What's the best brand of suitcase? For air travel and for living out of.

What's the best brand of suitcase? For air travel and for living out of.

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A regular old grocery bag.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Best for what? There are engineering trade-offs.

    If you want the lightest it probably won't be as durable. If you want the most durable it won't be the lightest. Modern suitcases are awesome and easy to push around compared to say 1980's style suitcases.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Like a real suitcase? Probably samsonite. The bigger sizes get expensive enough that a 1m hardshell is better value in developed countries, but the hardened samonsite wheels are worth the cost for cobblestones and developing countries.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is what I have. The light ones are beasts too.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve got a pretty large pile of miscellaneous suitcases, including Samsonite and a couple of other big names; my favorites are the Travelpro. Best wheels of the bunch. But depending on where you’re going, wheels may not be so desirable or useful—they’re not much good on cobblestones, dirt, or very rough surfaces.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    which one is better
    hard shell or softshell?

    assuming for checkin luggage for clothes only

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I went with softshell, because weight is a factor for me. Also, the warranty is the same.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        another question
        is there any reason to take a suitcase carry on and a suitcase check in
        vs backpack carryon and suitcase check in

        I assume its harder to drag 2 suitcases or pick up 2 suitcases if you need to

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, if you have a lot of stuff.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            i dont plan to bring lots of stuff but that makes sense

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Right. If you have two of the same brand/line, the handle heights are similar. Then, you can put them back to back and push them along together. The handles on the Samsonite ones I bought have lateral strength, so they don't break when used like that. It was one of the selling points for me when I got them.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    For living more than a couple months, I love my case. I'll tell you the brand but I've posted it here before and I don't want to seem like I'm advertising. When I'm away for a long time I accumulate a lot stuff that I need to keep organized, and I don't want to unpack it. The wheels are holding up very well, I've had to toss cases because the wheels have given out.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I still don't understand the use case for this outside of trade shows and the like.
      If you're staying for two nights or less, you won't need to access more than one or two packing cubes, if you're staying for longer, you'll be staying at places with wardrobes and shelves.

      It also looks kind of flimsy so I am happy to hear that you have been using it for some time already.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The wardrobes are fine, I just never use them. The case is like always having a bit of home with you. I pop it up and and everything is where it should be, and it makes the room/apartment feel familiar. But you're right, it's not necessary. It's solid, tho, the top doesn't sway.

        Who cares. This thread was brought to you by Samsonite already. That looks like a sick case.

        https://www.pullupcase.com/

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Looking at the mechanics of this closer, it wouldn't work for me. A lot of times, I'm carrying blenders and shit that wouldn't compress. Seems great for clothes though.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm carrying blenders
            are you a traveling salesman? seems unusual for anyone else to ever need to do this

            https://i.imgur.com/V5fI5Zf.jpg

            >had this suitcase model for 25 years
            >still going strong

            Shit is build like a tank (Pic isn't mine but it's pretty close condition)

            my parents used to have this suitcase, used it for decades as well. No clue what happened to it. don't think they are as solid as they look, the latch on ours broke (because its made of shitty plastic like the rest of the bag) and the plastic wasn't as durable as it looks. the hinges get fucked up really easily as well.

            The wardrobes are fine, I just never use them. The case is like always having a bit of home with you. I pop it up and and everything is where it should be, and it makes the room/apartment feel familiar. But you're right, it's not necessary. It's solid, tho, the top doesn't sway.

            [...]
            https://www.pullupcase.com/

            looks like a really interesting design for a suitcase, but at the $1000 pricepoint not sure I could justify it. It seems like something that could be made for far cheaper. I would buy a suitcase like this for $200 if someone made one

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous
        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You better have a discount code for 890 euro

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Who cares. This thread was brought to you by Samsonite already. That looks like a sick case.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What do you think about this one?
    It's called the "Eagle Creek ORV Trunk 30". $400, a steal!

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Looks like a lot of weight lost on fluff to me.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ugliest bag ever

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I think it looks cool.

        I need a bag to live out for a few weeks, and I think that one might be the one. I have no clue. I don't travel often. I'm going off of amazon pictures and (probably) paid reviews. $400 seems very steep, though. I may quickly buy a piece of shit <$100 one from walmart if I can't find one I like.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >had this suitcase model for 25 years
    >still going strong

    Shit is build like a tank (Pic isn't mine but it's pretty close condition)

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Haven't seen one of those at baggage claim for years but every time I go to the basement.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Delsey or Samsonite.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go for a Tumi carryon size if your budget can handle it.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Travel pro or Briggs and Riley if you have deep pockets, B&R have a easy way to compact your luggage but are a bit heavy.
    Travelpro Platinum Elite are my favorite and most people that work in the airline industry I know have one.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Was going to mention these. I'll be going with a TravelPro Platinum Elite for carry-on and check-in bag for my next luggage purchase, and I'll eventually get Briggs when I start making even more money.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Was going to mention these. I'll be going with a TravelPro Platinum Elite for carry-on and check-in bag for my next luggage purchase, and I'll eventually get Briggs when I start making even more money.

      Thanks, I bought a TravelPro Platinum Elite 2 wheeled 22".

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Could I get a quick rundown of 4 wheeled vs 2 wheeled? I've only ever used 2 wheeled luggage, and I imagine rolling something moderately heavy, trying not to apply leverage from a long handle, on 4 wheels, without any tilt, would be a real pain. Maybe less so on flat airport floors, but definitely on motel sidewalks.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got an AWAY smaller sized one and a very high quality 30L backpack and I’ve been liking this setup a lot. Probably could have got a bigger sized suitcase but whatever.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >lightweight
    >durable
    >can throw it down a flight of stairs without damaging it
    >makes a good seat when waiting
    >washable
    >within carry-on dimensions of most airlines
    >makes you look like a traveling assassin

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      thanks anon, army universe is a cool website

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