One thing I usually hate about using cabin baggage is that all the economy airlines have different rules as to what size bag you can take on board with you. Depending on whether you are flying EasyJet, Ryanair, or a raft of other carriers, you seemingly have to have a different bag size to suit them all. I really can’t be doing with this – so a bag that fits all eventualities was bound to pique my interest: the new Flylite Multi-bag can be configured to create six different sizes, and can hold between 35 and 56 litres.
The Flylite Multi-bag is also a handsome little fellow. Although it only weighs 2.3kg, it’s made of tough nylon, the interior easily spongeable. It is really a rucksack, wheeled bag and small suitcase all rolled into one.
The case has one roomy zipped compartment, with two zips, accessed from the horizontal position, the ‘lid’ folding flat for ease, with elastic straps to keep clothes in place. A smaller outside zipped compartment can hold travel documents and passport. Zipped expanders allow the bag to be made larger; handy for all those souvenirs you swore you would never buy but end up buying anyway. Any why does dirty washing always take up more room than clean things? The bag stands up on its own, without falling over. It has two handles – one on top and one on the side, so you may carry it vertically or horizontally. If you have some walking to do and it’s heavy, pull up the telescopic handles and it will glide behind you, on sturdy wheels. The handle is nice and long, suiting tall people.
Best of all, the bag can be used as a rucksack when you get to your destination. With two detachable shoulder straps, it will happily hold your maps, raincoat, sunglasses, water bottle – and of course all those souvenirs.
Ideal for a weekend city break, it’s also smart enough for a short business trip.
This is a little bag that will not be confined to the back of the garage with the spiders; it’s far too useful.
Pros: Strong, light, expands, holds a lot.
Cons: Only available in black
Available exclusively online: http://flylite.uk.com/Lightweight-Luggage-Solutions.aspx