3.10.2015

Update to my post on the Embassy Rolling Luggage




My post below (Comparing two Carry On Travel Backpacks: The Embassy Leather Rolling Backpack and the MPG Convertible Yoga Backpack) was pre-trip, and here is my post trip update.

I chose the Embassy Italian Stone Design Genuine Leather Rolling Backpack for my last trip, over the MPG Convertible Backpack Black - although I hope to use (and review) the MPG pack in a future post.

The one and only 'con' to the Embassy is that it has a starting weight of almost 6 pounds (due to the internal structure, wheels and hidden handle to pull as a rolling option if you don't want to use it has a backpack) and after packing my clothing and other items, my laptop computer made it a tad too heavy to be comfortable as a backpack (without pulling out the handle and making it a wheeled option).

Wanting to do without the extra weight and not specifically needing my laptop over my tablet, I left my laptop at home and only packed my ereader to use as a tablet. 

What it held;
4 outfits - a mixture of dresses, shirts, leggings, dress pants, shorts
makeup
hair straightener
hair brush
shower cap
tights
underwear
scarf
pajamas
lotion
cough drops
money
paperwork
ereader/tablet
paperback reading book
charging cords for my phone, ereader and mp3 music player
mp3 music player
hand sanitizer
chapstick/lip gloss

The dimensions of the bag were on target and I had no problem with any of the domestic flights I took.  As a matter of fact, I flew Delta for my whole trip and my bag fit perfectly under the seat on every leg of the trip.  This was a wonderful stress reliever for me as I didn't have to worry or care when I was boarding as I knew I didn't have to jockey for space in the overhead bins.  I simply slipped my case in handle first under the seat ahead, and then sat down and buckled up.  No stress.  No worries about space on overbooked flights.