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post #16 of 23
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I checked out the B&R and Swiss Army pieces earlier. Still have not decided. Globetrotter, what do you recommend?
post #17 of 23
I love B&R, the piece I have of thiers is the toughest lugguage I have. I have no personal knowledge of the swiss army, but it seems to me they are leveraging their name recognition and this isn't their core business. I have seen the piece of B&R you list and think that it is a very good option. I went with tumi a while back, mostly because I had considered Tumi as having higher status, and while I am very happy with the way it looks, it isn't any better than B&R in terms of quality or design, in my opinion.
post #18 of 23
Jos. A Bank has a 21" for $99 this week, its made by Tumi so It cant be all bad.
post #19 of 23
i'm new here. i just bought a victorinox nxt mobilizer 22 inch. i was having trouble deciding between it and the victorinox werks traveller, but the nxt just seems all around nicer. it's got hard sides, the suit compartment is a lot better, etc. and that monopole ergonomic handle on the werks model seemed more or less useless; my wrist doesn't hurt when i roll a suitcase, even if the handle isn't going in the right direction. i haven't used the nxt much yet, but i'm really excited for it.
post #20 of 23
Yes, I agree that rolling luggage is not very elegant. However, if for some modicum of style then a Zero Halliburton would work.
post #21 of 23
The carbon fiber Zero Halliburton is a work of art: http://www.zerohalliburton.com/travel/carbon_fiber.jsp Pragmatically speaking though, I think hard shells like the Zero Halliburton are going to be heavier, more prone to show wear and more difficult to stuff into crowded spaces than the "kevlar" material Tumi and Victorinox use.
post #22 of 23
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I went with tumi a while back, mostly because I had considered Tumi as having higher status, and while I am very happy with the way it looks, it isn't any better than B&R in terms of quality or design, in my opinion.
Sounds like the jury is still out -- personally, I swear by Tumi. I've got a 22" w/ suiter for my travel, a 20" for Mrs. Hoya and a larger 26" for international/long haul travel. The Tumi repair policy/warranty is top-notch, according to my colleagues who carry Tumi. I've never had to use it myself, as I've never had a problem with any of my bags. That said, the department I work in is comprised of heavy travellers (120-150 days/year) and I think we're roughly split 50:50 between Tumi and B&R. So you really can't go wrong either way. This probably won't help you make a decision, but it might take the pressure off if you're trying to decide between the two. Cheers, Hoya
post #23 of 23
I had the handle of my tumi bag snap, but it was on a trip where the bag was very heavy and I gave it a very hard time. the service in repairing it was fantastic, and they basically picked it up and returned it for free, or offered me a new, similar bag if I wanted it. the bag I have is not manufactured now, possibly related to the problem I had, so I didn't want a new bag of another model. I can't speak to highly of the service. on the other hand, the B&R I had I treated very rough and never peeped. and it is a little cheaper, and doesn't look as elegant.
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