The Neverending Wanderlust’s Review of the CabinZero Classic 44L – Perfect for Those Who Travel Light


About the CabinZero Classic 44L

Recently I was lucky enough to team up with CabinZero and review the Classic 44L Cabin Bag. I promptly received the bag at my new home in Bulgaria. I was excited to get my hands on the ever-so-popular bag and see if it was up to snuff. I already have a 60L rucksack, and a 25L backpack – I was in the market for the perfect go-between. I had been thinking about the CabinZero bags for some time and was ready to put it to the test.

The main features include: 44L, Appx 760g, 55 x 40 x 20 cm, Luggage-tracker, Locking zippers, 10-year warranty (can easily be increased to 25), Waterproof, Laptop sleeve + 2 inside pockets, 1 external pocket

So far, the bag has gone with me on a 2-night trip to Bansko, Bulgaria, on a 5-night trip to Romania, and has been my go-to backpack take with me to work this week.

What I love about the CabinZero Classic 44L

CabinZero Classic in BucharestWell, the first thing I noticed about the bag is the color! I went with the Hot Pink and it did not disappoint. The color is VIVID! My traveling companions were very pleased to realize that they would have no problems finding me in a crowd. Also, the bag is made from very high-quality material – even better than I anticipated. A few of my friends were unsure about the quality, but they were definitely impressed once they saw it in person.

The inside is spacious and would be the perfect place to put your packing cubes to good use. It is definitely big enough to house several days of clothes no matter what your packing style is.

As far as the waterproof feature goes, I couldn’t really test it out. I did not get caught in heavy rain during the test period, but did set it down on several wet surfaces and had zero issues with leakage.

What could use some workCabinZero in the Woods

I’m the first to admit that I – 1.) Have back problems and 2.) Carry a lot of stuff. I’m not the type of girl who has an easy time packing everything I need for a 5 day trip in just a backpack. I have camera gear to consider, a laptop (lightweight), several medications, etc.

Keeping those considerations in mind, I need a waist strap. For the trip to Romania, I put my heavy DSLR and accessories in the bottom of the bag, all my medicine and toiletries, my laptop (using the laptop sleeve), and some clothes. The bag was too heavy to wear for a long time without experiencing shoulder and lower back pain. ** If you are the type of person who primarily packs clothes and a few small toiletries, I think you won’t have a problem with the weight.

In addition, only one of the inside pockets was very useful (the one that closed with a zipper). I really wasn’t able to use the other pocket, because there was no way to close it and the mesh/elastic used was too loose. Anything I put up there wound up falling out.

Overall Verdict – I like this bag

Taking the compliments and considerations into account, I like the bag. I don’t quite love it, but I like it. To be fair, my personal travel style makes it nearly impossible to find a bag that ticks ALL the boxes.

That being said, I DO recommend the CabinZero Classic 44L – particularly to those who do not travel with as much crap as I do haha. I absolutely intend to use this bag as my weekender bag here in Bulgaria and I will definitely use it as a carry-on, I’ll just be a bit more careful about the weight. Want to grab one of these bags? Order here!


Disclaimer: I received this bag in exchange for an honest blog review. As always, all opinions are my own.