capacity, professional design, smooth and simpleTons of organizational features, excellent bag add-on straps, durably builtExpandable, affordable, zippered internal divider
Cons Easy to over pack, uneven tapered shapeEasy to over pack, few color optionsMinimal features, only two wheels, expensiveLoud wheels, extremely challenging zippers, "techy" lookQuestionable construction, difficult to wheel
Bottom Line This carry-on is ready for round the world action at a price that leaves room for a few in-flight beveragesFor 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 unique, feature-laced model is marred by tough-to-use zippersLow in price, this expandable model is also low in durability and rolls poorly
Rating Categories Crew 11 21" Expandable Spinn... Platinum Elite 21" Expandabl... Briggs and Riley Baseline Do... Tarmac AWD Carry-On Rockland Melbourne 20
Ease Of Use (35%)
8
9
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5
Storage & Features (30%)
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Versatility (20%)
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Durability (15%)
8
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7
3
Specs Crew 11 21"... Platinum Elite 21"... Briggs and Riley... Tarmac AWD Carry-On Rockland Melbourne...
External Dimensions (in) H x W x D 23" x 14" x 10" 23" x 14" x 10" 22" x 14" x 9" 22" x 14" x 9" 22" x 13" x 9"
Handle Height Options (in) 36", 38”, 40” and 42.5” 36”, 38”, 40” and 42.5” 36", 39", 41" and 43" 37", 39", and 41" 34" and 39"
Number of Wheels 4 4 2 4 4
Number of Interior Pockets 3 5 2 4 1
Number of Exterior Pockets 4 4 3 2 0
Main Compartment Opening Style top flip-open top flip-open top flip-open clamshell - half split clamshell - half split
Measured Weight (lb) 7.8 lb 8.5 lb 9.0 lb 8.2 lb 6.9 lb
Compression System Compression cross 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 X 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 High-quality ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating High-density nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating 95% Nylon 1000D Helix Poly Twill and Polycarbonate shell 100% ABS
Unique Features Dedicated power bank pocket, removable hanger bag, magnets to keep wheels straight, included hidden name tag 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 Hybrid hard/soft-sided design, coat keeper strap, expandable zipper, add-a-bag strap, internal laptop sleeve Expands 1.5"
Warranty Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime 3 year limited
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