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Recommendation for carry-on luggage

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mike.lawrence, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Well-Known Member

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    it would be more credible if after 30 years of knowing the brand Tumi, you could spell it
     
  2. brandall10

    brandall10 Well-Known Member

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    Yummi in my Tummi (sorry I had to) I think cglex makes a pretty cogent point about the roller B&Rs though, and it seems this is a common complaint. On the one hand, they allow a true flat-pack experience. OTOH, they give up precious interior room. Solution? Don't buy a roller [​IMG] The main advantage of B&R over Tumi/Hartmann? Warranty. And of course price...
     
  3. mike.lawrence

    mike.lawrence Member

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    Cglex, having the bars inside may give you a few more centimeters of packing space for small items. However, I would much rather pack less in my suitcase than go through the trouble of steaming or ironing my wrinkled clothes when I have a meeting to rush to. So, I would definitely choose wrinkle-free packing over a little extra space. Plus, I am beginning to believe that Briggs and Riley offer the best warranty on luggage right now. Where Tumi offers 5 year warranty on their bags and covers airline damage only in the first year, BR's "Simple as that" warranty covers all kinds of damage for the life of the bag. This to me translates to peace of mind!
     
  4. cglex

    cglex Well-Known Member

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    When I travel for a full week, I am already forced to pack less, the question is how much less.

    I haven't had a problem with wrinkles with a properly packed bagged with the frame on the inside. The B&R approach is easier, however. Warranty doesn't matter when the suitcase breaks on the road. To the extent that Hartmann and Tumi sill have bolts instead of rivots, they are field repairable.
     
  5. jobro

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    When I travel for a full week, I am already forced to pack less, the question is how much less. I haven't had a problem with wrinkles with a properly packed bagged with the frame on the inside. The B&R approach is easier, however. Warranty doesn't matter when the suitcase breaks on the road. To the extent that Hartmann and Tumi sill have bolts instead of rivots, they are field repairable.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. mike.lawrence

    mike.lawrence Member

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    I have finally placed an order for the 20" Verb Fuse on the Briggs and Riley website. It should be delivered to me sometime next week. I am really excited about the bag and can't wait to use it for my next trip. I'll post my experience once I return from my first trip with the bag!
     
  7. saimike

    saimike Active Member

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    I would suggest you check out the travel products forum on flyertalk.com ...
     
  8. Montrachet

    Montrachet Well-Known Member

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    What country is Briggs & Riley manufactured in?
     
  9. mike.lawrence

    mike.lawrence Member

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    I would suggest you check out the travel products forum on flyertalk.com ...

    Saimike, I have been following Flyertalk as well and the threads over there and Styleforum helped me finally decide on Briggs and Riley Verb Fuse. I think both these forums are great avenues to do some serious research on luggage!
     
  10. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    bown overnight cabin bag - nerd alert details here

    [​IMG]


    gorgeous.

    i use a bric's carry on.
     
  11. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    ^^^Looks nice.
     
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    exchange239 Well-Known Member

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    I swear by my Tumi (now called Vapor) hard shell roller. Durable, easy to roll, plenty of space for a carry on, and not too docile. Had it for about 3 years now, travel about twice a month and it's still kicking.
     
  14. Monaco

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    What is your budget?
     
  15. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer Well-Known Member

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    I was surfing the Hartmann website and saw that they have their20" black polycarbonate roller on sale for $50 (down from $225). It's a "packing case" and not a suitcase per se, so you will not get as much capacity as a typical roller but it looks like it might fit somebody's requirements for a small carry-on roller.
     
  16. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Well-Known Member

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    What country is Briggs & Riley manufactured in?

    China. but they have lifetime warranty, which makes it a good value.
     
  17. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Well-Known Member

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    I have a made in the US ballistic nylon Tumi 21" carry-on from about 10 years ago. Literally indestructable (I've dragged it by the handle up/down steps, thru city streets with rain/mud).

    It's now my wife's favorite piece of luggage.


    I'm currently using a Filson carryon with lifetime warranty.
     
  18. sportin_life

    sportin_life Well-Known Member

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    I prefer a 21-22" suitcase with a fold out garment bag. Personally, I prefer the Victorinox series of luggage (kind of pricey, but built very sturdy).

    The last several trips I took I had to randomly check my carry-on at the gate. I'm not sure how often this is happening but basically since airlines charge for check-in luggage, everyone has migrated to carry-ons --- what ends up happening is there isn't enough space on top for everyone and they end up checking your luggage at the gate anyway (although at no cost). For this reason, I would be hesitant to use anything nice and that is not indestructible.
     
  19. il_colonnello

    il_colonnello Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I just got the Tom Bihn Aeronaut today after searching SF for "hand luggage" and seeing your post. I was looking for alternatives to trolleys. Fantastic piece of luggage - quality, workmanship... never want anything else any more.
     
  20. MellonC

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    do tell. what do you like about it so much?
     

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