Competition Carry-On

$269.95 $195.00USD


$269.95 $195.00USD

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Polycarbonate composite shell. Exposed aluminium rods with 'corrugated' shell design for improved impact resistance and strength.


TSA combination locks. These allow you to lock your luggage securely with a combination, but let it be unlocked and inspected by security authorities (during travel) without damage. Custom King Kong Zipper pulls.

Covered impact resistant wheel shell

Heavy duty, extra long telescopic handle

Quick access padded laptop compartment

Dedicated shoe and dirty clothes compartments


  • Height – 21.5 in
    Width – 13.5 in
    Depth – 9 in
  • Weight – 7.9lbs
  • Volume 40L


  • Polycarbonate composite shell. Exposed aluminium ‘corrugated’ design for improved impact resistance and strength.
  • Covered impact resistant wheel shell
  • Heavy duty, extra long telescopic handle – made from pure aluminium.
  • 1000 D nylon soft front, 280D nylon rip-stop lining
  • Dual TSA locks with custom King Kong zippers
  • Quick access padded laptop compartment
  • Dedicated and removable shoe and dirty clothes compartments
  • Dual carry handles

All our 1000D nylon-constructed bags come with our Generation warranty.  This means that the buckles, zippers, bindings, fabric and stitching on our products will be free from defects in materials or workmanship. If one of our products fails during the warranty period due to a defect in material or workmanship, we will repair or replace the defective part or entire bag after photo assessment by our team.  This will require you to send it to us with postage paid, together with your proof of purchase.

  1. 55555

    Great travel bag to add to my collection of King Kong products. This company creates some top notch gear, along with providing superior customer service!

  2. 55555

    This bag was perfect size for my carry on and rolled nicely. I love that it has so many pockets and zippers.

  3. 44444

    Great looking bag. Although I haven’t traveled with it yet, it seems sturdy and has plenty of storage in and out. My only gripes are that I wish it was a bit more unique in design – it doesn’t stand out as much as I’d like against average carry-on bags – and I’d have appreciated more color choice. I don’t care for the bright red interior of the gray, or the second option in digital camo (I ended up going for the gray).

  4. 55555

    Just ordered a second King Kong Original 2.0,and finally convinced my wife to get one. Absolutely love my King Kong bag! Perfect amount of storage space for all my gear and two pairs of shoes. Super durable and the last gym bag I’ll have to buy!

  5. 55555

    I did the pre order and waited to write the review till had used it for the two reasons beyond I love the Kong bags I have had for years for the gym. I needed a bag for competition travel and work travel. I competed in Bodybuilding show few hrs away and used the carryon. It was perfect for the cloths and need for competition. Bags for the fun ‘fake tan’ clothing you don’t want to mix after the show and room for the food and laptop I needed. No fake tan on my cloths for home and i was able to lock things. Happy to say I took first place Masters BB on that trip. Two days later was on road to CA (live in NC) and use it for travel carry on. Perfect. Dress shirts fit perfect in the net, plenty of room for extra with pockets and dirties went in the zips on way home. Again, the lock was just an extra. Plenty of room for my much needed food on travel in front.

  6. 55555

    Pre-ordered mine a few months back and it was worth the wait. The bag looks great and is just the right size for a short overnight carry-on. I have no worries about the durability of the competition carry-on. The backside looks to be more than able to handle travel abuse with its durable hard plastic. In fact, half of the luggage is this hard plastic.

    I haven’t been able to use it yet but it rolls smoothly when I tested it at home. The wheels worked well, I found no issues with either handle. I love the way the main handle extended and retracted with a simple, large button on the side of handle itself. This is the first time I’ve seen this design and I like it.

    It can actually fit a pretty good amount of stuff in it. I had 2 pairs of jeans, 5 T-shirts, 5 underwear, a couple gym shorts, 5 pairs of socks, and my Metcon 3’s for testing. Oh and an extra hoodie on top of all of that. The outer pocket held my Surface Pro, a folder with some paperwork, and a few pens. I also threw in a small bag of whey protein and shaker.
    I am very pleased with the durability and quality of this piece for a pretty decent price. I expect it will perform as needed.

    One complaint is the locking mechanism. It is a coded lock but has a place for a key – which wasn’t included in the box. What’s the keyhole for? My other small critique is that I wish it expanded an inch or two. I tend to come home with more than I left with so this little extra space comes in handy most times.

  7. 55555

    Like many other comments, this bag is exactly as advertised. Great quality and value. Strong, well made. Very happy with it – I bought two!

  8. 55555

    This bag is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I have had the backpack for a couple of years and was very excited about the roller as I travel frequently for my work. The structure, material selection, and mobility is optimized to create the ideal travel bag. Thanks, Stefan!

  9. 55555

    After receiving my bag, I got to use it the next weekend. I LOVE it! perfect for airport and overhead bin. I love the compartments. My laptop was easily accessible as well as a great location for my earbuds. I could find everything and wasn’t pulling things out and shoving them back in. The extra zippered bags were perfect to separate my (stinky) workout clothes from my business attire. I knew I would love it when I preordered. King Kong NEVER lets me down!

  10. 55555

    This is a heavy duty carry-on, it has the exceptional quality Like other King Kong products. Lots of pockets as well as, additional bags inside to separate your outfits or clean and dirty clothes. Price may seem high, but not once you compare it to other quality brands.

  11. 55555

    Awesome carry-on! The quality of King Kong equipment has blown me away, and I have slowly accumulated 3 of their duffles for various uses (2 small, one regular). When the carry-on was released for pre-order and I saw the design, I knew it was exactly what I wanted. (I’ve had my eye on rollers from North Face & Eagle Creek for years, but the price was always too high for my budget). Just got the bag and it has great features throughout with lots of pockets and organizational tools. Most importantly… it feels like the kind of long-lasting quality I’ve come to expect from King Kong. Thanks for the great roller, Stefan!

  12. 55555

    Can’t wait to get one!!!!!

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