GoPenguin Hardside Spinner Carry On Luggage, 20-Inch

Last updated date: March 12, 2020

DWYM Score
8.8


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 21 expert reviews, the GoPenguin GoPenguin Hardside Spinner Carry On Luggage, 20-Inch placed 7th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 30, 2020:
Checkout The Best Carry On Suitcase for a detailed review of all the top carry on suitcases.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
650 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The premium Japanese Hinomoto spinner wheels roll 360 degrees- in all directions very quietly and smoothly and manouver very eaisly in tight/small spaces. These spinner wheels are light, quiet, sturdy, resilient and durable, last long and do not wear out easily. Rolling them by holding the ergonomic handle on any ground is easy on your shoulders and arms.
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What experts didn't like

From The Manufacturer

GoPenguin is your travel partner. And just like you, we are travelers too. We know that there is no affordable, gorgeous-looking roller luggage out there, and so we created one that will take a beating without biting your pocket. We have given undivided attention to detail, from the matte finish on our telescopic handles, Hinomoto spinner wheels,unbreakable shells, tsa approved luggage locks and 4 separate mesh pockets for neat organization, this suitcase is ready to fly. By selecting the finest first-rate materials and components combined with immaculate craftsmanship, we have designed a hard spinner luggage that will redefine traveling for you.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Rockland Melbourne Carry On Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 2
2. COOLIFE Expandable Spinner Carry-On Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
3. Travelpro Maxlite Softside Carry On Suitcase, 21-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Samsonite Omni Spinner Hardside Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Olympia Rolling Shopper Tote Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
7. GoPenguin Hardside Spinner Carry On Luggage, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Betsey Johnson Duffel Weekender Roller Bag, 21.5-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
9. Steve Madden Softside Expandable Carry On, 20-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
10. Perry Ellis Mobile Office Spinner Luggage, 16-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 1
11. AmazonBasics Hardside Spinner Luggage, 21-Inch
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Carry On Suitcases

When you travel, it’s a good idea to have a few things at your disposal. You’ll want comfort items, personal care products and an extra set of clothing. Since it is unlikely that you’ll be able to fit all of these things in your purse, you’ll need to purchase a carry on suitcase.

Ideal carry on luggage has 360-degree spinner wheels, so you don’t have to lift the bag. The wheels make it so that you can push or pull the suitcase in any direction.

A telescoping handle with a comfortable grip is also essential to maneuvering the carry-on. Check for a push-button recessed locking handle system with at least a few height options. You want to be able to adjust the handle to match your height.

Review the carry on suitcase’s construction material. A durable ABS material is a good choice, as its hard shell protects the contents of the bag much better than a soft material. If you do opt for a bag made using a softer material, make sure it is coated to resist water and stains, as the more you travel, the more likely you are to come into contact with rain and mud puddles.

You may also want to opt for a carry on bag that has a few extras, such as a built-in TSA lock or one that comes with a choice of colors and patterns. There are also suitcases with an abundance of interior and exterior pockets and compartments, which will help you stay organized during your trip.

DYWM Fun Fact

Before you head to the airport, it’s important that you know the rules and regulations that have been created in regard to carry on bags. For example, the airline may require all carry on suitcases to not exceed 22 by 14 by 9-inches, as anything bigger may not fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat. In some cases, the airline may also have weight restrictions.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) also restricts certain items to checked baggage only. For example, you cannot pack a baseball bat, toy swords made of foam, gel candles, gel heating pads or Magic 8 Balls in a carry on, even though they are permissible in your checked luggage.

The Carry On Suitcase Buying Guide

  • Review the cleaning instructions for the carry on suitcase you purchased before attempting to wash it. Hardshell luggage, for example, can be wiped down with a wet rag. Bags made using a soft material, on the other hand, might have more complex cleaning instructions. Of course, you can use the attachment on your vacuum to clean out the inside of any piece of luggage.
  • Check for a satisfaction guarantee or a product warranty that will protect your purchase. Some companies offer smaller 2-year manufacturer warranties, while others limited lifetime coverage.
  • There are a few features that affect the price of carry on suitcases. These include size, construction materials and the number of pockets and storage compartments. You’ll find the Rockland Melbourne Spinner Luggage, 20-Inch, the COOLIFE Spinner Carry-On Luggage, 20-Inch and the Travelers Club Chicago Luggage, 20-Inch are all comparable in price, however, the Travelpro Maxlite Softside Suitcase, 21-Inch is much higher. This is because the bag is made of a lightweight material, is bigger in size and has numerous pockets for storing everything from clothing to personal items.