I'm going to US in a couple of weeks and plan to by me a new gear bag. I have looked at the Ogio 9800 but the problem is that I only can bring baggage with calculated length of 62" but the Ogio 9800 is 68" (Size: 36"x16"x16"). The 9800 bag seems to have hard sides but the top seems to be soft. Is it possible to compress the bag height 4" to fit the flight retrictions? Thanks in advance!