Travel Bag Suggestions

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  1. tommib

    tommib Senior member

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    Hello, I'm looking for a travel bag similar in shape to the Louis Vuitton one shown below, except I don't want to pay anything like what they cost. Any suggestions?

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    Thanks, Tom.
     


  2. Antoine

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    You should have a look at www.alexandremareuil.com
    They're French. They make articles for hunters but also beautiful travel bags.
     


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    [​IMG] vintage-style Leather Duffel recalls the early days of National Geographic exploration when adventurer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu and writer Joseph Rock mounted elaborate expeditions to Asia's far reaches. [​IMG] Mexican Leather Duffel Bag love them but not available for the moment [​IMG]
     


  4. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Mulberry out of the UK makes a decent moderately priced carryon. Racing clipper retails for 295 quid.


    http://www.mulberry.com/
     


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    STP has a very nice Mulholland Brothers leather carry-on bag. Its backordered, but should be in again by the end of the month.
     


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    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Shouldn't a "bespoke" bag, be well....bespoke?
     


  8. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Does anybody know of a good bag that sits on the back comfortably, with the strap across the chest bandolier-style? I have this small Nike duffle that somehow feels wonderfully snug and adventuresome in that position, but it's a bit small, and I'd like something with compartments.

    And something that's not yellow nylon.
     


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    saint Senior member

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    Not to flog both Mulholland Bros and STP, again, but I use their Angler's bag briefcase and sling it over my shoulder in the way you describe, and it's very comfortable. STP is supposed to get more of them at the end of the month.
     


  10. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    Not to flog both Mulholland Bros and STP, again, but I use their Angler's bag briefcase and sling it over my shoulder in the way you describe, and it's very comfortable. STP is supposed to get more of them at the end of the month.
    That does look like a nice bag, but I'm thinking of something with a wider, flat top, so that is sort of sits on your back.
     


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    The Billingham company makes rather adventuresome, colonial type bags, which granted are geared towards cameras, but might work for general usage.

    http://www.billingham.co.uk/home.asp
     


  12. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    The Col. Littleton No. 1 Grip looks pretty nice, more to my liking than an LV, but to each his own:

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    The Col. Littleton No. 1 Grip looks pretty nice, more to my liking than an LV, but to each his own:

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    A fairly important rule of travel is that the bag shouldn't weigh more than the contents of the bag, and with all the brass fittings on this bag, it's got to weigh a ton, empty!

    RE: the Louis Vuitton bag... although I don't feel one should encourage the counterfeiting of merchandise, if you are in NYC, you can frequently find a "replica" of that bag, fairly well made and with genuine leather fittings and trim, for $30-40 on the street and, so it isn't really a counterfeit, with XL rather than VL as the logo.

    RE: Billingham... I've used a Billingham Hadley for the past 20 years or so, and they are really styish, tough and versatile. Designed as a camera bag, the padded inserts are removable, leaving a roomy colonial-style shoulder bag.
     


  14. ViroBono

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    The Billingham company makes rather adventuresome, colonial type bags, which granted are geared towards cameras, but might work for general usage.

    http://www.billingham.co.uk/home.asp



    Billingham also make straightforward travel bags, which are similar in style to the camera bags but without the padding. They are rather less expensive than their bags, too, but only available from their website.
     


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    A fairly important rule of travel is that the bag shouldn't weigh more than the contents of the bag, and with all the brass fittings on this bag, it's got to weigh a ton, empty!

    You're probably right, but it is still supercool.
     


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