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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1170 on: November 18, 2019, 11:49:14 pm »
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1171 on: November 20, 2019, 10:55:26 am »
@Anesthetist do you travel with it much as checked luggage? I've looked at Rimowa a few times but can only seem to find horror stories with them in checked luggage. I've done around 60-70 international legs/trips over the last few years with my Briggs and Riley and it's still looking like the day I purchased it in 2012, which is great, but I am expecting at some point it'll have it's last day and the warranty isn't great from Australia, so will need a plan b. I like the idea of Rimowa, but practically from what I've read I can't find any reviews that say a Rimowa can hold up to that level of international checked abuse. Thoughts?

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1172 on: November 20, 2019, 10:57:24 am »
Ended up picking up a GR2 34L over xmas as a travel back. The Briggs and Riley backpack's TSA approved section ended up giving me the shits as the TSA never accepted it as approved... should get a chance to give it a work out over Jan...
So far it's been the perfect bag to travel with @ airports, and use as a day bag for the office. It's also been enjoyable to use as a laundry bag as it can hold so much. Contented hopefully finally for a long time!
And another lap around the planet and still sticking by this. Bag search for travel is done and dusted!
Lost track of laps now (too many :|). Next lap starts today, same combo, still feeling perfect with it. 9 months and good as day 1. Build quality is flawless and it's been through a lot of abuse.
Still going strong 30-35 laps around the globe (60-70 int'l legs)

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1173 on: November 20, 2019, 12:17:24 pm »
We have three Rimowa carry ons and a check in Sport Trunk. Two of the carry ons are Salsa Air, the most minimalistic and lightweight cases that Rimowa makes and the other is my Topas. I would venture that if checked, the Topas would get scratches and dings like my old Halliburton but would be fine. Because of their light construction I wouldnt want to check the Airs.
The Sport Trunk is Salsa and has been on around 10 flights and has some scuffs and bumps but is otherwise good to go. We do use a luggage band around it for additional compression and I think that does help. No smoked wheels yet luckily, in fact I’d say that the Trunk is one of the more convenient pieces we’ve ever owned because of its wheel system.
The big gripe I have is that every Rimowa dealership used to carry parts and they had basically SOMEWHERE to fix your luggage in every major city. When LVMH bought Rimowa they’ve changed the line names, made them more expensive, and made it so only flagships have parts. I’d sell the damn thing before I shipped it all the way to New York for a fekking wheel. Also, because LVMH has increased their marketing to almost Rolex levels on social media, I feel like our bags get more attention at the airport. I have had people in line for a coffee ask if my suitcase was real...


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1174 on: November 20, 2019, 04:05:48 pm »
I've started using a Pelican Air case for checked in, holding up great. A little heavy though.
Nice thing is when it finally breaks (I break everything), Pelican has an awesome warranty program. I've used it before on other cases, they ask you to take a picture of the damage and email it to them, they might or might not ask you to drill a hole in the case to "destroy it", and they send you a new one.
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1175 on: November 20, 2019, 04:16:31 pm »
Briggs & Riley: below the radar, functional, durable, great warranty.

Not sexy, but for me those are important boxes to tick for luggage.
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1176 on: November 20, 2019, 06:50:15 pm »
I've started using a Pelican Air case for checked in, holding up great. A little heavy though.
Nice thing is when it finally breaks (I break everything), Pelican has an awesome warranty program. I've used it before on other cases, they ask you to take a picture of the damage and email it to them, they might or might not ask you to drill a hole in the case to "destroy it", and they send you a new one.


My neighbor used Pelican cases and they’re awesome BUT I think people tend to think you’re packing something expensive like cameras, optics, jewelry, etc.


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1177 on: November 20, 2019, 06:51:16 pm »
I do like Briggs stuff and my luggage store guy swears by their gear. If no one has guessed, I’m a total luggage whore....


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1178 on: November 20, 2019, 07:12:23 pm »
We have five pieces of Briggs and Riley gear, including three suitcases. They’re fantastic

Yeah, a pelican case does scream “expensive contents” though
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1179 on: November 20, 2019, 07:14:34 pm »
@Anesthetist do you travel with it much as checked luggage? I've looked at Rimowa a few times but can only seem to find horror stories with them in checked luggage. I've done around 60-70 international legs/trips over the last few years with my Briggs and Riley and it's still looking like the day I purchased it in 2012, which is great, but I am expecting at some point it'll have it's last day and the warranty isn't great from Australia, so will need a plan b. I like the idea of Rimowa, but practically from what I've read I can't find any reviews that say a Rimowa can hold up to that level of international checked abuse. Thoughts?

@Snowy @Anesthetist One of my friends swears by her polycarbonate one, I think she said the material is the same used in motorcycle helmets, and she claimed it is more durable than the Al, which is feasible.

But the aluminum looks so damn cool...
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1180 on: November 20, 2019, 07:26:48 pm »
My luggage store lady calls it the “Cartel Special”....


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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1181 on: November 20, 2019, 07:29:42 pm »
I travel a lot.  I use these, I have all 3 sizes, waterproof, stuffable into odd-shaped places and relatively light.  When I am up against the luggage allowance stops which I often am when fishing or diving, wasted weight on a heavy container is not something I can afford to do.  They don't cost the earth either, so when one does fail (no signs of that happening anytime soon), then it's not a fiscal nightmare to replace...Oh, and the oversized wheels are useful in rough terrain...

https://www.ortlieb.com/duffle-rs

And, have a couple of these, for when wheels are not important...

https://www.ortlieb.com/duffle

For very short trips, I use this....

https://www.ortlieb.com/duffle-rg

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1182 on: November 20, 2019, 07:50:42 pm »
Love that style of waterproof, rollable duffle, particularly with shoulder straps. If you're going over, say, cobblestone, or running up stairs, it's so nice to be able to comfortably shoulder a bag.
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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1183 on: November 20, 2019, 09:08:04 pm »
I travel a lot.  I use these, I have all 3 sizes, waterproof, stuffable into odd-shaped places and relatively light.  When I am up against the luggage allowance stops which I often am when fishing or diving, wasted weight on a heavy container is not something I can afford to do.  They don't cost the earth either, so when one does fail (no signs of that happening anytime soon), then it's not a fiscal nightmare to replace...Oh, and the oversized wheels are useful in rough terrain...

https://www.ortlieb.com/duffle-rs

And, have a couple of these, for when wheels are not important...

https://www.ortlieb.com/duffle

For very short trips, I use this....

https://www.ortlieb.com/duffle-rg

I already said it, it doesnt get better then the Ortliebs, I´m traveling by train/plain/car through europe with the Duffle RG and the Velocity in black and both never let me done reagardless of the weather.
The Weight Point is a big one for me too, I planned on traveling with a Peli Case but those are insanly heavy so I basicly flipped it and went with little Pelis for sensible things inside the soft Ortlieb Bags instead of Soft Bags inside the Big Peli, that safes a ton of weight.

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Re: Luggage Bags and Packs
« Reply #1184 on: November 20, 2019, 09:27:11 pm »
Funnily enough, that is exactly what I do.  My precious pieces go in small Peli's which get chucked in the Ortliebs...
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