Many are similar but they all have at least one unique feature to keep them different from their nearest competitor.
Which got me thinking……is there such a thing as the perfect bag? Or are there so many varieties that it would be impossible to come up with the perfect bag?
Is designing a bag that difficult or could we come together and find common ground?
For me, the perfect bag would measure 20″x 14″ x 8″, weigh less than 3 lbs, have one main compartment, one slightly smaller outside compartment, and a third outside compartment on top of the other outside compartment just big enough for a 3-1-1 bag and a few other items. The bag would have both internal and external tie-down straps. The outer pockets would be without any organizers. Hideaway backpack straps with sternum strap and waist belt. D-rings for a shoulder strap. All connections would be made of metal. The backpack strap connections would hide away. Lockable YKK zippers on all compartments. These zippers would not only lock the compartments but could also be locked to a fixed point on the bag so they can’t move. “O” rings in every compartment. Padded handle on top and two sides for easy carry and getting it in and out of the overheads. Ballistic Nylon or Ripstop Polyester.
That’s my wish list for the perfect bag. What about you? What would your bag look like? Don’t be shy. Who knows, if we come up with a consensus, I might present it to a manufacturer or two to see if they would make it.
And how cool would it be to say you helped design your carry-on bag?