While we love a good weekender or duffle, there are times where several days worth of gear necessitate a hard side carryon with wheels. The thing is, a great hard side case (like those from Tumi or Rimowa) don’t come cheap. Enter a surprisingly achievable solution. The in-house line of Exo Hardside Spinner Carry-on from eBags. At an achievable price of $120 the bags fill the role well, as we came to learn testing ours throughout the Spring.
The eBags Exo Hardside Spinner Carryon features a rugged 100% polycarbonate exterior with a crosshatching effect to minimize visible scratches. It also utilizes a #10 self healing zipper integrated with a TSA combo lock to keep out sticky fingers. Undo the zipper and the case opens flat to reveal an interior fully lined in gray nylon — one side with a modular shelf set up and the other with a zipper enclosed mess compartment. And all of it is backed by a liftetime guarantee, impressive for any luggage.
The bag easily fits enough clothes for a long weekend and the multi-directional wheels made it easy to wheel around completely upright or leaning forward. The Exo even allows the ability to cram in a little extra — a handy feature of soft sided luggage — and the lay-flat design keep contents and gear organized and easily accessible. Excellent price, top-tier features? Done.
Buy Now: $150