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CONSIDERING A RIMOWA CARRY ON AND HAVE 2 QUESTIONS

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by andpgud, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. andpgud

    andpgud Member

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    Hey guys. I am new here and am consindering a rimowa as a carry on. I know I will be getting that brand but the question is if I should get a zippered one or one with 2 clamps.
    I always tend to pack it full so what would be the better option and also what is safer and will live longer.

    Also am afraid is weight now as the hybrid is 0.6 kg heavier. Is that something to worry about you guys who travel a lot?

    I am considering either one

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    I have both and find the difference to be marginal. I imagine the clamps hold up better in the long run, as sometimes zippers get stuck, but it's also slightly annoying having to align the top and bottom parts of the case for clamps. If I could only go with one though, I'd prob do clamps.
     

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    What about the fact the clamped one is heavier? Is that not a problem?
    You own the aluminium case maybe?
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    My aluminum is a clamp down and my zippered case is polycarb. The polycarb is lighter, but more because of the material and not the closure system. I don't think the clamp vs zipper decision affects that much in weight, but you may know better than me if you're currently looking at specs.

    Zero Halliburton also has some nice heritage cases you might want to look at.

    FWIW, if you're prone to overpacking, a hard sided case may not be the best option. These don't have any stretch, whether clamp down or zippered. You might want a soft sided case.
     

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    I am mostly after the rimowa. Its the design I love and if I am supposed to go with a bag then this is it.
    The hybrid model which is clamped is 0.6 kg heavier but also I like the fact it has alu corners.
    I want to get it for years and I travel quite a bit.
     

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