Looking for a convertible carry-on bag.
June 17, 2012 10:44 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a carry-on bag that meets the following criteria: convertible, small enough to carry on a plane legally (US), all black, compression straps of some sort, and no wheels. Lower or reasonably priced options are preferred (~$80 or less is ideal). I'm considering the Rick Steves convertible carry-on, but am open to other options.
posted by cp311 to shopping (15 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning to use the bag for car trips and domestic flights. I don't want anything hard sided, colorful, or wheeled. I probably won't use the backpack straps much, as I prefer a handle or shoulder strap, so super-padded backpack straps aren't a concern.
This Rick Steves convertible carry-on
has good reviews, and is probably my favorite option so far, though I'll consider others. I like that it has both internal and external compression straps and quite a few pockets for smaller items. The GoLite TraveLite
seems nice, but has fewer pockets. It also lacks compression straps of any kind. The Patagonia MLC
bag is a little more costly than I'd like, though I'm curious about whether it would be more durable than other options.
What convertible carry-on bag would be best for me? Have you tried the Rick Steves bag?