Field Test: 5 lightweight bags

With many airlines adopting new baggage-weight restrictions, luggage manufacturers have shaved pounds off their suitcases. How does that affect durability?

Tumi Vista Super Light Wheeled Packing Case, $450 (weight: 8 pounds)
Tumi Vista Super Light Wheeled Packing Case, $450 (weight: 8 pounds)
Grade: D
Durability: An initial round of tosses and stomps caused a small hole in the nylon, plus part of the frame poked out.
Functionality: This suitcase has a clever shoe bag and a slim front pocket that's great for magazines and sundries.
Favorite Feature: The leather handles are a luxurious touch.
Warranty: Two years for zippers, fabrics and binding; everything else is covered for as long as you own the product.
Bottom Line: This pricey bag isn't in the same league as our top pick. And the two-year warranty doesn't inspire confidence.

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