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Solgaard Hanging Closet

Old Sep 11, 2022, 2:44 pm
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Solgaard Hanging Closet

Just curious if anyone has tried the Solgaard hard sided bag with the hanging closet feature that has shelving you pack and then retract back into the bag.

Seems to offer far more useful capacity vs any other similar sized bag.

Yay or nay?
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Old Sep 12, 2022, 5:52 am
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I've never even heard of it until you posted about it. I sort of think it's neat. Anyone else never heard of it, video below:
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Old Sep 12, 2022, 6:06 am
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But actually, instead of buying the entire suitcase, you can purchase one of the inserts in different sizes. I just saved one to my Amazon cart. I could really use one of these.

https://a.co/d/3NOkDvU
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Old Sep 12, 2022, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by Global Adventurer
But actually, instead of buying the entire suitcase, you can purchase one of the inserts in different sizes. I just saved one to my Amazon cart. I could really use one of these.

https://a.co/d/3NOkDvU
I bought one similar to this a couple of years ago. It seemed to be a little finicky to use. You would have to be careful to fold balance everything across the different shelves in order to make it go in evenly. You will also have wasted room here and there that is difficult to reach. Plus you have the extra weight. That said, I am a (mostly) one-bagger and like to only bring what I need. I suspect many people with hard sided bags don't always fill to capacity and have air pockets anyway.

I could see this being helpful where you get to hotel, pull this out, hang it up and put your bag out of the way (i.e. very helpful if you have multiple bags for multiple people). It's affordable enough where I would say get one and try it out for your packing style.
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Old Sep 12, 2022, 10:34 am
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Also, here is a similar product.

https://www.shelfpack.com/

My thoughts: could be handy for the right packing situation, but in going for efficiency, it adds different types of inefficiency.

I'm interested in hearing reviews from real people who have used these types of bags.

Edit: Here's an old thread on Shelfpack:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...shelfpack.html
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Old Sep 12, 2022, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by Rusearch
Also, here is a similar product.

https://www.shelfpack.com/

My thoughts: could be handy for the right packing situation, but in going for efficiency, it adds different types of inefficiency.

I'm interested in hearing reviews from real people who have used these types of bags.

Edit: Here's an old thread on Shelfpack:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...shelfpack.html
I just want one to use on long term stays. I never use hotel dressers/cabinets so something like this can hold underclothing, undershirts, etc that I usually just stack up on the top shelf of the hotel closet in order I plan to use them, because otherwise I have to take the entire stack down to pull out what I want. So, I'm definitely buying one of these regardless of the fact it may take up extra room. I really need one. Thanks for the link to the thread.
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Old Sep 12, 2022, 11:55 am
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Originally Posted by Global Adventurer
But actually, instead of buying the entire suitcase, you can purchase one of the inserts in different sizes. I just saved one to my Amazon cart. I could really use one of these.

https://a.co/d/3NOkDvU
Thank you for this! I might try one to see how it fits in my expandable B+R roller, so I will still have some loose space around the compacted shelves and more space on the flap storage.
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Old Sep 12, 2022, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by bocastephen
Thank you for this! I might try one to see how it fits in my expandable B+R roller, so I will still have some loose space around the compacted shelves and more space on the flap storage.
That's what I'm going to use mine in, B&R international spinner. I do long term travel sometimes and need a place for all my underclothing and shirts, etc and I need it in the closet and not in any dirty hotel drawers.

It almost reminds me of a few small duffel bags I purchased from walmart that hold emergency and first aid supplies, but the entire thing unzips on all sides and for an emergency you hang it up and all the interior pockets will be accessible to grab what you need.
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Old Sep 12, 2022, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by bocastephen
Thank you for this! I might try one to see how it fits in my expandable B+R roller, so I will still have some loose space around the compacted shelves and more space on the flap storage.
Here's the duffel bag I was talking about that hangs up....
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Tra...-Blue/46271772
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Old Sep 12, 2022, 1:03 pm
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Some reviews say that you absolutely cannot fit everything into the suitcase as shown in promotional photos/videos, and if you overpack it, you cannot close the suitcase. It wouldn't surprise me if they use toddler clothes as their examples.
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