Holds everything you need and more jus
Just returned from a 4 week trip with this bag and a small roller bag. On and off three planes, taxis and other public transportation in six different countries with not a single problem. I even weighed the bag when I returned to find I had stuffed 70 pounds of "stuff" in it without a problem. Straps evenly distribute the weight so I did not ever have a problem. I did use an "elastic" strap on the way home to attach it to my 17"roller bag but it sure beats waiting in baggage for checked bags. Nice looking bag for all kinds of uses. The customs officer even asked me where I got it so she could buy one of her own!
March 8, 2013
Holds more than Mary Poppins' carpet bag!
I spent hours debating over whether or not to purchase this bag for airplane travel and having just returned from a four day trip with this bag, I am so glad I took the plunge! In terms of space, this bag is as incredible as other reviewers have said-- I carried 7 DAYS worth of clothing (which barely wrinkled), PLUS hair tools, ALL my toiletries, TWO pairs of heels, and a bunch of odds and ends... AND I had room to spare! Incredible!
This bag definitely got heavy and I put it down a few times as I was standing in line at the airport but since the bag is such good quality, I didn't have to worry about setting it on the floor! As someone with a bad back, lugging this around was one of my main concerns and even though my shoulder hurt a bit at the end of a car/train/airport journey, it was nothing I couldn't handle!
The first plane I took was quite small and VERY crowded and I was one of the lucky few that did not have to check my bag at the gate (despite that fact that it was technically larger than many of the "hard rollers"). I struggled a little bit to get it into the overhead but it did get it up there with no damage done! The return flight was a larger plane and I fit the bag under the seat in front of me with no problem (and I avoided having to gate check my bag again)!
Overall, this is a fantastic purchase and my concerns about its weight and carry on size were put to rest once I used it! Just be prepared to get tons of compliments from friends and strangers!
February 27, 2013