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Barracuda Carry-On Luggage

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Barracuda Carry-On Luggage

Updated: Aug. 09, 2018

Ranked 10th of 10 carry-on suitcases with a Quid Score of 67.

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Barracuda Carry-On Luggage

Ranked 10th of 10 carry-on suitcases with a Quid Score of 67.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 10th overall.

Key Information
  • Volume: 36L
  • Weight: 8.7 lbs
  • Shell Material: Ballistic Nylon
  • Wheel Mobility: Fixed
  • Number of Wheels: 2
  • Exterior Dimensions: 22in x 14in x 9in
Product Specifications
  • Dividers: No
  • Expandable: No
  • Smart Features: Yes
  • Included Extras: Laundry and shoe bags,digital handheld scale
  • Exterior Pockets: 1
  • TSA-approved Lock: Yes
  • Additional Features: Collapsible, foldable laptop tray, Halo Handle System, USB charger, can upgrade to add a location tracker
  • Number of Color Options: 6

Expert Rating: 40%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 40%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Experts like the 360-degree swiveling handle, which makes it both comfortable to grip and easy to maneuver. The battery is removable, so there is no problem with TSA regulations. The execution of the ideas, however, is poor and the bag ultimately feels only partially complete.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Value - Below average
  • Ease of Use - Average
  • Organizational Features - Average
  • Quality - Below average
  • Customization - Average
  • Capacity - Average
  • Price - Higher
  • Weight - Above
Notable Positives
  • Collapsable
  • Removable battery abides by TSA regulations
  • Comfortable handle
  • Easy to set up
  • 360 swiveling handle is convenient
Notable Negatives
  • Good ideas but poor execution
  • Poor quality
  • Bag tips over easily
  • Charger is disappointing
  • Feels flimsy
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Full Expert Breakdown
  • Value - Below average
  • Ease of Use - Average
  • Organizational Features - Average
  • Quality - Below average
  • Customization - Average
  • Capacity - Average
  • Price - Higher
  • Weight - Above
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Customer Rating: 74%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 74%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Customers like this feature-packed carry-on option for short trips. The battery holds about 5 phone charges, and the luggage tracking option is helpful. Most of the features seem unfinished or poorly realized. The handle feels too short for taller people.

Ideal for people:

Those who need a travel bag for short trips and like nifty extras.

Not ideal for people:

Those who want a spacious carry on, or really don't like finicky physical components.

Notable Pros:
  • Feature-packed
  • Luggage tracking option
  • Good for light travel
  • Nice design
  • Battery holds about 5 charges
Notable Cons:
  • Features are poorly executed
  • Must pay shipping on returns
  • Not much space for personal belongings
  • Constantly tips over
  • Feels too low for shorter people
  • Zipper fails quickly

Brand Score: 66%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Brand Score: 66%

Ranks 10th among competitors.

Barracuda is a luggage company that currently offers 1 model, the Barracuda Carry-On.

Heritage - 3/5

In 2014, Boban Jose founded Barracuda in San Francisco, California. The following year, the company raised more than $1 million on a Kickstarter for the Barracuda Carry-On Luggage.

Innovation - 4/5

The Barracuda Carry-On is the first collapsible hardside carry-on. The case can fold thin by removing the inside plastic skeleton and be placed in a case to hang in the closet.

Reliability - 3/5

There is a general FAQ page on Barracuda's site and a contact form on its site for reaching customer service.

Social Good - 3/5

The company has not adopted a philanthropic mission yet.

Relevance - 3/5

Barracuda shares promotions and reposts of travel-related stories on its Facebook and Instagram accounts. The company posts product lifestyle photos on Instagram and some product help videos on Youtube. Barracuda has a blog, Barracuda Style that posts about traveling tips, vacation destinations, and other related topics.

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Retail: Best Price $224.00

Ranks 2nd in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $224.00

Ranks 2nd in value among competitors.

Customers who purchase from the website have a 30-day return period, there's a 5-year limited warranty over the luggage and a 1-year limited warranty over the electronic components.

Best Purchase Options
Barracuda - $224.00
Other Purchase Options
eBags - $289.00
Best Purchase Option
Barracuda - $224.00
Other Purchase Options
eBags - $289.00

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