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I'm looking for a single travel solution for carrying both my laptop (and its stuff) and a conjoined but separable bag for clothes & toiletries.

Ideally, one "thing" at the airport, through security and on the plane. Once at my destination, two bags. Only need space for 5-6 days of clothes at a time. And I don't need to take my extra clothes to work, so a separate/normal setup for the computer and its bits & pieces.

My instincts want a soft sided, over-the-shoulder bag, but an acceptable alternative is a single hard & secure case (for two separate bags inside) that I can check - then I can fly with a little bag with a change of clothes, audio player, book, etc.


asked Jan 03 '12 at 16:56

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Wayne R

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That should be "Tom Bihn Brain Cell" as a laptop sleeve….the Brain Bag is a backpack.


answered Jan 06 '12 at 16:30

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Having had to run a good quarter of a mile from Southwest to American due to a cancellation I can't say enough about having a spinner bag. Even though it was inexpensive, ( $50, from Ross)the Olympia roll aboard is one of the best bags I've ever used. The big advantage of 4 wheels is that you can push it beside you. It has an external pocket that would fit a moderate size laptop in a sleeve so that it could easily be removed to go through security.


answered Jan 06 '12 at 17:01

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Peter Valleau

I really like the eBags Weekender eTech Convertible, a backpack-style laptop bag with a lot of room for clothes and gear. Overhead compartment is no problem, and I have often fit it under my seat.

This is best for 2-4 days; however, I did do 6 days in China, packing tightly using packing cubes, though that's about the limit without rewashing. eBags's own-brand gear is really well-made and thoughtfully designed; my only desire is a similar bag in a wheeled version.


answered Jan 06 '12 at 21:58

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I've had good luck stowing a small laptop case inside this bag: http://www.rei.com/product/803307/osprey-porter-46-travel-pack


answered Jan 09 '12 at 15:25

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answered Jan 24 '14 at 01:17

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