Best Carry on bag under $100 ?

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lkennedy

Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 23

Best Carry on bag under $100 ? must weigh less than 2kg

AlG

Member since 04 Nov 2010

Total posts 155

Geez that's a very broad ask! Do you mean a laptop bag or a wheel-type bag? Not sure I would trust a carry-on bag for under $100. Have you tried RushFaster?

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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May I propose a re-fining of the parameters of this question:

1) Which retailer in Australia offers the most price competitive Tumi carry-on bag?

2) Assuming the prices in Australia is inflated (as it usually is), in which country can one purchase the best value Tumi carry-on bag?

lkennedy

Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 23

I mean the best bag for a trip where I have no checked in luggage.  I like the RushFaster website, but their raqnge is rather small.

Not impressed with Tumi's website.  Doesn't list the weight of the bags I looked at.  If they don't list the wieght, I assume they weigh more than 2 kg's.  They look more trendy than efficicent and seem to be in the 2-3 hundred dollar range.

I'm really looking for the most I can get in terms of luggage space.  Wheels are a luxury, but if they add 1.5kg to the bad weight, then whats the point ?  

So far, the best i've found is the packlite flightweight

http://www.paklite.com.au/Products/Flightweight-Cabin-Duffle-44cm.html

750 grams for 30 litre capacity  is pretty impressive !  The best wheels bad I fave found is an antler carry on duffle (also available re-badged as a Qantas bag), but I'm not sure how practical a duffle is.

 

 

 

lkennedy

Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 23

Ps - my spelling is terrible today.  My apologies !

lkennedy

Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 23

Update:  The paklite bag  I mentioned above was on  sale online  so I grabbed it.  When it arrived, I was worried it was too small..  It looks like tiny gym bag, and I didn't think i'd get much into it. It looks about 1/2 the size of my old samsonite wheel-aboard.

I did a sample pack and I have to say this thing is a Tardis (it takes 30L where as my wheeled carry on is 25L).  I could easily pack for 5 days in this.  End pockets are big enough to take my toiletry bag, which I prefer as I've had the occasional leaking shampoo over the years.

I believe you could get away with this bag as your 'personal item' most of the time as long as it wasn't full. 

 

Cheers,

Leigh.

lkennedy

Member since 16 Dec 2011

Total posts 23

NB:  I also have recently picked up a Kathmandu Litehaul 2 in their end of year sales.  Its a carry on size backpack that converts to a shoulder bag and also has a slot for a laptop (it says up to 15 inch, but it would have to be a 15 inch ultrabook).  I haven't used it yet, but it looks to be a good quality bag..

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