If you could design your ideal bag, what would it be?
It would hold as much as I wanted to put in it. But no matter how much I put in it, it wouldn't weigh more than ten pounds. And it would fit easily in overhead bins or under seats. It would be 100% theft-proof. It would be completely self-organizing, so whatever I need to get out of it at any time would be right at the top when I open it. It would automatically launder my dirty clothes, so everything I take out of it would be clean, fresh smelling, and wrinkle free. It would be self-propelled, so it would follow me wherever I go and I wouldn't have to carry it.
Is that too much to ask?
To Lane's list, I would add that my bag would put itself into the overhead bin. Being under five feet tall, it can be a bit difficult for me at times.
I, too, want Lane's bag with the self-lifting option! (I usually travel with a 6' sherpa to take care of things like that -- I can't even get packages off the top grocery shelf at home.)
Laura B, I know the grocery shelf dilemna too. It helps to travel, and shop, with a tall person. Or, be grateful for the kindness of strangers.
I was going to suggest naming your magical bag the black hole. But then, I quickly remembered that Patagonia uses the black hole name for its bags.
I like the laundry part the best.
I too can identify with the height challenge. Under 5'2. I've been known to stand on my seat to reach the overhead bin. ;)
See Hermione's bag in the last Harry Potter movie.
I thought Mary Poppins already had Lane's 'ideal' bag
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( Yes, you can use your Delta miles to get to Atlantis)