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Disappointed with size,
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This review is from: IT-0-1 Second Generation 19" Carry On Duffel Color: Red (Apparel)
This is a cute smallish carryon, but I spent hours researching in order to find the tiniest one possible, was happy to see this one, and ordered it, only to discover that the advertised dimensions are the interior dimensions, not the exterior. I don't know if this is typical of luggage or not, but when they are advertising how light it is, how it will fit in small places, etc., you'd think they would realise some of us are looking at the exterior dimensions. The interior dimensions are meaningless when it comes to fitting under the seat in front of you. So, why call it a 16" carry on, when in reality it's closer to 19"? Unfortunately, I'm in Canada and had to drive 50 miles across the border to pick it up, so I guess I'm stuck with it. For the future, I would like to know if this kind of measurement is standard, or if they were trying to pull the wool over my eyes, so to speak.
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Initial post: Jun 19, 2013 8:06:47 AM PDT
A Baltimore Babe says:
Maybe try the Rimowa Salsa Air Mini 17 inch: catalog number CT39-246376 at e bags dot com. The telescopic handle on that one is only 30.5 inches though, which could be a problem depending on your height.
Posted on Sep 2, 2013 7:11:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 2, 2013 7:13:07 AM PDT
A 22 inch carry on from this same line is available here.
Clearly larger and both are listed.
This one is clearly listed as a small 16" Carry On.
The next one is clearly listed as a 22" Carry On.
Your rating is flawed and totally misleading because the size was/is clearly displayed and in no way reflects upon the quality of the suitcase.
Posted on Dec 10, 2013 6:55:05 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
The standard way a suitcase is measured is the actual suitcase, not with the handle and wheels.
Posted on Apr 13, 2014 3:38:07 PM PDT
Barbara K. Mertz says:
This 16" bag has fit under my airline seat on every carrier I've flown since I bought it, even regional jets. There is now available on amazon a 19" IT bag that might better meet your needs.
Posted on Apr 18, 2014 8:38:32 AM PDT
Carol R says:
For what it's worth, I also am a Canadian who has been researching lightweight luggage for an upcoming trip. I find it very difficult to get adequate and accurate info on weights and sizes. It would be enormously helpful if web sites would include in the description of luggage pieces the "packable" size and the overall size (including wheels and handles).
Posted on May 29, 2014 9:24:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2014 9:40:59 AM PDT
Yes, it's usual to give external dimensions.
You can research internal dimensions at the product information section or the product's site. You can also return it to Amazon.
Dimensions show where it should fit, not how much it carries.
Carry-on luggage with wheels, collapsible handles, hard-side protection, etc are space-inefficient. For the small amount of stuff you can carry on, you can do better with a backpack-type carryon, or a gym bag.
BTW if you have a legitimate problems due to stature, strength, age, etc. try to convince the airlines to give you a letter with a break on baggage carry-on fees so you don't have to carry on so much. You many have to keep calling until you find someone who will help.
FYI if you travel overseas with a connector airline, especially in Asia, many foreign connectors weigh carry-ons (even for international flights), the fees are high, and weight limits are low (US carriers will probably do this soon, too). Please check carry-on weight policy on the airline's website before you go overseas.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2014 5:19:33 PM PDT
According to this reviewer, you've got it backwards -- the 16 inches in the product description referred to the interior, not the exterior. You think the reviewer got it wrong?
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