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Roll Aboard Recommendations?

PDXGolfer

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Tuggers, any recommendations for a good-sized, durable, but also light weight rollaboard luggage? We are due to replace our 15+ year old rollaboards, which have been good to us over the years but are now worn out and, significantly, getting too heavy for us (as we get older) to lift into the overhead bins.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
 
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Look at this Rick Steves' rollaboard. https://store.ricksteves.com/shop/p/rolling-carry-on It fits the smaller European standard, weighs 6 lbs. and is expandable. I use his Convertible backpack, which holds as much as my 24" Delsey, but as I get older, it gets heavier.

Jim
 

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The Costco/Kirkland signature roll-aboard is about as good as you'll get for under $100. Many airline pilots use it....and return it when it wears out to get a new one. (cheapskates!). Great warranty, good suitcase.


Costco/Samsonite has some nice, lightweight, durable, expandable 4-wheel spinners.
The zippers are good, the polycarb sides will be here when the dinosaurs come back. The wheels? Who knows.
Very cheap. Fairly waterproof. Light as a feather. Funny, when you look out on the Tarmac and see your luggage (which you didn't want or expect to check; or on RJ's) in the pouring rain....you'll start to like that semi-dry polycarb.

Only one catch: most of the Costco polycarb units are a wee bit larger. So, check the dimensions allowed by your favorite airlines and see if they fit.
The Kirkland should fit all (not sure about Euro small carriers...)
 
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