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PHeymont

Devices to pull two bags--any experiences?

by PHeymont »

I recently noticed a device called "Train Reaction" in a Skymall catalog; it claims to make it easy to pull two suitcases with one hand. Looking a little further on Amazon, I found that and two other devices by Travelon with similar purpose.

Since my wife and I usually travel with two 21" carryons, and she is still in rehab from shoulder surgery, it struck me that it might be useful to have for our next trip...but I'm unsure which of them works, or works best.

Looking at the online reviews clarifies it a little, but not much...and the only set of reviews I found that was not on a selling site (Flyer Talk) started with a question about the product and quickly degenerated into name-calling about who was packing too much stuff. So, I'd very much appreciate any experience or info from our community!

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PHeymont

RE: Devices to pull two bags--any experiences?

by PHeymont »

I now have some experience to answer my own question.

I bought the Travelon Multi-Bag Stacker from Amazon for $9.99. It consists of a hook for the handle of the suitcase you'll be pulling, and nylon loops with adjustable seat-belt type fastenings to hold a second and third bag. It claims to take 4, but the fourth one would have to bring its own strap. The sales illustrations show bags of descending sizes, but I've used it only with bags the same size...a pair of 21" carry-ons.

It's light enough and small enough to slip into an outside pocket of one of the suitcases when not in use. So far, I've tested it on airport floors, reasonable concrete sidewalks, escalators, and through a series of tight turns--not doing an exhaustive test...that's just what it took to get from home to here! It worked fine in all respects...and I guess there's not much more to say about it than that!

 

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nomad77

RE: Devices to pull two bags--any experiences?

by nomad77 »

I recently bought myself a foldbale trolley cart which allows two medium sized suitcases or a big one along with a carry bag easily. It doesn't take much space and can be easily integrated to one of the suitcases if there is a need to carry by hand. One of those is surely going to make your task easy.

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pdhenry

RE: Devices to pull two bags--any experiences?

by pdhenry »

Our rolling luggage has a strap on the top near where the extending handle comes out (but at the back of the top rather than the front of the top where the handle telescopes out).  I pass the strap around the extended handle on the next following suitcase and make a sort of train of the bags (like this device but with the existing luggage components rather than the device).  I've pulled a train of four bags through train stations, cruise terminals and airports in US and Europe this way.  It's a little harder on rough cobblestones.

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