Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rockland Melbourne 20 Inch Carry On Luggage Review

Best Carry On Luggage!

Since I'm on an around the world tour I decided to buy new carry on luggage for it.  All the airlines have changed the size of allowed carry on luggage in the last year or so, making it a necessity anyway, and besides, I wanted to start my trip with cool luggage.  


Rockland Melbourne 20 Inch Carry On Luggage

One thing that I found out is that all the airlines have different standards though, so what one airline will accept as carry on luggage is not necessarily what another airline will accept. So I had to look at my itinerary first and get a list of the allowed sizes and go from there. I took the maximum allowed sizes in all directions for every airline I would be using and used the smallest allowed ones as my maximum to be sure my carry on bag would be okay no matter what.


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Rockland Melbourne 20 Inch Carry On Luggage

Next I went shopping on Amazon, one of my favorite things to do. What a dizzying array of choices though! So then I went to a couple of local luggage outlets to have a look at the newest innovations in luggage. Wow, I love the new design of the wheeled luggage! Instead of fixed wheels, they spin so it's easy to move your baggage in all directions! 

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Interior, Rockland Melbourne Carry On Luggage

This made it much easier for me to handle my own luggage on all the trains and airplanes. In fact, instead of wheeling them behind me, I can set them straight up, pull out the handles and wheel them along beside me with my purse sitting on top of one. So easy!  And much easier on my back too! 



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Rockland Melbourne 20 Inch Carry On Luggage

Why is Rockland the Best Carry On Luggage? 


In the end I went with a Rockland 20 inch Expandable Abs Carry On Suitcase, because it fits the guidelines of all the airline companies I have flown on, and it came in my favorite color: blue. But not to worry if you have a different favorite color, as the suitcases come in 19 colors! (Some of them are shown here in my review.)


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Rockland Melbourne 20 Inch Carry On 


So here's what I like besides the spinning wheels and blue color. It expands about an inch for the airlines that allow it! You might not think that would be a lot, but trust me, it really is when you are packing a carry on suitcase! (Incidentally, if you need a carry on suitcase packing list, I have one for you at my site, Peace, Love, Travel Light.com

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Interior, Rockland 20 Inch Carry On 

The material is extremely lightweight and durable so it only weighs 7.3 pounds! The handle is an internal chrome telescoping one with a push button mechanism.  Inside there is a zip pocket on one side and elastic straps for the other side. It comes with a 3 year warranty too, but I doubt it will come close to needing repairs.  It's strong!  



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Rockland Melbourne 20 Inch Carry On Luggage

I love my Rockland Melbourne 20 Inch Carry On Luggage so much that I've decided to get a matching large suitcase too! So if you need  a new carry on suitcase, I highly recommend a Rockland Melbourne 20 inch one with spinning wheels. You can also see more carry on luggage here.

 Bon Voyage!




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7 comments:

  1. This sounds like the perfect carry-on luggage, especially for the long and wonderful trip you are on. Wheeled luggage has made such a difference to travelers compared to the bulky and heavy suitcases of yesteryear.

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    1. yes I'm very happy with my carry on luggage! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. It looks like that is a design available to suit every individual preference! I very much remember my first set of luggage with wheels. It made going through airports a lot easier and a lot less taxing on me physically. Now with the wheels that will spin in all directions, that are even more convenient, plus I love the lighter weight design. It is always a challenge to put things in the overhead in an airplane. Weight reduction is always a good thing.

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    1. Yes it is so light weight and sleek too! Love my Rockland luggage!

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  3. Heather, great review! It is so difficult finding a carry-on that works on every airline. Thank you for taking the time to find one that can be taken on most airplanes. It may be time for me to upgrade my backpack!

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    1. LOL, my husband is still using a backpack! But he has one of these Rockland carry on suitcases too!

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  4. Nice review. We love the Rockland Melbourne 20 Inch Carry On Luggage too.

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