Weight: 125g. Dimensions: 94 x 81 x 20mm. Screen size: 9cm Cradle. Lane guidance. Installed maps: England, ROI and N Ireland and partial Channel Islands.
Good points: Instinctive to use when programming. The screen maps are clear and easy to view at a glance. Verbal instructions are clear with a good choice of voice options and languages. It tended to find the more localised routes rather than taking the main roads. Quickly finds an alternative route when taking a wrong turning. Indicates which lane to take at a motorway junction. Compact to store, the screen mount folds into the back of it.
Drawbacks: Only chain restaurants listed. Battery level indicator does not show unless it is low.
Weight: 152g. Dimensions: 80.8 x 127.2 x 18.5mm. Screen size: 10cm. Cradle. Lane guidance. Installed maps: England, ROI and N Ireland.
Good points: Clearly shows which lane to take on a motorway junction. Good wide screen.
Drawbacks: Testers felt the map was not detailed enough and the voice instructions robotic. It failed our postcode test, directing us in the wrong direction. When programming, the buttons need a really firm press and the unit is slow to register. Only chain restaurants listed. Long winded to programme.
75.5 x 36 x 40.5 cm, 90 litres, 3.9kg, detachable shoulder strap, TSA combination lock supplied. 1 x outside pocket, 1 x inside pocket. Internal straps. Removable shoulder strap.
Good points; large roomy bag, with combination lock.
Draw backs; Does not stand upright unaided, handle could do with being able to extend further, feels very heavy to pull, difficult to pack as opening not very wide and sides fall in on themselves. Zips difficult to do up.
50 x 25 x 39cm, 47 litres, 2.5kg, 5 years, padlock provided, Turn lock on side of bag, tow handle can be zipped away. 0 x outside pocket. 1 x inside pocket.
Good points; Lock down ends for added security,
Draw backs; Very difficult to pull, falls over and overturns often. Slight scuffing after drop test some colour removed from patent coating. Overturns when ascending, descending stairs. Leaked slightly around zipped areas on water test.
53 x 34 x 25 cm, 42.5litres, 3.7kg, Laptop pocket, Velcro divider separate the two sections. Laundry bag, wet bag and two shoe bags. 2 x outside pockets, 3 x inside pockets, Adjustable internal straps.
Good points; Quick drying exterior. Only leakage on front pockets in water test, main pocket remained dry.
Draw backs; Fabric trimming ripped slightly on drop tests Front pocket is difficult to access once the case is full.
73 x 47 x 25 cm, 85litres, 2.7kg, Rings on outside for potentially clipping on additional bags or identity tags. 2 outside zipped pockets. 2 x outside pockets, 6 x unzipped inside pockets. Internal straps.
Good points; Surprisingly water tight, only slight leaking on front pocket.
Draw backs; handle does not lock into position this makes it a little awkward to manoeuvre. Fabric ribbed slightly on drop test.