Still wondering what is the right carry on luggage for long term travel?

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When you travel a lot it is paramount that you find the right carry on luggage for your needs. There are a lot of options out there, some with better features than others. Dimensions, shape and weight are some of the most important aspects when it comes to buying the best carry on luggage.

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I travelled for over 3 years before I found my favourite travel bag. Since I like to travel with my carry on luggage only, you would be surprised to know how difficult it is to find lightweight luggage which has the right size for all aircraft, but it is spacious enough to be taken on board.

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The best luggage has to fit my laptop, camera, tripod, as well as spare lenses, headphones and all outfits I’d be needing abroad. It seemed impossible until I found the best carry on luggage out there.

What is my carry on luggage?

So what is this magical carry on luggage which took me ages to discover? It is called Cabin Zero, a British brand who designs and sells travel bags. But their products are no ordinary carry on luggage, as the guys and girls at Cabin Zero really took the time to understand the traveller's experiences and needs. As the name suggests, their carry on luggage is designed to fit the requirements of all major airlines. It is a lightweight travel bag which enables travellers to easily fit all their important belongings and makes it one of the best backpacks for female travellers. They also feature a variety of padded compartments for items which need extra protection such as laptops.

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Cabin Zero comes with a top and side handle so you can conveniently carry it with you, as well as the two shoulder straps to be used as a rucksack. And if you think this is not enough, wait until you hear about their 25-year warranty, plus the okoban tracking system which is integrated directly in all their bags.

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Why do I love Cabin Zero?

So I’m going to be totally honest and tell you that I really needed a bag for my upcoming month in Japan, chasing the sakura festival across Honshu. It was the time when I also moved away from the UK, so even more reasons to maximise my carry on luggage space, given that I was about to fly more than ever. I searched for great luggage options for over a month, until I came across an ad from Cabin Zero. I thought these bags look too good to be true.
When I got my travel bag, I couldn’t stop saying WOW! I loved the quality, the materials and loved how beautiful the bag looked like. I also liked that nobody paid attention to me and my luggage when I boarded a low-cost flight, because I had, what appeared to be, a small bag.

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We now use our Cabin Zero bags for everything. We used it for city walks, long travel weekends and even shopping. I’m not joking, we are addicted to them.

We are now considering buying the Classic 28L bags because we want something a little smaller for when we need to walk around cities with our camera and lens only. They are perfect. I can’t believe I only just discovered them. And we are also considering packing cubes too, we heard they are amazing for travel purposes.

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Why should you believe me?

Because I really don’t like spending money on bad quality products or bad service. I am very British from that point of view, and complaining comes as second nature if something is not right. I expect to get what I pay for. Well, believe me when I say that our Cabin Zero travel bags exceeded our expectations. There are only a handful of brands I care about when it comes to travel accessories and now Cabin Zero is one of them.

But don’t just take my word for it, simply order your Cabin Zero bag with FREE delivery in every country on this beautiful planet.

Where will my lightweight luggage travel to?

So far, my Cabin Zero has been to the UK and all over Hungary. My lightweight luggage got to see some of Budapest and some epic hidden secrets from the British countryside. It’s going to visit Slovenia, Italy, France, Monaco, Spain and Portugal next. After which, my travel bag will be ready for a trip to Japan. I rely on my carry on luggage and I really can’t wait to share with you everything there is to know about the next travelling stories.

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Which travel bag is suitable for your needs?

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Whether you want a travel bag for women or a travel bag for men, Cabin Zero has various sizes, colours and styles to suit your requirements. As husband and wife, we wanted to have different coloured carry on luggage, and in the end, we opted for the same style. I got the Vintage lightweight travel bag in Navy and my husband got the vintage lightweight cabin bag in Grey. Yup, we are the silly couple walking around with matching bags.

Also, don't forget the Packing cubes. The cubes are perfect to separate items and pack them away neatly in your bag. Check out this packing cubes guide which is super useful when going abroad.

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I strongly recommend the 44L Cabin Zero for long term travel. If you are after something a little more suitable for city walks, than have a quick look at the super cute Classic 28L cabin sized bags. I’m probably going to buy the yellow and grey because they are just too adorable!

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Ok, you now know my secret, what I am using as an epic travel bag to travel the world with. I am going to share more pictures of my Cabin Zero as I go along. I can’t wait to hear your opinion about them. Do send me pictures or leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts.
Oh, it’s worth remembering that the guys and girls from Cabin Zero run regular giveaways for an option to win one of these awesome bags in case you want to save some money.
But when you decide to buy your own Cabin Zero bag, remember it’s a long-term investment which is totally worth the money.
Over to you now. Do you want a Cabin Zero bag and what colour and size would you go for? Tell me all about it in the comments section below.

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Thank you so much Cabin Zero for sending us the two bags which we absolutely adore! The article above reflects our honest opinion 100%.

Cory Varga - You Could Travel Author

Cory Varga - Cory is a published travel writer and award-winning photographer. She travels full time with her husband and is passionate about creating in-depth travel guides. Cory published her first book on Japanese customs and manners, because she's obsessed with everything Japan. She has visited hundreds of destinations and has lived in 7 different countries. Cory is multilingual and an alumna from The University of Manchester.


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Never heard of Cabin zero Bag till now. The 25-year warranty blows my mind. I don't know any manufacturer who provides a warranty so long

Jason King

I like the 44L ultra light vintage cabin bag ,possibly the Mysore Red cause it really looks outstanding.Plus it'll really be nice to a little extra on a carry on that's simply so fit and reliable.


I just invested in a Sovrn Republic bag for my shorter travels. Have yet to use it but will in 2 weeks in Las Vegas. We used Ospreys Atmos 65L bag for our 6 month trip. I would like to get a bag for city travels that has a dedicated pocket for my DSLR. So many choices. Can you carry a DSLR in this bag?

Cory Varga
Cory Varga - You Could Travel

Hi Edgar, this bag doesn't actually have a dedicated pocket for the DSLR. I do use this bag for my camera though. However, for extra protection, you would probably need to use a DSLR pouch before inserting it into the bag. I mainly recommend it for carrying the tripod, and clothes for short term travel. I took with me to Japan to use it around the city and has been fantastic.