My trusty hunter-green RS roller suitcase that has served me so well for 11 years has unfortunately been told, like so many Americans, that its girth is now too large. I’ve read reviews of various options but feel like I’m searching for Cinderella & her shoe. I really like the look & feel of the Osprey Ozone, but I’ve seen mixed reviews on how well the fabric will withstand travel.
Here’s my Wish List:
21.5 X 13.5 X 9” including wheels, etc., maximizing as much space as possible within these requirements. (We don’t hop between European countries by plane.)
Must have wheels – my back can’t handle the other style
Weight – I pack extremely light & I value my suitcase starting out as light as possible when it’s empty.
Color – I really like something other than black, so I can keep an eye on my suitcase on the train.
Side & top handle to board trains & skip up the steps
Prefer two outside pockets: 1.) holds Passport, plane ticket, band-aids 2.) holds Ziploc bag of liquids (I don’t like the newer RS large “U”-shape pocket)
Extra points for being able to carry a water bottle and/or sandwich! I don’t carry any extras – purse, backpack, etc. so I’m picky about the function & design of the carry-on.
Really appreciate your input!