Travel Tote to attach to rolling bag

Dec 28th, 2014, 10:28 AM
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http://www.luggageonline.com/samsoni...ription_tabbed


GinaLola, I have two pieces of Samsonite, called WorldPro, that are a few years old. They are similar to this set, and have held up well. I couldn't see the exact details of these carryons, but they look like one piece I have, which has the strap across the back which fits nicely over the wheeled-bag's pull-up handle.

PS Check out the price for the whole set!
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Dec 28th, 2014, 11:46 AM
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I bought this tote (Revo Bolt 16") to be my under-seat bag, however it did NOT go under the seat. Maybe because I sit in the 'cheap seats', lol... American Airlines long-haul to Paris. The bag was possibly to 'structured' or boxy to fit under there, no matter how I turned it. So do consider that a bag of this size or shape may not always fit under the seat. (16x12x10 inches)
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Dec 28th, 2014, 11:47 AM
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oops, s/b "too" structured...
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Jan 8th, 2015, 05:56 PM
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This company has several that have a sewn in "sleeve" across the back to fit on rolling luggage. If you aren't opposed to colorful patterns, these bags have worked well for me. I know the Grand Traveler and Weekender both have this feature.

http://www.verabradley.com/product/g...ategoryId=1147

http://www.verabradley.com/product/w...ategoryId=1147
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Jan 16th, 2015, 08:08 PM
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http://travelstore.ricksteves.com/ca...entId=8&id=566


http://travelstore.ricksteves.com/ca...entId=8&id=527

I have these bags and the tote fits ontop of the rolling carry on. Both lightweight and have made it through many trips
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Jan 18th, 2015, 11:12 AM
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I travel a lot with a small wheeled carry-on and a small cooler for transporting bone marrow to leukemia patients. One very improtant thing I have learned:

- It is much easier to roll two bags when one is hanging down from the other rather than attached to the telescoping handle. It has to do with weight distribution and balance. If you put the extra bag on the handle, tip it and roll; all that extra weight in on your arm and shoulder. If you let the second bag hang down from a strap on the rolling bag, the center of gravity (weight) is low and the balance is completely different. Try it. Unless your rolling bag is one of the kind with 4 wheels that stays upright, I suggest attaching the second bag with a strap. It makes a world of difference.
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Jan 19th, 2015, 06:06 AM
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Totally agree with TC about hanging smaller bag over the rolling bag. You can pull it with a couple of fingers that way. The rolling bag supports the weight, rather than the pulled-out handle that you are holding up as you walk.
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Aug 31st, 2015, 05:14 PM
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The bag bungee is a great idea. I have a Briggs set but it's SO boring with the sleeve and I discovered very quickly that it became heavy and I ended up messing about with a handbag and the carryon bag AND the add-on so I went completely Longchamp Pliage and never looked back.

I'd recommend a medium and a small and have also a large that I keep folded up in my luggage for my return flight as my full throttle extra carryon/purse with all the stuff I've picked up. I have one with a removable strap. They're marvelous and workhorses.
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Feb 20th, 2016, 05:57 PM
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Just happened to see this post. I've used a Biaggi Contempo 16" soft fashion tote for years to travel "carry on only" all over the world. I have a small two wheeled roller bag and the Biaggi tote which has a sleeve to fit over the roller handle and is roomy enough to hold a lot of stuff including my regular travel purse and fits easily under the airline seat but "reads" as a purse when counting carry on luggage. It has 4 outside pockets into which I can put my carry on quart sized toiletry bag, empty water bottle to fill on board, and other things that need to be easily accessible on the flight. The bag gets a lot of "stuffed" use and the zippers are still holding up after several years. A lightweight, slightly padded, very roomy workhorse.
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Feb 27th, 2016, 01:54 PM
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The suitcase bungee cord described above is/was available at TJMaxx and the like at about $8, worked beautifully for me. I have several totes but my latest & lightest is a black soft-patent LeSportsac one that I realized is a diaper bag. Don't laugh, the end pockets carry my water, the side pockets my kindle & pashmina; inside is huge and also includes a folded waterproof pad; it was perfect to pad this MacBook Air, and also served as our picnic/wine&cheese table topper in every hotel room in France (there were 8!) for 5:00 cocktails! Wiped clean easily. The best was it was on clearance at Bloomies for about $40. Bagatelle I used for years, didn't like distribution when packed; have another huge black leather one, too heavy when packed; have a large Etro nylon duffel, that too, gets too heavy & wide when I am done with it. Recommend LeSportsac or Kipling for flexible, lightweight stuffable totes. Just ensure they are fit under seat (which on the aisle is several inches narrower than window and middle seats in most aircraft.
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