Although I travel a lot, most of the trips I take tend to only be a couple of days long. I used to think that regardless of how long I was going for I would need to take a 22kg checked in bag, however this year I have really learnt how to pack light. This has meant that for 90% of my trips I have managed perfectly with just hand luggage, saving on packing time, space and money. Win win.
Most of the time I have taken my trusty blue and brown Primark case with me – you know the one, the rip off of *insert every designer ever here* – however that is all about to change.
A few months ago, I discovered the Cabin Zero website after seeing a couple of different travel bloggers posting about their incredible new bags. I decided to check it out, expecting to be underwhelmed but BOY WAS I WRONG. I immediately decided I needed every single bag, in every colour possible.
There are so many different features I love about my new Cabin Zero backpack, that I thought I’d categorise them into a couple of different sections – design, comfort, practicality, space and safety.
First of all, can we please talk about how incredible the design of this backpack is? The pastel colours are super cute and I love how something so practical is able to look so stylish. I sometimes worry with larger backpacks that they look too plain, however this one is much more to my taste. There are so many different styles to choose from on the site, including a stunning burgundy one and a navy blue with fake patches sewn on.
It’s such a clever (not so) little bag as you can either wear it like your standard backpack, or use the handle on the side to carry it that way. This actually came in handy as there were times where I wasn’t walking far and it much quicker to grab it and run, than it would have been to put it on my back. It’s the little things…
Cabin Zero bags are also made from water resistant materials, which is perfect for me considering it rains WHERE EVER I go.
Usually I carry quite a lot of hand luggage, so I use a standard case suitable for a cabin. This means my case can be quite heavy so I was worried that carrying that amount of stuff on my back would be painful, however, I was pleasantly surprised at how well I could carry the weight. It was 100 times easier than dragging a heavy case around, particularly through hectic crowds.
The standard backpack straps are incredibly padded, which meant they were comfortable to wear. In fact, 90% of the time I actually forgot I was even wearing it.
I have never known a bag to be more practical when it comes to travelling – I literally think all it’s missing is charger ports to make it the PERFECT bag for people that are always on the go.
First of all, the size is absolutely perfect for a cabin (I have the 36L but there are smaller and bigger sizes available) so you don’t have to worry about checking in a bag. This is IDEAL when it comes to shorter trips as most of the time I don’t actually need to take a great deal with me. Although I thought it would feel a lot smaller than my suitcase, I didn’t actually feel as though I had lost out on any space at all.
The bag has buckles on the outside that you can tighten depending on how much space you fill, which I think is perfect for those times you’re planning on bringing some things back from your trip and need a little extra room.
When I say space, I basically mean OH MY GOD LOOK AT ALL THE POCKETS. I love pockets and for anyone else that is like me, this bag is an absolute dream. There are different three main compartments inside a Cabin Zero bag – the main ‘case’, the secure inside pocket (perfect for a laptop or iPad) and the secure zipped compartment that is ideal for you valuable belongings (and oh my do I need this bit after losing my passport in Spain). There is also a pocket on the front of the bag that is great for storing and travel documents you may need to access easily.
One of my favourite things about the Cabin Zero backpack is one of the amazing safety features! I am SO UNLUCKY (read: unorganised) when it comes to travel so if there is anything out there that can help, I am 100% for it. In this case, it’s the tracking device installed on each and every Cabin Zero bag. All you need to do is register you tracking tag and then IF you were to lose you bag you could easily track it down (if only passports had one, right?).
If you want to buy your own Cabin Zero bag I have a 10% off discount code you can use here: CZKIRSTYLEANNE.
I am so in love with my new Cabin Zero bag that I can’t wait until I head off to Poland next month to try it out properly!