2 wheel cabin bag - so hard to find

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This might start the 2 v 4 wheel arguments, but I want / need a new "international" sized cabin bag and I would like a 2 wheeler, under 2kg and robust enough to be occasionally checked.
Looking around the luggage stores and even online it is all 4 wheels.
Any suggestions ?
 
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Re the Roncato Ironik: found the receipt for my eBay purchase.
Mine came from Cuoieria i Florence.
Cost was € 55.30 plus € 19.00 for shipping. I thought that very reasonable.
I bought it in a colour called 'beige' but it is more of a light grey, with distinctive green zips and mid-grey lining.
Have only done one long journey with it so far: Georgia + NE Turkey (lots of man-handling in and out of a tour bus), then France via Greece and finally rural Wales and back to Melbourne. Looking a little grubbby now, but mainly because a container of orange juice leaked onto it in the boot of the tour bus. The stickiness scrubbed up better than I expected at the next hotel, but it still looks a little travel-worn.

Thnx - I looked on ebay and shipping was around the $100+ mark.
Will have another look if there are other suppliers.
 

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Thnx - I looked on ebay and shipping was around the $100+ mark.
Will have another look if there are other suppliers.
Oh, that's a disappointment. I found one here Roncato Ironik carry-on upright 415113 - Scalia Group for €68 but only in a colour called "camouflage". They ship for free to EU & USA and say they do ship worldwide; perhaps worth getting a quote for Australia.

It looks as though Cuorieria, the company I got mine from, no longer stocks the brand at all. Perhaps mine was just a chance purchase of discontinued stock. There are several still on eBay for AU$109.83 + AU$70.03 (watch out, as some are larger sizes and/or with 4 wheels). But, I agree, that's a little pricey compared with my purchase.
 

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I like my Carribee soft two-wheeler. It converts to a comfortable backpack as well. It comes in at 2.6kg so may be too heavy for the OP.

I am thinking of also getting a traditional int size suitcase to shave some weight from my carryon when I don't need the backpack.
 

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There is some good info here thankyou.

I have been looking at the Osprey 55cm Transporter A bit pricey however.

What are peoples experience on international J with the 10 kg weight restriction? I am trying to work out if I can get away with a one of these small suitcase plus a backpack. I need a laptop, sneakers and pair of thongs plus some clothes. My normal checked in luggage for work trips is around 16kg. I can shed a couple of kilos but I might struggle at ten!
Airlines are QF. CX and QR

Many thanks
 
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There is some good info here thankyou.

I have been looking at the Osprey 55cm Transporter A bit pricey however.

What are peoples experience on international J with the 10 kg weight restriction? I am trying to work out if I can get away with a one of these small suitcase plus a backpack. I need a laptop, sneakers and pair of thongs plus some clothes. My normal checked in luggage for work trips is around 16kg. I can shed a couple of kilos but I might struggle at ten!
Airlines are QF. CX and QR

Many thanks
You should be fine with those airlines if you are 12kg or so. I flew QF and QR recently on a number of legs with no worries. From memory CX have never checked my carry on. The trick is to have a bag that doesn't look over weight.

The only time I had to drop some weight was in SIN with the contract UL check-in staff. So I took my winter jacket out to carry loose and it was fine. Of course once I was through security it went back into my bag. ;)
 

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What are peoples experience on international J with the 10 kg weight restriction? I am trying to work out if I can get away with a one of these small suitcase plus a backpack. I need a laptop, sneakers and pair of thongs plus some clothes. My normal checked in luggage for work trips is around 16kg. I can shed a couple of kilos but I might struggle at ten!
Airlines are QF. CX and QR

My experiences with them is that you would be very unlucky to get pulled up with hand baggage weighing 14-16 kg.

QR allow 14kg in 2 pieces, max 10; Qantas the same.

QR I think tag your carry-on bag at check-in. Sometimes they ask you to put it on the scale so they can attach the tag other times they've just handed me the tag.
 

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You should be fine with those airlines if you are 12kg or so. I flew QF and QR recently on a number of legs with no worries. From memory CX have never checked my carry on. The trick is to have a bag that doesn't look over weight.

The only time I had to drop some weight was in SIN with the contract UL check-in staff. So I took my winter jacket out to carry loose and it was fine. Of course once I was through security it went back into my bag. ;)

Ha, yes, this is what I was thinking! I think I can squeeze what I need in one of these little cases and then just lift it up in to the locker like it does not weigh v much.
 
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