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In search of... the perfect rolling carry-on bag

Help me find a rolling carry-on bag that meets all of the following conditions: A) lightweight (under 8 lbs.); B) conforms to European carry-on standards (so 21" max, including wheels); C) has outside handles, so that the interior is flat, and D) is under $200, and preferably under $150. [more inside]
posted by scody on Mar 13, 2014 - 17 answers

 

Please solve my complicated luggage situation!

I need luggage for three situations and I'm hoping I can wind up with just two items (and not spend too much money). I need a rolling case for my MacBook Pro and books for school, a piece of carry-on luggage for an upcoming trip, and a sturdy but not too heavy suitcase. [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Aug 25, 2013 - 7 answers

What's the optimum carry-on rolling bag size?

On a recent trip from the US to Canada, my girlfriend's carry-on rolling bag was taken away from her on some flights, while mine was not. Strangely, they were picky on the A320 flight, but not the flight on the smaller Dash-8 propeller-driven plane. So, what's the optimal size for a carry-on rolling bag? [more inside]
posted by overleaf on Jul 17, 2013 - 14 answers

Carry-On Travel Bag for Lots of Various Electronics Items?

I'm looking for a travel bag that will hold the following: 15.6" laptop, 10" DVD player, 9" tablet, small camcorder, Kindle e-reader, mp3 player, various cords and power adapters. Any and all recommendations welcome. Bonus points if I can purchase it with 2-day shipping.
posted by Bushmiller on Jul 17, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking for an ideal field bag for science in the bush.

I've just finished a few months of fieldwork and my thoughts are turning to how I might make the next expedition go more smoothly and comfortably than the last. I have realized that I really need a separate bag for field gear -- for camera equipment, dissection tools, chemicals, etc. I think I know what sort of thing I'm after, but I don't know how to find it. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Cheap duffel bag in Budapest?

Where can I buy a cheap duffel bag in Budapest? [more inside]
posted by Captain Sunshine on May 31, 2013 - 3 answers

Where to store luggage near the Farmer's Market in San Francisco?

I am flying into SFO tomorrow morning but unable to access the condo I am staying at until the late afternoon. I'd like to go to the farmer's market but I do not want wheel my luggage around. Where would be a good place to store it for the day?
posted by turtlefu on Apr 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me calm anxiety about travel to China.

I am travelling to China from Canada in the near future. I have hundreds of questions and concerns but mostly just need reassurance that I'm not forgetting anything. Bonus, what should I do for carry-on? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Mar 13, 2013 - 19 answers

Forwarding a suitcase from Italy to Toronto

Currently I'm in Italy. In March I'll be travelling to Scotland by train and making stops along the way. Then I'll be flying home to Toronto. My problem is that I have a lot of luggage that I needed for an extended professional stay in Italy, but which will only serve to encumber me when I go traveling. What is the best way for me to forward one large (standard checked baggage) suitcase home to Canada from Italy when I head out? I would especially appreciate any advice based on personal experience. [more inside]
posted by Evstar on Jan 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Looking for a Ghurka-quality travel pack.

Looking for a Ghurka-quality travel pack. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Oct 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Suggestions for small piece of luggage I could check

What is a small piece of luggage I could check and reasonably expect to survive the journey? Looking for brand suggestions as well. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Sep 6, 2012 - 12 answers

What kind of luggage to take inter-railing in Europe

In October we're going travelling around western Europe by train for several weeks and I need to buy some kind of luggage. I had thought that a ~35-45 litre backpack would be about right, sizewise and for portability. But I've heard from people with direct experience that pickpockets are a big problem in several of the places we're going and that makes backpacks a bad idea. So what kind of luggage should I use that will be reasonable to carry around but still secure given we're changing locations (and thus hotels) regularly. [more inside]
posted by shelleycat on Jul 26, 2012 - 24 answers

Staying within airline luggage size limits?

The size limit on checked luggage is 62 inches (height+width+depth) for most airlines . Do I need to be concerned about being close to that, assuming the weight is okay and it is not overstuffed? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Jul 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Where can we stash our luggage while going around on day trips?

TravelLogisticFilter: We're planning a trip to Japan in October and need help with the logistics of where to leave our luggage as we get around. [more inside]
posted by gchucky on May 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Which luggage, 26 to 30", has the optimum specifications, starting with being lightweight, stable wheels and handles, up to $200 max, and is durable?

Which luggage, 26 to 30", has the optimum specifications, starting with being lightweight, stable wheels and handles, up to $200 max, and is durable? [more inside]
posted by Tziv on Jan 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Experienced travellers please help!!

Best luggage for the $$?? Inexperienced (but soon to be experienced) traveler here. I need GOOD luggage. And, of course, I am looking for a good deal... [more inside]
posted by private_idaho on Dec 12, 2011 - 28 answers

How to get my hiking backpack on a plane

I'm going to Guatemala next semester and I want to bring a hiking backpack instead of a suitcase. What do I need to know about getting it through the airport and plane flight in one piece? [more inside]
posted by raeka on Dec 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Away from home for a month for work - what should I be thinking about?

I'm going to be in Washington DC from late November and most of December, training for a new job. They're putting me up in an extended stay hotel, but it's doubtful that I'll have a car unless I rent one myself for weekends. First time in DC! I've never been away from home for for such a long period; I guess I'll turn off everything in my apartment except the fridge, have a friend pick up mail and help me deal with that kind of stuff, pay bills online. What should (and shouldn't) I take? This comes after a lengthy bout of unemployment, so cash reserves are very very low. How do I get a bunch of stuff there without paying exorbitant airline fees? What else do I need to be thinking about?
posted by DandyRandy on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Is a single big item of luggage ok in long haul flights?

Luggage on a long-haul flight: will I be able to have a really large trolley case, or does it have to be split up? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Need a carry-on suitcase!

Need a new carry-on wheeled suitcase [more inside]
posted by honey badger on Jul 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Pack my socks, in what? What luggage to buy?

[luggage filter] it's time to grow up. and when better than right before a trip! [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Jun 25, 2011 - 20 answers

need a bag

I'm going to live out of a carry-on sized bag and small laptop messenger bag for a year. I have the messenger bag. Help me choose the other. [more inside]
posted by resiny on Jun 9, 2011 - 31 answers

Layover in Las Vegas

I've got a 6 hour layover in Las Vegas today. What can I do with my carry-on bag and how can I get to the strip and get a meal relatively cheaply? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Feb 28, 2011 - 9 answers

My life, compacted.

I will be living out of my 45 liter/2,700 cu. in. backpack for three weeks in a foreign country (Japan). Help me not lose my mind: please share your tips & tricks to stay sane. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Dec 9, 2010 - 29 answers

Best Luggage to buy from Macy's or Bed Bath and Beyond?

We're in the market for new luggage, and we'd like a set of 3 suitcases that will last! Our options are below, and we're limited to Macy's or Bed Bath and Beyond. What's the best brand? What brands have you all had the best luck with? What brands should we stay away from? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Nov 15, 2010 - 15 answers

Take my Camera......PLEASE.

Can i check my camera at a TV recording studio in NY? [more inside]
posted by DrAlbin on Oct 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Picking a Pack

Looking for a great travel backpack - your reviews? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 6, 2010 - 24 answers

How to move/ship my stuff from Istanbul to HCMC Vietnam?

I'm moving from Istanbul to HCMC, Vietnam in 2 weeks. What is the easiest and cheapest way to get all my stuff there, too? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Aug 19, 2010 - 1 answer

Seeking thoughts, insights, and ideas to deal with travel/transition feelings and frustrations.

For the last two+ months, and until October, I've been living out of a suitcase as I make a move overseas. There are aspects of this transition that are starting to wear on me and I'm looking for cheap/free ways to cope. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 17, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me leave my luggage in the city without being bomb-squaded

Where can I stash my bags in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by Juicy Avenger on May 18, 2010 - 13 answers

Pack recommendations for a two-week backpacking trip?

I'm going to be backpacking around the EU for a couple weeks. I've got my trip all planned out, but I lack one thing: a good backpack! I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a backpack. List of criteria inside: [more inside]
posted by -1 on May 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Checked baggage fees on domestic flights for International travelers?

Do International travelers have to pay checked baggage fees for domestic flights within the United States? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Apr 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Petite rolling luggage seeker

I need a small suitcase with wheels, but I can't afford to pay more than about $70. [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Feb 10, 2010 - 23 answers

Help Me Out Of Lost Luggage Limbo

Air Canada WTF? On Tuesday I took a trip from Laguardia Airport to Pearson Toronto to CDG, Paris on Air Canada. From Toronto to Paris, they lost one of my bags, which wouldn't be terrible except said bas contained 1) My only change of clothes for the next 2 weeks 2) My BFs extra heart medication and 3) I'm leaving for Prague in 4 days and there is still no news. Is there anyone I can call or talk to see that I actually get my stuff before I leave France? Kakfaesque detail follows. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jan 7, 2010 - 21 answers

where can i leave my luggage for the day in boston?

please help me see boston for a day! (anyplace i can leave my luggage for a few hours?) [more inside]
posted by gcat on Nov 4, 2009 - 9 answers

A bag for all seasons

I am looking for a new bag - hopefully, you can help me find one bag that will do my international business trips, day hikes, and weekends away. [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Sep 5, 2009 - 14 answers

Storing my stüff for a few weeks

I arrive in Frankfurt next Sunday. I leave Frankfurt in the beginning of August. I will not be in Frankfurt in the meantime. Where do I keep my stuff? [more inside]
posted by trouserlouse on Jun 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Getting a Guitar and Computer Back to the US

How do I get a guitar and macbook laptop from Israel to Los Angeles when I am going on a three week detour through Europe. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on May 31, 2009 - 4 answers

How fussy are Easyjet about hand luggage?

Easyjet flight UK to Spain hand luggage: can I use a M&S Xenon medium rollercase? It's 22.5cm wide but limit says 20cm - too risky? [more inside]
posted by monster max on May 16, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me grab a bag

I would like to know a superior form of backpack. It should be primarily appropriate for day to day backpack and school usage but also useful for light travel use or light camping use. I am ~6'4", usually weigh about 185 pounds, and male. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Feb 1, 2009 - 22 answers

Should I take a suitcase or a pack to Whistler?

Should I take a suitcase or a pack to Whistler? [more inside]
posted by girlgeeknz on Jan 9, 2009 - 11 answers

want to tourist without cumbersome luggage

Where can I leave three small carryon bags in Paris this Sunday? (or what can we do while lugging around rolly suitcases and a backpack?) [more inside]
posted by waltzing astronomers on Jan 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Where to store a suitcase in Manhattan?

I'm flying into LaGuardia at 10:30 on Friday morning. I'm staying with a friend in Brooklyn but won't be able to get into his apartment until the evening. I would like to spend the day in Manhattan, but will have a large rolling suitcase (like the biggest standard size one you can buy) that I don't particularly want to tote around all afternoon. Where can I leave it? [more inside]
posted by prozach1576 on Sep 17, 2008 - 11 answers

How much worse is the carry-on baggage situation getting?

Question for frequent flyers: have airlines' new pay-to-check-a-bag policies significantly affected how much baggage passengers are trying to carry on board? To the point where it's gone from just aggravating to completely !%@#!*#@ impossible? [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison on Aug 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me pack for a long-term trip overseas.

I am moving from the US to Israel for a year. What should I bring with me, apart from the obvious, that is hard to find/incredibly expensive in Israel? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Jul 17, 2008 - 12 answers

General bag storage tips?

Where are some general places I can store my luggage? [more inside]
posted by champthom on Jul 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Your bag is in [insert location here]

Delta lost my bag and ruined an important business trip to Ukraine and Russia. Need advice for how to be appropriately compensated. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Jul 1, 2008 - 8 answers

Oakland/east bay left luggage suggestions?

I'm staying in Berkeley and catching a late flight out of Oakland on my last day. I'd like to stash my bag for the day but the airport left luggage service has closed due to their remodel. I've found a past discussion of SFO options but was curious whether anyone had east bay recommendations or tips for BART-convenient storage in downtown San Francisco since I'm likely to spend the day there and won't be anywhere near SFO
posted by adamsc on Jun 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Why is this blowing my mind?

International flights. Multiple carriers. Checked baggage. Layovers. [more inside]
posted by andrewdunn on May 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Traveling with iMac

MacFilter: How hard is it to travel with a current-gen 20" iMac? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Apr 22, 2008 - 12 answers

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