Best Large Wheeled Luggage – New Big Wheels For Smooth Travel

Best Large Wheeled Luggage – New Big Wheels For Smooth Travel

The bigger the wheels the better; this seems to be the case when looking for luggage which will easily roll over rough surface. We’ve searched the net for the best large wheeled luggage that is available right now.

It was one of the big things at this year’s International Travel Goods Show – big wheels on suitcases for easy travel.

Reinventing The Wheel

We’ve seen a lot of change in wheels for suitcases in the past. First there were only 2-wheeled suitcases available, then all of a sudden, 4-wheeled suitcases came around and promised a much better experience when getting from A to B in the airport. These were then even doubled for more durability.

The 4 or 8 wheelers were having some problems with rougher terrain though. As those wheels are mostly attached to the bottom of the suitcase (whereas two wheeled luggage have the wheels integrated in the outer shell, making them much more stable and durable), they many times broke off when faced with bumps.

So, rough surface was and is easier to get through with two wheels. This is where the newest inventions come in. Two big wheels to pull your luggage along without getting stuck anywhere. European cobbled streets, here we come!

Why You Should Choose Large Wheeled Luggage

The idea for the big wheels stems from the big wheels used in mountain bikes, 4-wheel drive cars and dirt bikes, pretty much any vehicle that’s designed to go over rough terrain smoothly.

Bigger wheels kind of float over rough or uneven surfaces, which means you’ll have a much easier and smoother journey without bumping over everything or getting stuck somewhere.

Following, we’ll introduce you to two manufacturers of big-wheeled suitcases which are sure to impress you.

First up there’s Projekt, a company founded in 2013 and based in Vancouver, who aim to provide a better product through intelligent design for the active consumer. We’ll have a look at their Puddle Jumper, a 21-inch carry on case and Red Eye, a 29-inch checked suitcase.

Projekt Puddle Jumper – Carry On

This carry-on comes with two durable 5-inch wheels which make for a smoother travel experience as you won’t get stuck on bumps and will easily pull this bag along uneven surfaces. –>>Click on image to check price. 

  • Carry on size as per international airline regulation
  • Size: 22 x 13 x 10 inches
  • Has the option for greater capacity of 2-inch expansion (this will go over the carry-on size)
  • Main compartment lid is easy-entry
  • Internal mesh zippered compartment in main part
  • compression strap for organising garments
  • Valuables pocket (crush resistant)
  • Telescope handle made of lightweight aluminum
  • Soft grip handles on top and sides
  • Military grad zippers
  • Heavy duty chassis with integrated (bolted) wheels for durability and smooth pull
  • Wheels are two 5-inch smooth ride urethane
  • Wheels won’t get stuck on unevenness when pulling
  • Stability foot (can be used as base handle)
  • Weight: 7.45lbs
  • Capacity: 47.5 liters or 55 liters when expanded

Projekt Red Eye – 29-inch Suitcase

This 29-inch suitcase offers the same features as the Puddle Jumper, plus an oversized external dirty laundry pocket. It also comes in a variety of different colours, such as 60 shades (of grey), Platinum and Urban Camo. –>>Click on image to check price. 

  • Main compartment lideasy entry
  • Two internal compartments – mesh zippered
  • Garment organising with strap (will compress items)
  • Extra – oversized external pocket for dirty laundry
  • Soft grab and grip handles in multiple strategical places
  • 5-inch wheels for smooth travel
  • Heavy duty chassis
  • Stability foot
  • Size: 29 x 16 x 13 inches
  • Capacity 74 liters
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs – Lightweight!

Introducing the G Ro

Second there’s G-Ro, which might impress you even more. G-Ro (which stands for GravityRoll Wheel Technology) was started with the idea to make luggage that would be easy to maneuver over any kind of surface, and basically lets you go anywhere.

Not only did they want to make a maneuverable piece of luggage, but they also put a lot of thought into making the whole of the journey smoother by adding packing space and ergonomics as well as conveniences such as removable smart features (more about them later) and TSA locks.

G-Ro is made of the highest quality fabrics and materials; they state that every element of their design exists because of a fundamental element of architecture, that means, no form without function and vice versa.

The campaign on the Kickstarter crowdfunding page was one of the most successful ever with $4million sales pledged. Today G-Ro continues to innovate and earn and win awards. We’ll introduce you to the G-Ro Carry-on Classic Luggage.

Have a look for yourself:

 

G-RO Carry-on Luggage, 22-inch International Cabin Size, USB Charging (FAA Compliant), Luggage Tracker

This bag offers so much that you might wonder what it doesn’t offer. –>>Click on image to check price. 

 

This bag is truly one of a kind. I probably don’t have to tell you much more if you’ve watched the video above, but here are the main points:

  • GravityRoll™ wheels – making the bag go easy over all terrain – cobbled streets, steps, curbs, grass and even snow
  • The wheels are guaranteed for life
  • Size: 22 x 14 x 9 inches – fits in most overhead spaces
  • Telescope handle is adjustable
  • TSA locks
  • Garment expansion sleeve
  • Additional bags can be added on top with a luggage strap
  • External pockets – pack laptop, tablet, passport etc
  • Removable power bank (optional)
  • Dual USB ports
  • Luggage tracker (Bluetooth)
  • 9.3 lbs / 4.2 kg
  • Ideal for short trip of up to a week
  • Available in Black/Black, Black/Red and Black/Gold

Please be aware that, with any two-wheeled luggage, you have to pack evenly to prevent the bag from falling over. Start with putting the heavier items towards the bottom and back of the case.

Also, be aware that if you overfill the external pockets you might go over the permitted carry on size and will have to repack.

These were the main concerns of customers who bought this bag.

If you haven’t watched the video above, do yourself a favour to be truly impressed. Not only is this bag gorgeously designed, but so functional!

 

Please let us know your comments, thoughts or questions and we will get back to you in no time.

Safe and happy travels!

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12 Replies to “Best Large Wheeled Luggage – New Big Wheels For Smooth Travel”

  1. Hello,
    Great article packed with information about the luggage world. I just bought my daughter a new one for travel and she loved that the wheels are 360 degrees. I personally like the one with the USB port! Those big wheels certainly would come in handy. I might have to look into getting that one.
    Cheers

  2. Oh my gosh, I had no idea of the innovation of wheeled luggage lately! As a traveler, I’m usually content with my 4 wheeled luggage, but you’re right, they do present limitations over more rugged terrain! I’m absolutely in love with the G-RO…that one is going on my wish list 😉

  3. I loved your post and I love even more that you got Star Wars Luggage; I’m a huge fan of Star Wars so as you can imagine I’m in love with that and the idea of it. Also, I’d like to ask where have you traveled to and which places have you visited recently? I would love to travel the world but alas I cannot as at this point, but anyway your luggage descriptions were spot on and the ones with the big wheels are awesome. I used to give my sister grief about using one, calling her lazy ass and all that but it was in good fun. Now I can tell her about the extra large wheels. She’ll be thrilled. 

    1. Thank you, yes, I love those Star War pieces as well. My most recent travels have taken me back to Europe –  Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. I know your sister will be very interested in those extra big wheels, especially if she travels a lot. 

  4. There’s nothing worse than getting the wheel of your suitcase  in a groove and it topples over and It always seems to happen when your in a rush!

    My Choice out of the cases you reviewed would be the G-RO Carry-on case. With the gravity roll wheels terrain is not a problem. 

    There are many features on the case but my main attraction to this one is the larger wheels. I need that one!

  5. Even though I may think terrain has little to do with wheels, there may be places as you mentioned where wheel size will make a huge difference pushing or pulling luggage through the airport terminals, hotels, Resorts, and other places across the world. 

    Question: Is there something out there for handicap travelers where they can attach to mobile units or wheel chairs?

    Regards

      

    1. The extra large wheels are especially designed for uneven terrain, so you won’t get stuck.

      I will have to research that one for you. I know there are smaller bags you can attach to either mobile units or wheelchairs, and there are also the generation of luggage that are basically robots and follow you around by voice command. At this stage there are not that many of them around to choose from, but I’m sure there’ll be heaps more in the future and with that the price should come down a bit too. 

      It might also be an idea to have a look at getting an attachment to be able to hang bigger bags or even a bag stand for when you travel. 

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