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Most durable luggage?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by HEARTLESS-531, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. HEARTLESS-531

    HEARTLESS-531 Senior member

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    Can anyone recommend a good, durable line of luggage? Is it me, or do airlines just seem to be going MMA on luggage these days? That said, can anyone comment on the CARPISA brand of luggage? I've heard its for girls - my wife likes the look but I haven't heard anything with regards to quality and durability. Thanks guys.
     
  2. bibs

    bibs Senior member

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    my vote goes to Filson
     
  3. chiggah

    chiggah Senior member

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    Rimowa for flights i suppose

    Filson for everyday
     
  4. Unregistered

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    I use Rimowa, but the guys over at FlyerTalk love Briggs & Riley for their true no questions asked lifetime warranty.
     
  5. cretaceous_cretin

    cretaceous_cretin Senior member

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    I do _not_ recommend Rimowa. I have recently had a problem with one of their aluminum attache cases, with a crushed corner. They could not repair it to its original condition, so it is now a worthless POS to me.
     
  6. chiggah

    chiggah Senior member

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    I do _not_ recommend Rimowa. I have recently had a problem with one of their aluminum attache cases, with a crushed corner. They could not repair it to its original condition, so it is now a worthless POS to me.

    Wow

    Sorry to hear that. Where did you buy it from ? Manufacturer wont repair or shop don't want to ?
     
  7. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    Briggs and Riley. Tough, tough luggage with an ironclad lifetime 100% guarantee.
     
  8. Kas

    Kas Senior member

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    Pelican is good enough for the armed forces..
     
  9. cretaceous_cretin

    cretaceous_cretin Senior member

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    Wow

    Sorry to hear that. Where did you buy it from ? Manufacturer wont repair or shop don't want to ?


    I bought it from Germany, but I was willing to pay to have it fixed. They could not repair it to my satisfaction. I sent photos to their customer service in Canada, and talked to their manager of customer service. Their manufacturing process involves anodizing the aluminum and they cannot repair the crushed corner to make it look like right because of this. I wanted a new half shell attached, at my expense, but they could not or would not do it. Hence, the $1250 attache is now worthless to me. I gave it away, because of all the stomach acid this incident has generated for me. They offered to sell me another at 30% discount, but why would I waste the money on a product that cannot be repaired?

    Answer: I will _never_ buy another Rimowa product. I would at this point not even accept another at no cost (which they have not offered), due to their attitude.
     
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  10. Digmenow

    Digmenow Senior member

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    ... I gave it away, because of all the stomach acid this incident has generated for me. They offered to sell me another at 30% discount, but why would I waste the money on a product that cannot be repaired?

    Answer: I will _never_ buy another Rimowa product. I would at this point not even accept another at no cost (which they have not offered), due to their attitude.


    Exactly! This is why we chose not to buy Tumi. Conditional warranty.

    Meanwhile...

    My understanding is that if it can't be functionally repaired, they usually replace it.
     
  11. cretaceous_cretin

    cretaceous_cretin Senior member

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    Exactly! This is why we chose not to buy Tumi. Conditional warranty. Meanwhile... My understanding is that if it can't be functionally repaired, they usually replace it.
    I will look into Briggs and Riley. I wanted to get another aluminum attache to replace the Rimowa (non-Chinese). May not be able to find one.
     
  12. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    Briggs and Riley because of the warranty...

    Eagle Creek on some items that have the same warranty depending on what you buy.

    Skip Tumi.
     
  13. Unregistered

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    I went Rimowa Salsa because the B&R is so ridiculously heavy... really wanted to make it work, but just couldn't. [​IMG]
     
  14. threeLegDog

    threeLegDog Well-Known Member

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    Pelican is good enough for the armed forces..

    Heavy, tho. Something tells me those guys aren't limited to 50lbs/bag, too.
     
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    no luggage is bulletproof. you need an unconditional warranty
     
  17. guest

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    i want to get a globetrotter. already have a rimowa salsa as carry on. might also get a customized lv keepall.
     
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    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    I like Filson for travelling via car.

    Rimowa/ZHalliburton for plane.
     
  20. taxgenius

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    Briggs and Riley. Tough, tough luggage with an ironclad lifetime 100% guarantee.

    +1
     

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