Updated 23 Mar 2018

Kmart

45.5cm Hard Case 42483892

Snapshot: The Kmart 45.5cm hard case 42483892 has 4 swivel wheels. But how does it perform?

45.5cm Hard Case 42483892
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$39

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Test results

Overall score
83
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.
  • Meets Air New Zealand and Jetstar carry-on baggage size.
  • Inexpensive.

But

  • No side handle
  • No external or internal pockets

Extended review

This well-priced Kmart hard case passed our lift and drop test with just a few scuffs and had excellent puncture resistance. It had good rain resistance and testers found it very easy to move and carry, but it was more prone to tipping over than other cases. It has a very comfortable extendable handle and is relatively light for a hard-shell case, but it doesn’t have a side carry-handle. The zipper has locking tabs, but you’ll need to supply your own lock. It’s the only case tested that meets Air New Zealand and Jetstar carry-on bag requirements.

How we test

Overall score includes:

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

Key data

Model

Avg price
$39
Type
Hard-shell

More test results

Handle comfort
8.0
Weight
6.0

Specifications

Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
54 x 33 x 23
Size
110cm
Meets carry-on criteria
Air New Zealand / Jetstar
Expandable
×
Weight (kg)
2.4
Stability (degrees)
<10
Number of wheels
4

Features

Extendable handle length (cm)
52
Extendable handle positions
3
Backpack straps
×
Top handles
Side handles
×
External pockets
none
Internal pockets
none
Internal divider
Zip padlock hole
TSA lock
×