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bikiniandmartini
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: StormJib]
      #1735814 - 06/18/17 11:56 AM (68.4.227.69)

Yeah, we will be on a catamaran, so soft sided luggage is a must. We are boaters so we can totally appreciate the need to conserve space. Stowing large, bulky items is always a challenge.

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bikiniandmartini
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: rita_irvine]
      #1735824 - 06/18/17 12:48 PM (68.4.227.69)

I have a Timberland rolling duffel but it ripped after one use. I think it was just a defect in the sewing of the seam. It was gently used one time and not overstuffed. I got it at TJ Maxx, maybe that had something to do with it. But I do love that bag!
Wheels up for us in 7 days!!!!

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Julie


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denverd0n
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: bikiniandmartini]
      #1735913 - 06/19/17 02:21 PM (131.247.65.4)

We have an Olympia 22 that we use as a carry-on sometimes. If you stuff it as full as you can possibly get it then, yes, you are going to have trouble fitting it into the overhead, and the airline may force you to check it. If you do not over-pack, though, it will fit fine.

Its basic dimensions are 22x12x12. The 22x12 part is fine. it is when you stuff it all the way to 12" deep that you start to have problems. If you can compact the depth down to 7 or 8 inches you will absolutely not have a problem. At 9-10 inches it gets to be a squeeze. Beyond that is when you might have a problem.

Good luck.


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Twanger
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: rita_irvine]
      #1735929 - 06/19/17 05:17 PM (50.193.144.245)

We use rolling duffel bags that collapse pretty flat.
They are not as collapsible as totally soft-side duffels, but a good compromise. I'm too old to be hauling around traditional duffel bags.


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sail2wind
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: Twanger]
      #1735933 - 06/19/17 05:53 PM (184.166.21.62)

I can sail a month with one backpack and my laptop bag. Everything is rolled in packing cubes, amazing how much you can squeeze in

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stormster
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: sail2wind]
      #1738851 - 07/17/17 04:25 PM (73.34.89.246)

We love our North Face duffelbags. They are waterproof backpacks and you can use them to carry towels and electronics on the dinghy during your trip.

The medium one is carry on size. My partner always seems to get away with carrying the large one on too.

http://amzn.to/2t8Zbsb

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hallucination
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: stormster]
      #1738872 - 07/17/17 08:56 PM (71.121.163.73)

We have a WWII green duffel bag with a brass zipper. The FUGLIEST thing you will ever see. When it sits next to LVitton bags, we know there is ZERO risk of getting legs.

UNFORTUNATLY it has out lasted any other bag. For some reason the airport puppy's really like the time honored scent of it.


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bviboater
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: hallucination]
      #1738896 - 07/18/17 09:19 AM (65.34.179.52)

Quote:

a WWII green duffel bag




I've been using one for at least 25 years, still going strong. And you are correct it sure is ugly.

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John


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