With the ever-increasing rates of checking bags, fitting everything into one carry on makes financial sense, but the benefits of good carry-on luggage goes beyond saving money. Traveling with just a carry-on is easier to manage, your luggage never gets damage or lost, and to be honest, no matter how much I pack, I seem to have a few favorite go-to outfits that become my travel staples, the rest of the stuff I lugged around just takes up space. I’ve been looking for a new carry on, so when Ricardo Beverly Hills sent me the Roxbury 2.0, I was excited to take it for a spin. Several friends of mine have the Roxbury 2.0 21″ 4W Spinner WheelAboard carry-on and have raved about it, here’s what I found out for myself.
It’s durable. Super lightweight, high-impact Makrolon® polycarbonate (PC) shells protect and provide lasting durability without weighting you down. Everything feels well-made; the telescoping handles move smoothly, the wheels roll well and feel solid, the zipper is heavy duty, opening and closing cleanly. Corner armor provides added protection at critical stress points. It comes with a 10-year warranty, so you know the people at Ricardo have built their luggage with longevity in mind.
It’s loaded with convenience features. The soft handles on the top and side of the case are comfortable and easy to grab from an overhead bin, or off the conveyor if checked. It has an TSA approved lock, which is especially nice when you have the hotel hold your bags for an early arrival, or have to check out before you’re done exploring the area. The wheels each have 360-degrees of spin, so it easily follows alongside or behind you. There’s a pull-out strap to secure another bag to make toting your laptop case or purse along on top easier and more secure. The telescoping handles have two options for length. Unzip the gusset for the case to expand for more space – perfect for those extra gifts you picked up on your trip.
It’s well-organized. One side of the luggage can be used for hanging clothes, with a hook for a hanger, elastic positioner, and separate zip area. There’s a small convenient pouch for things that you want to keep separate, as well as other zippered pouch to help keep your items organized.
It’s pretty. Right out of the box I was impressed by the good looks of the Ricardo Beverly Hills Roxbury 2.0. It’s sleek, hard shell is attractive, it looks and feels solid and well-made. It comes in 4 colors: Black Cherry, Mulberry, Brushed Silver and Onyx.
When I did a little research I found the Ricardo Beverly Hills 2.0 carry on for $149.99 on Amazon with Amazon Prime, I also saw the Ricardo Beverly Hills Roxbury 2.0 19″ 4W Hard Face EZ Access Mobile Office which looks like an awesome solution for protecting my laptop when I travel with it.
Disclaimer: The Ricardo Beverly Hills Roxbury 2.0 carry on was provided for review purposes, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.