Monday, July 20, 2015
I keep three basic sizes, a 20 inch "carry on" good for a one or two night trip - if I am not carrying a lot of extras. A 24-26 inch bag, for trips of 2-5 nights. This is my general purpose utility bag, if the trip is purely leisure, in warm weather, I can get a week or more out of this size. Even full, I am able to keep these under 40 pounds and easy to haul. I also keep at least one large bag, 28-29 inches. I have to watch these or they run overweight. I use them for longer trips, or road trips giving me the freedom to pack carelessly. Sometimes I carry two bags, the mid sized and the carry on. I have done this on longer trips to Europe, carrying the small bag on board and checking the larger one. I also do it when I drive to Florida and spend a week with family, I pack the smaller bag with what I am going to wear coming and going and carry it into the hotels between here and there, and the larger bag I pack with what I am going to wear while I am in Florida.
It is time for a new mid-size bag, the current one suffered a puncture
on the trip to Hawaii. Shopping I go.