Absolutely agree Johnk. One caveat is don't order from Amazon UK as the same description is for a larger bag. At $25.99, it's a bargain
We are going on a three week holiday to the Outer Hebrides in the North West of Scotland, taking the ferry from Oban to Barra and driving and ferry to Lewis and returning via Ullapool.
With this in mind I wanted to maximise the luggage capacity – I had already used the larger hard case before, on weekend trips, but not on the longer holiday excursions.
I used two pieces of 1/8” thick hardboard inside the bag – one in the top and one at the bottom.
The top one I made 24” x 17.7” the bottom one being smaller to allow for the rounded corners of the well, being 24” x 17.7 “. If you use the hardboard don't forget to round off the corners. The hardboard allows for keeping shirts nice and flat and crease free
For the main luggage I have used a hard case from John Lewis in the UK, although providing the size is right any hard case would do, however as this is a maximum size the corners are rounded in order for it to fit. The size of this case is 27” x 19” x10 ¼, not including the wheels.
The advantage of a hard case, of course, is you can pack more in as you can compress the contents as you close the case and therefore contain more in a smaller space.
There is room at the back and each end of the case to “stuff” various other items for more immediate use and room on top of the case at the back for waterproofs and/or warm jumpers – handier here than in the case.
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