Originally Posted by globetrotter
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.
Yeah I fly about once a week, 4 legs, so not a massive flyer. I had the B&R but like I said, so fucking heavy. The vapor is quite tough as far as I can see, it hasn't been damaged yet and it's going on a year. Bed bugs can very easily penetrate and infest the material of something like a B&R, and since hotels are where they often spread, I like that I now have carbon fiber. A lot of bed bug experts say that it's the way to go. They can't get inside. Another nice thing is that the Tumi stands out a lot.. I can spot it on a turnstile very quickly, far quicker than when I had my big B&R. Also for my international carryon, having a case that is much lighter is very nice. The B&R are so heavy that you can only put like one pair or two pairs of shoes and you'll be overweight.