55cm Cabin Luggage
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Australia Post delivery within 3 -7 business days
Domestic Express Post $10.00
Australia Post delivery within 1 - 2 business days.

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International Economy $40.00
7 - 21 day delivery world wide
International Express $85.00
3 - 7 business days delivery worldwide

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Please note: We are not able to ship to any countries in Europe, Africa or South America.


Design notes

The Vis-à-Vis Cabin is the pinnacle in carry-on luggage. A durable outer shell, re-inforced zip, unique interior clothes compression system and smooth glide wheels means you will arrive in style, with everything exactly where you packed it.

Vis-a-Vis Travel Collection


  • Strong, lightweight and durable shell, made from the perfect blend of polycarbonate and ABS
  • Heavy duty zip
  • Zip safety straps attached to the outside of the case take the strain off the zip during travel
  • In-built TSA lock
  • Tailored and cushioned fabric handles allow for easy and comfortable transition from wheel to carry
  • Innovative clothes compression system (Patent Pending) keeps your items strapped and secure so they don't move during transit
  • Smooth glide wheels for maximum manoeuvrability

Size & Volume

Width: 37 cm / 14.57 in
Height: 56 cm / 22.05 in
Depth: 22 cm / 8.66 in
Volume: 45 L / 2746.07 cu in
Weight: 3.3 kg / 7.28 lb

View Lifetime Warranty


This product is covered by the legendary Crumpler Lifetime Warranty.

Crumpler warrants to the original retail purchaser that the zippers, buckles, bindings and all other components on our products will be free from defects in materials or workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the product. If one of our products fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, we will repair or replace the defective part. Just return the product to one of our AU Crumpler stores or send it to our Repair Team, together with your proof of purchase.

Our warranty does not cover damages that result from misuse or abuse of the product. It does not cover normal wear and tear or damages such as abrasion, scratches or fading. The warranty also does not cover incidental or consequential damages, such as damage to, or loss of, the contents of a bag, loss of use, loss of time, or similar expenses.

*A note about the warranty: Scratches, dints, scuffs and airline abuse is considered normal wear and tear and is therefore NOT covered under "The Crumpler Lifetime Warranty"

customer reviews

VIS-A-VIS CABIN 55CM is rated 4.5455 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best things come in small packages I was so sure that this time it was the real thing. Hobbits had it easy. I've spent decades on the quest for the 'Perfect Luggage' with little success. I've fought baggage handlers and trains'n'boats'n'planes with duffel cases, suitcases, big cases small cases, cheap cases and more expensive ones, but nothing has made an airtight case to convince me that "This Is IT". Until I saw Crumpler's new Vis-a-Vis range of hard shell cases. Stunning hardly comes close to describing their looks and design. Add that to Crumpler's legendary reputation for toughness (I’ve had several of their camera gear bags, and it’s TRUE!) and it should be move over Samsonite, Antler, and Co. to the realm of 'just cases'. The vis-a-vis range includes a laptop bag but the headline act is the trio of 55cm cabin size, mid sized 68cm and the 74cm big daddy. These three come in all black which is understated classy, or black with red straps which is a whole other level of 'wow'! The first thing you learn is that finding these in the black and red is a whole Odyssean quest on its own since the first batch sold out almost entirely months ago. In Australia anyway, you'll have more chance of locating Red October than red vis-a-vis. New stock of the black and red is expected in June so get ready. After more sleuthing than Sherlock I tracked down two, took the plunge and bought a 55cm cabin size and a 68cm mid-sized 'trunk' (as Crumpler calls it). THE 55CM CABIN: CABIN FEVER OR CARRY-ON SMILING? What is a carry on bag FOR? It's a great question with no single answer. First off, it has to GO IN the cabin. Most flyers are driven crazy by those who wheel on cabin bags that you could smuggle a small pony in and then have another bag piggy-backed on top of it. They then expect the flight attendants to find a space for them. I can think of one. I've taken the vis-a-vis cabin 55 on several QANTAS domestic flights and a few international ones and it is the perfect size for carry on. It slides in above (wheels first of course) on the domestic 737-800s with just enough space on top of it for a folded jacket or even a box of Krispy Kreme's! I also took it as cabin on an internal Air New Zealand flight on a little Bombardier Q300. This was a bit more of a squeeze and took a little wriggle to fit in in sideways into to the overhead bin but nothing drastic. It's an incredibly roomy cabin bag but you may need to watch if your airline is fanatical about enforcing a ludicrous limit eg, a 7kg weight limit on Air NZ. QANTAS almost never worry about weight but Air New Zealand made me decant some things out of it and in to my 68 hold case as it was 'over weight’. This would seriously defeat the purpose of using this, or any other carry-on bag for a short day or weekender trip where you plan to use carry-on bags only. As this one weighs 3.3kgs you are left with a paltry 3.7kgs of content. I have also taken it as a ‘weekender bag’ for a few non flight trips and it is perfect. I was sure that the ‘piano-black’ finish would rapidly lose its lustre with use, but no. It still looks fantastic. The red straps have the odd slight scuff mark but nothing at all above normal ‘wear and tear’. Crumpler have a winner in this finish. As a hard shell case, the 55 is not going to 'double up' and become your one and only carry on bag. I tried this on one trip as an experiment and it failed miserably. This is not a cabin bag to dip in and out of on board if you need your Dr Dres , book or i-pod. By the time you open the TSA combi-lock, release the tension straps, un-pop the handle, and open the zip, part the shell halves and potentially take out the passenger beside you, your flight may have landed. No. This is a 'pack it and leave it' case so bring your handbag or manbag along as well for the little things you need ready access to. The vis-a-vis range seem to have more straps than a Kings Cross S&M salon but this is no flashy form over function. They make absolute design sense. The chunky handles are so comfy you could tote one of these babies all day, although with 4 wheels that let you spin and steer with literally one finger, you will hardly ever need to. As Orwell nearly wrote, "Two wheels bad, four wheels good". The two tension straps are as reassuring as they are practical. When you really PACK one of these, you never have to worry about the zip splitting open, a) because the zip itself is well-nigh industrial quality but then when you slip those tension straps into place you can SEE them taking the strain and the zip breathing a sigh of relief. Brilliant! Inside is pretty standard with space and a nice flat velcro system to compress the contents flat to save some space and to stop everything from moving around and falling out when you open it. Crumpler calls it a ‘CLOTHES COMPRESSION SYSTEM’ that is ‘patent pending’ so maybe there’s more to it than met my eyes. VERDICT: As good a cabin case as you will ever get. Tough, roomy, perfectly sized, glides on air, and come on, admit it, forget the science, you just LOVE the look of it.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Travel Companion After initially buying the Attache I upgraded to this as it was amore practical for trips that are longer than overnight. Not only does it look cool and fit into Domestic and International overhead compartments BUT it packs so much stuff into it. The compression straps increase the capacity but also keep everything neat and tidy, which is good when you are on the move and living out of a case. On the return trip from NYC I checked it in as I had liquids more than a 100ml and it came through looking as good as new.
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Vintage Look! After purchasing this I fell in love, just the coolest piece of luggage, it's definitely a head turner in airports!
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deceptively big, sexy and tough-as. I've used this suitcase twice. Once for a one week business trip to Singapore and the other time to pack gear for two people for a 10 day cruise. Performed admirably both times while looking slick. The bag is deceptively big inside and if you learn to "flat pack" to the edges and use the built in compression system - it's easy to go over your carry-on weight allowance. Wheels and rubber feet all do their jobs and are in all the right places. The strap is handy when lugging it into taxis and when you can't roll it. It did get a little marked up by some rough baggage handlers on the cruise but the case did it's job protecting the insides and if you are a bit precious you can just buff back the scratches to get it back to sexy again.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed hi there I am glad i got this email as i was going to the store to have a chat. What a disappointment! to me, i've always related Crumpler to quality and this bag's quality is very poor. After one use, the bag is completely covered in scratches, and not black scratches, WHITE scratches which makes it look so cheap. I bought this bag as a makeup artist, to look professional and its certainly not the case. Clearly the paint on the bag is so thin that whatever the bag touches, the paint peels!!!! Never again, my rating in 0 stars Abe Zakhem
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well though out Ive had many carry ons over the year but this is the best by far. Well though out, well laid out and a heap of room. Minor inproviment would be the addition of some removable pouches/bags the at are fitted to the case and could carry toiletries. The hard shell means you an carry almost anything without fear of breakage and dispite my inital misgivings it fits in all aircraft overhead bins. The one thing you need to accept is that you cannot expand it, but that the price you pay for a hard shell
Date published: 2014-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wheely Good! After researching cabin baggage options for a while, I decided to buy the all black VIS-A-VIS - Cabin after thinking about it for a few weeks. The cost was the only the only reason I hesitated. I took it on it's first trip last weekend and it was brilliant! It made life in and around the airport much easier, being able to switch between the use of four or two wheels. The extendable handle isn't as secure as I expected, but I guess it needs to accommodate the movement, plus it has a lifetime warranty, so I wasn't worried. I could easily fit enough for a weekend away with room to spare. I come from a design background and the aesthetics were what first caught my eye, but I was equally impressed with it's functionality. I geniunely love it and would consider other pieces in the range when I travel overseas next year.
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best item of luggage I've ever owned! I travel a lot for work and purchasing this item has certainly made my life when abroad much more efficient and organised. The internal compartments have a strap which means your clothes stay put for the duration of the journey, and you can fit so much more in because you can strap down the items. The wheels go sideways as well so it makes it very comfortable. Simply fantastic and if you do travel a lot, I would say is worth the price tag.
Date published: 2014-04-16
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