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bikiniandmartini
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What luggage do you like?
      #1735497 - 06/15/17 01:02 PM (68.4.227.69)

I was searching this forum for packing tips awhile back and wrote down a tip for a soft sided rolling carry on duffel bag. It was an Olympia 22" 8 pocket model. I just went to purchase 4 for my family and am seeing complaints on Amazon that it's over-sized for a carry on. Have any of you had that problem? I looked up the dimensions and yep...it's over the limit by 3 inches. What others do you recommend, I don't think I want to take chances that they force me to check 4 bags in at $25/piece each way.

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UncleLuff
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: bikiniandmartini]
      #1735503 - 06/15/17 01:20 PM (198.103.167.20)

We are checking, one bag! An Easton Hockey bag with rollers. costs $89 up here in Canada but should allow us to carry all we need including a few dry provisions.

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NWA4Sail
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: UncleLuff]
      #1735507 - 06/15/17 01:53 PM (204.110.197.10)

This bag does not have rollers but I use the Patagonia Black Hole 60L. Excellent bag that complies with carry on.

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bikiniandmartini
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: NWA4Sail]
      #1735512 - 06/15/17 02:31 PM (68.4.227.69)

Thanks for your feedback. I need to stick with something inexpensive as I'm buying four. We're all in need of new carry on bags and I like the price. Just worried about having to check them. That would be a huge drag and would defeat the purpose. I already own several very large rolling duffel bags that we used/loved for our own sailboat. If I wanted to check bags, I'd just use those.

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RickG
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: bikiniandmartini]
      #1735518 - 06/15/17 02:54 PM (70.169.167.81)

The LL Bean rolling duffle works great for us.

https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/63915?page=adventure-rolling-duffle-medium

Cheers, RickG

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Felix
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: RickG]
      #1735597 - 06/16/17 11:13 AM (173.190.144.143)

I use my 22 inch Olympia as a carryon all the time without issue.

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bikiniandmartini
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: Felix]
      #1735738 - 06/17/17 01:15 PM (68.4.227.69)

Quote:

Felix said:
I use my 22 inch Olympia as a carryon all the time without issue.




Thanks Felix! That's exactly what I wanted to hear!

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StormJib
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: bikiniandmartini]
      #1735775 - 06/18/17 12:07 AM (71.224.71.0)

Nothing with a hard frame or wheels if a boat is part of your plan. Wheels and frames always waste space.

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Cleobeach
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: StormJib]
      #1735795 - 06/18/17 09:14 AM (98.21.52.89)

We have ebags Motherload backpacks and love them. Also have the rolling versions that we check. Amazing customer service as well.

The backpacks pack like a suitcase and have very clever storage areas.

I will add that AA and Delta have been brutal about carry-ons lately. Last time we flew delta, gate agents were patrolling the gate area, asking customers to check there bags and questioning the sizes. AA was making people use the bag sizer!


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rita_irvine
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Re: What luggage do you like? [Re: StormJib]
      #1735804 - 06/18/17 10:33 AM (50.135.93.22)

Well if you are over 60 rolling bags are a plus! Both of us have a Timberland rolling duffel, that collapses flat. They can be stowed in the cockpit seating or even in the hanging locker if necessary. Mine is over 15 years old with countless trips to BVI, Hawaii, Mexico etc. No rip or tears and the zippers are all still working. We always check bags and take only minimal carryon with a change of clothes and bathing suit in case of delay. Learned early to split the bags with his and hers clothes so if one bag goes AWOL the other bag still has some of each of your clothes. With 3 weeks until wheels up I will be packing them yet again very soon.

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