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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

LIFESTYLE | CabinZero's Classic Travel Bag Review

I've always wanted to travel and earlier this year, during my first time travelling in Mexico, I knew that that trip wouldn't be the last one. I fell in love with discovering new cultures, exploring thousands of years of history and travelling different landscapes, from sandy white beaches to plush green jungles. 

During my trip, I travelled with a backpack I'd hastily ordered from Amazon just a week before. I wasn't sure what type of luggage to go with and although I loved my backpack, I do wish I'd picked something more ideal for travel. It was a good size for my day-to-day activities - as I also brought a suitcase - but wouldn't have cut it for long term travel. One of the straps also broke within the last few days of my trip too.

So I was delighted when CabinZero got in touch recently and asked me if I'd like to try out one of their specialized travel bags (how ideal would this opportunity have been back in April!). I had a look at the brand before choosing my bag and was overwhelmed with how ideal this company is when it comes to what they're selling.

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CabinZero are actually avid fans of travelling - just one look at their blog will tell you that. Posts range from their favourite travel instagrammers to guest blogs about America's best cities for fall travel. Basically, they know exactly what they're talking about and what exactly a travel bag or backpack needs.

I picked the Classic CabinZero which is ideal for zero-hassle travel - perfect for a new traveller like me! I ordered it in Lipe Blue and the website states that backpack’s colour is inspired by the sea’s reflection of the last rays of a stunning Thai sunset - how inspiring is that?

My first impression of the bag is that the colour is beautiful. It's bright and eye catching, meaning there's little chance of it getting lost, but the colour is also slightly subtle too. It's not too bright or in your face and I think it'll go with anything.

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The bag is super spacious inside with smaller zipped compartments for things like toiletries and important documents, and another large elasticated section which fits my laptop nicely. On the front of the bag there's also a zipped area which works for bits that need to be accessed quickly.

It's also very sturdy and a good size. It's more square than anything, which works really well, and as well as a zip to get inside, there's also four clips you can use to be extra safe if you so choose. My favourite part, however, is that there's also a handle down the left side of the bag. This means you can wear it as a backpack as normal, or you can carry it as you would a briefcase.

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This is such a genius idea and one I haven't seen before. I'm used to backpacks with one small handle at the top and I always worry the handle will break with how much I've overpacked. So with a larger and more sturdy handle on the side, it also means when you pick it up you're lifting where most of the weight is, rather than the empty area/gap at the top of your luggage/items if you haven't packed to the brim.

I have yet to 'travel' with this bag (but keep an eye out as we're heading back to Romania after Christmas!), but so far, I use it when travelling between my boyfriend's flat and home. Normally I shove all my stuff into my day to day bag (which I take to work with me), which means it's heavy and weighs me down, or just in a plastic bag with my laptop in its separate bag.

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Lately, I've been able to keep everything in CabinZero's classic travel bag and it's perfect for that use. Of course it will obviously be perfect for travel - weekend, week or longer - but for the meantime, I've been getting plenty of use out of it.

Additionally, the bag is water resistant, designed to be the perfect cabin size, has a ten year warranty and has a lost and found tag built in - how nifty is that?!

Overall, I don't think I would pick anything else for a travel bag now. It's light but durable, it has all the compartments you need, it's got extra safety additions and it's really bloody stylish too.

What do you think? Would you benefit from a CabinZero Classic Travel Bag on your adventures? Let me know!

P.S Interested in purchasing your own CabinZero bag? You can use promo code CZLOUISEJOY for 10% off your entire order until 7th Jan!

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10 comments:

  1. This looks like such a good bag, especially when you know you're going to be on the go loads. I didn't have the best bag when I went to Hawaii so this would have been ideal then as well x

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  2. i love that it has a square structure to it! I hate trying to put a laptop in a backpack with a rounded top!

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  3. I have the Cabin Zero bag as well and I love it. I have often traveled with it and it is perfect as a cabin bag. And it fits soooo many things inside!

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  4. I love to travel and a bag that has lots of space and compartments is idea for me.

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  5. Oh I love it! I normally use a backpack when I'm out with the kids as it means I can carry everything I need with out giving me a bad back.

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  6. I'm showing this to the Husband who travels abroad a couple of times a month. Love that it takes a laptop and you can use it like a briefcase.

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  7. What a fab backpack, it’s perfect for travelling. I love all the different compartments x

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  8. Perfect that its cabin size and I love the colours! x

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  9. This is such a cute backpack, id probably end up using it all the time - not just when im travelling

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  10. This looks like such a great bag. I think it would fit all my clothes and a few extras inside when I go away :)

    Louise x

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