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The Cosmolite 3.0 shrugged off the lift and drop test and was unharmed by the pointed cylinder that tried to puncture it. It had good rain resistance and was easy to move and carry. However, testers reported its extendable handle was too smooth and got slippery when hands got sweaty. It is extremely lightweight, leaving more allowance for packing and has top and side carry-handles. There is a built-in TSA-certified combination lock on the zip. It meets Air New Zealand carry-on bag limits, but you’ll run the gauntlet flying Jetstar. It’s also very expensive.
Our overall assessment comprises 50% performance (lift/drop, puncture and rain testing) and 50% ease of use.