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Topic # 242172 14-Oct-2018 19:58
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Interested in recommendations on carry on luggage to replace my small rectangle leather case that has been with me for nearly 20 years. 

 

I prefer 2 wheel. I want something that will last. I don't super love the hard case variety but the weight is important to me. Today I saw Samsonite 1.7KG and 1.8KG models that were ok, but at $250 that was getting pricey.

 

I like a few extra pockets and decent protection for my notebook and other electronics etc. 

 

I am not fussed on brand per se, but I do want a decent warranty if possible. 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2107753 14-Oct-2018 19:58
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  Reply # 2107779 14-Oct-2018 20:55
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Interested in recommendations on carry on luggage. . .

I am not fussed on brand per se, but I do want a decent warranty if possible.


You may be able to get a substantial discount off the price of a new Samsonite case by joining Strandbags' frequent luggage buyers' club, or whatever they call it. (Personal experience)

I'm a bit over warranties on luggage, having had to repair one expensive case (Antler) at my own expense because the manufacturer would not courier a repair part, and having had to abandon another (Samsonite) because it could not be repaired in a timely fashion.

The aforementioned Samsonite was replaced with an American Tourister, which seems well made and cost half what a replacement Samsonite would have.

That said, my standard carry on for domestic travel is a Samsonite laptop backpack, and it's aging well. On the other hand, while in said Samsonite, my Surface Pro developed a hairline screen crack (see Microsoft sub forum).



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  Reply # 2107781 14-Oct-2018 21:00
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It’s not 2 wheels but we have this that we have used extensively in our travels and it’s very lightweight but also good sturdy build. 4 wheels is actually a lot easier to drag around airports. 10 year warranty.

https://www.strandbags.co.nz/luggage/american-tourister-applite-3-0-55cm-case/3165200 





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  Reply # 2107783 14-Oct-2018 21:03
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Yeah, well I was leaning toward this:

 

https://www.strandbags.co.nz/luggage/samsonite-72hours-deluxe-50cm-case/3168232

 

The problem with this is the reviews all state that it didn't last long and warranty was a nightmare.

 

https://www.strandbags.co.nz/luggage/fylite-compact-expander-carry-on/3180207

 

Half the price, but 500Grams heavier. Doesn't feel as premium. 

 

 

 

I did consider a backpack, getting a really nice one, and something I have considered not just for travelling but general every day use, but I feel looking at those was going down a rabbit hole. Being able to wheel something has advantages.

 

 


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  Reply # 2107785 14-Oct-2018 21:12
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networkn:

 

Interested in recommendations on carry on luggage to replace my small rectangle leather case that has been with me for nearly 20 years. 

 

I prefer 2 wheel. I want something that will last. I don't super love the hard case variety but the weight is important to me. Today I saw Samsonite 1.7KG and 1.8KG models that were ok, but at $250 that was getting pricey.

 

I like a few extra pockets and decent protection for my notebook and other electronics etc. 

 

I am not fussed on brand per se, but I do want a decent warranty if possible. 

 

 

I use a soft backpack from Katmandu. $119. It's squashable. I can fit it in pretty much anywhere. It's small and its on my back easily. Definitely NOT a big camping pack. 

 

I can carry clothing for 3 days (tight rolled)/ laptop (MacBook Air) / two 13,000mah power banks / PowerCube 4-port 240v NZ and adaptor / backup hard drive 

My phone is my camera (Huawei P20 Pro - 40mp). I also carry a Samsung Gear 360 VR camera. It's about the size of a lime.  Plus several micro-USB and USB-C cable. 

I'd done up to 6 weeks in this configuration. I don't know why anyone carries anything larger. I buy a razor and toothbrush / paste on arrival. 

This one: https://www.kathmandu.co.nz/packs-bags/everyday-packs/commuting-bags/cubic-pack-v4.html

I don't bother with warrantys. I just buy a new bag. But because these are never checked in, they never get damaged. 





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  Reply # 2107791 14-Oct-2018 21:23
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^ +1 for this.

I have a lightweight 25l backpack from MacPac. I can run with it, travel with it and also use it daily for work.

One zip on a small pocket gave out while in Timor-Leste years ago, dropped it off to MacPac upon return and they repaired it no questions asked, despite being over 3 years old and the failure probably being caused by sand.

Expandable straps on the side, tucks right down when I haven't got much in it and fits anywhere on a plane - plus I'm not that guy with a ridiculous hardcase bag trying to fit it in a full overhead locker and holding people up.



Edit to add - I've had it for maybe 10 years now, still in awesome condition and am currently in Singapore with it.



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  Reply # 2107792 14-Oct-2018 21:24
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link?

 

 


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  Reply # 2107798 14-Oct-2018 21:34
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It's called the "Amp 25". It looks like they may have updated it slightly from when I brought mine, and also appears to no longer be made, or at least not available on their website. There are pictures of it on the MacPac site if you google "Amp 25". On my phone currently so links are a bit of a challenge for me. Sorry about that, however it may be worth going in to speak with them and seeing what replaced it and whether that will fit your needs.

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  Reply # 2107806 14-Oct-2018 21:46
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Victorinox Spectrum 2.0 series. But that's beyond the price tag and is 4 wheels.





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  Reply # 2107808 14-Oct-2018 21:51
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Tinkerisk:

 

Victorinox Spectrum 2.0 series. But that's beyond the price tag and is 4 wheels.

 

 

Being polycarbonate, I have heard they can scratch easily which is visible?

 

Does 3.2KG weight sound about right? That's pretty weighty.


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  Reply # 2107811 14-Oct-2018 21:57
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networkn:

 

Tinkerisk:

 

Victorinox Spectrum 2.0 series. But that's beyond the price tag and is 4 wheels.

 

 

Being polycarbonate, I have heard they can scratch easily which is visible?

 

Does 3.2KG weight sound about right? That's pretty weighty.

 

 

 

 

That's a mental weight for carry on... nearly half your standard AirNZ allowance.

 

 

 

Get a backpack. 




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  Reply # 2107812 14-Oct-2018 21:58
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Most bags I have seen are around the 1.8 to 2KG mark. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2107815 14-Oct-2018 22:09
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Year, that's a lot but in my case I need to protect sensitive equipment and the "travel office". What about THIS?





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  Reply # 2107818 14-Oct-2018 22:16
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This 

 

I ran into work with it every day for 4 years.  The water proofing started to fall off and they replaced it no questions asked.

 

Osprey have a life time warranty for any reason.

 

It looks good, has pockets for laptops and tablets. 760 gram 

 

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  Reply # 2107829 14-Oct-2018 23:06
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Tom Bihn make excellent carry on bags if you can live without wheels. Google. I have an Aeronaut and it's my favourite bag of all time. Handles, shoulder strap or hideaway backpack straps. Tough material, excellent zips and build - lifetime warranty.

 

 

 

For wheeled carry on, which I do not use much, a Rimowa Topaz cabin. However, go to Germany to buy it as it will be 25% cheaper than most other places.






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