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Rockland Luggage Melbourne 20
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Price $195.25 at Amazon$549.00 at Amazon$151.23 at Amazon$261.75 at Amazon$57.83 at Amazon
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Pros Magnetically aligned wheels, great organization, excellent capacity, professional styleExceptional compression, deceptively large capacity, professional design, smooth and simpleWheels magnetically aligned, solid design and organization, fair priceTons of organizational features, excellent bag add-on straps, durably builtExpandable, affordable, zippered internal divider
Cons Easy to over pack, few color optionsMinimal features, only two wheels, expensiveEasy to over pack, uneven tapered shapeLoud wheels, extremely challenging zippers, "techy" lookQuestionable construction, difficult to wheel
Bottom Line For 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 beveragesThis 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 Platinum Elite 21" Expandabl... Briggs and Riley Baseline Do... Crew 11 21" Expandable Spinn... Tarmac AWD Carry-On Rockland Melbourne 20
Ease Of Use (35%)
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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 Platinum Elite 21"... Briggs and Riley... Crew 11 21"... Tarmac AWD Carry-On Rockland Melbourne...
External Dimensions (in) H x W x D 23" x 14" x 10" 22" x 14" x 9" 23" x 14" x 10" 22" x 14" x 9" 22" x 13" x 9"
Handle Height Options (in) 36”, 38”, 40” and 42.5” 36", 39", 41" and 43" 36", 38”, 40” and 42.5” 37", 39", and 41" 34" and 39"
Number of Wheels 4 2 4 4 4
Number of Interior Pockets 5 2 3 4 1
Number of Exterior Pockets 4 3 4 2 0
Main Compartment Opening Style top flip-open top flip-open top flip-open clamshell - half split clamshell - half split
Measured Weight (lb) 8.5 lb 9.0 lb 7.8 lb 8.2 lb 6.9 lb
Compression System 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 Compression X straps Elastic bands
Expandable Yes - zipper Yes - internal Yes - zipper Yes - zipper Yes - zipper
Lock No - lockable Yes No - lockable No - lockable No
Main Material High-density nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating 95% Nylon High-quality ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard coating 1000D Helix Poly Twill and Polycarbonate shell 100% ABS
Unique Features 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 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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