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Jul 18th, 2019, 10:42 AM
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Suze, I'm not thrilled with the moving of this thread and find it an inconvenience to me to search out on another forum that is not a one key process. I would have preferred is be left where it was going fine.
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Jul 18th, 2019, 11:38 AM
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Agree completely. I understand moving a thread if it is in the wrong forum. Like someone's asking about Paris on the United States board.

But I surely don't understand moving what I'd call a 'conversational' thread from the branch you usually post on, where you know people, to this nowhere branch that's basically the twilight zone
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Jul 18th, 2019, 12:22 PM
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My main carryon was bought ages ago and is Heys brand, polycarbonate clamshell spinner and small enough for international carryon dimensions. Sometimes it is too heavy for the new weight limits on the super low cost airlines. I know there are many brands that use the clamshell style but often they are too big and heavy because of expandable features and extra zippers. I like the two equal sides on the clam shell design vs the soft bags where most of the space is on one side. Fortunately this one is still kicking even though the built in lock is broken.

The last bag I bought was at one of those TJMaxx type stores. I tried to find the lightest wheeled bag that would hold a tripod I needed to bring. The brand was Skyway. Can't say I love it but it survived a bottle of red wine breaking in the trunk of my rental car, and I managed to get most of the stain out. One of the many issues I have with cloth bags. They just look beat after a few trips.

Costco often has good deals, but they're usually black.

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Jul 18th, 2019, 01:37 PM
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I only found this post because I click on new post and it was there. I never go to the travel tips forum.
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Jul 20th, 2019, 04:29 AM
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We have Eastpac Tranverz 2 wheel medium 67cm bags, one each. They come in nice colours, my husband has a brown one and I have grey. We like them. The fit easily on trains and are easy the lift up the steps getting on, and fit in the trunk of all the cars we have hired, (all small sedans). We found it takes a bit of trial and error to pack them well, they can fall forward if you put to much in the front half. They are pretty lightweight and hardwearing, easy to handle and pull along. Very good wheels.
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Jul 20th, 2019, 09:35 AM
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Jul 20th, 2019, 10:58 AM
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I like our Dakine bags. They come in colorful styles, and are rugged. What I like best is the ones we have which open up to two equal sides, each with a mesh zipper closure. Makes packing/unpacking so much easier, and one side isn't going to spill if you unzip it upside down.
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Jul 21st, 2019, 08:56 AM
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Didn't realize DaKine made luggage since they've not been in my usual luggage shopping places. Do the fabric ones have two equal sides, or is it the hardsided ones only? I have a DaKIne "Jive Tote" that's great for travel, wear it close to my body for essentials like cellphone, keys, etc during travel. Never take it off so I don't leave it behind somewhere. Nice sturdy strap yet lightweight.
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Jul 22nd, 2019, 06:09 AM
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Hi, mlgb. Yes, the Dakine bags we have are fabric. They make nice looking, rugged patterns, and no one will accidentally mistake my bag for theirs. I donít know if itís still true, but I heard they use recycled plastic to make their fabrics, which is what attracted us to Dakine years ago. DS liked their backpacks and camera bags.
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Jul 22nd, 2019, 06:12 AM
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Thanks MoBro.
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Jul 22nd, 2019, 07:58 AM
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I wanted to post a link, and looked on-line, but can't find the exact Dakine bag we have. I bought one last Christmas for DS, but don't see that type anymore. I hope they didn't discontinue the ones that open with two equal halves, and each half has a mesh zipper divider.
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Jul 22nd, 2019, 08:06 AM
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If they've discontinued them, maybe they're on sale somewhere!

Most of the cloth bags by other manufacturers don't seem to be equal halves.
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Jul 24th, 2019, 10:20 AM
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I ended up purchasing a Hey's 3 piece set and am planning on ordering their backpack that sips over the rollaway.

Thank you all for the many worthy suggestions. I enjoyed seeking them out on our live shop. My husband was quite good at searching the brands out.
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Aug 2nd, 2019, 05:29 AM
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Even though the OP found what they needed, I thought I would share what we found recently. My husband needed a very small bag, mostly for 1-2 night business trips. I found one at Costco that he absolutely loves. It is a hard sided bag that fits under the seat and is only $29. He rarely raves about products, but he loves this bag! The bag also can be expanded by 2 inches. Anyway, he has even taken it for a week to Germany and had enough room for his clothes and an extra pair of shoes. Business attire, so no shorts etc. Costco's website shows this for size:
  • Overall Dimensions (With Wheels & Handles): 17" H x 13" W x 8.9" D
Anyway, if anyone needs a very small bag, this is a great price and has held up.
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