When packing for holidays, it appears that the world is split into organised minimalists; and those who wish to fit their whole world into multiple giant suitcases. However the benefits of packing light are really quite wonderful. For starters, packing becomes easier and travelling becomes lighter and faster. Hideo Wakamatsu has designed his small sized luggage to match airline maximum cabin allowance – which is why it’s often referred to as ‘carry-on’ luggage. For some, a change to carry-on luggage may be tough, but we can almost guarantee your enjoyment of breezing through check-ins and baggage reclaim whilst others struggle. And the list of time-saving advantages goes on. There’s less luggage to cram into the car and trundle through the airport, more room in the hotel rooms and you spend much less time repacking to come home. Other benefits of small sized luggage: Saves money – some economy airlines charge fees for checked-in luggage. Instant Access - you might find yourself looking for something you need in your luggage such as a book, iPad, and toiletries. A carry-on suitcase gives you the flexibility of having everything within easy reach at all times. Avoids lost luggage – everyone’s nightmare. The latest figures suggest that 8 items of luggage are lost for every 1000 passengers. Not a huge figure, but nevertheless, we’d all hate it to happen to us. Having your valuables with you at all times eliminated that scenario. Less waiting time - who wants to spend 30-60 minutes waiting for their luggage to arrive? With carry-on luggage, you just pick it out of the overhead compartment and you’re on your way! Easier and quicker connections - Many international connections require you to collect your checked-in luggage at baggage reclaim, then re-check it onto your new flight. If you have a tight schedule, or been subjected to flight delays, this can be very stressful. Carry-on luggage makes international connections a breeze! Increased flexibility – Hideo Wakamatsu’s carry-on luggage, whether it’s a backpack or trolley– will allow you to walk to your destinations at a quick and effortless pace.