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Has anyone had experience with this luggage?  Here is a  link to a vendor: http://www.cambridgeworld.com/Rimowa_....ley.htm I have seen these cases in a store.  They are very light, but somewhat unusual in having hard sides with a zip fastening.  I wanted to buy some new luggage and would appreciate any feedback on this brand and any other recommended brands. (I have no brand loyalty, and I assure you that I am only looking for advice).
 

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My personal experience with luggage has been that "you get what you pay for". The price on their luggage would make it a bit on the cheap side. I personally use Filson luggage, which is indestructable, and far less expensive than brands like Tumi. -Tom
 

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Apparently Hemingway used to patronize them. They are a German brand I believe.

Another line of aluminum luggage is Zero Halliburton which is better known.
 

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Thanks.  The luggage pictured is certainly cheaper than some of the better promoted brands, but I would not regard it as a "cheap" brand.  The range that I am interested in is made of a polycarbonate material that is very light - lighter than many ballistic nylon products.  What I am unsure about is the durability.  Any additional feedback would be appreciated.
 

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I've used the Rimowa Topas series aluminum luggage for several years now and am generally happy with it. The only problem I have faced is with the plastic corners that are prone to breaking/cracking. Rimowa is best known for its aluminum luggage and I would not recommend their non-aluminum luggage although I do not have any first hand experience with it.

I have heard better reviews of the Zero luggage and am very likley going to move to the Zeroller series in the future.
 

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I recommend Land's End Lighthouse. It is the soft nylon type, extremely well constructed, very cheap, and I think the whole "indestructable" hard luggage concept is fighting up a hill. Better to cushion breakable things amongst soft clothes. Granted, I am not a frequent traveller, but in the journeys I have taken, the Land's End has served me extremely well (including the structured roll-about that I bought for my wife).
 

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While its glamour quotient is low, I've been more than happy with my Samsonite bag. Â It's set up with just the right assortment of compartments. Â My favorite feature is a zippered compartment for stacking shirts. Â The shirts come out just as they're put in, unwrinkled. Â There's also an attachment for folding a suit coat into the bag. Â I specifically chose the blue nylon so that I could distinguish it from the innumerable black bags circling airline baggage carousels. Â Unlike Vuitton, Samsonite certainly does not attract the attention of thieves. Â It's not going to turn any heads, but perhaps the money saved on luggage could be used to fill the bag with something you might enjoy even more than a showy bag. Â Samsonite Bag Example
 

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Thank you for all of your comments, which are appreciated.
 

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