(globetrotter @ 29 Dec. 2004, 08:36)
Originally Posted by mano,28 Dec. 2004, 3:25
Travelpro Platinum series luggage is top notch. Â Looks like all the others on the luggage carrousel, but well made and thoughful engineering. Â It costs a bit more, but I've used it for years and everyone I recommend it to thanks me. Â Great prices on the web and on eBay.
I myself have had bad experiences withe travel pro, but I have a few friends that swear by them.
When I was checking out travelpro I asked the owner of the store that carried them how their repair and warrantee was vis a vis brigs and Rileys complete coverage, and he said "Briggs has to offer that Lifetime any type of damage warrantee cause the product is bad, TP's product is so good they don't have to offer that." Kinda lame if you ask me. JJF
I travel a lot. luggage is very important to me, but I also am very demanding. I have 3 pieces of travel pro, a computer bag and a garment bag. the computer bag pretty much disintegrated after 6 months use. I could have replaced it for free, or had it fixed, but I was just disgusted with the extent of the damage that my bag had in, what to me, is day to day wear. I have a briggs and riley messanger bag, with is the toughest bag on the plannet, simply unbelievable. but it is very ugly. and I have a tumi catalogue case (bought to replace the travel pro computer bag). I love the layout, the size and the look, but the handle snapped. after I emailed tumi, within about 10 days I had my bag fixed and back to me. they gave me the option of walking into a store and getting a new, similar bag, but I wanted the same model which was discontinued. In the coming months I will buy a tumi garment bag to replace the Travel Pro.