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Light 20 inch 2 wheel bag.

I am hunting for suggestions on a 20 inch roller bag that is very light.. I would like only the 2 wheels..spinner wheels are much hard on cobble stone. We leave in one week.
Thanks so much

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One week? Too late order something online because if it doesn’t work, you cannot replace it in time. Head to your local TJMaxx and other clearance shops, department stores, REI. Take a tape measure and scales because published specs are notoriously unreliable.

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Call the Rick Steves Travel shop and get their 2 wheeled bag and ask them to ship it with 2 day delivery. I have used their bags over the years and they get the job done without a lot of frills, they also have a very good replacement policy if the bag breaks during use.

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Well, I've been on this search for a month including a spreadsheet. The 2 I am most interested in are Osprey Ozone 42 liter wheeled carry on (4.5 pounds) and TravelPro Maxlite International Expandable (5.4 pounds) which is a 20" case but length including wheels and handle is 55cm which is what many International luggage guidelines are. Unfortunately both of these are sold out on their respective travel sites but the Travel Pro International is available on Amazon but not sure if quick shipping is available.

I have the Rick Steves 20" 2-wheeler but it is 6 pounds which is more than I want to carry. I may be forced to use it if the Ozone does not come back in to stock before my September trip. Mine is very old and I believe is a bit smaller than the one he sells now. It also has the molded plastic back on it so it is not as squishable as I want but your needs may be different.

Where are you headed? I saw a bag that I am literally drooling over from the VanGogh Museum in Amsterdam BUT it costs 75E to SHIP so no, not going for that!

https://www.vangoghmuseumshop.com/en/leisure-time/642/all-leisure-time/503453/van-gogh-samsonite-uplite-upright-55cm

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Travelpro Maxlite 5 International Expandable Rollaboard is 5.4 lbs.

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This topic comes up at least every three weeks so you scroll back through the packing folder and find plenty of recommendations, but you can’t get the ideal bag in a week. As several folks here will point out, light and wheelie are not used together to describe many reliable bags. A light wheelie is closer to four pounds than five pounds, six is just nutty. A good lightweight bag without wheels can be two to four pounds.

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This thread is old, but sharing in case anyone else benefits from it... check out the luggage brand Lipault. They're not easy to find in most stores, but easy enough to order. They're soft-sided and very durable nylon -- perfectly suited for checking / overhead / train travel... but since they're soft, not as ideal for checking since they won't protect fragile contents. But! very very very lightweight and nice looking.