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Wheeled Carry On Luggage Reviews

All you ever wanted to know about bags

We review and test wheeled
carry on luggage in all
different shapes and sizes
(but not many in bright red
colors) and give you
comprehensive reports on
each bag tested.

Have you ever wondered what extra you get in a wheeled carry-on suitcase costing $350 compared to a bag costing only $35?

We review luggage from the industry's leading manufacturers, representing all price points from a low of almost $35 to a high of $350.

Read these reviews so you can make an informed shopping decision next time you need a new carry-on bag.


Manufacturer/Product (and links to reviews) Nominal Size (inches) Nominal Weight List Price
American Tourister
Meridian IV 21 x 14 x 7 10.5 lbs $39.42
Briggs & Riley
Expandable Upright Carry-On #U-21NX 21 x 14 x 8 12.2 lbs $345
Superlight Upright Carry-On #U-22S 22 x 14 x 8 10.5 lbs $269
Transcend Transformable TD-UR522 22 x 14 x 9 10.5 lbs $319
Kirkland Signature Executive 22" Expandable Trolley 22 x 14 x 9 13.5 lbs $90
Eagle Creek
Pilot EXP 21 x 14 x 9 6.25 lbs $165
Eco Case 19" Carry-on lightweight 19 x 13.5 x 8.5 6.5 lbs part of 3 piece set
High Sierra
ATQ AT404 Carry-on Computer Upright 21 x 13 x 9 8 lbs $240
Porter Case      
PC II Hard sided case convertible to cart 22 x 14 x 8 13 lbs $229
Red Oxx      
Safari Beano 5.5 soft duffle bag 27 x 11 x 11 3.75 lbs $185
Sahora Spinners Hybrid 19.5 x 15.5 x 8.5 8 lbs $120
Ultra 3000 XLT Expandable Sideroller Carry-on Upright Suiter 22 x 14 x 9 10lb 6oz $130
SeatKase Carryon Luggage Has a seat/work table on its top 22 x 14 x 9 11 lbs $99
SkyRoll Carryon Bag Has an external wrap-around suit carrier 22 x 14 x 9 9 lbs $199
Swany Walkin'Bag    
Swany Walkin'Bag Stick Chair Cart 21 x 11 x 9 7 lbs $180
Swany Quilted Walkin'Bag 22" 22 x 15 x 8 11.5 lbs $300
Crew5 Rollaboard 7422-01 22 x 14 x 9 11.75 lbs $200
Crew5 Rolling Tote 7413-01 16 x 12 x 9 7.5 lbs $160
American Tourister Meridian IV 21 x 14 x 7 10.5 lbs $39.42
Originally published 17 Sep 2004, last update 15 May 2010
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