Comments (142)

Dec 26, 2008

briggs & Riley.
they probably have the best lifetime warranty out there...

Dec 26, 2008

Briggs and Riley are fantastic. Travelpro does outstanding work. IIRC, there are alot of pilots that use TravelPro and Briggs and Riley for their cary ons.

I am partial to Tumi. My father had (key word being had)a tumi bag that lasted him for 20 years that I started to use. After being stopped at every airport I was went through during one trip abroad [8 different security check points, 8 different times being pulled over for a search, 3 nearly missed connections thanks to security on that trip], I handed in the bag and updated to a new edition of the same bag and a few other pieces. In the last 5 years, they have seen alot of travel and wear and are still running in top condition.

Dec 26, 2008

How about a Samsonite? I have 2 of them (1 carry-on and 1 large) and they seem to be of good quality...

Dec 29, 2008

I know Samsonite is a good name - but the bag I have by them is absolute crap, so be careful.

The Briggs & Riley speedthrough bags look incredible: http://www.briggs-riley.com/Checkpoint_Friendly.asp

Dec 29, 2008

I got a Samsonite for Christmas and started this thread to see if it might be worth exchanging. Gift-giver said it was purchased at Costco which made me suspicious because some good brands sell lower quality products at Costco (i.e. Lucky Brand Jeans at Costco feel stiffer and are made in Mexico rather than U.S.).

Dec 29, 2008

I think my crappy Samsonite luggage is from Macy's on sale - not Costco. My biggest issues are durability (have had it for a year and it looks about ready to split in half) and the stupid 4 wheel "spinner" design (wheeling it on four wheels is really awkward, and it doesn't wheel as well on two wheels as normal luggage).

Dec 29, 2008
Dec 29, 2008

Nice call, BR. That's either mine, or one that looks just like it.

Dec 30, 2008
ringtailedlemur:

Nice call, BR. That's either mine, or one that looks just like it.

I actually just bought that one, so I guess it's going to suck over the long-term.

Dec 30, 2008

I love Hartmann. Sturdy. Classy. I have pieces from Hartmann Transit collection in Rye.

Dec 30, 2008

I also own Ghurka. Their duffel bags and messenger bags are classic. Great for weekend getaways.

Dec 30, 2008

Make sure you get a piece of luggage that has a heavy base so that it doesn't fall over all the time while you let it stand by itself.

Thats a huge pet peeve of mine.

Jan 2, 2009

I have the following B&R model and love it:

http://www.briggs-riley.com/travel/carryonwheeledu...
It has an internal garment bag which is a bit cramped, but nice if you're traveling with a suit/jacket. There's also an attachable strap that let you clip a laptop bag (or whatever) to it. Of course you can also just slide the laptop bag down the handle, but it's much easier to schlep around with the clip since you don't have all the weight on the telescoping handle. Also try to find one that's internally expandable--it will give you extra room without having the poles sticking up and taking up space in the case.

I also have a Tumi laptop case which has seen a lot of use and is still going strong.

Jan 3, 2009

baseline huh? I was looking more at the transcend model:

http://www.briggs-riley.com/travel/carryonwheeledu...
Looks pretty good in black to me...

Jan 7, 2009

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Tumi. It may be a bit pricey, but a Tumi laptop bag can last you easily through your consulting career.

If you want to "invest", I'd say go with Tumi laptop/carry-on luggage. You can beat the crap out of it and it'll still work very well.

If you want to find something more affordable and functional, Briggs Riley is good.

Jan 12, 2009
managementconsulted.com:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Tumi. It may be a bit pricey, but a Tumi laptop bag can last you easily through your consulting career.

Apparently reading isn't in your skill set. There are a few references not too many posts above yours.

Sep 11, 2012
managementconsulted.com:

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Tumi. It may be a bit pricey, but a Tumi laptop bag can last you easily through your consulting career.

If you want to "invest", I'd say go with Tumi laptop/carry-on luggage. You can beat the crap out of it and it'll still work very well.

If you want to find something more affordable and functional, Briggs Riley is good.

Excuse me, but Briggs & Riley is not much cheaper than Tumi and in my opinion is better. This is the B&R I have http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/productDetail... and it is better than the equivalent Tumi. Why? Lifetime warranty vs a few years offered by Tumi. If during the first year your bag gets broken they give you a new one. Also, the inside is flat, which creates less wrinkles than bags, like the Tumi, that have the handle sticking inside the bag. I visited three Tumi stores as well as three that sold the Briggs and after hearing the pitches and looking at the bags I chose the Briggs. Price was not a consideration.

Granted, others might prefer the Tumi for whatever reason, but it's not categorically better though more expensive as you suggest.

Jul 9, 2009

I really like TravelPro luggage. It is the type that most airline workers use. Mine is really, really durable, sturdy, an all-around good piece of luggage. When I was looking for luggage (before buying this Travelpro) I came across this write-up about it that really interested me. It was all about the benefits of purchasing TravelPro Luggage and was loaded with links to different sites for buying any brand of luggage.

Life is What you make it.

Jul 17, 2009

I am a big fan of Tumi (mainly because it is the luggage I use and it has lasted quite well). It is, however, quite expensive. What I did was go to the outlets in NY (upstate NY to be precise, the Woodbury Commons), where they have a Tumi outlet. I got a phenomenal deal with the same guarantee (and of course quality) as if I paid retail. I think I got 50% off the tag, plus an extra 10% off and no tax or something. I went once around Christmas and once on black Friday - the traffic was awful, but it was a sweet deal.

Aug 3, 2009

Is there a way to report this thread to a moderator? 3 of the last 4 posts are clearly spam.

Aug 15, 2010

just buy the cheapest ones you can get. i got one for 30 bucks, and it easily lasts for a couple of years

Aug 15, 2010

@barkatthemoon - I agree with you if you're looking for a crappy carryon for weekend trips when you're in college. But I think you're an idiot if you don't think it's worth investing a couple hundred in a bag when you're flying twice a week.

Aug 16, 2010

You can get a TravelPro Crew 7 (current model is 8) at Amazon for $125.

Aug 27, 2010

Wal-mart Plastic BAG!!!

telling you ... you can fit so much into it!

Aug 27, 2010

Just bought the Travelpro Crew 7 for around that price. So far, so good.

Dec 8, 2010

Check Samsonite Luggage. Now a days great offers are available on Samsonite. Brand is itself very reliable and full of quality. To get good discount visit the link : Samsonite Luggage

Dec 9, 2010

Hey, we resuscitated the luggage thread! Though it was a blatant advertisement that did so. My two cents: my Tumi laptop bag is fantastic. I got it in leather instead of ballistic nylon, as the leather looks much better, but a lot of people prefer the nylon because it's sturdier. They have the T-Pass line now that zips completely open so you don't have to take out the laptop when you go through an airport checkpoint.

I haven't bought a new suitcase yet, but my TravelPro lasted pretty well with some heavy use for 7 years. I think I'm going to upgrade to a Tumi suitcase - it sounds like people here have had good experiences with them.

Dec 9, 2010

TravelPro and Tumi both comes with lifetime warranty and rarely fails. Tumis are just too expensive.

Dec 12, 2010

Whatever you do make sure it fits in the overhead bins. You should be fine if it'll fit into an A320 (other plane types have bigger bins). Nobody who flies twice a week checks their bag.

"We are lawyers! We sue people! Occasionally, we get aggressive and garnish wages, but WE DO NOT ABDUCT!" -Boston Legal-

Feb 10, 2011

For frequent business travelers willing to carry a shoulder bag, I would recommend the Eagle Creek. I've got one of their wheeled briefcases and it's been great. It's expensive but extremely durable and water-resistant. It is specifically made for frequent travelers and is easy to carry all the times while in transit.

Feb 10, 2011

I'm an ex-airline pilot - Briggs and Reily is the only way to go. Travelpro sucks frankly. They give discounts to pilots and flight attendants, and most pilot shops carry them, which is why you see TravelBlow so much. I've had a Briggs & Reily for a few years now and love it. If I decided to throw it into a trash compactor 5 years from now, and bring it back, they'd give me a new one no questions asked. Can't go wrong and worth the money.

Jan 25, 2012

The Travelpro Crew 8 (http://www.monsterbags.com/travelpro.html) backpack is a good option for you as you're looking for a luggage bag that fits in as a carry-on. The backpack I'm recommending is lightweight and durable at the same time. It also has a padded built-in laptop sleeve that can fit in a 17 inch laptop.

Jan 25, 2012

lol the intricate details of consultancy

Get it!

Jan 26, 2012

Lighter the better for the laptop bag.

All I look for is one opening, with a divider. Laptop and accessories on one side, my notebook, files and pens on the other.

Luggage is a different story though, and I managed to kill my no-name bag from university in about 9 months of travel. Will need to check out a few of these brands to see if anything fits.

Jan 27, 2012

If I had to guess I'd say that in Germany among consultants, Rimowa has a market share of about 99,9%

Aug 18, 2012
24837:

If I had to guess I'd say that in Germany among consultants, Rimowa has a market share of about 99,9%

man, I have been lusting after a Rimowa ever since I accidentally stumbled upon their store at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Jan 31, 2012

Go with anything by Victorinox. I own two of their carry-ons and one of their laptop bags. I've put all of them thruogh at least 200 flights and they're still in tip-top shape. Plus they also come with a lifetime warranty should anything go wrong.

Originally I was going to go with TravelPro when I first started consulting but when visiting the luggage store the owner told me go with nothing but Victorinox or Briggs & Riley. At first I assumed he was just trying to upsell me but after the experiences I've had he was certainly right.

Jan 31, 2012

Not in consulting but I travel quite a bit. I have a carry-on from Victorinox that I've used my entire career. Its good, if a bit corporate.

Also, I have an old dark brown leather duffle bag that I've used and abused a lot. Its what I travel with mostly these days. It looks "distressed" and girls often ask me about it when I travel... might be an option if you don't want to go for the corporate look all the time.

Aug 16, 2012

For US domestic carry on, do most people get 20" size or bigger?

How does this look? http://www.luggagetogo.com/travelpro-crew-9-busine...

Aug 18, 2012

tumi is pretty good - and you might want to check out flyertalk forums, they tend to have some really good suggestions (lots of hardcore flyers)

suffering through tests and other crap

Sep 8, 2012

For US domestic carry on, do most people get 20" size or bigger?

How does this look? http://www.luggagetogo.com/travelpro-crew-9-busine......

Feb 18, 2013

Bumping this... Have a 4-5 day conference in May and think its a good opportunity to step my game up. I like the rolling garment bags, but since I need some casual clothes in addition to 2-3 suits it seems impractical.

Apr 1, 2014

Any latest recommendations?

Apr 1, 2014

I have this one and I am a huge fan.

http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/productDetail...

I love that the suiting area is separate from the rest, that I can pack/unpack in less than 5 minutes as I don't need to fold anything, just take entire shirt and hanger and go. Lots of nice pockets for little things like extra belts/cufflinks/ties etc. More than enough for a week's worth of business travel.

Apr 1, 2014
pr4mence:

I have this one and I am a huge fan.

http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/productDetail...

I love that the suiting area is separate from the rest, that I can pack/unpack in less than 5 minutes as I don't need to fold anything, just take entire shirt and hanger and go. Lots of nice pockets for little things like extra belts/cufflinks/ties etc. More than enough for a week's worth of business travel.

Does that fit in small overhead bins (i.e. on regional jets)? I also am not a fan of garment bags because they waste so much space.

I prefer and have this one for a rollerboard: http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/productDetail...

Also really like the Tom Bihn Tristar, which is a great over the shoulder carryon.

In terms of briefcases/laptop bags, I'm yet to find any that'll beat this one from Tumi: http://www.tumi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=40...

Apr 1, 2014

It does not, but I find that most "full" carry-ons don't fit into the overhead bins on regional jets, you have to use their runway check feature anyways, just pick up directly upon exiting the plane.

The one I mentioned is basically a garment bag turned 90 degrees, and much closer to a standard carry-on.

Apr 1, 2014

I use a Red Oxx Air Boss for my carry-on and will be purchasing a Saddleback computer bag later this year. I don't do much walking as I am in Atlanta, so this wouldn't work for the guys that need to save their shoulders.

The Air Boss was recommended by the guy who writes at www.OneBag.com

He doesn't recommend a separate computer bag...but that isn't feasible for most of us going to client sites. When I travel for pleasure I just take the Air Boss alone and tuck my iPad and Macbook Air in the padded center of the Air Boss.

Apr 1, 2014

Thats sounds like a WAY to much stuff for a carry-on, but I could be wrong

Gang, Gang, Gang

Apr 1, 2014

So what do you recommend bringing then? We're required to wear a suit all week (training program).

Apr 1, 2014

Agreed. The shoes will kill you. Cut it down to one pair of dress, one casual and wear your dress shoes on the plane so you can be a little more exuberant about smashing your casual shoes into the suitcase. Try packing stuff like casual clothes/undershirts/etc in your laptop bag.

Apr 1, 2014

If you're looking for actual luggage recommendations, checkout Briggs & Riley. I've got one of their wheeled suitcases and it's been great. Lots of compartments and configuration options, fits exactly in the overhead bin, expandable, nicely made.

Apr 1, 2014
CaptK:

If you're looking for actual luggage recommendations, checkout Briggs & Riley. I've got one of their wheeled suitcases and it's been great. Lots of compartments and configuration options, fits exactly in the overhead bin, expandable, nicely made.

FYI to all - this is the bag I have: http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/productDetail...

Apr 1, 2014

shoes: stuff your socks, undershirts, boxers etc. in the shoes to keep them rigid when packing. This way they won't crease. Also, wrap each shoe in a plastic grocery bag, this avoids scuffing.

Ties: Roll them and put them in the shoes

Suits: 2 suits is more than enough. A navy and charcoal should do the trick. Just hang both of them up in a suit bag and ask the flight attendant to hang it in the plane's closet

Shirts: 2 shirts will do, both white. Wash and take turns.

Casual: one pair of jeans, a couple of casual shirts, you can wear the dress shoes out...

Pack light :)

Apr 1, 2014

Thanks for the advice guys.

@SuitedWolf: Can I bring a carry-on bag, briefcase, AND garment bag on the plane or does the garment bag count as the second piece of carry-on?

Apr 1, 2014

Yeah, that's 3. One Carry On + One Personal Item (Laptop Bag/Briefcase). Also you save more space by rolling cloths (e.g. undershirts) rather than folding, so consider that to save space. Check out how she does it:
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/05/06/busine...

Apr 1, 2014

Eagle Creek Tarmac 22. Last carry-on you'll ever need:

http://www.chrisbrogan.com/my-new-carry-on-eagle-c...

Apr 1, 2014

@abacab: great link, very helpful. I never thought to roll my clothes when packing lol. I'll do just that for my casual clothes and I'll put my dress shirts w/ my 2 suits in a garment bag. I should be able to pack everything fairly easily now.

Apr 1, 2014

Just curious but what does everyone do about toiletries? Just buy a bunch of the tiny bottles and stuff or buy it when you get where ever you're going?

Regards

Apr 1, 2014

Totally agree with Capt K! Briggs & Riley luggage is an excellent choice. Coming back to your requirements, do you really need 3 pairs of shoes for a week-long business trip? I would say two pairs should suffice. If you manage to bring the number of shoe pairs down to two, rest of the stuff should easily fit in this 21" expandable carry-on from Briggs & Riley. The suits can go in the garment sleeve and your casual clothes/shoes can be packed in the main section. The carry-on has lots of other, very handy pockets!

Apr 1, 2014

You pack like a woman. 3 pairs of shoes!? I go on months long business trips and only bring a single carry-on.

Apr 1, 2014

You guys have to check this out. This guy's a friend of mine, and I'll probably end up doing a full blown post about this, but it seemed immediately germane to this particular conversation. Would you travel around the world for six weeks with no luggage at all?

Here's the whole story:
http://www.rtwblog.com/2010/08/why-rolf-is-traveli...

And here's the video for those with ADD:

Apr 1, 2014

If you are traveling for business reason, backpack is a good option as many bags are designed in such a way that clothes don't get wrinkled in it. If you choose the right size, it can be easily stored in the overhead compartment also. Only disadvantage of backpack is that some bags do not have wheels so you have to carry that on your shoulder all the time. Briggs & Riley's BRX is one of the lightest carry on available in market that meets all the expectation of carry-on luggage case.

Apr 1, 2014
davidjha:

If you are traveling for business reason, backpack is a good option as many bags are designed in such a way that clothes don't get wrinkled in it. If you choose the right size, it can be easily stored in the overhead compartment also. Only disadvantage of backpack is that some bags do not have wheels so you have to carry that on your shoulder all the time. Briggs & Riley's BRX is one of the lightest carry on available in market that meets all the expectation of carry-on luggage case.

You would look like less of a dork if you dressed like IlliniProgrammer and whistled the Star Wars theme song. I hope no one bought this and wore it on their back.

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses - Henry Ford

Apr 1, 2014

I always do a folding shoulder bag, though many times it has to be gate checked. In terms of toiletries, the hotel you are staying at probably has complimentary toiletries, just ask when you get there and if not hit up the gift shop.

"Hold on to your butts"

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Apr 1, 2014

go for Tumi

Apr 1, 2014

The patagonia burrito bag is what I use. It is the max size you can carry on.

Apr 1, 2014

Tumi is over-rated shit that brand whores buy. Briggs & Riley is definitely the way to go for business luggage.

Apr 1, 2014

Tumi all the way. You should definitely be able to fit 1 weeks of business attire into a standard 20" roll-on bag.

For trips of this length I would back:
1 suit: Usually a solid color, I will wear the jacket onto the plane with a pair of jeans and one pair of dress shoes. I get my suits with two pairs of pants (one pleated with cuffs, one flatfront without cuffs), so that I can alternate the pants throughout the week and have a backup in case I need to send it out to be laundered.
1-2 pairs of shoes: if you can fit it in your bag(s), I would bring two pairs of shoes (extends the life of your shoes if you alternate them every other day). Howeer, I usually save the room for sneakers (Nike Free's which dont take up much space):
5-6 dress shirts: 1 shirt/day, plus an backup extra. Shirts don't take up much room, so don't skimp here.
1 pair jeans: wear them onto the plane. they are bulky and will take up too much room in luggage.
1 pair khakis/dress pants: for business-casual occaisions where you may not want to wear a suit.
2 polo shirts
gym clothes (unless your hotel provides)

Apr 1, 2014
Apr 1, 2014

Thanks for pointing me to the discussion, Chron3k. Briggs & Riley (http://www.briggs-riley.com/) seemed to be a popular choice on that thread. I'd think it's definitely worth exploring!

Apr 1, 2014

Hartmann. End of discussion.

Apr 1, 2014

Tumi.

Apr 1, 2014

Generally for business travel, mid size roller bags or backpacks are considered as a carry on luggage. For small trip carry on bags are really helpful and enough to accommodate travel related things. The most important part of luggage you have to look for is quality, sturdily built and handy enough to carry. Look for expandable case feature which will allow for optimum packing. Do not over pack the suitcase and go for metal zippers in terms of durability. I bought Eagle Creek ES3 series bag a couple of years ago and I trust on it for its durability and reliability.

Apr 1, 2014

Go for something around 21" which is the limit for carry-on.

Tumi, it is literally bulletproof. You'll need it considering how airlines can screw up your baggage and its contents.

Calm down, this shit isn't rocket science.

Apr 1, 2014

Red Oxx Air Boss if you want something without wheels. Doesn't have a designated laptop sleeve but you can get a piece to put in the middle compartment to protect a laptop. Fantastic build, lifetime warranty, and can easily hold enough clothes for a week of business travel.

Apr 1, 2014

LV is the way to go

Apr 1, 2014

Indeed. I have a porte-document monogram macassar (meant to work with laptops up till 15"). It's really nice and well made. I like it.

If you wait to be fed, you won't learn how to hunt.

Apr 1, 2014

Indeed. I have a porte-document monogram macassar (meant to work with laptops up till 15"). It's really nice and well made. I like it.

If you wait to be fed, you won't learn how to hunt.

Apr 1, 2014

http://www.Amazon.com/Kenneth-Cole-Luggage-Trifold-Garment/dp/B0031QT2NQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1361569218&sr=8-4&keywords=kenneth+cole+trifold

I just got this bad boy for Christmas after looking at probably 50+ bags: Fits 3+ shrits, 2 suits, and 2 pairs of shoes, + thsirts/underwear - took stuff out of the dopkit so I didn't have the bulk of the bag, but it was a small price to pay. Had my suit (tux technically, I was going to a new years ball) dry cleaned before I got there and it still looked great. I would say the quality is up there with Tumi, but you aren't paying for the name. Oh yeah, it fit in the overhead (with the longest side out) with no problem.
Happy hunting.

Apr 1, 2014

Seems pretty solid, but what if I have a shoulder laptop bag? Could be the only snag. Pretty much exactly what I'm looking for otherwise.

Apr 1, 2014

briggs and riley yo

Apr 1, 2014

TravelPro if you find Tumi too expensive. You can get older models (Crew8 or something) for decent price online or Amazon sale. I have been using a 22" Crew7 for like 4+ years now, flew 80-130 flights each year and was pretty rough on it (like hit the curb or stairs every time). It's still together.

Apr 1, 2014

Briggs cases are always preferable for Business travel which gives professional look to your professional attire.

Apr 1, 2014

Costco is selling an awesome Briggs & Riley 21.5" rollaboard right now for $189 or something like that. Plain black, very professional, and great quality. It's the B&R flagship model from last year, and the luggage store buy my house was selling the same bag for ~$375.

Apr 1, 2014
Zzari:

Costco is selling an awesome Briggs & Riley 21.5" rollaboard right now for $189 or something like that. Plain black, very professional, and great quality. It's the B&R flagship model from last year, and the luggage store buy my house was selling the same bag for ~$375.

something tells me its the one i bought for full retail. is it the wide body?

Apr 1, 2014

Samsonite

Apr 1, 2014

I got a great briggs & riley rolling carry on garment bag on gilt for $299. Holds 2 suits, 4 shirts, and a pair of shoes if you really try.

Apr 1, 2014
WellsNotice:

Any recommendations? Will probably need something carry-on that would work for anything from an overnight trip to a 3-4 day conference. Some of the rolling tri-folds are nice, just not sure if I should bite the bullet and spend $400.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/tumi-tri-fold-g...alpha-carry-on?ID=632429&cm_mmc=Google_PLA_DMA_Home_Luggage-_-PLA+Home+Brands+-+Luggage_PLA+-+Luggage+-+Tumi-_-49804509498-_-mkwid_2lLF9JLl

I would prefer a hand carry that would fit in my laptop, 2-3 suits and my most important documents along with some other small items. The carry would definitely come with a roll on stand and I believe that is the most comfortable thing I have ever used during business trips. Look for a Dell carry or even Samsonite are great.

In Time I wander

Apr 1, 2014

As one might expect, Consulting Cabaret is all over this topic!
//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/mo-th-travel-carry-...
//www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/best-luggage

Apr 1, 2014

thanks!

"anyone who believes money is the root of all evil, doesn't have any"

Apr 1, 2014

I have a Tumi necktie case that I swear by.

Apr 1, 2014

Have you ever thought about buying a Louis Vuitton Keepball luggage bag? You can buy it with straps and in some airlines the 40 cm ones are a loud to bring to the plane.
The quality is good ;) may you think about...

Apr 1, 2014

Briggs & Riley.

Apr 1, 2014

Second B&R. I have their U175 model (upright carry-on garment bag) and swear by it. As a consultant who's been on the road 210 days out 365 this year, having half of the bag to hold suits/shirts and separate from all the other items is key.

Lifetime warranty and classy, clean lines doesn't hurt either.

Apr 1, 2014

Tumi tri-fold garment bag... perfect for suits, shirts, etc.

http://www.Amazon.com/Alpha-Tri-Fold-carry-On-Garment-022133DH/dp/B001XCX8HG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380166422&sr=8-1&keywords=tumi+trifold+garment+bag

Tumi's products are awesome.

Apr 1, 2014

rimova?

Apr 1, 2014

Had a TravelPro which served very well for 4 years on the road. Change to a B&R over the summer. Definitely sturdier, not that the TravelPro ever broke.

Apr 1, 2014

tumi messenger

Apr 1, 2014

Are you asking about a roller carry-on luggage?

My vote would be for Travelpro. Tumi is likely too expensive for your price range (usually $500+ unless you get it on sale, or go for their lower-end T-Tech)

Apr 1, 2014

Briggs and Riley U122 CX: http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/productDetail...

Love it!

More stylish and better warranty than the Tumi Alpha 2. Also, it fits in all of the new, smaller carry-on sizers. Can't say the same for TA2. Go search on www.flyertalk.com for a ton of reviews/opinions.

Apr 1, 2014

Rimowa hands down. This one's under your budget, even after factoring in duties it'll prob be under your budget.

https://www.koffer24.com/shop/en/rimowa--cabin-tro...

They also give VAT refunds, which basically covers shipping to the US. Flyertalk has some good reviews on this site that you can check out.

You're welcome :)

Apr 1, 2014

Second Briggs & Riley. It's $400, which is in your price point, and comes with an unconditional lifetime warranty. Nothing else compares.

Apr 1, 2014

Another vote for the B&R U122CX. On flyer forums, it is easily the #1 choice. Also have a sale going right now with $50 off, which happens pretty much no other time of the year. If you're ready to buy now, I would.

Apr 1, 2014

I work big 4 on the west coast so it is likely a little more lax, however I have seen full suite and tie (1 or 2 people who like to) and business casual. For business casual its usually suit without a tie or slacks and a dress shirt with a casual jacket (jackets are usually very casual and not always sports jackets). If I were you id wear slacks and a dress shirt with a matching blazer on the 1st day. Im sure you would be fine with khakis and a sports jacket once you have established yourself.

Apr 1, 2014

Tumi or Briggs and Riley both are great luggage brands. Personally, I have a Briggs carry on and a Tumi laptop bag. Briggs is guaranteed for life, so I would choose that brand for a carry on because they get a fair amount of abuse in the overhead, car and if you have to gate check it.

Apr 1, 2014
gpck:

Tumi or Briggs and Riley both are great luggage brands. Personally, I have a Briggs carry on and a Tumi laptop bag. Briggs is guaranteed for life, so I would choose that brand for a carry on because they get a fair amount of abuse in the overhead, car and if you have to gate check it.

@gpck, you nailed it. I agree with this 100% - I have the same set-up :)

Apr 1, 2014

Can't go wrong with suit - no tie. Also Travelpro is a good inexpensive luggage option that has good durability and build quality (it's what many flight crews use).

Jun 1, 2018

It is a true story. It does not matter how simple your clothes are if you can accessorize really well. While earrings, bracelets and hair clips are the obvious choice of accessories, the bags that you carry to make the biggest difference of them all.

While black and brown bags have not lost their charm, loud colors and big designs have an impact on the look of the individual. There are many brands of bags in the market. While they are not bad, the effect on the appearance is not as bold as one would get with a Louis Vuitton.

The brand speaks volumes. The iconic image that comes with the bag is something truly inimitable.
The styles are sophisticated in nature.
Those who love their leather accessories will understand why the bag is priced so high
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Jun 1, 2018

Definitely get the 4-wheeled option of whichever model you decide to get. The extra maneuverability makes travelling through airports much easier.

I got a semi-solid case (similar to the one you're looking at) from Samsonite and have been pleased with how it's held up after 2 years of flying and occasionally being dragged around on the Boston cobblestones.

Jun 1, 2018
bonks:

Definitely get the 4-wheeled option of whichever model you decide to get. The extra maneuverability makes travelling through airports much easier.

I got a semi-solid case (similar to the one you're looking at) from Samsonite and have been pleased with how it's held up after 2 years of flying and occasionally being dragged around on the Boston cobblestones.

This is a US vs. Europe thing, but I much prefer 2 wheelers. Easier to put my briefcase on top, and much easier on carpets. A lot of the 4 wheelers also waste way too much space. I didn't find the added maneuverability that beneficial.

B&R U122CX is the way to go. Have had way too many colleagues have sizer issues with Tumi's, and they don't have lifetime warranty like B&R.

Also there's almost exactly the same thread a few threads down... At least do a quick search before posting...

Jun 1, 2018

lol who cares, just buy one...no need for hand holding

Jun 1, 2018

This:
Tumi 022020DH (can't post links)

Jun 1, 2018

4 wheelers are for girls. Idk if you want to blow $ on Tumi or B&R as a new analyst. I had a TravelPro Crew 7 (current is probably 9 or 10) for almost 4 years and it held up pretty well with weekly beating. Just look for a model older than current in Amazon.

Jun 1, 2018

Just because you're on a business trip doesn't mean you can't travel with class

http://www.ghurka.com/pontoon-i-rolling-luggage-vi...

Jun 1, 2018

+1 for the B&R U122CX. It's what I use and I like it a lot.

Jun 1, 2018
kingfalcon:

+1 for the B&R U122CX. It's what I use and I like it a lot.

Yup. I would like the maneuverability of the spinner but, as a wide-shouldered guy, can't afford to give up the extra inch+ inside.

Jun 1, 2018

If you're going on a cum pleasure trip to China, a carry-on bag should be pretty low on your list of priorities.

Jun 1, 2018

TUMI is the one and only way to go when it comes to carry on luggage. best bags/trolleys the world has ever seen. they aren't cheap though. they have like 10 different models/sizes of carry on bags so go online and knock yourself out. also, sturdiness really won't be an issue with those.

Jun 1, 2018
mezzmonkey:

TUMI is the one and only way to go when it comes to carry on luggage. best bags/trolleys the world has ever seen. they aren't cheap though. they have like 10 different models/sizes of carry on bags so go online and knock yourself out. also, sturdiness really won't be an issue with those.

I second this. They make good products, and, although kind of pricey (although not so compared to an LV for example), they are perfect for travelers.

Jun 1, 2018

Check out Filson, they have great bags with very high quality. Unless you are from New Jersey, then see above post.

Jun 1, 2018

Check out this business upright (http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/productDetail.aspx?id=20-inch-Carry-On-Business-Upright_KR304) from Briggs & Riley. It's lightweight and durable and comes with a removable computer case that can be carried separately as well.

Jun 1, 2018

+1 for Briggs & Riley. However, if you're not too particular about buying a business-oriented bag, then you can also explore this 19" upright (http://www.briggs-riley.com/category/productDetail.aspx?id=Explore-19-Upright_BU119) from their BRX collection meant for outdoor travel. It also has a padded sleeve you can use to keep your laptop in and looks pretty sturdy. Besides, at 7 lbs, it's much lighter than carry-ons from their other collections or other brands.

Jun 1, 2018

Hi, guys. Sorry for the long absence. Going with the BRX 19" carry-on Tracy recommended. I totally flipped for its rugged looks. It's also one of the most robust bags I've seen lately. Can't wait to take it to China.

Jun 1, 2018

Business travel is generally for a few days and mostly it doesn't have multiple destinations. Always better to choose something which is easy to carry and help to accommodate your all basic things. Briggs & Riley luggage
is specifically designed by keeping in mind business traveler's needs and it accommodates everything.

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mbavsmfin:

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