Victorinox WT Hardside Trolley 20 Rolling Luggage

Victorinox WT Hardside Trolley 20

Victorinox WT Hardside Trolley 20    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

THE SELL: A stylish and resilient hard-shelled carry-on. THE TEST: The exterior of the 29-liter Trolley is made from Lexan, a lightweight but über-tough composite. (The same material is used in bullet-resistant windows and helmets.) We packed camera gear and a laptop—and then proceeded to confidently cram the bag in overhead bins. But the Trolley is more than a brute. Testers loved the removable garment sleeve and TSA-approved lock (see below), a nice improvement over the wimpy padlocks you find on most rollers. Details like the curve of the telescoping handle, giving you a little more clearance between the bag and your feet, also won us over. THE VERDICT: Excels as a carry-on, especially if you're toting delicate equipment.
Durability: 4.5
Performance: 4.5

Brand: Victorinox $340
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