The first luggage store I went to in Sydney only had four-wheel luggage, apart from a few weird monstrosities that hardly looked like luggage (it kind of looked like a backpack), and the store staff told me that two-wheeled luggage is pretty much unavailable nowadays. Is that the case, or is two-wheeled luggage still available?

I'm looking to buy in-store, not online.

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    Maybe tangential, but what exactly is your goal? Saving additional weight from two extra wheels? Other than that, any four-wheeled suitcase I have seen could also be used as a two-wheeled one. Aug 13 '17 at 11:36
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    @O.R.Mapper luggage that won't run away from me. Aug 13 '17 at 11:43
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    @AndrewGrimm, like this luggage?
    – ugoren
    Aug 13 '17 at 17:10
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    Aren't most small suitcases two wheeled?
    – JonathanReez
    Aug 13 '17 at 20:01
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    @O.R.Mapper the two wheel ones are much much better. First, they have two large wheels fixed on the sides (usually) which makes them last longer and steady when you pull it, not four small annoying little wheels, if for any reason one of them went out of balance you will get all kinds of noises and it will be hard to pull/push it along.. annoying as hell. Aug 15 '17 at 4:02

They appear to become more rare. Even models which had two wheels are often getting replaced by 4-wheel versions, now often called spinners. It's a new fashion and they seem to sell people on ease of movement, despite being less sturdy, less space efficient and often heavier than 2-wheel versions.

Last time I went into a suitcase store, about 3 months ago, there were a few 2-wheel models, mostly for sizes below 25", so I ended up getting a hybrid with two large wheels and two small wheels 31". I can see the online storefront for some local specialty stores and department stores here in Montreal still offer a few 2-wheel suitcase, the keyword to find them is roller suitcase, although some 4-wheel results appear too.


Yes, two-wheeled luggage is still available from numerous manufacturers. Personally I use a Tumi Alpha 2 International, which is most definitely still available from Tumi, and this is just one of dozens of such bags from multiple manufacturers.

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