Our testers conduct several technical tests to assess each suitcase's performance:
Lift and drop test: Our testers packed the cases with 5kg of clothing then dropped them from a height of 90cm a total of 300 times or until they suffered fatal damage. They then assessed the damage.
Puncture test: This involved dropping a pointed 1kg brass cone at five different places onto the case, from a height of 25cm. The damage was then evaluated.
Stability test: Our testers packed the cases with 4kg of clothing and placed them on a tilting platform. The suitcases were tilted until they tipped. We then recorded the angle the cases were at when they tipped over; anything over 15 degrees is very good.
Rain test: We simulate a downpour using our custom shower rig.
Performance score consists of lift and drop test (60%), stability (20%), rain test (10%) and puncture test (10%).