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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:53 am 
I'm heading overseas and I need a case to carry my dslr, a couple of extra lenses, some accessories, and my 17 inch laptop.

I would like it to be as durable as possible, and it must be within the regulations of the airlines for carry on. I'm on a budget, so need to keep it under a $100 if possible.

Any suggestions is appreciated.

I do have other needs, so I guess I'll put those in the proper threads. I just hate slamming the forum. If moderators need to combine or delete posts, I surely understand.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:43 am 
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Phew, below $ 100...I'd say, if you can get a deal on a (now discontinued) Lowepro CompuTrekker or CompuTrekker Plus (both AW), go for it.

If you'd be willing to spend a little bit more, I highly recommend Lowepro's Pro Runner 350 AW, or the Pro Runner 450 AW if you'd need more space.

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I would recommend the Lowepro Vertex series, its airplane friendly, its made for air travels mostly, I got through without any problems! Even though they said Max 8kg I carried 12 to 15kg without problems :P

I have 200 AW and 300 AW

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I won't advise but you may be interested in the internationally agreed standards if you are flying with more than one carrier. From this IATA web page:
    Cabin Baggage

    Carry-on baggage must be stowed in the aircraft cabin which limits baggage to a size, weight and shape to fit under a passenger seat or in a storage compartment.
    Cabin baggage should have maximum length of 22 in (56 cm), width of 18 in (45 cm) and depth of 10 in (25 cm). These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc.
    Carry-on items must remain with the passenger at all times and are the responsibility of the passenger.
Hope that helps you select a suitable bag.

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Also, it's worth looking at the size and weight restrictions of the airlines you fly on regularly :).

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I'd suggest a Pelican case.
Put all your gear in one case,lock it and check it vs carry on.
It will survive baggage handlers abuse and I'll garuntee your gear will.

http://www.boss-safety.com/Pelican-Products-Cases-Protector-Cases/Pelican-1550-Protector-Case-With-Foam.asp

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:42 pm 
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. This will help for sure.

Also, the size and weight really helps as well.

Thank you all!


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