In search of... the perfect rolling carry-on bag
March 13, 2014 11:32 PM Subscribe
Help me find a rolling carry-on bag that meets all
of the following conditions: A) lightweight (under 8 lbs.); B) conforms to European carry-on standards (so 21" max, including wheels); C) has outside handles, so that the interior is flat, and D) is under $200, and preferably under $150.
posted by scody to Travel & Transportation (17 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
I've been luggage shopping for the first time in about 15 years, and I've been surprised to find that most affordable roller bags appear to have the handle bars set so that they protrude into packing interior. My existing carry-on -- a cheapish Olympia bag from the late '90s -- has outside handles and a flat interior, and so I would be perfectly happy to take it, but it's a couple of inches too long to reliably fit in the overhead compartments of European carriers. I find it hard to believe that fancy-schmancy Briggs & Riley
bags are the only ones that still retain this feature. I've been looking exclusively at soft-side luggage up to this point, but I guess I would consider a hard-shell piece if they're my only affordable option on this score. Help?