Patagonia Maximum Legal Carry-on (MLC)

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3 lbs
13.5" x 20.5" x 7"
• 1,200-denier polyester (100% recycled) Lining:
• Interior 200-denier polyester
• Polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
• Main compartment opens like a book for easy packing, access and organization with a compression pocket to secure contents
• A secondary zippered sleeve pocket separates dirty clothes or shoes
• Padded back panel holds shoulder straps, protects your back and a separate padded pocket stores a laptop or works well as a clothing organizer
• Comes with a ticket/passport pocket, as well as a quick-access pocket for office/personals
• Three carrying options: Backpack: ergonomic shoulder straps tuck neatly into a zippered compartment; Shoulder bag: comfortable split-shoulder strap for over-the-shoulder carry slides over carry handle when not in use; Briefcase: Two carry handles
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The secret to slipping through O'Hare's gauntlet of nerves and angst relies on your ability to move freely. Our much-loved MLC (Maximum Legal Carry-on) holds three to five days' worth of clothes, yet meets airline carry-on size requirements so you can get in and out as fast as possible. Hidden ergonomic shoulder straps quickly convert this soft-sided suitcase to a backpack for the carry-on traveler who hits the ground running and doesn't stop; with two handles for carrying like a briefcase. External zippered pockets provide easy access to travel docs and vital gear. An internal floating divider inside the main compartment separates clean from dirty. Made from 1,200-denier polyester (100% recycled) with a polyurethane coating and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
how many cubic inches of storage does the MLC bag have?
The Patagonia Maximum Legal Carry-on (MLC) has about 1,800 cubic inches of storage space. - Answered by Russell on January 16, 2013
Does the bag have a sleeve to fit over rolling luggage handles?
The Patagonia Maximum Legal Carry-on (MLC) does not have a sleeve on the back to slip this over the handles of a wheeled piece of luggage. - Answered by Makenzie on October 25, 2012
Does the bag have any type of a slightly rigid frame?
No, the Patagonia Maximum Legal Carry-on (MLC) has no frame which allows the item to be completely flattened. - Answered by Emma on February 1, 2012

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They make a great bag
PROS: We travel alot so having all the zipperd pockets works well.this is my 2nd one wore the other one out and they stood behind it.

CONS: sense this is my 2nd bag my wife still has hers and this bag is smaller than her MLC she can load her bag up for 2 weeks and have room the things i can not put in my bag.I wonder why? her bag is 22/16/10

(Posted on 9/16/13)
Price / Value
Great Light Weight Carry On
PROS: High quality materials that one expects from Patagonia! The zippers are strong. I love the storable back pack straps. I used both the back pack and shoulder strap when I used this bag on a two trip to Eastern Europe. I had been pushing off buying this bag because of the cost, but I'm glad I did. It is great to finally have a light weight bag that meets European budget carrier size limitations. I hope it lasts for decades like my Patagonia Messenger Bag


(Posted on 11/3/12)
Price / Value
Versatile bag
PROS: Great bag, used it on a 3 week trip to France. and even a great weekender. It worked so well decided to get one for each of our kids.

CONS: Like the half moon zipper (old style) better than this new zipper.

(Posted on 10/4/12)
Price / Value
Great for 3 days or a full week
PROS: I can't speak for business travel, but for a casual trip this bag is great for up to a full week. Far roomier than I expected. After packing for a 3-day trip I had room for several more articles (days worth) of clothing. I pack a lot lighter than my girlfriend, and the backpack straps allow my hands to be free to comfortably transport her bag as well as mine.

CONS: As other reviews have stated, the front zipper opening is too small for the pocket size.

(Posted on 9/19/12)
Price / Value
Great bag
PROS: I can get a weeks worth of clothes and computer in bag!

CONS: Access to front pocket a bit small

(Posted on 5/28/12)
Price / Value
Smaller than advertised
PROS: The price

CONS: Smaller than advertised . New small pocket not as functional as half moon zip on previous model. Good only for over niter
Would go with alternative bag next

(Posted on 4/15/12)
Great bag
PROS: Great bag for 2-5 days. Travel every week for work and this bag will be tested. I like the the multiple pockets for quick access in security line (ie...laptop, liquids, etc).

CONS: More subtle color options would be nice. Got the black, but would prefer dark brown or navy (still professional, but different).

(Posted on 3/12/12)
Price / Value
Husband Loved this Bag
PROS: It held a week's worth of clothes for a trip to Yosemite.


(Posted on 1/28/12)
Price / Value
Lots of Space
PROS: Good size bag with lots of storage pockets, etc.

CONS: While it might be the max legal size, it appears as if it would fit in the overhead of a regional jet. could use a little more flexibility to stretch the depth a bit!

(Posted on 8/17/11)
Price / Value
Bigger than you think; great bag
PROS: Spacious; durable; convertible feature is awesome; well laid out

CONS: Too big to use as a briefcase

(Posted on 9/10/10)
Price / Value
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