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Old 09-08-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Actually, Scoop, get mom a new roller with four wheels. They work far better than the older two wheel sizes. I know because we're too decrepit (and a bit to spoiled, I'm embarrassed to admit) to deal with the backpacks anymore. The four wheels have worked just fine, including on the cobblestones of Rome, escalators, and potholes. Curbs, meh, not so much.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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Actually, Scoop, get mom a new roller with four wheels. They work far better than the older two wheel sizes. I know because we're too decrepit (and a bit to spoiled, I'm embarrassed to admit) to deal with the backpacks anymore. The four wheels have worked just fine, including on the cobblestones of Rome, escalators, and potholes. Curbs, meh, not so much.
My nephew works in bell services at a large resort, and spinner wheels have replaced handles as the most commonly broken part of a suitcase. He says that one in four come in broken from the airport.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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My nephew works in bell services at a large resort, and spinner wheels have replaced handles as the most commonly broken part of a suitcase. He says that one in four come in broken from the airport.
I don't doubt that. It's one of the reasons I buy my luggage at TJ Maxx, so when it needs replacing, it's not going to break my heart or my budget. It's also one of the reason we NEVER check luggage.
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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Tumi and Samsonite
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:43 PM
 
Location: NY/LA
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I can't praise Travelpro enough. I have one of their rollaboard carry ons and it's still held up over five years now after been through ringer. I learned about the brand from a flight attendant friend of mine who swears by them.
We bought 4 pieces from the Travelpro Crew set about 4 years ago. The loops that hold the pulls on the zipper sliders on the back pockets broke multiple times, to the point where we eventually stopped taking it in to get repaired. The next time we plan on updating our luggage, we'll probably avoid Travelpro. I've heard good things about Tumi and Briggs & Riley. When I was fresh out of college, I used to have a Dakota bag that was great, but unfortunately Tumi discontinued that brand.
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I'm a RedOxx fan. Air Boss is the real deal. Biggest issue is that it's easy to overpack, and then you have to lug it around.

Red Oxx Air Boss Carry-on Bag Designed for 1 Bag Business Travelers.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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I like Atlantic. Reasonably priced when you get it at Ross, Marshall's, or TJ Maxx. Buy the model with no less than a ten year warranty.
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