to travel / lo & sons hanover deluxe 2 backpack review

I recently changed my travel backpack from the Fjallraven 17″ laptop backpack to the Lo & Sons Hanover Deluxe 2 backpack. While I liked the Fjallraven and its light weight, it lacked a suitcase sleeve. I really wanted a backpack with a suitcase sleeve so that my backpack can sit on top of my carry-on suitcase secured to the suitcase handle. The top handle on one of my carry-ons defaults to one direction and without the suitcase sleeve, the backpack slides right off. And while I could sit the Fjallraven on its side and tighten the straps, it was inconvenient to have to adjust the straps every time I was switching between modes. I had tried looking for alternatives to Lo & Sons, but nothing checked all the boxes as Lo & Sons did.

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to travel / flight 001 f1 spacepak set review


Image source: Flight 001

As a bagaholic, I like compartmentalizing everything in my suitcase. It prevents or minimizes accidents. This Flight 001 set is the second packing cube set I’ve owned and definitely the prettiest. (In case you were wondering, this was the first set and served its purpose many summers ago for a 7 week trip.) Flight 001 is very well made, but a bit pricey.

I got this colored Spacepak set for 50% off thanks to Lucky Breaks (they still exist!) and brought it on a recent 10 day trip. (Note: There are videos on some of the product pages.)
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