I’ve known about the CabinZero bags for a while as they were very prevalent over social media last year, and I’m pleased to say that I’ve now had the chance to road test them myself!
This blog details all of my findings on whether these bags really are the best cabin luggage, and how useful they are for outdoors adventures. (After all, you all know how much time I spend out in the woods, heading to beaches and seeing “the great outdoors” during my spare time!)
So What Exactly Is CabinZero?
CabinZero are a UK company specialising in lightweight bags that are perfect to use as cabin luggage.
Why CabinZero? Well… Cabin Sized, Zero Hassle = CabinZero.
Designed by travellers for travellers, the team over at CabinZero really know exactly what useful, practical (and stylish) cabin luggage should be like. You’ll find a bunch of the features I particularly rate highly a little later on.
But for now, I want to spend a moment on just how incredible their 25 year warranty is! I don’t think I’ve ever come across cabin luggage that has this kind of warranty attached to it (without the hefty price tag). All CabinZero bags as standard come with a 10 year warranty, and you have the chance to increase this to 25 years just by liking their Facebook page… it really is as simple as that. And right there, you have a bag to stand the test of time and last for a large amount of trips!
Oh, and did I mention the bags are of British design? (Sorry, I just got another ‘proud to be British’ moment just then!)
And What Makes CabinZero Bags Awesome?
Aside from what I’ve already mentioned, these bags have a lot of impressive features that just show how much the CabinZero team “get it”.
With most airlines requesting cabin luggage to be no larger than 56cm x 45cm x 25cm, the CabinZero bags fit well into those requirements at a size of 51cm x 36cm x 19cm for their larger 44 litre (44L) bags. You can also buy smaller 36 and 28 litre (36L and 28L) bags, which are ideal for weekend getaways, day trips or even just popping to the shops with.
At less than 1kg in weight, this cabin luggage is seriously light. I was very recently interviewed by a fellow blogger about my travels and she asked: “What is one thing you hate most about travel?” Without a second thought, my answer was having to carry around my luggage after a long flight and while on the search for my hotel. For me, there’s nothing worse than having to drag along a heavy suitcase plus my hand luggage along behind me (you can tell I rarely opt for taxis and find myself on buses and public transport most of the time!) But this is no longer the case with my CabinZero luggage! I can pack all my essentials in one bag and carry it on my back, instantly freeing up my hands for essential map reading – much better!
Being from the UK, any bag I do decide to purchase must be water resistant, especially during long walks and outdoors adventures! Which means I’m very happy to include water resistant among the features I love most about the CabinZero bags.
These are the first bags I’ve come across that have lockable zippers. I’ve obviously seen them for suitcases, but never a backpack! It might seem like something so simple, yet it’s important as it prevents someone from going into your bag unnoticed behind you (phew!) I’ve also found a pocket on the front of the CabinZero bags, which has been very cleverly designed and is actually hidden at first glance… to me, this is ideal as a theft deterrent…
Every CabinZero bag comes with a global luggage tracker as standard, which is seriously impressive. The device is powered by Okoban and is free to use, making this a very smart bag indeed!
As this cabin luggage is a backpack rather than suitcase, the bags really are quite space saving. It’s really easy to stow them away in overhead lockers in airplanes, but they can also be stowed under your seat on busy flights. (No more having to check baggage if you’re last in the queue!) We also gave ourselves a fun challenge recently of driving to London to see our families for Christmas. We each needed a week’s worth of clothes and toiletries and a large number of presents for two sides of the family, but we only have a tiny car. Well, everything fitted perfectly. And the CabinZero bags? We shared one and put presents in another… how’s that for smart and space saving packing?
25 Year Warranty
As mentioned previously (but so good it warrants mentioning again), each bag comes with a 10 year warranty as standard. But if you like their Facebook page, you’ll get another 15 years worth of warranty, taking you up to 25 years and in possession of a bag fit to last a quarter century – wow!
And if that’s not all, they also ship to every country on the planet, and for FREE to most of them!
Now, I’m not going to lie – backpacks are often quite boring to look at. They often come in basic colours like black and grey and that’s about it. Backpacks are useful, but not exactly what you’d call ‘Instagram-worthy’.
Their bags are just as beautiful to look at as they are useful! They come in a wide range of colours from bright red, to orange-yellow, to even pink, purple and turquoise. They also sell limited edition ones – get ‘em quick!
I chose two very cool designs: Vintage Navy and Navy Flags. My favourite is the one with flags on, mainly because I’ve been to nearly all of the places featured on it, which I’m reminded of each time I use my new bag… I just need to tick off Japan now… 2020 Tokyo Olympics anyone?
Loving The Sound Of All This? This Is How You Can Get One!
Head to CabinZero’s website to place your order. Here’s my quick tips for which size will suit you:
- 44L: Useful for longer term travel, or to keep two peoples’ things for a 1-2 week holiday
- 36L: Great for short weekend breaks or a week’s holiday if you can pack super light
- 28L: Your best bag for day trips!
What do you think? Does this sound like the best cabin and outdoors adventure bag to you as well? Which design do you think you might opt for? And if you have any further questions about these bags, give me a shout as I’ll be more than happy to offer more advice and tips should you need it!
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Psst! The lovely CabinZero team kindly sent me a couple of 44L bags to try out. But as always, all opinions, words and thoughts are of my own creation… I genuinely think these bags are awesome! This post also contains one or two affiliate links. If you do decide to purchase a CabinZero bag via one of my links, then I’ll receive a little bit of commission at no extra cost to you… you know, just so I can continue wandering around the world and all that!