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Hey backcounty,

Will the medium be allowed...

Hey backcounty,

Will the medium be allowed as a carry-on for an international flight? I'm flying American, but any feedback would be helpful. Thanks.

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Response below from Andrew Meinert:

"I have a medium and use it for a carry-on all the time - just don't fill it all the way and you're fine. FWIW, I use it for ski trips - I keep my boots + 2 days of base layers/gloves/pants with plenty of room to keep to carry on size restrictions."

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You might be pushing it since international carry-on limits are often smaller than domestic carry-on limits (it depends on your destination so check the American website). For domestic flights I have no problem carrying on the medium when it's not packed full (I pack it ~75% full and cinch down the straps so it looks smaller). When I pack it totally full, sometimes I'm forced to check it and sometimes they let me slip through - it doesn't fit the regulation carry on size, so it depends on luck and how anal the airline representatives are!