Carry On Luggage, what do you think?

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Member since 13 Aug 2013

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Carry On Luggage, what do you think?

I discovered Crumpler purely by accident the other day. They make some high quality, mostly practical, and very fashionable bags!!

The one that really caught my eye however is the Dry Red 9. I seem to have been gravitating towards the rolling tote business style bags. I've looked at practically all of the best ones out there, but often too much space is taken up for gadgets and laptops. The ones with a better use of space tend to be ugly to boot or a bit too corporate for me!

Enter Crumpler. But it's the size I am worried about. Given that International Carry On dimension standards are generally 55cm x 35 x 20 =110cm overall, this bag does fall below the general total size of 115cm for most of the major airlines.

BUT, there seem to be two schools of thought on whether this bag would land you in hot water or not, because although it is under 115cm ( when adding all dimensions ), the width exceeds the 35cm rule.

Singapore airlines for example states on its website:

Sum of length, width, height (including protrusions) not exceeding 115 cm (45in), able to stow securely

This crumpler bag measures:

Width: 44.5 cm / 17.5 inches

Height: 42 cm / 16.5 inches

Depth: 25.5 cm / 10 inches

Which is below the 115cm.

Not surprisingly, the Crumpler sales staff assure me it's carry on compliant. In fact, I have found all sales staff in any luggage store insist a an obviously small carry on is compliant even if one of the dimensions exceeds the guidelines, despite the other dimensions falling well below.

So, which side would you err on? Do all 3 dimensions have to be under the recommended, or is it the overall size? Because this carry on looks smaller than the largest allowable carry on's to the naked eye.

Here's the Crumpler bag I'm talking about:

It also weighs about a kilo less than most.


Member since 13 Aug 2013

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Forgot to add: I love the rolling totes because I'd like a carry on with a business like structure, separate access for laptop/ tablet and other gadgets, without having the embarassment of everyone seeing my jocks and socks whenever I wanna pull out my tech gear.


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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You should probably be fine, but take my view with a pinch of salt as all my travel luggage is old enough to attend primary school.

If you're travelling internationally, you should be fine, though.


Member since 13 Aug 2013

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Will be pretty much travelling business class all the way, except for inter connecting flights between European Cities, because Business class for short flights is god damn expensive


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

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I think that looks great. You shouldn't have a problem at all.

I'm going to go and have a look at them as well. tks for the heads up.

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