Yes it’s true: I really do travel with carryon luggage. Now that I have that out of the way, I’ve got a story and a product to share with you.
Today I worked with one of the biggest names in the travel and aviation industry, Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Airlines. Needless to say, I wanted to do everything possible to make a good first impression. Perhaps it was fitting that for this job, ( I’m a professional makeup artist ) I packed my stylish new Ugobags carry-on with all the tools I needed to make Mr. Branson camera ready … virgin bag (never used) taken to a job for Virgin Airlines…I like the metaphor.
A little over a week ago, Ugobags launched its campaign to fund this new company on Kickstarter. I am so excited to be able to review this bag.
Since my bag is brand spanking new, it hasn’t yet been tried in the overhead bin. Nor has it been shoved under a seat, or wheeled down the cobblestone streets of Italy.
However, for today I can say it performed the job at hand perfectly; the telescoping handle extended and retracted easily, the spinner wheels spun smoothly across the pavement, and all the zippers and snaps did what they were supposed to do.
I’ve long been a fan of polycarbonate hard shell luggage, and one of my favorite features of this bag is that it is extremely lightweight. When it’s empty I can easily pick it up with one hand and swing it around. With my makeup kit packed in it, I can still carry it with one hand. I have to admit it’s so pretty, I was loath to roll it on the pavement and scuff up the wheels just yet.
By far the best thing about this bag is it is 100% customized. Ugobags has come out with a great concept: allowing you to add your own artwork, company logo, favorite photograph, or whatever you like, to personalize the bag and make it your very own. As you can see I put the logo and header Adventures of a Carryon on my bag. I love it!
In fact, it’s quite an attention-getter – much better than a dog.
On my next travel adventure, I’ll definitely be taking my fashion-forward carry-on for its first official flight. I’ll update you then.
Meanwhile, you can get a great bag for a great price during the Kickstarter campaign. There is a limited number available for a discounted price until May 31, 2014, and lots of other cool gifts for fans and contributors.
To recap, Ugobags Luggage features:
- Hardshell 100% Polycarbonate
- 360 double spinner wheels
- Telescopic handle system
- High and lateral handle
- Bumper stands
- TSA Locker
- Fully lined interior
They come in three sizes: Small (the one I have) weighing only 6.2 pounds!
Medium weighing in a 7.3 lbs
Large at 9 lbs.
All Ugobags comply with IATA standards.
Want your own? Check out their Kickstarter page.
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