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  Reply # 2110300 18-Oct-2018 10:07
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networkn:

 

There are so many backpacks around, but nothing that exactly matches what I want. I have found a couple that look amazing, but don't open completely, others that are perfect functionality wise, but are as ugly as hell or massive.

 

I will keep looking.

 

 

https://www.osprey.com/nz/en/product/nebula-NEBULANEW_550.html

 

This has the TSA laptop thing


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  Reply # 2110306 18-Oct-2018 10:12
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Stu: With only a 7kg allowance (plus Personal Item, I guess)? I can only get away with a day or two worth of clothing without needing to check in a bag/suitcase.

 

I'm always on the limit with this. I have a three slot laptop bag. With my personal laptop and work laptop that's 3.7KG, plus three phones, batteries for my PDA, tablet, headphones and kindle... I'd like a hard case one, mainly to protect the laptops. I've been going through the links but a heavy bag will put me over. 

 

It was worse when the company I'm with was transferring from one entity to another. I had two work laptops!


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  Reply # 2110370 18-Oct-2018 11:12
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Unless your bag looks excessively massive and won't fit in overhead I don't think I've ever been stopped for weight limits (on airNZ). With laptop and various things I've gone through with 8-10kgs carry-on, all within volume restrictions.

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  Reply # 2110382 18-Oct-2018 11:19
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SpartanVXL: Unless your bag looks excessively massive and won't fit in overhead I don't think I've ever been stopped for weight limits (on airNZ). With laptop and various things I've gone through with 8-10kgs carry-on, all within volume restrictions.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2110390 18-Oct-2018 11:28
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I have been weighed a couple of times. Have stuffed heavier items in my pockets, but they did try and charge me a couple of times and I refused. We had a couple of times we had to redistribute items between family members.

 

 


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  Reply # 2110414 18-Oct-2018 12:02
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Do they pull you out of line? I mean sure, it could be down to luck but I haven't been or seen people with backpacks being pulled over for being over 7kg. I have a squarish camera backpack which fits quite a bit with electronics etc. but since I'm usually travelling with someone who won't carry much I could just give some things to them to lessen the load.

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  Reply # 2110479 18-Oct-2018 13:25
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Stu: With only a 7kg allowance (plus Personal Item, I guess)? I can only get away with a day or two worth of clothing without needing to check in a bag/suitcase.

 

I've done a 3 week business trip with a carry on bag, a laptop and a suit roll.

 

Layers, layers, layers.  Quick dry fabrics for frequently laundered items.





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  Reply # 2110517 18-Oct-2018 14:52
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networkn:

 

There are so many backpacks around, but nothing that exactly matches what I want. I have found a couple that look amazing, but don't open completely, others that are perfect functionality wise, but are as ugly as hell or massive.

 

I will keep looking.

 

 

https://www.osprey.com/nz/en/product/nebula-NEBULANEW_550.html

 

This has the TSA laptop thing

 

 

Thanks. That thing is a monster! Probably a bit big for what I want.

 

 


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  Reply # 2110518 18-Oct-2018 15:01
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networkn:

 

blackjack17:

 

networkn:

 

There are so many backpacks around, but nothing that exactly matches what I want. I have found a couple that look amazing, but don't open completely, others that are perfect functionality wise, but are as ugly as hell or massive.

 

I will keep looking.

 

 

https://www.osprey.com/nz/en/product/nebula-NEBULANEW_550.html

 

This has the TSA laptop thing

 

 

Thanks. That thing is a monster! Probably a bit big for what I want.

 

 

 

 

It is only a 34L.  They do have really good compression straps and pack down really small (as in thin)




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  Reply # 2110521 18-Oct-2018 15:03
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This is more the size I was thinking of.

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/KOPACK-Lightweight-Backpack-Resistant-Business/dp/B07C1KY1CN/ref=pd_ybh_a_4?_encoding=UTF8&refRID=V5NXHTE224B1S71Y0AH3&th=1

 

Has quite a few but not all of the features I have been looking for.

 

 


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  Reply # 2110547 18-Oct-2018 15:42
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SpartanVXL: Unless your bag looks excessively massive and won't fit in overhead I don't think I've ever been stopped for weight limits (on airNZ). With laptop and various things I've gone through with 8-10kgs carry-on, all within volume restrictions.

 

I've seen them weighing and been weighed twice. They do it in the lounge after security. Just walk around with those hand hanging scales and lift up everyone's carry on. I still wouldn't mind it enforced. I hate it when you get near your seat and there's no room overhead for a laptop bag. Honestly some people take the mickey, carry on, large purse and something else. 


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  Reply # 2110548 18-Oct-2018 15:52
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Stu: With only a 7kg allowance (plus Personal Item, I guess)? I can only get away with a day or two worth of clothing without needing to check in a bag/suitcase.


What do you wear? Chain mail? :-)

I try not to waste weight on the bag...so it's canvas and zippers. Maybe 1kg....probably less.





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  Reply # 2110553 18-Oct-2018 16:00
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networkn:

 

Most bags I have seen are around the 1.8 to 2KG mark. 

 

 

The 32L bag I recommended from Katmandu is 920g.

Has slim laptop compartment + "boxy" larger general compartment (cable on bottom, clothes after) plus a slim back space for smaller items (power packs, small camera, bits and pieces.

There is also a small bag-zip right at the tip that nicely holds passports, phones, watch, pen, wallet - when going through security. I just stuff everything in there.....

There's a bag / slot on the side suitable for small umbrella or slim camera or water bottle.





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  Reply # 2110719 18-Oct-2018 22:22
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I just saw this and I thought about this thread.  Definitely not within the budget but it does look like a pretty fun thing to do within a big airport.

 

http://modobag.com/




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  Reply # 2110724 18-Oct-2018 23:39
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acetone:

 

I just saw this and I thought about this thread.  Definitely not within the budget but it does look like a pretty fun thing to do within a big airport.

 

http://modobag.com/

 

 

 

 

Heh, that's pretty cool :) Not really suitable for me though.

 

 


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