OBOW Light Travel Forum > What do you think of the Arc'teryx Covert Case ?

April 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThoughts
Just an update, you see the reference to "C/O" and "C/I" in the above post, it refer to the following:

C/O - Carry On
C/I - Check In

I am interested in the C/O.....not the C/I

(I didn't realize the difference between what the C/O and the C/I means until after I posted)
April 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThoughts
It's big.....22 1/2 x 15 x 11

That's bigger than most carry on limits. ( 22 x 14 x 9)
April 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW
Not only is it bigger than the carry-on limits, it looks a lot bigger. No sneaking on with this.
April 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie
Taking a second look at the "carry-on" it does indeed look humongous.....what was I thinking.
April 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThoughts
Thoughts, don't worry. It could be an ideal bag for someone for certain situations. You've added to the knowledge 'database' here.
April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie
I can't figure out why such well funded companies like Arc'teryx have such poor websites. This may be a nice bag but very hard to tell what is inside of the bag. Does it have any organizational features?

I wouldn't buy the bag based only on the outside pictures, regardless of the cool prehistoric bird logo.
April 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave
The Covert C/O (carry-on) provides more volume at less weight than either of the Blade options. And the ability to stow the backpack straps if/when it gets checked as baggage is a plus. The size may not technically fit the limits but as mentioned elsewhere, a sof side bag is able to conform as long as it isn't overpacked.

Still not sure how the dead bird folks came up with the I/C/O (international carry on) since it is slightly large and doesn't conform to any accepted international airline sizes.
May 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWayne
Just back from some domestic travel with the Covert C/O. First time with it packed for multiple week travel (total wt.:16 lbs) and it fit in the bag sizing frame at the airport with room to spare. The amazing thing was that it also easily fit in the overhead bin on a CRJ-200!
May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWayne

What airline did you fly? I really like the look of the Arc'teryx Covert, but I don't want to have to risk checking a bag. I usually fly Delta (22' x 14' 9' carry on).
May 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBen
Edit to the above comment: those dimensions should be inches, not feet (oops).
May 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBen
It was United but a pretty standard CRJ configuration. Small overhead bin on one side.
June 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWayne
how were the backpack straps on covert?

i see the straps are minimal, is the covert case comfortable when carried over long distances?
June 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpatrick