Following on from this post, and with the help of friends sending me links, I’ve narrowed it down to 4 potential carry-on companions.
1 | Minaal | http://www.minaal.com/ | $299 (Yup, Dollars).
This looks like the ‘Apple’ of travel bags, and as such, it has a pretty hefty price tag but it looks amazing and has some great reviews. If I have a sudden windfall of cash and frivolity, I’ll have to hope they’ve got stock for international delivery!
2 | EastPak Weaber | http://eastpak.com | £75
On face value, this seems perfect. It’s not too big, and should hold everything I need to take. I’ll have to go to an EastPak store and try this one in person before I buy it though I think.
3 | Osprey Pixel | http://www.ospreypacks.com | £90
The Osprey Pixel. This one has a direct line to my geeky side. Has a laptop compartment, looks really nice, quite possibly too small though, I’ll have to see what it’s like IRL before thinking about this one further.
4 | Osprey Farpoint 40 | http://www.ospreypacks.com | £80
The Farpoint 40 is a late addition to this post, it has a laptop compartment, dual mesh pockets and other various zipped places to store stuff. It seems more practical than the Pixel and maybe offers more support than the Weaber. Could it be a winner? Perhaps.
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