Victorinox, the inventor of the Swiss Army Knife, has released a new line of carry-on luggage – the Etherius Illusion.
We’ve since got our hands on the new carry-on, tested it in the field, and here are our thoughts:
The Etherius Illusion is a standard sized carry-on with quality and all the details you’d expect from a Victorinox product. It measures at 21 inches tall, 15 inches wide and 8 inches deep. There are four smooth spinner wheels, one top grab handle and a telescoping handle – nothing out of the ordinary.
- Lightweight, 5 lbs when empty (independently weighed by me, with my trusty luggage scale (not copied off the manufacturer’s specs))
- Sleek design
- Built in TSA luggage lock
- Smooth, quiet wheels
My main con for the Victorinox Etherius Illusion is that it scuffed surprisingly easily. I wasn’t particularly rough and can’t remember what caused the scuffs – I barely used the bag.
This carry-on needs a grab handle at the side. Currently it only has one grab handle, located at the top of the bag. When lifting a suitcase out of the trunk of a car or from an airplane overhead compartment, having a side handle is very useful. It’s a minor inconvenience, but I expect to have one here considering this bag retails for about $300.
Overall, the Victorinox Etherius Illusion carry-on is a solid suitcase perfect for any globetrotter. I just wouldn’t want to check this suitcase in, as it’ll probably get roughed up by luggage carriers.
While this suitcase retails for $300, you can find it for around $250 on Amazon.com and also at eBags.com. It’s not exactly a ‘steal’ but this suitcase will probably last you years to come, which I why I’ve given it a 7/10 rating in the value department.
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The Victorinox Etherius Illusion Global Carry-On Luggage was provided for this review. As always, this Victorinox Etherius Illusion Luggage Review contains only my honest views and opinions. 🙂 Find out more about me and this site here.