I travel…. A….. lot!
There are times that I will fly for an overnight media event, or it may be a 2 day media event, or even a week away road trip. With many trips, I need that perfect suitcase for the event. While I have a carry on suitcase, there are times that I don’t need all the room that the one carry on will have even though more room is better, right? Well, when I received the Compact Rolling Traveler from Brookstone, my thoughts changed real fast!
Compact Rolling Traveler with Removable Laptop Sleeve
Roll it and stow it! Fits under most airline seats.
Our Compact Rolling Traveler glides down the aisle and slides under most airline seats. Our new compact roller is a carry-on traveler’s dream come true. It rolls right down the aisle and slides easily under most major airline seats or into the overhead bin. Numerous pockets, inside and out, keep you organized. An extra-long telescoping handle with rubberized grip, plus a rugged top grip, make lifting and carrying easy on your hands and your back. Dimensions: 12″ x 9″ x 17″ Surprisingly spacious inside! Inside, you’ll find a padded, removable sleeve for one laptop up to 16″, plenty of pockets–including quick-access sections for tickets, keys and cell phone–and enough room for a weekend’s worth of clothes.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I am in love with this Compact Rolling Traveler! The size, at first, kind of concerned me. It is very small, so I wasn’t sure how much I would be able to fit in it. Just 2 weeks ago, I went on a 2 day, 1 night media event in which I was able to fit inside:
- Denim Jacket
- Evening dress
- 2 t-shirts
- 2 under shirts
- underclothes (undies/bras/socks)
- tennis shoes
- 1 pair of Flats
- Tall boots for dinner dress
- Yoga pants
- Lightweight sweater
To top it off, I was also able to fit:
- Sony VAIO laptop with charger
- iPad with charger and Bluetooth Keyboard
- 4-in-one Charger (which is absolutely amazing!)
- External flash for my Nikon with 8 spare AA batteries
- Small black handbag for evening dinner with Hardcase wallet
- Nap gel eye mask (which I never leave the house without this bad boy!)
- Last, but not least…. my Brookstone toiletry bag filled with my makeup, shampoos, brush, misc. needs.
Can you believe that this tiny roller suitcase fit all this and I was STILL able to get it zipped? I have been told that I am the queen of packing and any of my suitcases are called the Mommy Goggles Clown Car. I know how to tightly roll my clothes to make everything fit. It may or may not be wrinkled when I get to my destination, but hey, even Brookstone has a solution for that with the tiny travel sized Steam Bug Iron that will fit in just about any carry on bag that you take. On the flight home, my carry on was jam packed since I decided to just shove everything in it, verses roll it like I did on the way there, but it was still able to roll it under the seat in front of me on the tiny Frontier flight, so that is a huge plus for me!
Overall, I LOVE the Brookstone Compact Rolling Traveler with Removable Laptop Sleeve! While this trip I didn’t use the removable Laptop Sleeve for my computer… I did take it out to pack my clothes and I used the external zipper to hold my small VAIO laptop and iPad for easy access to remove for security at the airport. Would I pay $99.95 for the Compact Rolling Traveler? I would gladly pay more! The space is amazing!
For more information about the Brookstone Compact Rolling Traveler and more products that will solve any travel solutions, be sure to check out www.brookstone.com
Mommy Goggles gives this product: [rating:5]
Why this rating? This is a star rating (1-5) that is based off our opinion on the product itself, use, wear & tear, price and how it fits in to our family’s lives (at home or on the go).
All opinions in this posting are 100% my own.