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Old 11-06-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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We will be taking a trip to Asia sometime in December and likely to travel thro' couple of countries and we think our luggages will take a beating!

Additionally, Most airline have tacked on a baggage fees for the second bag, so we are looking for light-weight ones(to gain the max allowable weight) but still sturdy enough to make the round trip.

Looked up online and some of the suggestions include:

  • Traveler's Choice 3-piece Hardside Spinner Luggage set
  • Sedona Coleman Expandable Spinner 3-piece

Has anyone tried the poly carbonate ones? appreciate any advise!
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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We will be taking a trip to Asia sometime in December and likely to travel thro' couple of countries and we think our luggages will take a beating!

Additionally, Most airline have tacked on a baggage fees for the second bag, so we are looking for light-weight ones(to gain the max allowable weight) but still sturdy enough to make the round trip.

Looked up online and some of the suggestions include:

  • Traveler's Choice 3-piece Hardside Spinner Luggage set
  • Sedona Coleman Expandable Spinner 3-piece
Has anyone tried the poly carbonate ones? appreciate any advise!
I'm considering buying one. But I don't think I'll get a 3 piece set... More likely a larger one, an "orphan" from the outlet and maybe a new carry-on.

I travelled for years with a three piece set that included a traincase. Even without considering paying luggage fees on smaller pieces, I found that the big luggage would come out ages before the little pieces... husband got tired of waiting til the bitter end for my train case and smaller bag!
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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Buy the cheapest set you like. Luggage is cheap enough in Asia so you can replace what wears out. The more wheels it has the more it weighs.
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Old 11-09-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Why check it when you can carry on. Get RedOxx, and it will be the last bag you ever buy.
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Old 11-09-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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i dont understand the purpose of 'three piece set'. are there three of you?

just buy something you can fit yer stuff into and easy to get around. seems simple enough
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Airlines are trying to raise revenue by charging for checked bags, so checking anything is likely to cost you some money. The maximum size for a checked bag on all the carriers I checked is 62 linear inches (length + width + height). The maximum weight is 50 lbs, or 23 kg.
Every pound counts when 50 lbs is fine, and 51 lbs costs you money. Especially when a bag weighs in at 22 lbs empty – that’s practically half your weight allowance used up on the bag itself!

What I am looking for are two types of luggage:
One for a business travel, size that fits in an overhead compartment, best quality I can afford and a good brand name.
Another for a leisure travel and long trips - a suitcase(s) I check in, suspect to be abused, torn, stained, maybe even lost. Here I look for a sturdy fabric, possible expandable, and very, very light.
Wheels are handy, but they add a lots of weight to the luggage. If you need to buy luggage with wheels, then look for the lightest you can get: 2-3 lb for carry on, and 5-6 lb max for checked-in. International Traveller has a good selection ( IT - Ø ), they also sell sets.
Backpacks are a great carry in solutions. They have many useful compartments, are made from a sturdy nylon and give you both hands free

And read this:
Tips on Buying a Lightweight Suitcase | Overstock.com
Happy shopping!
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I would buy hard-sided luggage without zippers to minimize potential for carrying bedbugs home. The ones I've found that do not have zippers include Rimowa that is expensive, and Samsonite that is cheaper but heavier.
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