This Nifty Product Makes Lugging Bags Through the Airport So Much Easier
You know that person who bravely stacks multiple pieces of luggage on their rolling suitcases as they hurry through the airport? Maybe you are that person. Or maybe you're the person who tries this balancing act and fails and has had to scramble around red-faced while you gathered up the belongings that toppled over in the middle of the terminal.
I usually travel with two items: a backpack large enough for my laptop and other air travel necessities, and a larger rolling carry-on bag (I'm an Away luggage-lover!) for all of my clothing, shoes, toiletries, etc. In order to consolidate my luggage and save my back some extra work, I like to stack my backpack on the top part of my rolling suitcase and loop the straps of the backpack through the retractable handle of my larger bag. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned, and full disclosure, I am the person trying to catch my bag as it teeters off sideways and crashes to the ground.
There's a surprisingly simple solution to this inconvenience. The Demi Hugger ($32) is an item that helps you hack holding your carry-on items on your rolling suitcase, leaving your hands free. The "hugger" is made of neoprene and slips over the handle of wheeled suitcases. With Velcro, the strap secures anything from a large tote bag to a guitar — or a large backpack in my case. It works vertically and horizontally in order to accommodate most shapes and sizes of items you want to strap on and makes running through the airport or train station significantly less risky — at least in terms of your luggage flying everywhere.