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LAT_56 Road Warrior Review: Rolling Carry-On Suitcase

This durable carry-on has everything from a patented Suit Packing System to a external access to your toiletries (for airport security lines).

LAT_56 Road Warrior Review

Price and Where to Buy LAT_56 Road Warrior: Available on Lat56.com for $449.

Pros:

  • Meets the carry-on size requirements for major airlines
  • Lightweight (6.8 lbs)
  • Made from extremely durable military-spec molded EVA foam and Ballistic Nylon
  • Fits two suits, and has a patented Suit Packing System that prevents wrinkles and creases
  • Water-resistant exterior
  • Detachable water-resistant sealed shoe or laundry bag
  • Detachable pouches for smaller items
  • Plush interior lining
  • Smooth wheels inspired by longboard skateboards for easy pulling
  • External access to your 3-1-1 toiletries make airport security easy
  • Smooth telescoping handle
  • Lifetime guarantee

Cons:

  • Smaller than the maximum carry-on size for some airlines
  • Very expensive

How LAT_56 Road Warrior Rates:

  • Usefulness: 10/10. We love all of the little features built-in to this carry-on, and this is especially useful if you travel with suits a lot .
  • Value: 4/10. The price of the suitcase is really expensive, although it is very well constructed
  • Durability: 10/10. The Road Warrior can take anything the baggage handlers can throw at it.
  • Portability: 10/10. This suitcase rolls smoothly, is lightweight, and is small enough that it won’t be a struggle to fit it into overhead bins.
  • Cool Factor: 10/10. You’ll be organized and your suits will be wrinkle-free, which is always cool. The discreet black bag is professional and stylish.

Final Verdict: If you can afford this suitcase, it’s definitely a good investment that will make packing easier—we recommend it especially for business travelers who usually struggle with packing suits.

(Photo: LAT_56)

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

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