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Posted: 12/26/2005 8:19:55 PM EDT
I'm a fequent urban traveler. I need solid luggage that can handle the abuse I give them. Not dragging them through the woods, but along busy city streets someties. Really, I just want the best all around luggage line I can find for when I travel. TUMI is a consideration, however I'm trying to find equal quality for less. Wish me luck.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:22:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:25:03 PM EDT
SPecific pictures or links to them so I can see what we're talking about here would be helpful.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:29:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 8:41:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:


Or American Tourister.

That cheap stuff is just that, cheap, and you will replace it over and over. I bought my carry-on AT >20 years ago, and its BTDT. Still going strong..........

Last year when I was headed to Africa, I needed another big bag. My old big AT didnt really need replaced, but I bought another one just the same.

Cant say enough about you get what you pay for in luggage.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 10:30:01 AM EDT
For a Rolling carry-on bag, check out Swiss Army ... nice features and is holding up very well.
For soft ... try Red Oxx; pricy but you will get MORE than you pay for. Stay safe
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:42:39 AM EDT
TravelPro seems to be what most of the flight crews are dragging around. I just bought a Briggs & Riley rolling carry-on based on some online reviews; they have the best warranty--they'll fix it no matter what or who breaks it. I have not traveled with it (UPS delivered it today), but it seems to be very well put together. Retail on the 21" carry-on is about $300 IIRC.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:48:00 AM EDT
I've got the Boarding Pass model from Mountainsmith. Very rugged.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:48:41 AM EDT
You won't find Tumi quality for less. My carry-on is Tumi and my wheeled garment bag is Hartman. This stuff has been around the world and handled by baggage apes on 5 continents. The Tumi needs a new strap because the metal is worn thin on the quick-release clips.

I have some cheaper luggage that I use for short domestic trips. I've worn the wheels out on so much Samsonite/Tourister stuff it's not even funny. Some of the Eagle Creek stuff isn't bad, but the quality seems variable. I've never had a seam failure on any of my Eagle Creek bags. I don't like the zippers they use; the teeth are too small and fragile.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:01:13 PM EDT
Poke around on ebags.com. They have reviews by customers that are usually dead on.

I have bought many items from them (I do 100,000+ air miles a year) and they stand behind their sales.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 12:06:27 PM EDT
I vote for Briggs and Riley.

Best travel gear I've ever used and I travel around 3 weeks out of every 4.

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