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    Dilema at the moment in the need to buy some baggage as mine are shabby and too small , so whats the best size of holdall , i understand that i will need 2 for the baggage allowance .
    Is a 100+L BAG to large or a 30Inch + bag to large

    And these also the dilema wheels or no wheels
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  • #2
    Re: What are the best sized holdalls

    Wheels, always wheels

    I have a samsonite green holdall, sort of U shaped zip so you can get at stuff at all levels in the bag without unpacking :0 100ltr seems a bit bib tbh...

    Persoanlly I'd use a pair of suitcases with wheels, but thats just me (only use one at the moment but RHIP )
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    • #3
      Re: What are the best sized holdalls

      I am due to join my ship and my bags are packed. I am useing a Large "double decker" holdall its great as you can separate dirty work stuff and clean civvies in the two levels, i also have a smaller holdall as i haven't completely filled them so they are easier to carry. Oh and they both have wheels!
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      • #4
        Re: What are the best sized holdalls

        I got a weight limit of 2*23kg so had to go for 2 medium sized ones rather than one massive one, a bit annoying when joining the ship, as I didn't have enough arms to drag the 2 holdalls and my carry on case. Think they were 100 litres each, 70 seemed to small.
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        • #5
          Re: What are the best sized holdalls

          Wouldn't it be so much easier if you could just DHL your luggage to the ship!

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          • #6
            Re: What are the best sized holdalls

            god no.....
            Damaged
            Hidden and
            Lost

            clues in the title
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            • #7
              Re: What are the best sized holdalls

              On that note, self-propelled luggage ? la Pratchett is the way ahead. Also very useful for fending off pirates, as it's a bit handy and aggressive with it.
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              • #8
                Re: What are the best sized holdalls

                Originally posted by Chiefy
                god no.....
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                Hidden and
                Lost

                clues in the title
                Speaking from experience there, Chief?

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                • #9
                  Re: What are the best sized holdalls

                  lets put it this way, we ordered 6 cam shafts for 3 gennys (long story) all at the same time, all left the factory ON THE SAME PALLET, but some how after a few days with DHL on 3 made it to the ship.........which wasnt enough for 2 generators and 1/2 a genny is neither use nor ornament!!!!!!!

                  Just saying
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                  • #10
                    Re: What are the best sized holdalls

                    Oh! right..... Well DHL obviously needed them more than you did ^^

                    Holdalls on wheels it is then, if one doesn't want the DHL people walking around in ones clothes that is ;P

                    Cheers for the anecdote

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                    • #11
                      I'm looking for a holdall, I've heard it might be good to get one that folds flat when empty.. but websites don't always say in the description whether they fold flat or not. I imagine a lot of them don't fold flat at one end due to the skid protector between the wheels, but maybe that's good enough. So something like that, and 30 inches/100 litres might be best for me.

                      Is there any particular bag anyone can name and recommend? I mean, can you be specific

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                      • #12
                        I have one of these - you can fit a small child in it and it goes pretty flat. Flat enough for it to fit under a bunk/sofa or at the side of a wardrobe.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CharlieDelta View Post
                          you can fit a small child in it
                          I don't even want to know how you found this out.

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                          • #14
                            I got an enormous wheeled bag from the outlet village in Portsmouth (Gunwharf Quays) but they do mail order too.

                            http://www.bagsetc.co.uk/index.asp?p...ELBAGS&level3=

                            Fitted under the bed no problem.
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                            • #15
                              http://www.militarymart.co.uk/Britsh.../prod_711.html

                              I like this not joined a ship though will be what I will be using when the day comes. Just don't tell Steve he really doesn't like it :P

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