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Does high-end 4-wheel luggage exist?

Florian Gray

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I'm in the market for new luggage that will last me a lifetime. Unfortunately, all the brands SF recommends (e.g. Briggs, Rimowa, Filson) are two-wheeled. Can anyone please let me know why these brands don't offer the 360 degree wheels like the down market brands do, or point me to a great option that does? 4-wheels just seem so convenient, especially when you have more than one piece of luggage to haul around.

Thank you!
 

Metlin

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Originally Posted by Florian Gray
I'm in the market for new luggage that will last me a lifetime. Unfortunately, all the brands SF recommends (e.g. Briggs, Rimowa, Filson) are two-wheeled. Can anyone please let me know why these brands don't offer the 360 degree wheels like the down market brands do, or point me to a great option that does? 4-wheels just seem so convenient, especially when you have more than one piece of luggage to haul around.

Thank you!


Unfortunately, the only half-decent 4 wheeled ones I've been able to find are by Samsonite. Not even Tumi makes them afaik. Sad, really.
 

cmacey

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Originally Posted by Florian Gray
I'm in the market for new luggage that will last me a lifetime. Unfortunately, all the brands SF recommends (e.g. Briggs, Rimowa, Filson) are two-wheeled. Can anyone please let me know why these brands don't offer the 360 degree wheels like the down market brands do, or point me to a great option that does? 4-wheels just seem so convenient, especially when you have more than one piece of luggage to haul around.

Thank you!


You may want to look a little harder at the Rimowa offerings; they do offer 4 wheel luggage -- the Limbo, Topas Aluminum, Topas Titanium, Salsa, Salsa Delux, and Salsa Air are all 4 wheeled offerings. The only issue will be with your definition of a "reasonable offering". 4 wheeled uprights are very convenient and make it a lot easier getting around the airport and subways. Bought mine and have never looked back! Here's a link:

http://www.bergmanluggage.com/rimowaluggage.html
 

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Victorinox makes a few four-wheelers. All but one of them are hard-cases, they don't seem to do many in their ballistic nylon. I've had great experiences with their luggage.

Not sure if they have a four-wheel bag, but I've also had good luck with Andiamo, it's pretty indestructible.
 

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Delsey makes good luggage, should last a while. Whether it is fashionable enough is another question =\\
 

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Originally Posted by poissa
Delsey makes good luggage, should last a while. Whether it is fashionable enough is another question =\\

It may not look great, but it has lasted me a cowpoke of years or traveling every 3rd week or so. It is also very light. I love my Delsey rolling garment bag.
 

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High end?

Fire your porter and get one who can actually lift your suitcase.
 

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