I can never seem to find the right piece of kit for my weekend travels that allows me to take enough stuff for a few days, isn’t too big and is still lightweight and cabin luggage size. I’m always either lugging around something too small that’s bursting with stuff or I’ve got a big duffel bag over my shoulder that could give me permanent back injuries.
So when SportsDirect sent me one of their Karrimor Transit wheeled cases to road-test, I said sure thing. They come in 40 and 70 litre sizes, but I opted for the 40 litre size so I could still take it as hand luggage on easyJet. It’s perfect for a 2 to 4 day trip, allowing you to take a few pairs of shoes, jackets and any other clothes you throw in it.
It features an extending telescopic handle so you can wheel it along behind you, as you’d expect from this kind of case.
In addition to being a wheeled case, it also comes with backpack straps so you can throw it over your shoulder if you’re just walking a short distance. When you’re not using them you can slip them into the back pocket and wheel the case along.
It’s also got a handy pocket in the front with lots of room for things like your passport, camera, tickets and maps that you need quick access to.
Opened up, you get an idea for how much room is in this puppy for your stuff. I was easily able to fit 3 pairs of jeans, 4 t-shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, a jacket and my toiletries bag inside with some room to spare. For me, this could easily sort me out for a week long trip. If you find yourself filling it to the brim, there are compression straps inside to make everything fit a bit more snugly.
I did manage to break one of the fabric tags attached to the zips that zip up the main compartment, but I was jamming 2 laptop bags into this thing for work and was treating it like a bitch trying to zip it back up. Probably an isolated case. 🙂
When it comes to luggage for short trips, I’d rate this piece high on my list. My back is starting to give me grief, so having something that is still cabin luggage size and I can wheel behind me is a massive bonus. If you’re after a new bag, definitely check the Karrimor Transit series out. You can buy this case and other luggage at SportsDirect.
Disclosure: I received this bag for free courtesy of SportsDirect, but I gave it a right old battering and reviewed it honestly.