High Sierra ATGO Carry-On Bag Review

I just got into Las Vegas for the Affiliate Dot Com Live! event and figured I would use this time to post a quick review of my carry-on bag. The ATGO is part of the High Sierra line of adventure travel luggage. The wheeled carry-on takes advantage of every last millimeter of space inside a plane’s overhead compartment. When I first saw the bag, I thought there was no way it would fit into the overhead compartment of my Alaska Air flight.

What makes the ATGO ideal for a traveling techie is its detachable gear bag. Once you get to your destination, you just unzip the gear bag from the main bag and use it to carry all your gear to the conference floor. When attached together, the ATGO is considered one bag by the airlines. This allows you to bring an additional personal item aboard the plane. If you need a lot of room, you can combine the ATGO and personal item with a Scottevest and you’ll never to have check any luggage again!

High Sierra AtGO Carry-On Bag

The ATGO easily accommodates all my cloths and blogging gear with room to spare. The bag is very light and extremely easy to roll around. The inline skateboard wheels are spaced at the outer edge to create maximum interior volume and allow for stable rolling. The handle is fully adjustable and the entire bag can be converted into a backpack if you ever wanted to hit the trails. Other features include:

  • Special built-in, high-density foam structure helps maintain the bag’s shape while minimizing weight.
  • Padded backpack straps stow behind the main compartment’s zippered padded back panel.
  • Main compartment has book-style opening, interior clothing hold-down straps and one large mesh pocket.
  • Removable front gear bag with padded backpack straps, deluxe organizer, zippered accessory pocket, water bottle pocket, MP3 player headphone port and has a back strap to allow pack to slip over the extended handle of main bag.
  • Tow-strap for attaching an extra bag.
  • Custom ID holder hides-away in a back pocket.
  • Recessed, telescoping aircraft aluminum handle system with locking mechanism.
  • Kick plate between the wheel housings protects the bag from abrasion.
  • SURE-GRIP handles tuck down flat when not in use.
  • Reflective piping for added safety.

Depending on where you buy it, the High Sierra ATGO can set you back $300. However, most online retailers will sell it for less. At the time of this post, Amazon.com has the ATGO for less than $120. If you’re in the market for a new travel bag, give the ATGO a look. I think you’ll like it as much as I do.

High Sierra AtGO Carry-On Bag

High Sierra AtGO Carry-On Bag


22 thoughts on “High Sierra ATGO Carry-On Bag Review”

  1. Abhik says:

    Nice strolley..
    Ideal for short trips.

    BTW, I bought a similar one (not Sierra ATGO) from my local market. The price was ~ $70.

    1. Robin Gupta says:

      So you do not recommend branded one like American Tourist or Samsonite.

      John you should put this post when you were travelling a lot in last month I think.

      But however thanks for sharing and giving in depth review.

      1. Abhik says:

        Well, I am not recommending anything..
        The one I bought is China made and that’s why it was cheap. The quality is also good.

  2. Impressive bag, maybe it can make me more money in the future if I get one… 😉

    1. Robin Gupta says:

      How this one is going to make you more money … would love to know 😉

      1. d3so says:

        Exactly what I was thinking. Maybe you can rent it out to people?

  3. Edgar says:

    I have 2 black bags, Very useful of course.

  4. Nice good Bag John, this can put much money and leave in the bank 🙂

    1. d3so says:

      I didn’t understand what you’re trying to say. Put much money??

      1. Abhik says:

        May be he meant Robbing.. 🙂

  5. Hah, that first picture looks really big to be a carry on. Maybe I’m a little different, but I hate bringing anything bigger than a laptop bag down to my seat through the seat gauntlet.

    1. d3so says:

      I know what you mean. I hate it when people bring huge bags. Carry-ons shouldn’t be bigger than a backpack.

      1. Abhik says:

        IMO, carry-ons shouldn’t be bigger than the maximum size allowed as cabin baggage.

  6. Dave Evans says:

    If anyone is interested in purchasing one of these bags, a quick Google search revealed that you can currently get the bag for $88 at http://www.Buy.com.

    Keep up the good work John!

  7. Harshad says:

    WOW! It looks so small.

  8. PPC Ian says:

    I have a High Sierra bag too and have found it incredibly helpful for travel.
    Best,
    Ian

  9. Hey friends, john don’t review the products for free and that’s why he is getting money for this post also.

    I am going to buy this bag as my next bag because john recommendation is on the same …..

  10. Dan Lew says:

    Nice bag, I really like the way it splits into 2 and for the price on amazon it is a steal!

  11. fas says:

    NIce and innovative, but I would like it square.

    1. John Chow says:

      If it was square, it would not longer fit in the overhead compartment.

  12. Great for those of us who are lucky enough to take off whenever we want!

  13. LatestGirls says:

    Don’t travel much but do have one samsonite with me.

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