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Hi everyone! I was hoping you all would be able to recommend some carry on bags to me. I have a giant backpack that I used for my last trip, that I had to check, and I REALLY want to just carry on this time. that said, I want the bag to be as roomy as it can be. I've been having a hard time finding something suitable, as most of the bags I find are either a tiny bit to long (about a couple of inches; is that even a big deal?) or much too small. There's one I think is perfect (the Wayfarer from Mountain Equipment Co-op) but it is exactly 2 inches too long.

I've got the Rick Steves 21 inch bag on my list so far, and thats it. I don't have a problem with that bag and I'll go with it if its the only one there is, but I want to know if there are any other options.

What I want is a bag that is as close to the standard size limit as possible without going over. I'm a 29 year old woman who likes clothes and shoes so it has to be roomy as well as comfortable to wear. I really do prefer a backpack, convertible to suitcase if possible, but I'd rather not have wheels as I'd like to avoid the extra weight of them. I'm not picky about looks, just practicality. So what else is out there other than Rick Steves? Please be as specific as possible about brands and styles!

Thanks so much everyone :)

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