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Old 02-08-2011, 03:54 PM   #41
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Something cheap with good reviews so it doesn't get stolen and I don't care when the airlines run it over with a luggage truck, yet most likely lasts long enough to get a few years out of it.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:03 PM   #42
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Hartmann is very nice, but expensive. Tumi is just as good, but just as expensive. The cool thing about Tumi is that they have a bag location tag inside. You register the bag online, and if anyone finds it they can report it to Tumi and it gets sent back to you. Chances of that happening are slim, but at least there is a chance.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Filson. They are less than Hartmann and Tumi, but actually better quality. They offer bags with water protective liners, zippers, etc. The leather is very nice and gets a great patina with age. Filson is a bag that you pass down generations.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:11 PM   #43
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The TJ Maxx near here had Tumi for like 70% off not too long ago around here. Pretty good looking stuff, I just didn't need any luggage. Might can check there and find something.
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+1 for that. I have a couple Hartmann bags that are over 15 years old with frequent usage and they show now signs of giving up.
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I have a soft-sided Tumi suitcase...soft-sided=fail, **** settles too much, case gets unbalanced. I had to get something different. I just use it to store winter gear in the closet.
I have a hard-case Samsonite suitcase...Has held up well and was my workhorse for years. I use it when I need a lot more luggage space to go along with the following piece.
I have a Briggs & Riley 20" expandable Upright...Mainly all I use now for the length of trips that I take where I can do laundry somewhere. I can usually carry it on too so no checked luggage.
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I'm considering two large, hard sided, rolling suitcases.


Tumi Vapor Large Trip Packing Case

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tumi-vap...r&resultback=0




Victorinox Swiss Army Spectra 32in Rolling Suitcase

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/victorin...k&resultback=0



I'll get 40% off of either one making the cost difference about $150. Is the Tumi worth the $150 more than the Victorinox? Does anyone have experience with either case or more broadly, either brand?
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That's kind of where I'm at right now, but I'm in need of some luggage. Hence the question.
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I lean towards TravelPro... It's what all the pilots use in their travel. I figure if anyone travels a lot, it's them so I follow that recommendation.
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yeah, I don't even have "nice" bags. Mostly army stuff.

My wife has one "nice" bag, and it's bright red. Which initially, you think would be easy to spot on a luggage carousel. Until you realize that everyone has bright red bags for the exact same thing.

UCP, though? There's not usually a ton of those.
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That's a great bag for people who don't travel. Ballistic nylon is far more durable.
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That's a great bag for people who don't travel. Ballistic nylon is far more durable.
I've got a few leather bags like that and they have held up just fine. Obviously one wouldn't be checking this kind of bag, it's a cabin bag.
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TravelPro gets my vote....love mine.
I also have some Samsonite pieces that are fantastic.

I've never used Tumi, but everyone who I know that has it really likes it too. I don't know that I'd personally pay a premium for it over TravelPro and Samsonite though.
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