I don't want to check my "Lady Hawk" BC or my regulator. Fins, mask, shortie wet suit can go in my checked luggage. Packed with only the BC and reg. can this bag be used as a carry on for airplane travel?
The bag, fully packed, would be a little tall/long for carry-on. If your BC is not too tall and still allows the bag to be folded/squashed down on top, it should be good for a carry-on.
I think it would be a little hard to use as a carry-on as it just has a string to hold on to.
? Mine has "backpack" straps
if all you put in the bag is reg and bc you may be able to fold it up enough to meet the size requirements for carry-on. check the airline website for crry-on dimensions.
We put our reg in a padded case and then pack all our gear into a sofside duffle bag. The fins are on the outer edges and the padded case is in the BC
We have not any problems wih this method since we started doing it this way six years ag
Maybe. It depends how big your BCD is and how strict the airline is about fitting it into that little test cage they have at the gate. This is a fairly large bag - great for the dive boat. It holds all my equipment with room to spare. And it is pretty heavy duty. Even though it is mesh it is a heavy mesh, with a heavy vinyl bottom and a good sized canvas pocket on the outside. So it is not going to easily compress down like a soft mesh bag will. It's a great bag, but I personally would not try to take it carry-on.
depends on when you load your equipment will the bag be over 22 inches long, 14 inches wide and 9 tall = I always check my equipment
I do believe it will fit through the size screening device when packed as you say. There are no other restrictions that i know of that relate to bringing those items on-board in the cabin with you. I carry my regulator in my carry on all the time, but pack my BC in a suitcase, along with my XS Scuba dive bag. Great dive bag. It has survived many trips and lots of stuffing.
I SUPPOSE SO, BUT NORMALLY ONLY 1 STANDARD CARRY-ON IS ALLOWED. I PACKED MY BC, FINS, WET SUIT, ETC IN WITH MY CHECKED BAG AND PUT MY REGULATOR, COMP, PRESCRIPTION MASK, ETC. IN MY CARRY-ON COMPUTER BACKPACK THAT FIT UNDER SEAT AND PUT 'NORMAL' CARRY-ON BAG IN OVERHEAD. THE MESH BAG WAS INSIDE OF A WHEELED ( WITH BACKPACK HARNESS) SCUBA GEAR BAG THAT WAS LARGE ENOUGH FOR ALL MY OTHER SCUBA GEAR AND SOME ADDITIONAL CLOTHES AND TRAVEL NEEDS. ONCE OFF THE PLANE, MY BACK PACK WITH REGULATOR AND COMPUTER WENT ON MY BACK OR ON THE EXTENDED HANDLE OF THE THE CARRY-ON (WITH WHEELS -ALSO WITH BACKPACK HARNESS); AND THE CHECKED 'SCUBA GEAR" BAG PULLED ALONG WITH MY WHEELED CARRY-ON. CARRYING THE MESH BAG AROUND (OTHER THAN TO AND FROM THE BOAT) WOULD SEEM TO BE A HASSLE.
Hi, I think it will work once you fold it around your gear. When I pack mine, with everything in, it would be to big. Great bag though, the backpack part of it comes in handy.
Good question. I have thought of using the bag as a carry-on, but, the bag is very big. It would have to be only partially full to comply with the size restrictions for carry-ons. It's a great bag.
It's a wonderful bag but much too large for a carry-on.
It would depend on the final size after all the equipment is in the bag. It is a very good possibility that it would meet the size requirements.
Very good bag though!