Eight days in the Caribbean first time out
I got my Ridge Duffel with the accessory bag (DOP-kit?) just in time to use it on an 8 day trip on a motor yacht in the Southern Caribbean. The Ridge bag is perfectly sized as a carry-on and fits the overhead bins of even the smallest commuter jets. Because I knew I was going to be in a bathing suit and T-shirts nearly all time I was there, I was able to pack very light. It would not do for a business trip where one had to pack suits and dress shirts, but for a casual get-away for pleasure purposes, it is a great bag. The only reason I did not give it five stars is that the first time I pulled the string to open the zipper on the accessory bag, the plastic piece that connects the zipper to the pull broke-- so getting in and out of my accessory bag was a pain in the backside from the moment on. I'm glad I bought it and look forward to wearing it out through a lot of future travel.