Posted in: General Musings!
By Katie Beckham - 10 June 2013
Whether it’s a holdall, rucksack or suitcase, I give it a good once (or twice) over firstly to check whether it’s an Antler or Revelation product. If it is, I let out a little yelp and make a mental note of which product it is.
And if it’s not, I take a good look at the brand and the bag’s features.
This is quite a difficult thing to do when you’re trying not to be too obvious, but nonetheless a skill I developed further on a recent trip to Malaga with Ryanair.
If you have flown with Ryanair you will know that the airline offers very low fares, but make plenty of revenue in other ways – in-flight food/drink, excess baggage charges, penalising those who have forgotten to print their boarding cards etc – so many passengers, like me, were travelling with hand luggage.
Thankfully I had a Revelation Weightless case, so had peace of mind that the two-wheeled case would fit nicely in the carrier’s luggage restrictions as it was exactly the same dimensions. And what was even better was that it weighs only 1.7kg, so I had 8.3kg to play with.
Thankfully I saw a number of Antler and Revelation cases whilst on my trip, but the thing I was most surprised about is the variation in shapes and sizes that people travel with. Some had teeny tiny cases that didn’t look like they would hold anything more than a pair of shoes and a couple of T-shirts, and then there were people with bags that looked bigger than mine, but were easily squishable into the ‘testing cage’.
One thing I love about my Antler and Revelation cases (yes, I have a purple Liquis and a set of purple Weightless) is that they stand out so well – none of this ‘little black bag’ rubbish or having to tie on some ridiculous fabric so it is easily identifiable among the sea of generic cases.
Just think…when was the last time you were proud to be seen with your suitcase? And how many times have you repaired that faulty handle or rip in your bag? Why not treat yourself (and your family) to a new case for your next holiday?