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#1 mumto3princesses

Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:24 AM

What sort of bag do you have for holidays?

Canvas type bag? Or hard wheely bag? Or a soft bag with wheels?

Do you have different bags for different types of holidays or just one bag? Like one type for the kids camps etc and car trips and another for other types of holidays where you might need to be carrying/wheeling it to wherever you need to go.

Does everyone in your family have the same type of bag or is everyone different?


Edited by mumto3princesses, 15 January 2013 - 07:06 AM.


#2 carls888

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:08 AM

We use the Antler aero luggage and it's awesome, looks like new still after years of travel.

For the plane we use a crumpler backpack (for day trips too) and I have a Longchamp le pliage (large) as it's light, folds up and washable.

DH has a Burstproof golf bag which is also awesome and is very well built.

That's it. I am not one for a million little bags, we have two-four suitcases and the golf bag. All on wheels.

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#3 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

If we are flying we always have suitcases with wheels.

If we are going from home with our car we usually take a mix of suitcases and soft pack bags as that's what seems to pack best in the car.

We aren't at kid's camp stage yet.

#4 2bundles

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

Weekend away - big duffle bag on wheels.
Short holiday - dh & I share a suitcase and kids each have a carry on.
Long holiday - 4 medium size hard sided suitcase with 4 wheels.

It never all matches. Usually just the kids' stuff that does.

We travel a lot so are forever changing the type/size/style of how we travel. We also end up buying bags when we shop too much overseas!

#5 asdf89

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

Depends where you are holidaying. I have 2 4 wheeled antler suitcases (forget the dimensions, but they are the medium and large ones) and a soft duffle bag (not unlike a sportsgirl bag) which I use for domestic travel... the duffle is great for when you're travelling just carry-on luggage (I've noticed airline staff are much more likely to pull out someone with wheeled carry-on to get them to weigh it/check dimensions, but with a soft bag they aren't really worried).

Travelling internationally I found that wheeled suitcases can be more trouble than they are worth (i.e. trying to wheel them around cobble stoned streets in Europe) and a good backpack was much better. This was when I was travelling in Europe by train, if you were just going from airport to hotel by taxi I dont think it would be such an issue. For international carry-on I use a daypack style backpack - I've found that the wheeled suitcase style carry-ons are difficult to access once on the plane (i.e. hard just to grab something out of, need to unzip the whole thing which takes time/space)

#6 IsolaBella

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

We have 2x largish Samsonite bags. The bags have a separate side and zip closure for one side if the bag. We have the four wheels which are multi directional. So our the 4&6yo boys could push the bags. We did lots if train travel with 3kids and these bags.

We also have trunki's which the kids use for short domestic trips.

I also have a cabin size wheelie Samsonite bag which we use fir both os travel and domestic bag for me. Never had any troubles with it.

DH uses a big duffle type bag (his choice). We also have two big expander duffle bags. They fold down to less then an a4 size and then expand to a big bag. Handy for when you have large Christmas Lego to transport back from EU.



#7 dadathome

Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

Wheelie bags, large and small, plus backpacks for smaller stuff. Bag size and combination depends on how long and where too. If trying to manage kids in an airport, a large bag without wheels would be one of my circles of hell.

#8 Kafkaesque

Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:38 AM

I travel alone with my kids so everything I have must have four wheels now days.  It means that the kids can push them fairly easily as they stand upright and they dont' have to bare any weight.



#9 *LucyE*

Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

We have different luggage depending on the circumstances. The only common theme is the colour - black. It helps alleviate my OCD when the luggage doesn't completely match LOL.

My mum instilled in me a belief that when on public transport, one's luggage should be nondescript and not attract unwarranted attention.  I use ribbon or a sticker to help identify ours from the masses.

For plane travel and where there is private transfers at the other end, I use our large hard case Samsonite with the 4 wheels. As PPs have said, it is easy to maneuver in airports and the larger cases means fewer bags to keep track of.

For air travel with train transfers, we use the smaller hard case Samsonite and back packs. The 4 wheels makes pushing on trains easier but the size is definitely an inhibitor.

I like our wheelie carry on luggage for flights too. I have smaller bags packed within it so I take out what we will definitely need as soon as we are aboard and the rest is 'just incase' stuff that we often don't touch. Things like the nappy wallet, magazines, toy bag, kid snack bag etc gets used but spare clothes, first aid type stuff is handy but we've never needed it. In the airport, I can have a small child sit on the bag as I pull it so there is less drama with walking large distances. I used to use a backpack but find this better now. I like to keep the number of bags we travel with to a minimum.

For weekends away to a hotel, we use an appropriately sized suitcase. Going to family or our own place, I use washing baskets lol.

For kid's camps, I use a wheelie duffle bag.

When DH goes on business trips, he will choose one of the carry on bags (we have a few in different sizes) or suitbag so he doesn't have to wait at the luggage carrousel.

I really like the new lightweight hard case luggage because they are super light and strong. They seem to give better protection to our 'stuff' than the soft sided bags we used to have.

#10 beabea

Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

We have a variety, too.

For family plane trips with good (read: private, door to door) transfers we have a big suitcase on two wheels. It usually packs full between 20 and 25kg, so it sets its own weight limit.

By myself I would never take anything other than a 50L backpack. Everything I need and so easy to skip, hop and jump from one place to the next (especially when running late). Can go carry-on with some airlines, too. In fact, with a family holiday (including nappies) it usually ends up being used as carry-on or overflow (and sometimes also day pack).

We have a trunki for our carry-on with the kids when doing air travel. The trunki usually contains all essential items (sometimes including the nappy wallet, sometimes not). Once on board the essential items can be accessed more easily and the just-in-case items left overhead.

If doing air travel without nappies, we have a smaller carry-on backpack/daypack. Sometimes this is our boostapak if we need it as a car seat at the other end.

My husband has a second backpack 70-80L for camping trips. It used to go hiking but we haven't been game to do a long hike with the kids yet, so a smaller pack has been sufficient for that so far.

My husband has a smaller suitcase on two wheels which he uses for business trips. It's small enough to go carry-on, but big enough to carry a week's worth of everything he needs. If doing a winter family holiday we sometimes use this as a second suitcase. Or if a summer holiday with poor (I shouldn't say "poor" as these are my favourite type: public, station to station) transfers (especially if we are covering lots of destinations and taking eg trains or buses between) we use this together with a backpack.

I also have a laptop backpack which I used to use for carry on or overnight trips back when I had little enough to carry that an extra laptop wasn't a huge hassle. It now mainly gets used as a normal laptop/nappy bag around town for those occasions I want to take a laptop somewhere - but this is rare.

I also have an isoki nappy bag that can be used as a soft overnight bag.

Edited by beabea, 16 January 2013 - 11:49 AM.


#11 mumto3princesses

Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

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We don't need them until next year. Last few holidays have just been camping type ones with small old carrybags for us and DD#1 and those old little kids wheely bags (like Barbie etc) for our twins plus bits and pieces just thrown in the car. We want something better and a bit bigger although we wont need anything too big.

I guess if we go by car it wont matter what we use really. But maybe we should get wheels of some sort for everyone if we don't go by car?

DD#1 really wants a sportsgirl bag for camps etc and wants that for the holiday too. But I'm wondering if that will be too much for her to carry around. She is my height already though and could be taller than me and DH by then. The problem is if she gets a sportsgirl bag then DD#3 (will be 10yrs then although she is pretty tall for her age) will want one too. We often joke that she is 9 going on 19. Thinking DD#2 (DD#3's twin) will need a wheely bag for sure as she can't even manage to carry her own beach bag half the time.

Thinking a backpack of some sort for carry-on would be the best.

Edited by mumto3princesses, 16 January 2013 - 08:25 PM.





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