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Liz Pearce
5 months ago • Seattle

Carry-on Suitcase

After many years of faithful service, my Rimowa roller bag has given up the fight. (The zippers on nearly all of the interior compartments are shot.) I want to replace it with something that's expandable, stays upright when heavily loaded, and rolls easily through the airport. Please share your recs for your favorite luggage!
16 replies
5 months ago
My recommendation would be anything that Filson carries. They make some of the most durable products in terms of luggage and clothing!
see - Filson
5 months ago
Briggs & Riley. Lifetime, "we'll fix it no problem." Mine has been around the world with me 20 times. I cannot recommend it enough.

Follow up. I have the roller board, messenger bag, backpack, and laptop bag. All are sturdy. I've lost of today of ONE pull tag, which the replaced.
5 months ago
+1 for Briggs & Riley. They have a lifetime warranty but you won't need it since they never die.
5 months ago
FWIW I am in the same position and after my most recent first-work-trip-back to NYC and LA, I noticed so many Away suitcases, I decided to do an informal poll. All folks I chatted with had rave reviews and many were early adopters with their original suitcases in hand. There is a store at U Village and my plan is to head over and explore the options.
5 months ago
I’ll vote for TravelPro…we’ve done two European trips and a trip to Australia with the whole family in the last couple years and all the bags still work and look like new.
5 months ago
My husband normally spends a minimum of 100 days a year traveling. I got him this Kirkland Signature Hybrid Carry On Spinner suitcase and it has really stood up. One side is expandable and the other is hard-sided, super durable, lightweight and reasonably priced.
5 months ago
Go to University Village and get an Away bag. They are fantastic. See them all in person. One benefit to the Away bags is they will service and repair them in Seattle or any city with an Away store. They have some expandable bags now that are awesome. omar.shahine.com/blog/2019/...
5 months ago
I bought a Briggs and Riley about five years ago. I really love it and I have since bought a second bag from them. They are not inexpensive, but they do you hold up incredibly well.
5 months ago
Bought one of these on steepandcheep.com probably a decade ago for $50 and wore it into the ground. A wheel fell off, I asked them for a replacement, and instead they gave me a gift certificate for a brand new suitcase and instructions for turning the old one into a helpful planter. Most enjoyable customer service experience ever.
5 months ago
My husband swears by his Tumi carry on. They’re on the pricey side but totally worth it. They’re very durable, designed for heavy travelers.
5 months ago
I can second Briggs and Riley although mine are feeling bit bulky these days. And my carry-on no longer meets TSA requirements. As an alternative I recently got a Baboon to the Moon Go Bag and I LOVE it. No wheels but super cute colors, sturdy, functional and converts into backpack, duffel or cross-over bag.
5 months ago
Cant expect the same quality from carryons at such a different price point (Tumi, B&R…) I find Away to be the happy medium!
5 months ago
I want to add about the Away bags because I’ve had they noted as interesting prior to this convo.

They have a >> built in phone charger<< which is great for all those wait times when traveling!
5 months ago
I’d recommend anything Travelpro. They offer a lifetime warranty on everything except the zippers. In the past, we had a zipper fixed by a shoe repair guy and we’ve now been using this bag for work and pleasure travel for about 20 years! Also, we’ve noticed lot of flight attendants use this brand. Good luck!
5 months ago
Hi Liz Pearce . When I buy a new one, I will look here first.
awaytravel.com
5 months ago
I would stick to Rimowa, the Roll Royce of luggages.
5 months ago

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