Where can in get a bag like this in the UK?
August 20, 2012 3:13 PM   Subscribe

What's the nearest thing to this Aeronaut bag that I can buy in the UK? Essentials are carry-on size plus convertibility to a backpack.
posted by janecr to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Tom Bihn ships to the UK for ~$50, so, you know, that one? Is there a cost limit?
posted by brainmouse at 3:16 PM on August 20, 2012

Does Tom Binh not ship to the UK?

I own that bag and it's awesome.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 3:17 PM on August 20, 2012

Freitag makes this bag, which fits both your requirements, but I've never used it.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 3:22 PM on August 20, 2012

I'm in the UK and travel by air a lot. I searched for ages and ages for alternatives to the Aeronaut which were locally available (and perhaps a bit cheaper!) and I tried a few different bags to help me try get to the utopia that is travelling with carry-on only.

It was such a waste of time - nothing even came close to the Aeronaut. It is just first class.

If you travel even remotely often, I would just buy it and stomach the shipping.
posted by metaxa at 3:33 PM on August 20, 2012

This is an amazing bag - Tom Binh ships to the UK. The only other bag that is similar to this is the Sky Train, and Red Oxx also ships to the UK. I have spent a couple of years researching and testing carry-on bags - I own both of these (and a few others that don't compare). These two are the best out there and more than worth the shipping cost.
posted by meerkatty at 3:34 PM on August 20, 2012

(And if it matters, I had my Sky Train shipped to the UK and it arrived within a week.)
posted by meerkatty at 3:36 PM on August 20, 2012

For what it's worth you could save some cash by not purchasing the shoulder strap. I bought one and haven't used it once.

meerkatty, I don't suppose you've tried the Freitag I linked, have you?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 3:43 PM on August 20, 2012

I have the Patagonia MLC and love it. It seems very similar and is convertible too. I've used it for years. That should be a UK link.
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:43 PM on August 20, 2012

Response by poster: Sorry - should have explained - I leave on Saturday and didn't plan ahead!
posted by janecr at 4:11 PM on August 20, 2012

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