JULY Carry On Light Review

During our years of travel both internationally and at home we have learnt that travelling light has benefits. How often have you checked in for your flight only to find out your carry-on luggage is over the allowed limit. Say hello to the JULY Carry On Light. The worlds lightest carry on.

We have lost count of how many times we have been in the line of airline check in counters and found ourselves behind someone who has their carry-on bag open on the floor and rummaging through it trying to remove heavy items to reduce weight. Or watched as passengers that managed to self-check in get pulled up when boarding an aircraft with overweight carry on.

Airlines are now stricter than ever about enforcing carry on weight limits, so it makes perfect sense to ensure your bag weight allocation is not hampered by badly designed heavy bags.

This is where the Carry On Light bag designed by JULY really shines. At just 1.8kg it is the lightest double wheel suitcase in the world. 

JULY Carry On Light

Our review of the JULY Carry On Light puts one of these bags to the test.

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Background on JULY 

JULY are an innovative Australian luggage and travel accessory company based in Victoria who sell their range of luggage and travel accessories direct to the public. They carefully design each product to the highest standards and are quickly gaining a reputation of designing best-in-class products, that not only look stylish, but also practical and made to withstand the rigors of travel.

Click here to view the JULY product range

First impressions when unboxing

The first thing you will notice when you purchase JULY luggage is that this is a company that is committed to reducing waste. All JULY luggage comes in a cardboard box and upon opening you will be pleasantly surprised to find no plastic packaging. The luggage itself is wrapped in a reusable cloth drawstring bag. Having witnessed the environmental impact of single use plastic during our extensive worldwide travels, we fully support the effort responsible companies such as JULY are taking to reduce plastic packaging.

Unboxing the luggage
No single use plastic packaging

When purchasing a Carry On Light you have a choice of nine different colours to choose from. Clay, Sky (light blue), Shadow (grey), Navy, Charcoal, Forest (green), Sand, Burgundy, or Monochrome (White). We chose the Shadow colour.

You can further personalise your JULY Carry On by getting lettering of your choice printed on the case. The lettering is available in a range of typesets and colours and upon purchase you can choose the location of where you would like it printed. The personalised lettering is available across the entire range of JULY luggage and is a great way to put your own personal stamp on your bag.

Personalised lettering on the case
Personalised lettering

With air travel beginning to reopen, this case with its 38 litres of carry space will allow you to take more with you or bring more back. Being a light bag, it is also ideal for domestic car, bus, or train travel. We currently have ours with us on our road trip around Australia.

With 38 litres capacity it is ideal for weekend getaways or those that like to travel as light as possible. The case will also fit all commercial airline overhead carry on luggage locker areas.   

Features of the Carry On Light

The Carry On Light is a hard shell case and has a sturdy feel. As with other JULY luggage it is constructed with German polycarbonate. We have another larger case from JULY called the Carry On which is also polycarbonate and we have been using it regularly for the past eight months and it is still in perfect condition.

The Carry On Light has 360° double spinner wheels and the handle design is a telescopic twin bar that can be height adjusted to suit, this combination of quality easy to glide wheels and the adjustable handle make it very easy to manoeuvre. However, what really sets this case apart from the competition is the weight.

Carry On Light Side view

Specifications of the JULY Carry On Light


The exterior is hard shell design made from strong German polycarbonate. The interior has stain-proof lining and is water-resistant.

External dimensions:

Including wheels 55cm (H) x 36cm (W) x 20cm (D)

Main features:

38 Litre storage capacity

Weight when empty is 1.8kg

Integrated TSA lock and quality Japanese zipper

SilentMove™ Series 2 360° double spinner wheels

PVC hinges and trimmings

3-stop twin-bar telescopic handle

Cost of the JULY Carry On Light

Buy JULY Carry On

During travel you often pack expensive equipment in a carry-on and need to feel confident your items are protected. JULY produce high quality products, which are competitively priced. Just as the old saying goes you get what you pay for. Unlike some cheaper cases we have used in the past that failed us at the most inconvenient time, our JULY products have never let us down.

Our experience with JULY has always been positive and this case is no exception. We feel confident that it will last us for many years. JULY are so confident in their products they also offer a lifetime warranty.

JULY Carry On Light internal
Each side of the interior has zippered pockets

Would we recommend the JULY Carry On Light Luggage?

Definitely. If you are looking for a lightweight sturdy carry-on that is engineered to withstand the hard yards, then the Carry On Light by JULY is hard to beat. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality and will be using this case along with other products we have come to rely on during our time away from home.

As a bonus the case can be purchased with peace of mind as JULY offer a 100 day trial, and free shipping within Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore.

Click here for current pricing of the JULY Carry On Light

You may also be interested in our review of the JULY Carry All Weekender Duffle Bag

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You can find more information on the full range of travel products at the official JULY website

Disclaimer: We were kindly provided with a Carry On Light to sample. However as usual, all opinions are our own.


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