TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible

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Review

The Mother Lode Weekender is not designed for one-bagging it, well, except, most carry on only packing lists would still fit nicely into this bag.

With plenty of internal storage sections, you won't even need packing cubes with the Mother Lode. This carry-on has everything you need in a beautiful and budget-friendly package.

One of the reasons I love the Mother Lode Weekender is because its not your standard black on black. The blue bag with the orange inside looks really beautiful and pleasing to the eye.

I don't regret spending a lot more on my carry-ons but I feel like I would have gone with a mother-lode bag for shorter domestic trips with more bag-friendly environments. By bag friendly environments I mean taxis and modern public transportation.

What makes a one-bag a one-bag?

What I find the most interesting is people are traveling for weeks with a bag titled "weekender". The bag seems well thought out, has a lot of features that you'll need for one-bagging, but isn't marketed as one bag.

Other one bags are strappy, black, and heavy where-as the Mother Lode Weekender is light, colorful and without all the billion clips, straps, and other attachments that seem to be standard on another bag.

You don't need the latest Kickstarter, "digital nomad" focused, bag to pack light and enjoy being agile and lightweight. I'd argue a cheaper bag makes sense the majority of the time. These days I one-bag 2-3 times per year so investing in really expensive bags doesn't make as much sense. I could use a smaller, more durable bag, instead of a heavy bag made out of bomb-proof material.

TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Packing Lists

Super Efficient European Summer Travel Packing List
📆 30 days
🌎 Austria, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland
🌡️ 0 to 0 °C (32 to 32 °F)
📜 50 items

Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways
Aegean Airlines
Aerolineas Argentinas
Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela
Air Asia
Air Astana
Air Berlin (Closed)
Air Europa
Air Koryo
Air Macau
Air Mauritius
Air New Zealand
Air Nostrum
Air Tahiti Nui
Air Transat
AirAsiaX
Aircalin
Alitalia
All Nipon Airways
ANA
Asiana Airlines
Atlas Global
Avianca
Azerbaijan Airlines
Azul Airlines
Azul Linhas
Bahamasair
Bangkok Airways
Belavia
Biman Bangladesh
British Airways
Bulgaria Air
Cambodia Angkor Air
Cape Air
Caribbean Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Cebu Pacific
China Airlines
China Southern
Conviasa
Copa Airlines
Croatia Air
Cubana de Aviacion
Dragonair
easyJet
EL AL
EVA Air
Finnair
Hainan Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines
Iran Air
Iran Aseman Air
Jet2
Jetstar Airways
Jetstar Asia
Korean Air
Kulula
Kuwait Air
Malaysia Airlines
Mango
Middle East Airlines
Monarch Airlines
Nordwind Airlines
Onur Air
Pakistan International
Pegasus Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Qantas Airways
Royal Air Morocco
Royal Jordanian
SAS Scandinavian
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Sichuan Airlines
SilkAir
Silver Airways
Singapore Airlines
Skywest, Inc.
South African Airways
SpiceJet
SriLankan Airlines
TAAG Angola
TAM Airlines
TAP Air Portugal
Thai Airways
Travel Service Airlines
Turkmenistan Airlines
Ural Airlines
uTair Airlines
Uzbekistan Air
Vietnam Airlines
Virgin America
Virgin Atlantic
Vivaaerobus
WOW Airlines

✈️ 47% (94/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 47% of airlines.

TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible
Capacity 54
Weight 1.8
Dimensions 56 x 36 x 23
Laptop Sleeve Yes
Compartments 0
Passport
Waterbottle
Organizer
Organizer
Sternum Strap
Water Resistance
Rainfly
Compression
Molle
Lash Points
Backpack
Shoulder Strap
Hydration
Passthrough

Manufacturer: https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/mother-lode-tls-weekender-convertible/143101