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post #1 of 43
Thread Starter 
If you're one of those people that travel for 4 or 5 days a week, what would you recommend for luggage? Specifically, I'm looking for two components.

One would be a bag for a "business-sized" laptop, an iPad, and my notepad case along with the bare accessories. I imagine this being the over the shoulder and then under the seat kind.

The other would be a carry-on with room for 1 or 2 jackets, a few shirts, ties, and pants, and a couple of shoes. I like compartmentalization for my random things (e.g. shaving stuff, socks, etc.).

My budget is ~$500 total.
post #2 of 43
There's an SF-approved way of doing this, and there's down & dirty approach. If you want to be stylish about it, there's a great range of excellent SAB luggage that will cost you a fortune. However, a good soft-sided roller carry-on of no more than 22" will be fine for domestic flights, or 20" for international.

Regardless of how much you spend, I have found these to be absolutely invaluable, particularly the folders. I put my shirts, sportcoats, and trousers in them. I put my underwear, socks, etc. in the cubes.

http://www.eaglecreek.com/packing_solutions/
post #3 of 43
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Originally Posted by Sazerac View Post
There's an SF-approved way of doing this, and there's down & dirty approach. If you want to be stylish about it, there's a great range of excellent SAB luggage that will cost you a fortune. However, a good soft-sided roller carry-on of no more than 22" will be fine for domestic flights, or 20" for international. Regardless of how much you spend, I have found these to be absolutely invaluable, particularly the folders. I put my shirts, sportcoats, and trousers in them. I put my underwear, socks, etc. in the cubes. http://www.eaglecreek.com/packing_solutions/
Thanks for the link. I honestly could care less if it's an SF approved gold-plated Rimowa with cashmere lined pockets. I just want it to be relatively durable and functional. I'm not going to post pictures of me posing at some airport with the luggage in MC WAYWRN.
post #4 of 43
500 is alittle tight - I'd highly recomend a B&R upright garment bag, those retail for about 400 bucks, but will last you a very long time. then I would go with a B&R compact computer case that will ride on top. you will be able to get both on most flights. it might be pushing 700, but if you watch sales you might be able to get it down. those two, for 4 times a week travel in the US, will probably last you 10 years or more. the eagle creek units are very helpful, too, I use those.
post #5 of 43
tumi on ruelala.com right now
post #6 of 43
Filson. Specifically a 257 and a Pullman. /thread
post #7 of 43
I travel like crazy for work and have for over two decades. Have had all sorts of bags from expensive to not so much.
Right now my collection of luggage consists of mostly Tumi and Briggs & Riley pieces. Briggs can't be beat for function, durability and the all important warranty. Briggs truly has a "no questions asked" lifetime warranty.
I would recommend Briggs expandable rolling carry on. Go for the zippered expansion as opposed to the rigid expansion system they offer. The zipper type is lighter.
post #8 of 43
Tumi Vapor. I really like it. Lightweight and great features.
post #9 of 43
tumi 22" i have one that's been passed down by my dad when i went to college... he'd been using it since '92 and it's '11 and still going strong (no tears or anything). pretty good imo since he travels at least once a month (for 1week or more)
post #10 of 43
Agree with the B&R/Tumi recommendations above. I use various combinations of them depending on where/how long I'll be travelling. For a full week I tend to use a Tumi 22021 carry-on and a 26141 expandable briefcase. Those would be stretching the budget though. I agree with the Eagle Creek or similar packing cubes, pouches, etc. - they make it a lot easier to organise your stuff. Both B&R and Tumi are excellent, tough and well organised. B&R is a bit cheaper and can often be found on discount, plus their warranty is a lot better. I would try and stretch the budget if possible as I have found mid-range luggage to be a false economy if you're travelling often. If the budget won't stretch, consider Victorinox which at RRP is about the same price as B&R but is almost always on big discount somewhere and is good quality. FWIW I also have a Papworth (made by SAB) computer case in London Tan but it hardly ever gets used as it's quite heavy and although it's beautiful, it's just not as tough as the ballistic nylon stuff for heavy travel.
post #11 of 43
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Tumi Vapor. I really like it. Lightweight and great features.

that
post #12 of 43
I had a B&R... very good quality but heavy and with the new bed bug scare carbon fiber is the way to go.
post #13 of 43
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I had a B&R... very good quality but heavy and with the new bed bug scare carbon fiber is the way to go.

why? I hadn't heard that.
post #14 of 43
not to be elitest, but there is a huge difference between flying once a month - 2 legs, and flying 4 or 5 times a week - 12- 20 legs a month. I have a storeroom full of damaged tumi bags, the new stuff simply isn't tough enough to survive serious traveling, and the warantee is shit.
post #15 of 43
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not to be elitest, but there is a huge difference between flying once a month - 2 legs, and flying 4 or 5 times a week - 12- 20 legs a month. I have a storeroom full of damaged tumi bags, the new stuff simply isn't tough enough to survive serious traveling, and the warantee is shit.
This would be 2 flights a week. One out to the client site and one back to the home office. There might be one more round trip during the week, but generally unlikely. This will, however, in all likelihood be at least the next two years of my life, so I want something that I won't be cursing in a year every time I pull it out of a cab and wheel it into the hotel. I'm liking the Tumi Vapor. I might get the packing cubes when I refine what I want to carry. Still wavering on the laptop case. Should I get a hard or soft carry-on? I'm not sure if it's over-hyped, but the bed bug thing plus more protection have me leaning towards hard case.
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