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    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 14th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
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    Cabin baggage help
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    Cabin baggage help 14th Jul 17 at 10:44 AM
    Hi all

    For years I basically scoured internet trying to find the perfect roomy cabin suitcase (a “rollie” if you will). I was terribly happy with the IT worlds lightest for a really long time. With the newer regulations for American carriers (56 x 36 x 23 cm) im looking for a 4 wheeler.. preferably with 2 compartments, a capacity of over 40L and under £50

    Am I dreaming and crazy and does the item I want not exist?
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 14th Jul 17, 11:05 AM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 11:05 AM
    Hi all

    For years I basically scoured internet trying to find the perfect roomy cabin suitcase (a “rollie” if you will). I was terribly happy with the IT worlds lightest for a really long time. With the newer regulations for American carriers (56 x 36 x 23 cm) im looking for a 4 wheeler.. preferably with 2 compartments, a capacity of over 40L and under £50

    Am I dreaming and crazy and does the item I want not exist?
    Originally posted by MiraculousM
    I'd ask on the Air Travel board of Tripadvisor.
    It's a global website rather than UK based like MSE and lots of seasoned travellers from the US post on there.

    Of course, there's lots of posters on here who also travel to USA so you may well get suggestions here too.
    • richardw
    • By richardw 14th Jul 17, 12:14 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:14 PM
    It's the 36cm dimension that's the problem, many bags are 40cm.
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    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 14th Jul 17, 12:42 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:42 PM
    This is what i am finding.

    My very old subzero one fits these but i wanted a 4 wheeler
    • richardw
    • By richardw 14th Jul 17, 1:06 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 1:06 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 1:06 PM
    It's actually 14 inches which is the size the bag checker will be in imperial America, which is 35.56cm not 36cm.
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    • leylandsunaddict
    • By leylandsunaddict 14th Jul 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 1:21 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 1:21 PM
    Carry on size varies by airline. You need to check each airline you're flying with and buy one that fits the smallest requirement.

    IT do a 4 wheeler bag that's 54cm x 36cm x 22cm. Also one that's 55cm x 35.5cm x 20cm.
    • sarah69696pink
    • By sarah69696pink 15th Jul 17, 9:28 PM
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    • 15th Jul 17, 9:28 PM
    I feel your pain - been after exactly the same for quite a while! Found some IT 4 wheelers but without a second pocket....
    • Poppet18m
    • By Poppet18m 16th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
    Have you tried Matalan? They sell IT suitcases
    • richardw
    • By richardw 16th Jul 17, 3:11 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:11 PM
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    • 16th Jul 17, 3:11 PM
    This http://www.luggagesuperstore.co.uk/cabin-luggage/cabin-luggage-55cm-x-35cm-x-20cm is quite good, lets you filter by size.
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    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 17th Jul 17, 11:12 AM
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    the IT ones are no good as they are not 2 compartments and are all less than 35L
    • maman
    • By maman 17th Jul 17, 12:01 PM
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    the IT ones are no good as they are not 2 compartments and are all less than 35L
    Originally posted by MiraculousM

    By compartments do you mean the zipped 'pockets' on the outside or the netting inside the lid or what?
    • richardw
    • By richardw 17th Jul 17, 12:14 PM
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    My hunch is airlines could generally go for the Iata proposed smaller size of 55 x 35 x 20cm in the not so distant future, so I'd go for this if getting a new bag.

    Hard sided generally have 2 equal sized compartments.
    Last edited by richardw; 17-07-2017 at 1:27 PM.
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    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 17th Jul 17, 1:12 PM
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    By compartments do you mean the zipped 'pockets' on the outside or the netting inside the lid or what?
    Originally posted by maman
    The 2 compartments (so the bag somewhat splits in half)
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 21st Jul 17, 9:34 AM
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    It would appear that i have found a bag that somewhat fits my requirements but i have had to pay more for it..

    The eastpak trans4.

    This doesnt fit on ryanair but this will do for the american airlines.. im pretty happy with this.

    The irony is that i dont have any travel on american airlines planned at all
    • sarah69696pink
    • By sarah69696pink 21st Jul 17, 10:34 AM
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    the IT ones are no good as they are not 2 compartments and are all less than 35L
    Originally posted by MiraculousM
    I'm about to purchase one that is 50l - although granted unfortunately is just the one main compartment.
    • basill
    • By basill 21st Jul 17, 10:54 AM
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    I think for maximum capacity two wheels are best, with 4 wheels the case rides high up over the wheels, with two wheelers useful space in the case can go almost all the way to the ground.
    • MiraculousM
    • By MiraculousM 21st Jul 17, 1:17 PM
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    I'm about to purchase one that is 50l - although granted unfortunately is just the one main compartment.
    Originally posted by sarah69696pink
    is this a 4 wheel cabin bag? can you link?
    • richardw
    • By richardw 21st Jul 17, 2:02 PM
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    Good price https://www.antler.co.uk/special-offers/lightning-b1-cabin-suitcase-navy
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    • Retired at 55
    • By Retired at 55 22nd Jul 17, 9:12 AM
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    I feel your pain - been after exactly the same for quite a while! Found some IT 4 wheelers but without a second pocket....
    Originally posted by sarah69696pink
    I also sympathise. I posted on 'I wanna buy it or do it' very recently with a similar problem although I'm looking for a very lightweight folding back pack 55 x 35 x 20 cm. So far the only one I could find at this size is out of stock and, with advice from another poster, I have asked the eBay seller to let me know if it comes back in stock - weighing only 0.3 kg (44 litres) at £7.99, post free, it would be ideal.

    I hope you find what you need.

    Retired at 55
    Last edited by Retired at 55; 22-07-2017 at 11:06 AM.
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 22nd Jul 17, 9:35 AM
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    Ive often avoid this problem by carrying a large laundry bag type that squashed down to whatever size is needed. It doesn't look as smart though as a proper bag but it's very multi purpose not to mention cheap
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