Review: a carry-on that weighs less than a kilo? Introducing CabinZero, a carryon-slash-backpack

This soft-sided cabin bag packs it all in at under a kilogram.

Disclaimer: I was sent a CabinZero bag of the ‘Classic 44L’ variety to test and keep. As always, my reviews and opinions are my own.

Billed as ‘the suitcase on your back, this soft-sized carry-on / cabin-sized bag weighs well under a kilogram (about 760 grams or 1 pound 11 ounces, to be more precise). Coming with the usual backpack straps and a couple of handles (top and side), it lacks the handle, frame, and wheels found on hard-shell luggage. The result: extra weight allowance for your own stuff.

The sturdy open mesh pocket is fine for clothes and whatever, while the zippered pocket below it is plenty large for just about anything. The sleeve on the right can hold just about any-sized laptop you throw at it. My current laptop is a 15″ ASUS, and this pocket nearly swallows

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