A Review of Calpak Rover 20-inch Washable Rolling Carry-on Upright Duffel Bag

When it comes to choosing a luggage bag that you’re going to use for vacation and business trip, the lightweight is an important factor to consider. Having a lightweight bag will make things easier for you and avoid hassles in the process. No one ever wanted to carry around a bulky backpack because it can kill the vibe no matter how excited you are.

Product Description

Perhaps the lightest carry-on piece of the Calpak has been launched into the market. Introducing the Calpak Rover 1-inch washable rolling carry-on upright duffel bag, recently featured in our Calpak luggage review, that will take your experience to a whole new level. This is the most idea duffel bag that you can use in for both traveling and business trips overseas.

Features

Great handle system

Despite the fact that it’s lightweight, the handle system is impressive. It’s retractable, making it easier for you to grab the handle and carry it around wherever you want.

Lightweight design

As what we’ve mentioned above, the duffel bag is lightweight. The main material, polyester is imported from other countries to ensure reliability. Hence, there is no need to worry about your bag tearing up because of the things you put inside of it.

Two spinner wheels

The two spinner wheels can rotate up to 360 degrees that do not limit your mobility especially if the airport is too crowded and you have a meeting that you’re trying to catch up.

Large packing capacity

One good thing about this duffel bag is that you can pack tons of clothes, gadgets, and some of your accessories in a single bag only. Hence, you don’t need to wait for a long time in baggage reclaim area saving you more time to explore the city or catch up on your meetings. You can also maximize the space provided because of its large capacity.

Advantages

Tightly-packs your things

You can stuff all the clothes that you want in your duffel bag without looking like its bulging. The material encloses the contents inside, so it tightly-packs your things, making it easier to carry around especially if you are traveling with a lot of people.

Wide variety of choices

Despite the functionality of this bag, rest assured that your style and personal preference will not be compromised. There are lots of colors to choose from; some even have patterns and designs including flowers. It’s a great option for those who wanted to travel stylishly and does not prefer the classic and plain colors.

Reasonable price

The price of the duffel bag is low compared to other carry-on bags in the market. Hence, even if you are on a tight budget, rest assured that you can afford this bag for your upcoming travel trips.

Conclusion

Considering the aforementioned benefits and the price of the bag, it is quite the investment that you can make. Calpak Rover can make your trip more enjoyable because of the convenience, great style, and reliability that it can offer.

Making sure you can identify your luggage

I went on holiday recently to Tenerife and on the return journey I was waiting for my luggage when I suddenly realized that I couldn’t remember what my luggage looked like. The panic started setting in almost immediately – what if I just can’t identify my luggage, then what will I do? Then my mind started to play tricks on me – was that my luggage coming around the conveyor belt right now, or did it belong to somebody else? What if I pick that luggage up and it turns out not to be mine – I will look like a fool.

That really got me panicking even more and I started to imagine in my head that somebody else already had this exact same dilemma, and perhaps they had picked up my luggage by mistake, now I would never get it back.

Eventually it all worked itself out, I waiting a little while until most of the other travelers had collected their bags, and then finally my luggage came around on the conveyor belt and luckily I recognized it as being mine – problem averted.

Now the panic was over, but it got me thinking.

Having Easily Recognizable Luggage is Very Important

It got me thinking about the importance of being able to easily recognize your own luggage. This might sound obvious to the seasoned traveler but to me it was like a revelation. From that point onward I vowed to always travel with luggage that I would definitely recognize – no matter what. Basically I never wanted to be put in this position again. I didn’t want to worry about recognizing my own luggage and equally I didn’t want their to be any possibility of someone else picking up my luggage and mistaking it for their own.

To help me stick to this new rule, I came up with a couple of handy tips that would allow me, and others, to always recognize their own luggage when travelling.

Tip 1: Buy Luggage That is Easy to Recognize

This is actually the first thing that I did once I got back home. I went out and bought a new suitcase. I opted to buy a very memorable suitcase from Calpak – this was a pink case in fact, one with very high quality detailing, bright colors and lots of branding on it.

I actually included this exact case recently in my Calpak luggage review because its such a fantastically well made item of luggage. Anyway, aside from it being well made, the main point here was that it stands out from the crowd, so to speak. From previous visits to the airport I already knew that most bags come in dull colors – lots of blues, blacks and grey’s and thus if I had a bright pink case there would be a fairly good chance of it standing out among most of the other luggage as it traveled around the conveyor belt.

Tip 2: Add A Tag or Ribbon To Your Luggage

Lets face it, having a pink suitcase doesn’t guarantee that you will spot it when it comes off of the airplane. There is always the possibility that someone else has a pink suitcase, or indeed that someone else has exactly the same pink suitcase as you. I needed a backup plan, and so do you. My backup plan happened to be a baby blue ribbon. I know pink and blue go well together but at the same time that the baby blue ribbon would stand out against the bright pink surface of my suitcase. SO I bought some baby blue ribbon from the local craft store and I tied it to the hand of my new Calpak carry-on luggage. This made the luggage stand out even more and I was pretty happy that I would be able to recognize it even lined up with a hundred other suitcases.

baby blue ribbon

You can never be too careful though, and I still knew that lots of other travelers often put ribbons or similar material on their luggage to make it easily recognizable for them. Based on this information I knew it was still possible, even if very unlikely, that someone else might have a bright pink Calpak suitcase with a baby blue ribbon tied to its handle, so I had to take one more precaution.

Tip 3: Add Clearly Visible Contact Details to Your Luggage

This is the clincher for me, this makes me certain that if all else fails I will definitely be able to at least confirm which case is mine. The final tip is adding contact details to your luggage. I went out and bought a cream luggage tag from Calpak. I added my contact details – my name, phone number and address – to this tag using the provided insert. I then attached the tag, again to the handle of my case, and felt much happier knowing that I would always be able to recognize and identify my luggage in the future.

Better still, thanks to the additional of a luggage tag with my details on it, I now knew that even in the most obscure situation where someone might have accidentally mistaken my luggage for their own, that person would be able to contact me to let me know the mistake they had made, which could then be easily rectified.

No More Lost Luggage

Phew, now I felt happy, I would never have to worry about losing my luggage again. If you follow my useful tips then hopefully you will never be in this type of situation either, and you will always be able to easily identify your luggage when it comes around the luggage conveyor belt at the airport.

If you found these tips useful please comment below so that I know I am helping at least somebody out with my travel tips.