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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Ryanair, 19 Jan 2013
This review is from: Cabin Max Backpack Flight Approved Carry On Bag Massive 44 litre Travel Hand Luggage 55x40x20 cm (Luggage)
We bought one of these and one Düssel Laptop Backpack for Aircraft Cabin 55 X 40 X 20 cm for a trip to Sardinia in January. The main advantage is that you save time and money checking in bags into the hold (Ryanair now charges up to fifty pounds for the privilege). And in terms of carry-on options, a bag like this is good because it frees your hands up to wrestle with passports, print-outs and restaurant trays. You're also not going to get stopped by the "queue police" with a bag on your back; as far as I can tell only people with wheelie cases seem to get harassed.

The two bags differ mainly in terms of weight. Whereas the Cabinmax is ultra-light, it's not waterproof. The Düssel bag provides a lot more padding and protection (actually, it's designed to protect laptops), and is also water resistant. However, it is quite a bit heavier and therefore harder to store.

Another difference between these products is the size - CabinMax can be totally stuffed and still not be over the size limit whereas you'd have to be a bit more careful with the Düssel bag because the outer dimensions are the maximum allowed. Price-wise I'm afraid Düssel wins hands down. And the quality of the Düssel bag is actually better in my opinion.

But if you want a lightweight cabin bag that's easy to store and has one main pocket with a few external ones for passports and things, this Cabin Max is great!
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Initial post: 22 Mar 2013 13:54:59 GMT
L. Mould says:
Did you have any problems using either as cabin baggage? I have the dussel bag and am a little worried about being turned away by Ryanair.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 May 2013 12:12:10 BDT
I've personally used both bags on Ryanair and have never been stopped or questioned. There's a review on the Dussel page of someone who even overstuffed the bag, tightened the compression straps and said it still fit into the cage, so I don't think it's an issue. The Cabinmax is actually slightly smaller than the permissible luggage allowance.

Posted on 3 Aug 2013 16:40:58 BDT
Roberto M. says:
this was a very helpful review, I don't know why two people voted it as not useful, bunch of losers...
thanks a lot!

Posted on 29 Aug 2014 21:02:26 BDT
millicentlyd says:
This is a great product. Mine has been on loads of flights as cabin luggage. You will never have trouble with Easyjet with this, but once mine wouldn't go into the Ryanair grid. I broke into a sweat and then had to take a load of clothes out and wear them to go through. It wasn't stuffed THAT much, but I would be careful in future to make sure the shape of it is right.
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