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Wheeled Carry On Luggage Reviews

All you ever wanted to know about bags


We review many carry on suitcases

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.

(and links to reviews)

Nominal Size

Nominal Weight

List Price

American Tourister

Meridian IV

21 x 14 x 7

10.5 lbs


Briggs & Riley

Expandable Upright Carry-On #U-21NX

21 x 14 x 8

12.2 lbs


Superlight Upright Carry-On #U-22S

22 x 14 x 8

10.5 lbs


Transcend Transformable TD-UR522

22 x 14 x 9

10.5 lbs



Kirkland Signature Executive 22" Expandable Trolley

22 x 14 x 9

13.5 lbs



Eagle Creek

Pilot EXP

21 x 14 x 9

6.25 lbs



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


Porter Case




PC II Hard sided case convertible to cart

22 x 14 x 8

13 lbs


Red Oxx




Safari Beano 5.5 soft duffle bag

27 x 11 x 11

3.75 lbs





Sahora Spinners Hybrid

19.5 x 15.5 x 8.5

8 lbs


Ultra 3000 XLT Expandable Sideroller Carry-on Upright Suiter

22 x 14 x 9

10lb 6oz





SeatKase Carryon Luggage Has a seat/work table on its top

22 x 14 x 9

11 lbs





SkyRoll Carryon Bag

Has an external wrap-around suit carrier

22 x 14 x 9

9 lbs


Swany Walkin'Bag



Swany Walkin'Bag Stick Chair Cart

21 x 11 x 9

7 lbs


Swany Quilted Walkin'Bag 22"

22 x 15 x 8

11.5 lbs





Crew5 Rollaboard 7422-01

22 x 14 x 9

11.75 lbs


Crew5 Rolling Tote 7413-01

16 x 12 x 9

7.5 lbs





American Tourister Meridian IV

21 x 14 x 7

10.5 lbs







Read more about how to choose luggage

In Part 1 we explain what to consider when choosing carry-on luggage, including a discussion of cost, size and capacity.

In Part 2 we detail many other factors to consider when choosing carry-on luggage, including weight, wheels, and overall construction.

In Part 3 we feature a range of comments from Travel Insider readers who report on their own experiences with carry-on luggage.

See also Our Favorite Carry On Bags for details of the bags we like the best.

Links to specific reviews can be found in the table or the sidebar at the top right.


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Originally published 17 Sep 2004, last update 30 May 2021

You may freely reproduce or distribute this article for noncommercial purposes as long as you give credit to me as original writer.

Related Articles
List of Carry-on Bags Reviewed
Our Favorite Carry-on Bags
How to Choose a Carry-on Bag pt 1
How to choose a bag pt 2
Reader comments on their carry-on luggage experiences
Reviews pt 1 :  Briggs & Riley
Reviews pt 2 :  Heys USA
Reviews pt 3 :  High Sierra
Reviews pt 4 :  Samsonite
Reviews pt 5 :  Swany
Reviews pt 6 :  Travelpro
Reviews pt 7 :  Lower priced bags
Reviews pt 8 :  Unusual and specialty bags

See also

Series on larger checked bags - reviews, buyer guide, reader comments, etc

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