Have they gotten much lighter in the past decade?
It always seems as though mine is quite heavy. It's a Ricardo Beverly Hills 21" or 22" inch roller bag with one main compartment, a suit compartment/expandable section, and two outer pockets. I bought it in 1999 or 2000, upon Consumer Reports' recommendations. It's always been a bit of a pain in the rear: impossible to lift into a plane's overhead compartment, heavy without any clothes in it and sort of bulky.
I dropped by the luggage department at my local department store today and saw the Samsonite Lift2 21" spinner Samsonite Lift2 21" Spinner. It weights under 7 lbs.
So I'm curious if big improvements have been made in the area of weight.
P.S. I have a travel bag/backpack thing called the Patagonia LBC (Little Brother Carryon). It never seemed quite large enough for me, but I don't know if that's b/c I pack too much or I don't use cubes or what. I have an Aeronaut 45 on my wish list...but I don't travel frequently enough to justify the expense.