I have one that's been all over the world, no issues. It's the smaller international size, I've never had a problem with overhead bins.
Is anyone particularly happy with their carry-on luggage? I've bought a small one a long time ago, but Lufthansa managed to break it after making me check it...
I had a 21'' that was supposed to conform with airline requirements, but when I stuffed it full, it was actually a little too thick. Ideally, I'd like to avoid that going forward - hence why I don't just try to find the same one again.
Foam on 3 sides for shape, pretty decent backpack and hip straps which you can all stow away, one large main pocket with mesh on two sides to organise papers and small items plus a top pocket for liquids or whatnot.
I rarely check luggage and traveled around the world with that thing. Fairly inexpensive bag all considered, but if you ever want a non wheeled carry-on that's one that does the job pretty damn well.*
Just ordered two of those osprey packs for a 15th anniversary trip to Jamaica with the wife next month. Looks like a perfect carry-on
I was flying out and I met my friend at the airport.
I paid to have my baggage checked in but my friend had like 5 carry ons. I was like wtf broseph hows that gonna work.
the TSA guys didn't seem to give a shit and the flight attendants who check the plane ticket didn't care either. Even got to the door right before you get on the plane and one of the baggage handlers put my friends extra carry ons in the cargo hold. I'm wondering if that's a common thing?
It might be a way to save a few bucks if you are running low on funds.
Tumi Alpha International is a very nice carry-on. I'm on a plane at least 2x a week, and it hasn't let me down. Briggs & Riley has a better warranty but I don't like the way the handles are attached which causes you to lose volume in the actual case. Both of these carry-ons are pretty pricey so that should be a concern if you aren't traveling constantly. I managed to get my Tumi at an outlet for $360. If you are looking for something that isn't as nice but will still last you a while the Travel Pro Crew 9 is nice. In general you are going to want to purchase the international size of any luggage (typically 19 or 20" in length), and that will keep you compliant with airline size restrictions. I wouldn't be concerned about the smaller size as I've managed to do a month+ with a carry on that size, some efficient packing, and a few dry cleaning bills.
That porter pack is pretty cool, but won't be compliant with some airlines and international travel. I imagine that it's pretty stuffable so you could make it work.
Last edited by prescient63; 03-31-2013 at 05:10 PM.
Got my osprey porter packs last week and you'd have to stuff it to the max to even approach the size limit. I can't wait to fill it up before my trip on the 19th.
You lose a good chunk of storage on those weird 4 wheel suitcases. They also seem to be harder to get into the overhead compartments, but that could be a function of mainly women using that type of suitcase. At any rate don't buy one because you lose space and they probably break more often.
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