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Ever hustled through an airport juggling a briefcase, purse, rollaboard, cup of coffee, and phone? Or pushed through baggage claim with a large checked bag and rollaboard each being dragged behind you using both arms? It can be very irritating to slide through the crowds especially if you are traveling with small children who need your other hand to stay with you.
Some briefcases and have handy openings on the back that allow them to slip easily over a rollaboard handle. Other bags come with straps that allow you to hang a smaller bag from the handle of the larger bag, but these tend to fall to the side when walking.
The Train Reaction carrying device is designed to allow for easy transportation of two bags simultaneously without being awkward or wearing you down with too much weight on one arm. The lightweight device connects any two wheeled luggage pieces easily allowing travelers to have a free hand and easily pull heavy bags. This thermal plastic device can pull up to 100 pounds. It slips over the handle with the smaller bag leveraging the weight of the larger bag.
I tried it with a heavy checked bag and my rolling carryon briefcase. I was concerned that the two sizes of the bags may make it awkward with the smaller bag swinging from side to side, but that did not happen. Traveling with this device is a cinch because it fits conveniently into an outer pocket of a suitcase. When leaving baggage claim, the smaller bag dangles over the larger one and stays in place even when weaving through crowds. Hopping into a taxi in a hurry is also convenient since there are no clasps or straps to unbuckle.
It seems like the plastic structure might break if bags are too heavy, but this device is extremely durable and pliable.
It makes a great gift especially for families with small children who are unable to help pull bags on their own. Available for sale at www.trainreaction.com, it costs $14.95 or two for just under $20.