GATE8 Unveils World First Carry-On Hybrid Cabin Bag with Detachable Laptop Case

The award-winning cabin-approved bag experts, GATE8 will launch their latest innovation which is the highly anticipated patent protected Spin MATE, now on sale. Designed in collaboration with cabin crew, pilots and travel professionals, the unique Spin MATE is the world’s first two-in-one, lightweight Polycarbonate hard-shell hybrid cabin bag with detachable ballistic nylon laptop case. 

Alistair Callender, Chief Bag Carrier, GATE8 Luggage said, “Over recent years we have seen a rise in the number of airport passengers who are regularly exceeding hand baggage allowance, especially those passengers who are taking short business trips or short holiday breaks. Airlines are continually amending their hand luggage sizes and boarding procedures to ensure that oversized bags are stored in the cargo hold, or in extreme circumstances being issued a penalty fee for boarding with excess luggage which does not meet their criteria. 

“Our award-wining design team has found the solution with a quintessentially British aesthetic that can be fully personalised with initials, name or company logo, with no minimum order quantities. Our Spin MATE cabin bag makes life easy and offers compact, combined storage for cabin luggage and up to 15” laptop. It’s approved by all major airlines, including low cost carriers like Ryanair and EasyJet as well as legacy branded airlines. In short, the Spin MATE means you can take everything you need in a bag that is sized for hand luggage, with the added bonus of a fully integrated, yet removable, laptop case that is designed to go under the seat for take-off and landing.”

Smart and tough, the ultra-versatile carry-on is designed to conquer everything busy terminals, cramped planes and packed stations can throw at it. It weighs just 2.8 kg and boasts a high quality trolley chassis, making travel fast and efficient while protecting clothes, tech and travel essentials, whatever the destination. 

The Spin MATE has four wheels which effortlessly rotate 360 degrees in the palm of the hand, so there’s no struggle to change direction, regardless of the obstacle. With a clever, compact design there’s no need to worry about airline restrictions either. It’s approved for carry-on by 98% of the world’s airlines and the detachable tech bag means users can store their possessions in the overhead locker, with their laptop bag detached and stowed safely under the seat in its own protective case. The laptop bag can be zipped to the front of the case or stacked on top, giving total peace of mind from runway to check-out. 

Its spacious interior means there’s room for three days’ worth of clothes, shoes and toiletries. In addition to its convenient detachable laptop bag, ergonomic grab handle and the 360 spinners, the Spin MATE also makes security a breeze with an included wash bag. The clear case conforms with safety regulations meaning it can be dropped into the tray and then stashed back in the case after security is completed. 

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About GATE8

Gate8 is an award-winning British design house, which creates inspired cabin-approved bags that are clever, functional and improve the journey. It aims to make frequent travel less stressful, more convenient, easier and faster.



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