Just like its sleek aerodynamic cousins the car-top carriers, the Thule Carry-On is a designer’s delight. With it’s molded exoskeletal exterior you feel safe with this luggage at 80 mph. Lash it to the roof!
It’s tough molded polypropylene shell will protect delicate electronics and even sunglasses. Plenty of raised rails on all sides give extra protection to the bag and gear within. My favorite element is the hidden shoulder straps are away from the hard handle and wheels and on the softer front side of the bag. This reviewer pulled it on and hot-footed it through the terminal with a lot more maneuverability than dragging a roll-on. In the wheeled mode, the oversized, heavy-duty wheels really make for smooth running.
The downside in actual use is the almost-hardshell sides constrain you from really stuffing this bag. And as it sits it is just a hair over airline regs. It measures 23.2 x 15. 4 x 9.1 inches (United and Delta, for example list 22 x 14 x 9 inches as their carry-on limits). The bag alone weighs 7.7 pounds. Stylish, good looking in black and comfortable to wear or roll.