Updated 23 Mar 2018

American Tourister

Curio 55cm

Snapshot: The American Tourister Curio 55cm hard case has 4 swivel wheels. But how does it perform?

Curio 55cm
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$269

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Test results

Overall score
82
Lift and drop
?/10
Puncture
?/10
Rain
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Move and carry
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent performance in the lift and drop test.
  • Excellent puncture resistance.
  • Good rain resistance.
  • Very easy to move and carry.
  • Very comfortable extendable handle.
  • Expandable.
  • Has a side handle.
  • Has two internal pockets.

But

  • Somewhat heavy.
  • Doesn't meet Air New Zealand or Jetstar carry-on baggage size.
  • No side handle.
  • No external pockets.

Extended review

This bag performs as well as our recommended models but it’s too large for both Air New Zealand and Jetstar cabin baggage, so we don’t recommend it. It is expandable in size, so would be a good choice if you aren’t concerned about checking in your bag and need something more versatile and slightly larger.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Lift and drop (30%)
Puncture (15%)
Rain (15%)
Ease of use (40%)

Key data

Model

Avg price
$269
Type
Hard-shell

More test results

Handle comfort
8.5
Weight
4.0

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
56 x 37 x 26
Size
119cm
Meets carry-on criteria
None
Expandable
Weight (kg)
3
Stability (degrees)
10-15
Number of wheels
4

Features

Extendable handle length (cm)
49
Extendable handle positions
4
Backpack straps
×
Top handles
Side handles
×
External pockets
none
Internal pockets
2
Internal divider
Zip padlock hole
×
TSA lock

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