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Luggage question for the road warriors among us...

MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

My last few carry-on bags have not been up to the task. Granted, I work them pretty hard, but it's only become a problem in the past few years. Probably because I buy cheap crap on Amazon, but I have no idea which ones are any good. Suggestions, please!

And yes, of course I know about Pelicans, and I use one to carry inventory to shows, but they're too conspicuous for general travel needs.

Andy Lustig

Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.


  • TrampTramp Posts: 614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TravelPro has been my luggage brand choice. My carry on certainly have a way longer life span than my checked luggage. I'm not sure what luggage can endure that torture more than a couple of years. Not sure if I'm considered a road warrior but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Lol

    I might be a little bit of a road warrior, I'm almost a million miler on Delta alone.

    USAF (Ret.) 1985 - 2005. E-4B Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief and Contracting Officer.
    My current Registry sets:
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1879 – 1891)

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another endorsement for TravelPro here. I've used their line of luggage for years and years and have never had a piece fail. They work great, hold up terrific and look just like any other bag another person would carry.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

  • streeterstreeter Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You can buy an IMR2400 pelican on marketplace or Craigslist for $25-30. A guy in Phoenix seems to have a warehouse full.
    One use USN optics or electronics. The gov throws them away. As new condition. Who cares if they are 'conspicuous'.

    Have a nice day
  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,730 ✭✭✭✭✭

    TravelPro purchased. Thanks!

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used to be a 'road warrior'.... For many years, I could go at minutes notice, always carry on luggage. TravelPro worked - and works - for me. I do not do a lot of traveling anymore, but still have the same carry on for my occasional trips. Cheers, RickO

  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My wife got a good solid carryon at Target a few years ago. Fits overhead and has held up quite well. I don't think she spent more than $30 on it. I use a soft duffle, think the last one I took to Panama was a freebie with some purchase of something, cologne or perfume or something. That and my backpack and I can have a week of clothes easy and can be international ready in ~10 mins.

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