Gift-o-Rama Day 11: Light as a Feather

December 9, 2011 | By | 20 Comments

Welcome to Day 11 of Cruise Critic’s Gift-o-Rama, in which we’ve been unwrapping our 2011 gift picks for the cruisers among us. Better yet: You can actually win some of our choices by simply being a Lido Deck subscriber. For the finale of Gift-o-Rama, we bring you a must for every cruise traveler — luggage. But not just any luggage, we suggest Hideo Design Feather Light luggage, which is not only easy to maneuver, but waterproof and designed to withstand a bit of wear and tear.
Congratulations to waynekastner, who receives a Cruise Critic Swag Pack. For more information on the cool stuff we’ve been profiling daily on our ever-growing gift-guide-in-the-making, click here.

Here’s the 411 on today’s gift-list-ready find:
What it is: Hideo Design Feather Light Luggage ($79 and up)
Why we like it: If you cruise at least once a year, it’s probably worth investing in a quality piece of luggage. Hideo Design’s Feather Light line is soft-sided, but because the bags are constructed from water-repellent nylon and reinforced with heavy nylon bands they are durable enough to withstand getting to and from the ship, whether that be by plane, train or automobile. Once you’re in your cabin and unpacked, your bag can easily slide under the bed or be folded up and placed in a drawer. Plus, strategically placed storage pockets maximize available space, so you can travel with as few bags as possible. This luggage is available as a trolley, a duffel or a messenger bag, so you’ll be able to choose just the right one for your packing style.
Where to get it: Check it out here.
The fine print: We’ll be showcasing one gift each day through December 9 and picking a winner of either the gift itself or a Cruise Critic swag pack at random from among all subscribers to the Lido Deck. Congrats to kellyarg, who won the fabulous $189 piece of Hideo Design Feather Light Luggage.
Check here for the rules, and be sure to come back each morning at 10 a.m. EST to see the gift du jour — and to find out if you won the previous day’s giveaway.
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    20 Responses to “Gift-o-Rama Day 11: Light as a Feather”

      December 9th, 2011 @ 10:12 am


    2. LAURIE Hopper
      December 9th, 2011 @ 10:20 am

      I could be styling with this on my cruise in January!!!

    3. Hazel
      December 9th, 2011 @ 10:24 am

      Perfect for all my travel needs.

    4. Lourdes Amedee
      December 9th, 2011 @ 10:50 am

      Love it!

    5. Kathy
      December 9th, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

      Oh wow, luggage I sure could use new ones, fingers are crossed, as well as toes & eyes, lol.

    6. Dawn-Marie
      December 9th, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

      I’ve been looking for months for the right luggage. I would LOVE to win this set!!

    7. Allen Walton
      December 9th, 2011 @ 1:19 pm

      We just returned from Italy where the airlines did a nice job of ruining our luggage, This would be nice to replace our squashed bag.

    8. Nita
      December 9th, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

      OK Now I am excited…. I won a Saress Beach Dress. I think I read they would be shipped on Dec 9th… Thank you Cruise Critic.. This is such a great site with the answer to so many question about cruising.

    9. Jackie ferguson
      December 9th, 2011 @ 4:57 pm


    10. Linda N
      December 9th, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

      I just returned from a cruise and after packing my bags, getting on the scale at the airport, the bag was 6 lbs over ..I just know that has to be the weight of the bag I use since empty it weighs a ton! This would be sooo nice for next cruise!

    11. Jackie ferguson
      December 9th, 2011 @ 4:58 pm


    12. Denise Viorde
      December 9th, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

      Great gift!

    13. Suzanne
      December 9th, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

      How nice, I like that it’s space saving but tough.

    14. Cindi
      December 9th, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

      Have Hideo, will travel! I’d love to try it out Hint hint…

    15. Shari Lou
      December 9th, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

      I like…

    16. Pam Guariglia
      December 9th, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

      It looks just right! Whoop Whoop! Cruisin in Feb!

    17. Dawn
      December 9th, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

      My my my – I sure would like to see THAT under my Christmas tree!!!!

    18. Calvin
      December 9th, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

      Wow, a feather-light yet durable piece of luggage would sure help with the modern weight restrictions!! Thanks CC for the contest.

    19. Raymond Langer
      December 9th, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

      Hideo, I’m ready to go.

    20. Roberto Prinselaar
      December 10th, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

      This is something everyone could use. We travel so much (mostly cruising) that this would be great, especially with my back problems.

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