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This Kmart suitcase rated higher than luxury brands

And it only costs $49!
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Holiday makers on a budget are rejoicing after a Kmart suitcase out-rated luxury alternatives costing over $500!

Australian consumer organisation, Choice, tested 16 different carry-on cases for stability, durability and overall performance.

The $49 suitcase got a score of 86 per cent
The $49 suitcase got a score of 86 per cent (Credit: Choice)

The $49 Kmart Active & Co soft carry-on suitcase rated a score of 86 per cent.


This was only one per cent behind the top performer, the American Tourister Curio, which retails at $239.

The American Tourister Curio took out the top spot
The American Tourister Curio took out the top spot (Credit: Choice)

A Kmart hard case, which is a steal at just $39, also rated at 86 per cent.

The Kmart $39 hard case
The Kmart $39 hard case (Credit: Choice )

The Choice list

  1. American Tourister Curio: 87 per cent score. RRP $239

  2. Flylite Pro-Lite 54cm: 86 per cent score. RRP $200

  3. Samsonite 72 Hours DLX: 86 per cent score. RRP $329

  4. Kmart Active & Co: 86 per cent score. RRP $49

  5. Big W Jetstream: 86 per cent score. RRP $70

  6. Kmart Hard Case: 86 per cent score. RRP $38

  7. Skylite 56cm Spinner Carry On: 86 per cent score. RRP $40

  8. Delsey Chatelet 55cm: 85 per cent score. RRP $499

  9. Delsey Montmartre Air: 85 per cent score. RRP $289

  10. Antler Oxygen — 85 per cent score. RRP $289

  11. Crumpler Vis-a-Vis, Cabin: 84 per cent score. RRP $289

  12. Samsonite Cosmolite 3.0: 84 per cent score. RRP $579

  13. Samsonite Octolite: 84 per cent score. RRP $299

  14. American Tourister Applite 3.0 S: 84 per cent score. $219

  15. Australian Luggage Co So Lite 2.0 AIR3033/18″: 82 per cent score. RRP $160

  16. Flylite Quartz 20″ case: 49 per cent score. RRP $199

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