A Gentlemans Word

There are a few things we specifically look for in a good carry on travel bag. It must pass all airlines carry on dimensions, built strong enough to take a beating, be easy to carry and versatile enough to organize our goods. A great carry on bag will also add some waterproof features, optional backpack straps and some form of built-in organizing system of pockets so we can easily locate where we stashed our headphones, notepad and chewing gum.


The Alchemy Equipment AEL008 Carry On bag looks to be all that and a slice of bread. It has been designed to comply with IATA (International Aviation Transport Association) guidelines for carry on dimensions, has protective EVA padding throughout, quick access pockets for your passports/tickets, can hold your 15-inch laptop and also comes with backpack straps so you can carry it as a duffel or pack. When you don’t need them, they store inside the base of the bag.


The main compartment is protected by a #8 YKK AquaGuard keeping water and debris away from your tailored goods. It opens fully to make packing much easier (like a suitcase). Custom anodized aluminum tension locks and hook buckles add to the handsome aesthetic of the bag in both form and function. ATY Nylon and Waxed Kodra are used for the upper portion of the bag, while the base is made from 900 Denier Kodra with a 3X PU Coating for superior protection. (options at checkout)


Tucked inside is a water-resistant compartment for toiletries/laundry and we even spotted an external magazine pouch. Where is the number one place people purchase magazines these days? You guessed it, airports. Overall dimensions measure 55x35x25cm with a 45L carrying capacity. Plenty of room for a 2-3 day getaway.

The Alchemy Equipment AEL008 Carry On packs a wealth of features to be welcomed by all travelers. Combined with superior fabrics and rugged good looks, this truly is a bag we could see at our side.

Head on over to Alchemy Equipment to review their entire collection here.