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post #61 of 88
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
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.

I've always wondered if those rolling laptop bags are bad for the Hard Drives in laptops.
post #62 of 88
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I've always wondered if those rolling laptop bags are bad for the Hard Drives in laptops.

Good question.

The Rawlings laptop bag has a cradle the laptop sits in so it does not touch the bottom of the bag. This may insulate the laptop from some abuse. It may be a feature common/necessary to rolling laptop bags, I don't know.
post #63 of 88
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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.)

Has anyone tried taking Briggs and Riley luggage in for repairs in Asia? From their site it looks like B&R only offers repair service out of Hong Kong. In particular, I'm wondering if they actually do the repairs on site in the shop or if the bags are shipped off to the US.

I'm currently using a basic Rimowa 56cm polycarbonate carry-on bag which works great for me. It's very light and I'm able to fit a tri-fold suiter (one suit only, of course) in it along with enough clothes to last 4-5 days. For longer trips I check the Rimowa and carry on a Briggs and Riley compact garment bag (model 375).
post #64 of 88
I just picked up a sharp Tumi with ballistic fabric at their outlet store for $275 after excessive discounting. Also a Victronix slim garment bag.
post #65 of 88
I have a little OG camo bag by a Bathin Ape I use to Hold my Psp and my camera and other small things like cologne and I have a large eddie bauer bag and a topsider rucksack I use to hold purchases made during trips.
post #66 of 88
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Originally Posted by Jumbie View Post
IMO, the only luggage worth spending money (and attention to detail on) is your carry-on stuff. Other than durability (and weight with current luggage restrictions and fees), anything that's going into cargo gets beat up way too much to "waste" money on.


Agreed. I have a good-old Coach carry-all in brown leather and brass. For check-in, I use Delsey.
post #67 of 88
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Originally Posted by Despos View Post
Good question. The Rawlings laptop bag has a cradle the laptop sits in so it does not touch the bottom of the bag. This may insulate the laptop from some abuse. It may be a feature common/necessary to rolling laptop bags, I don't know.
If the computer is off, the hard drive's read/write heads will be "parked" aside so they shouldn't accidentally come into contact with the platters where the data is stored. Short of dropping a naked hard drive onto concrete, you will not do damage to it. Furthermore, notebook hard drives tend to be a bit more resilient than desktop hard drives and their enclosures are usually damped. However if you decide it would be fun to juggle a hard drive in the middle of operation, well you're on you're own.
post #68 of 88
Rimowa aluminum luggage for check-in, It's a hand down from my mother so the balance is a bit tricky. For carry on I currently use a brown vintage leather doctor's bag.
post #69 of 88
As close to becoming a million miler, let me share my experience. I’ve had good success with Travel Pro and Samsonite in the past. My current carry on bag is a TravelPro and it has about 150 trips. My prior bag was a Samsonite and I got 5 years (~200 trips). It would have lasted a lot longer had I not started flying routes flown by American Airlines with their Fokkers, which I guess honored their name with my bag. TravelPro has different lines, so YMMV. I’ve seen TravelPro, Samsonite, Delsey, and even Tummi at TJMaxx/Marshalls…
post #70 of 88
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If the computer is off, the hard drive's read/write heads will be "parked" aside so they shouldn't accidentally come into contact with the platters where the data is stored. Short of dropping a naked hard drive onto concrete, you will not do damage to it. Furthermore, notebook hard drives tend to be a bit more resilient than desktop hard drives and their enclosures are usually damped. However if you decide it would be fun to juggle a hard drive in the middle of operation, well you're on you're own.
yfyf, so the pc should be turned off, not on hibernate?
post #71 of 88
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
yfyf, so the pc should be turned off, not on hibernate?
I'm almost 100% sure that hibernate saves everything to disk and parks the heads, and Sleep keeps everything in RAM but still parks the heads. So once the light has actually come on that it is asleep, you should be good to go.
post #72 of 88
Dakota bags for the longer trips, a tumi weekend bag and a tumi carry on.
post #73 of 88
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I'm almost 100% sure that hibernate saves everything to disk and parks the heads, and Sleep keeps everything in RAM but still parks the heads. So once the light has actually come on that it is asleep, you should be good to go.
Sounds good.... Thanks.
post #74 of 88
I've always wanted a Mandarina Duck weekender. I'm currently rolling a Ducati edition Tumi luggage. Fantastic piece of luggage. Super durable and light. The pull-up handle is built like a rock. I'm never worried about it snapping if the luggage twists or tilts when in transit. Highly recommended!
post #75 of 88
Tumi. A buddy of mine was a baggage handler and said these were nearly indestructible. So far holding up really well.
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