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Thread: Suitcase?

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    Suitcase?

    It looks like Bihn does not make any suitcases.
    Can folks recommend an American-made suitcase, like the larger one in my attachments?
    (They somehow became turned upside down when they were uploaded.)
    Thanks.
    Mac
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    Last edited by turas; 07-31-2017 at 06:21 AM.

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    Are you specifically looking for rolling bags? Because I'd classify the Aeronauts, Tri-Star, and Western Flyer as suitcases.
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    Yes, sorry, rolling bags, 2 or 4 wheels.
    Thanks.

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    I have a briggs& Riley 22 inch rolling bag. It has a lifetime warranty. A really great bag. I use it for international travel when I have to have a suit.

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    Seconding Briggs and Riley as a great brand.
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    Hard to answer without knowing the following answers.

    1. What's your budget?
    2. How much do you expect to use it? Daily, weekly, monthly, etc.
    3. How much space do you need? Carry on size, checked size, international size, etc.
    4. Any specific options (weight, expandability, laptop sleeve, fold out garment bag, etc? Some folks prefer 2 wheels which tend to handle various terrains fine (sidewalks, streets, etc) while 4 wheels are easier in typical airport/hotel type areas.

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    The 4 wheel spinners are easier to push and will stand upright.

    Always take a tape measure to measure the carry on before purchase: presently, the maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag are 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm), including handles and wheels. Dimensions included on a carry-on tag doesn't include the wheels.
    I've opted for 18" spinners.

    Most US airlines don't enforce this requirement.
    Most of the regional planes going to smaller airports require you to check a wheeled carry-on at the bottom of the ramp before you enter the plane. Bags that TB makes such as the Aeronaut would fit most of the time. (I used an Aeronaut for awhile until I physically couldn't use it).
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    Two brands that have lasted us a good long while are Atlantic and Samsonite. A quick search didn't tell me where Atlantic luggage is made (no time to do deeper research Smilie) but I think Samsonite is a US brand. We probably need to replace a roller soon (no-name; was a hand-me-down) and I think I will go with one of those two. Likely a spinner, likely something smaller than the airline dimensions, as I am less and less enthused about heaving a rollaboard up into the overhead compartment these days. I tend to put all my essentials into a TB bag anyway, but sometimes with family travel it's helpful to have a roller amongst the four of us. (But the children are growing, so soon they'll carry all their own freight!)

    (Sometimes I'm tempted to look into the rollers that double as seats, especially with all the damned security lines. Maybe for our next big international trip....)

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    Thanks, but the Briggs & Riley is out of my price range.

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    Looking for a checked bag, rolling.
    > What's your budget?
    About $100
    > How much do you expect to use it? Daily, weekly, monthly, etc.
    We travel once or twice a year (dad and son)
    > How much space do you need? Carry on size, checked size, international size, etc.
    Checked, 62 linear
    > Any specific options (weight, expandability, laptop sleeve, fold out garment bag, etc?
    Nope
    Thanks.

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    Any brand name (samsonite, delsey, atlantic, etc) bag in your price range will probably work for you then fine. I'd check out places like Travel Products - FlyerTalk Forums and The Best Checked Luggage | The Wirecutter for more details.

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    Thanks for the answers.
    Maybe I just need to settle for something used or cheap.
    I like that wirecutter article, and the flyertalk forum is great. I had forgotten about that site.

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    Samsonite hard side. Those airplane luggage people don't care about your bag especially if flying in or out of Newark/Liberty airport. I have one small 4 roller silver hard side and it's survived anything you could do to it. I see them for sale at tj maxx and/or Marshalls all the time.

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    For $100, it will be hard to find something of very good quality.

    In addition to the stores mentioned above check out Marshalls, Costco and evenTarget. I'd stay away from t he cheapies at Wal Mart.

    And don't forget Ebags.com
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    +1 on finding something at TJMaxx/Marshalls/Costco. I bought a cheap (Sharper Image) 26" roller for a trip to Banff/Lake Louise because I had to carry some equipment that was not going to fit in the A45 (think winter jackets and camera tripods). I wouldn't recommend the Sharper Image roller - it's flimsy plastic - but at the price it worked fine for my needs; when not in use it doubles as my bag storage. Smilie

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