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Venice bans wheeled suitcases – Cabin Max can help


Image Credit: Bimzz Magazine

Cabin Max to the rescue!

Our Metz, Oxford, Barcelona+, and Lyon+ bags are only a few of the many bags to get you from A to B in the city that has banned wheels.

What’s the story?

Venice has called quits on wheeled luggage. Why? They’re too noisy and causing damage.

Of those who have visited Venice, you will know that the winding alleys and streets are, although pretty, not built for the 30 million tourists it sees each year.

To combat the damage caused by plastic and rubber wheels along Venice’s aging bridges and paths (not to mention the irritating sound of a case on cobbles) the City council have banned them from May 2015, fining those who ignore this rule with a whopping €500 fine.

As quoted by the Independent, ‘City official Maurizio Dorigo said: “Hopefully a company will start producing suitcases with inflatable tyres. We’ve got till next May. Someone will be able to design and sell them by then.” ‘

We’re not sure inflatable wheels will take off… so we have a better idea. Carry your luggage on your back.

The Perfect Bag

Here’s our list of the best Cabin Max bags to sidestep the new ban:


Measuring 55x40x20cm, this lightweight backpack can be carried on your bag and has an impressive capacity of 44 litres! Now available in 22 colours!


cabin max flight backpack

The orginal Cabin Max flight bag


This sophisticated 50x40x20cm bag is guaranteed to stay with you in the cabin when you fly Easyjet and comes with zipped compartments inside to keep your things super organised. Also available: The Oxford Backpack and Trolley!




This trolley and backpack is perfect for those who prefer wheels but need to adapt for the streets of Venice. Compact at 50x40x20cm, you’ll still avoid those annoying luggage check in fees but have the choice between wheels or shoulder straps.


New colours available! 

Cabin max 50 40 20

Cabin max 50 40 20 back


Need a little extra space? The 55x40x20cm trolley and backpack has a few added extras to make your travel easier. The zip away compartment hides your backpack straps and inside you’ll find a laptop/tablet compartment for a device up to 15”. For those travelling before heading to Venice, the Lyon+ is the best of both worlds.

lyon+_web lyon+back_web

Whether you’re travelling to Venice or stopping off for an Aperol Spritz on your travels, there’s a Cabin Max for every trip.


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