Users expect a good cheap rolling backpack to be lightweight and durable, easy to pull and/or carry, and to contain multiple compartments. Durable fabric boasts a high denier (a measure of its thickness) or is a ripstop polyester. In-line skate wheels roll well over most terrains, and self-repairing zippers are easy to fix if the teeth split or get out of line. Users are divided on which type of handle is better -- double or single rod; some have a preference for telescoping. Warranties are hard to come by in the cheap rolling backpacks category, so any guarantee is a plus.
|Travelers Club Metropolitan Rolling Backpack estimated price $30||6 lbs||600 denier polyester||Single-rod telescoping||In-line skate||Unspecified||2 year limited|
|CalPak Awestruck estimated price $24||7 lbs||Ripstop polyester||Double-rod retractable locking||In-line skate||Self- repairing||None|
|Olympia 18-inch Rolling Backpack estimated price $27||6 lbs||Supreme polyester||Double-rod retractable locking||In-line skate||Self- repairing||None|