My wife and I are going on a 2-week business/pleasure trip to Brazil and Argentina. We were hoping to use the Aeronaut and Tristar exclusively, as carry-on luggage, but on all 6 inner flights on local airlines the hand luggage allowance is 5kg (11lbs). This is what these bags weigh half-full only. We would hate to have to check them as it defeats their purpose and the risks of damage would be too great.
We are sadly resigning ourselves to taking 2 smaller bags (Smart Alec and ID) as carry-on and checking regular luggage with the rest of our stuff.
Any suggestions though would be most welcome.