I am looking to replace our 10-year old ebags 21 inch carry ons that each weigh over 8 pounds. I'm hoping to shave a few pounds off our total weight! I thought I had found the perfect replacement--Osprey Ozone 2-wheel carry on. I received them yesterday, and realized they have to go back. The zippers are impossibly hard to close. I had to pull so hard I thought I was going to break them. Then the fabric got stuck in the zippers. Not going to fight with zippers every time we travel! Because of this, I'm not very interested in trying any other Osprey products.
I am looking for something in the 5 pound range, which leads me to more of a rolling duffle rather than the standard carry on luggage. I am fine with a rolling duffle or standard luggage type as long as it is lightweight. We already have lightweight backpacks for shorter trips, so I am not looking for a backpack. I'm wanting a roller for longer trips. Definitely want carry-on size, and really, really, really prefer 2 wheels. I'm willing to spend up to the $350 range. I've found one from Burton that might work, but I don't know anything about the company or the durability of their bags.
Does anyone have a recommendation for a durable, lightweight, 2-wheeled carry on? I'd prefer something from a reputable company with a good warranty--not looking for the most inexpensive bag. I've spent hours looking, and I'm hoping someone has a brand recommendation that I just haven't run across yet. Any comments to offer on the durability of Burton bags?
Thank you for your help!