I’m so excited to finally say that The Travel Hack Cabin Case is ready!!
In case you missed me excitedly sharing the news on Facebook, I’ve designed a cabin case in partnership with a company called Cabin Max.
Iâm so proud of this case as itâs literally my dream cabin bag with all the features Iâve been wishing I could have for years. Here are just some of the reasons I love it (and why I think you will too!)
The Travel Hack Cabin Case Features
- Itâs enormous (the main compartment is 28 litres)
- Itâs the perfect dimensions so itâll be accepted as cabin baggage on most airlines
- Itâs black and rose gold â those chunky rose gold zips are gorgeous!
- Itâs a combination of lovely soft faux leather and more durable 600D PU material so itâs stylish but you donât need to worry about bumps and scratches (practical AND stylish!)
- Itâs lightweight at just 2kg â so not only is there plenty of space but also plenty of weight left for your belongings
- It has a super padded large laptop pocket â so my MacBook Pro is protected but I donât need to squeeze and stretch and wiggle every time I want to get it in!
- It has lots of little pockets to keep things organised
- It has a large compartment on the top (this is my favourite feature!) that can be used for your handbag when youâre travelling with those airlines that, annoyingly, only allow one piece of hand luggage. You can also use it for liquids (to avoid the awkward suitcase rummage at security!) or items you want to quickly remove once youâre on the plane. Itâs also great to store cameras or delicate items or things you donât want to touch your clothes, like shoes or food.
- It has a strong, sturdy handle
- Thereâs a large handle on the top to easily lift and carry it
- Itâs beautiful!!
So how did this come about?
Iâve created this cabin case with a company called Cabin Max, a local company Iâve worked with a few times in the past. Cabin Max specialise in creating hand luggage that is just the right size to fit airline restrictions. They make the most of every centimetre youâre allowed so you get the biggest bag possible without worrying youâll have to check it in (and pay extra because your bag is too big!) Their bags are really good quality, but also really great prices at around Â£40-Â£50 for most cases.
Everything about Cabin Max fits with The Travel Hack ethos perfectly. They create quality, affordable products that make travelling that little bit easier.
Cabin Max got in touch to see if Iâd like to work with them on designing a âTravel Hack Cabin Caseâ. As you can imagine, I was pretty excited!
You may have noticed that Iâve reviewed a lot of luggage on The Travel Hack in the past. Iâm definitely a âbag girlâ and I love bags in all shapes and sizes â whether thatâs a designer handbag, a canvas shopper or a family-sized suitcase, I love them all!
Of all these bags Iâve reviewed, Iâve never found one that is just right. Theyâre a little bit too big, a little bit too small, difficult to pull, overpriced, poor quality or donât have the right assortment of pockets and pouches. Theyâve always been good, but never been great.
I arrived at myÂ first design meeting with Cabin Max with a list of things I wanted from a bag but it soon turned into a conversation aboutÂ travelling, airports, airport security, packing and the stresses of travelling. It was this chat that sparked lots of ideas for a perfect cabin bag.
When I’m at the airport, I see a lot of peopleÂ stressing about security. It’s that moment where the security staff are rushing you through the conveyor while barking orders at you, listing rules, shoving sandwich bags in your face and telling you to remove virtually everything in your suitcase.
You see people struggling to open up their entire bag, revealing all their belongings to everyone in the queue and rummaging through their clothes while digging around for liquids, then struggling to squeeze laptops, iPads and Kindles out of tiny compartments.
Wouldnât it be easier if there was one easy-to-access pocket at the top of a case you could whip open and remove all this stuff?
And then youâre ready to board the plane and the air stewards are telling all the ladies to pack away their handbags and you see them trying to squeeze it into their suitcase alongside their shoes and toiletries and clothes. This is annoying….but itâs even more annoying when you board the plane and you want to get your handbag right back out again! So you see all the ladies in the isles of the plane trying to wiggle it back out without everything else falling out their case.
And what about camera equipment? Any photography enthusiast out there will know how difficult it can be to travel with cameras and lenses. Iâve actually bought this cheap camera pouch off Amazon to insert in the top pocket of the Travel Hack Cabin Case and it works perfectly as a camera compartment.
I feel like virtually everyone has a different need for this top compartment and everyone will use it differently.
I’ll be making a video this week to give you a better look at the case but I was just too excited to not share a few photos!