• CALLING ON HOME SEWERS TO HELP HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHTING COVID-19

    The lack of proper masks, gowns, and eyewear equipment is making it difficult for health workers to do their work fighting the novel coronavirus. In a recent New York Times article, medical workers said they were worried about how they can both fight the coronavirus without imperiling themselves, as well as their loved ones when they go back home.

    If you are a home sewer, please consider helping my joining Hickey Freman Technical Vice President Jeffery Diduch in his effort to produce and deliver homemade gowns and masks to medical professionals in the greater Rochester, New York Area. Read about how you can help here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Low Price but Decent Luggage

Joffrey

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 18, 2006
Messages
12,152
Reaction score
942
Travelling in a few weeks. Any suggestions for carry-on luggage for less than $200? Searched the forum and found suggestions for Briggs & Riley and other companies but they're out of my price range. Filson is just above my price range as well. Thanks to a similar question on Valet Magazine today, I found this on Muji: http://www.muji.us/store/new-water-r...l-carry-m.html

Though it's a one week trip I will not be checking in luggage (and rarely do so) so durability isn't a huge concern though I don't want to buy junk. I could buy Filson but that'd mean putting off buying a new pair of glasses
 

philosophe

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Messages
4,953
Reaction score
202
I've picked up some reasonably nice Victorinox pieces from STP for very little. You might check over there.
 

globetrotter

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Sep 28, 2004
Messages
20,605
Reaction score
400
honestly, for one trip buy junk. I used to travel with real shit, and then throw it out every few trips. pretty much anything will survive one trip. 20 bucks and 150 are about the same thing.
 

Rambo

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Oct 3, 2007
Messages
27,304
Reaction score
1,620
Costco! Their new 22" piece is $100 and is the bees knees. The people on flyer talk have given it very good reviews. Only problem seems to be that it sometimes measures slightly longer than the tag size.
 

Joffrey

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 18, 2006
Messages
12,152
Reaction score
942
Found a $30 bag. Highly tempted to order it.
 

DC101

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2011
Messages
59
Reaction score
0
check out luggageonline.com i've personally be partial to travel pro. good value for the price
 

davesmith

Affiliate Vendor
Joined
Feb 13, 2011
Messages
6,175
Reaction score
597
i have traveled alot in the last 5-7 years, from america to england probably 10-15 times and around europe alot, i have 2 cases, a big one and a small one i didnt pay more than $35 and they are still in great condition

i am thinking of upgrading but it isnt a neccessity, especially for 1 trip!!!
 

Joffrey

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 18, 2006
Messages
12,152
Reaction score
942
Well I do travel more than once a year. Just thinking of buying a new suitcase as my current one is too small for this trip and I don't like to borrow them from family. Considered putting decent money down so I don't have to worry about something ripping on me in the future. Anyway, bought the $35 box that should be here in the coming week. I bought the 21" Traveler's Choice http://a1472.g.akamaitech.net/f/1472...ei=280&wid=280
 

Kiwi Man

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2009
Messages
656
Reaction score
5
Originally Posted by Jodum5
Well I do travel more than once a year. Just thinking of buying a new suitcase as my current one is too small for this trip and I don't like to borrow them from family. Considered putting decent money down so I don't have to worry about something ripping on me in the future. Anyway, bought the $35 box that should be here in the coming week.

I bought the 21" Traveler's Choice

http://a1472.g.akamaitech.net/f/1472...ei=280&wid=280


I love Samsonite and they are reasonably priced as well. However, I do not know how much they cost now because it was quite sometime when I bought my last Samsonite luggage.

Trust me, they last quite sometime.
 

Joffrey

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Jun 18, 2006
Messages
12,152
Reaction score
942
Too late. Samsonites on ebags were around $130. Which seems a decent price.
 

jenlain

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 15, 2009
Messages
178
Reaction score
8
+1 for costco. skyway is a good second choice.
 

clubbyjones

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2008
Messages
382
Reaction score
1
I have the Costco brand 22" carryon. Built just as well as my ballistic nylon Tumi's.
 

pebblegrain

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2010
Messages
2,215
Reaction score
54
The costco bag is likely built in the same factory as Tumi. It is top quality. AFAIK it is not light, though. I believe it is 10+ lbs. If lightweight or 21" is not a priority for you, there is no better bag below $180.

$200 is a lot of money. You could get a Tom Bihn for only $40 more.

Personally I like lightweight, I would get this:
http://www.ebags.com/product/golite/...uctid=10007619

or a convertible backpack.

Convertibles are cheap, under $100.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

WHICH TYPE OF SNEAKERS WORK BEST ON A FIRST DATE?

  • Classic Leather Low-Top

  • Canvas Plimsoll

  • Leather Slip-On

  • Canvas Slip-On

  • Athletic Kicks

  • Leather High-Top


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
435,999
Messages
9,370,097
Members
196,625
Latest member
Avery8988
Top