Member since 16 Dec 2011
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Best Carry on bag under $100 ? must weigh less than 2kg
Member since 04 Nov 2010
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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?
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?
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
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.
Ps - my spelling is terrible today. My apologies !
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.
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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