See Why a Former Flight Attendant Likes the Ricardo Roxbury 2.0

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Take the Ricardo Elite Roxbury 2.0 for a spin. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Time flies and so do I. As a former flight attendant, I know luggage and I’m not easy to impress. So I’m here to pass on my opinions of my 21-inch Ricardo Roxbury 2.0 luggage review.

What I love about the Roxbury 2.0

  • Heavy Duty Zippers
  • Durable Polycarbonate Exterior
  • 4 Wheels

What I wanted from the Roxbury 2.0

  • Nothing, it’s a keeper

Ricardo Roxbury 2.0 Luggage Review

I’ll admit I was a skeptic with the Built-in Suiter, the compartment that eliminates the need for a garment bag for short trips. I read the directions included inside my bag and loaded it up.

I packed one dress, one dress shirt and two blazers. Then left all of it in my luggage until right before my event, eight hours later. Pleased to report, no wrinkle issues.

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The Roxbury 2.0 features a built-in TSA compliant lock, four wheels and a polycarbonate exterior. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

I like and use the built-in adjustable tie-down straps. It keeps my clothes and cubes in place.

The heavy-duty zippers are a selling point with me. Along with the expander zipper that allows for extra room in a pinch. Though the Roxbury isn’t carry on compliant with the expander zipper unzipped. It’s too wide for the overhead compartments in the aircraft.

I use Eagle Creek’s Packing Cubes to keep my luggage organized. I pack up one with underwear and a nightie and another one with socks. Then when my luggage gets searched I don’t feel my underwear is on display.

I appreciate the built-in mesh organizing pockets. Then I can stow small accessories and stay organized. Especially helpful when I am repacking before leaving my room in the morning.

Looking for a roll aboard for your next getaway. See what a flight attendant has to say about the Ricardo Elite Roxbury 2.0 after owning and using two for over two years.

My Relationship with Ricardo

I received a 19-inch Ricardo Roxbury 2.0 with the Foldout Mobile Office in 2016, read the review. I used the heck out of that piece of luggage.

My thoughts, the mobile office was unused space. While I liked the idea of stashing my laptop in there, I just didn’t.

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Packed with clothes for a quick trip for work. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker

Since then, I purchased a set of Ricardo Carillon in silver with a 21-inch roll aboard and a 28-inch checked piece. The larger piece was for an international trip to Jordan. Then I used it on a 14-day cruise.

Though the Carillon lacks the features I love in the Roxbury, like the add-a-bag strap and built-in TSA compliant lock. It keeps the clothes safe with its hard sides. Though I had an issue with it the bottom of the 28-inch dragging on the streets of New York City.

Note: The Carillon only carries a three-year warranty.

Ricardo Roxbury luggage includes a 10-year limited lifetime warranty.

How I travel

I travel a lot and have for years. Spending at least a three months away from my home a year, I use my luggage extensively.

My luggage might be rolled aboard a cruise ship. Drug through a camp site. And frequently checked by me or at the gate.

I’ve tried several brands throughout the years. When I was a flight attendant, my airline issued TravelPro to crew members. Which mostly held up to the crew member abuse. Then I tried some of other major brands and didn’t rebuy. Ricardo is now my go-to supplier for luggage.

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I received this suitcase from Ricardo for review purposes. Though I have purchased Ricardo luggage for my personal use in the last two years. This post contains affiliate links.

Catherine Parker has a passion for travel and seen all 50 U.S. States. As a former flight attendant with one of the largest airlines, there isn't a North American airport that she hasn't landed in at least once. Since clipping her professional wings after 9/11, she combines her love of the open road with visiting architectural and cultural icons. She is based out of Central Texas dividing her time between writing and restoring a pair of 100-year-old houses. She shares her life with her three kids and her husband.

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