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post #46 of 88
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Originally Posted by DrZRM View Post
I'd generally agree, but Briggs & Riley seems to be the exception. Lifetime no hassle warranty. You don't need a proof of purchase (strangely, they accept the fact that you have the bag as proof that you own their bag), no shipping (just drop it anywhere that sells it), and they don't exclude wear and tear or damage done by airline. In fact there are no exclusions. They won't clean your luggage for cosmetic reasons, but they will fix zippers, wheels, worn fabric, for the life of your bag, whoever owns it. The only reason I've ever replaced pieces was to get a lighter bag or one that serves a different need. My rolling duffel is excellent for international travel. Rolling suit bag will be my next purchase. As you can imagine it aint cheap, but it's competitive with companies that do much less (Tumi, Victorinox, etc.)

I have briggws and riley and tumi. both are really good value.
post #47 of 88
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Originally Posted by mrbowtie View Post
I think your setup is going to be my next. Though I usually try to only bring a carryon. I'm also hoping to get a filson duffle soon.
- I'm in the process of making sure my regular stops will have a basic WAYW capsule collection of navy & grey suits so that all I need is a carry on & work bag.
- as it is, been in each city for a week, you need to carry more than a few suits & shoes - so carry on is not an option

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Originally Posted by whnay. View Post
If you have a G5 then by all means spend some $ on a bag. Otherwise your an idiot poseur.
- G5 = Valextra

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Originally Posted by JP Tod View Post
Valextra carry-on bag.
- when I grow up & fly private..

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Originally Posted by yfyf View Post
The cheap black Rimowa with four wheels. Lightweight and rolls easily because I am small and weak.
- I have the same in large for my suits

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Originally Posted by A Guy from Shanghai View Post
These are we use for travel
- they look like they have never been checked!
post #48 of 88
Globetrotter for carry-on and checked baggage when travelling by air for a long period.

Leather carry-all from Swaine Adeney for short trips.
post #49 of 88
Check in large samsonite hard shell. Had it over ten years no problems.
I've seen what those baggage handlers get up to.

Carry on- if no check in extremely gay (purple!) small hard shell.
Otherwise just a holdall with change of clothes/toiletries for the inevitable lost luggage scenario that will happen eventually.
post #50 of 88
For rolling suitcases, I have a Tumi T3 that has made it traveling to Japan and back many times. I've also used Briggs&Riley and had good experiences with it, too. For anything that will be checked, go with function and durability over style. Unless you fly your own airplane, the luggage handlers will kick the shit out of your Dior, LV, Prada just as much (or MORE, probably) than Samsonite or whatever else. That's why I like B&R or Tumi... they're plain, no nonsense, but hold up VERY well to the abuse. For carryons or overnight bags you take with you... go with whatever stylistically you like. Most all "better" bags will hold up pretty well if all you are doing is putting it in the trunk/overhead compartment.
post #51 of 88
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Originally Posted by mrbowtie View Post
Just curious if you attention to detail carries over to your luggage. I personally use Mandarina Duck luggage which I love. It's very handy, has a lot of neat storage features, and looks quite nice.
For carryons, Tumi is still the best in my experience. I'm not a hardcore road warrior but mine has been through many inter-continental (and many regional) flights per year since I bought it in 1999. It's cosmetically a bit battered, but holding up well. Not so keen on Tumi briefcases - have rubbed through the nylon on one, doing the same on a second and the coating of the pad on the strap has worn away on both. Nothing like as good as the carryons.

TD
post #52 of 88
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Originally Posted by Jumbie View Post
I have a navy Red Oxx Air Boss for my carry-on ...

+1 on the Red Oxx. I've got several pieces now, including the Air Boss. It will take pretty much any amount of abuse that would ever be thrown at it.

I also have a Samsonite roller, but I generally go with the Air Boss.

I can understand having a nice(r) carry on satchel type thing, or if one is only traveling by car, but to check luxe luggage is insane.
post #53 of 88
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Originally Posted by tokyodandy View Post
For carryons, Tumi is still the best in my experience. I'm not a hardcore road warrior but mine has been through many inter-continental (and many regional) flights per year since I bought it in 1999. It's cosmetically a bit battered, but holding up well. Not so keen on Tumi briefcases - have rubbed through the nylon on one, doing the same on a second and the coating of the pad on the strap has worn away on both. Nothing like as good as the carryons.

TD
I agree, Tumi luggage is great, but I'd never use a Tumi briefcase.
post #54 of 88
I use an Ogio.
post #55 of 88
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
I agree, Tumi luggage is great, but I'd never use a Tumi briefcase.
Certainly they're not that attractive; mine are strictly for functional use i.e. lumping a notebook PC around town. Over the past 3 years everybody in the Tokyo business world seems to have started using them, which is a turn-off.

Thinking about a Swaine Adeney leather case for my next one. Hoping it will be more robust.

TD
post #56 of 88
samsonite and american tourister, but if we need anything new it will be travelpro.
post #57 of 88
For checked, I use Samsonite, for carry on Tumi. - While the Tumi looks great and is very sturdy and durable, by all means it's not the lightest of luggages. My 20' (conform to EU standards versus the 22") has much less space inside than the 22" Samsonite carryon that it replaced. In addition, the Tumi is quiet heavy (10lbs empty - does no good when many airlines have like 15-20lbs limit, like Lufthansa). - The Samsonite set 26" I used before and still use for checked luggage has been through at least 50-60 international flights, and is still going strong (02 vintage). I bought a 3-piece set for like $200 and I cannot complain. - stay away from the lower quality Tumi lines, like the T-series and the Tech. While they are better quality than the Target stuff, they are not worth the hefty price tag they are asking for. - if on budget you can always find decent luggage (Samsonite, travelpro) for like $60-$70 at Marshalls. Never pay full retain for Samsonite, or any other luggage brand for that matter. - I do recommend that you stay away from any Samsonite 4 wheel luggage as the wheels pop off easily (stick with in-line skates, 2 wheels for luggage). I am contemplating getting an Air Boss, but I just don't travel that much for business anymore to justify the hefty price tag. It does offer the most space and is quiet durable, from what I read and could tell. It will probably be my next piece if I reincarnate myself into the world of business travel.
post #58 of 88
Have tried one piece of Briggs & Riley and will probably buy more of it.

Specifically I am looking for a rolling laptop bag. I take 4 to 6 trips a month with laptop, sample books and a carry-on garment bag. I want to hang the garment bag over the handle of the roller that has laptop & sample books in it. I'll stick with Briggs unless you guys suggest something better.

For just a laptop bag I am going to check out one made by Rawlings from the same leather they make baseball gloves. Anyone have one? I like the look.
post #59 of 88
My silver check in bag stands out in the sea of black luggage. I find that useful at baggage claim and on shuttles. My wife can spot her bright orange Heys check in bag from a mile away. It's also inexpensive and lightweight. For carry on I like unstructured bags. Easier to fit into the compartment or under the seat and more efficient spacewise without the handle and wheel structure eating room.
post #60 of 88
Just picked this one up last night. It is dark chocolate brown, with a zippered expansion as to squish into the overhead. We'll see how she works.
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