Now stronger, tougher and still lightweight, AKONA revamped, redesigned and refined AKONA's family of ultimate lightweight travel bags
AKONA packed and tested the Less Than 10 lbs Roller with an XL 7mm full wetsuit, hooded neoprene vest, large BC, regulator, octopus, gauges, large pair of fins, mask, snorkel, dive boots, dive gloves, beach towel, rash guard, pair of shorts and 2 tee-shirts Result: Total weight beat most airline restrictions. This bag is easy to pack, easy to handle and easy to check. When you combine the Less Than 7 lbs Carry-On and the Less Than 3 lbs Duffel you'll be lightweight and carefree all the way to your dive destination.
This super lightweight roller bag at a mere 9 lbs, 6 oz (4.25 kg) with its wide stance and low height give this roller bag exceptional stability and balance. It is Made from durable, yet lightweight 420D Dobby Nylon Material for stain and mildew resistance. The Dobby weave gives the fabric texture and helps reduce abrasions and tears. A lightweight pull handle extends and locks at 12" (30.5 cm), but is easy to slide and hide with its convenient lock-release button.
Moving about a busy airport terminal or boat docks is made easy with the super-glide wheels that roll smooth and quiet. The reinforced wheel-wells provide added protection when bumping over curbs, steps and obstacles. Don't worry about what's in your bag the interior and exterior compression straps reduce shifting of packed items. New Military Grade Metal Zippers featuring marine grade brass #10 sliders. The Bag measures 29.5" x 18" x 9" (75 x 45 7 x 23 cm) and has 4,779 cubic inches (78.3 liters) of volume. The Bag comes with a 24 month limited warranty
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This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.
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Comments about Akona Less Than 10 lbs (4.5 kg) Roller Bag (AKB184):
I bought a pair of these less than a week before leaving for Mexico with my son when I discovered the zippers on 2 pieces of my regular luggage were broken. As usual, LeisurePro shipped them quickly and, living not too far from their warehouse, they arrived very quickly. I bought these more because they were in stock and somewhat reasonably priced than for any other reason, but after having used them to travel I am very pleased and plan to buy one for each other member of my family.
The bag is very light and fairly large, yet easy to maneuver through a crowded airport. It is not obvious in the photo, but the bag is slightly tapered, so the bottom is deeper than the top. I thought this was odd at first, but I found it made the bag very stable while wheeling it around.
While I did not pack my gauges or computer in it and I did not bring a wetsuit, the bag held all of my other dive equipment, including a large BC and some rather long split fins, along with bathing suits, other clothes and boat shoes so I believe it will hold all of the items the description says it will. The bag zippered easily and was easy to attach a luggage lock to, although the side pockets have single zippers and do not lock. While my regular luggage arrived on the carousel looking like a gorilla had mauled it (just like in the old TV commercials), the Akona bag arrived looking great. More importantly, all of the equipment was intact.
The only con is that the bag is essentially one large compartment with a couple of smaller side compartments. I prefer that as it allows me to organize things the way I want rather than following the dictates of some designer who decided where my equipment should be placed, but I would have liked a few more straps to secure larger items and keep them from shifting. However, if you like a bag with compartments for everything or that provides you with a predetermined organizational structure you will be disappointed.
All-in-all, a great bag for dive equipment or just general travel use.