Luggage website reviews?

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  1. dhammer53
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    Anyone know of a website that reviews luggage?

    Thanks.
     
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    An impartial luggage review/rating website would be a good thing! FWIW, I'm leery of user testimony/ratings on luggage manufacturer websites.

    Other than that, our best experiences have been with Tumi luggage (5 year warranty, but I've had luggage repairs outside of that time frame w/o added charge) and Hartmann luggage (lifetime warranty). And if you sign up on the manufacturer's website, you'll receive notice for their sales, that often feature some worthwhile buys for their pricey luggage.
     
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    We've had good luck with briggs and stratton
     
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    Both Tumi and Hartmann offer excellent products. For those looking for a bit more value, eBags' house-branded bags are both functional and durable and come with a lifetime guarantee. I've been very happy with the two TLS bags I own.

    Be sure to search for a current coupon code.
     
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    Briggs & Riley?
     
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    Briggs and Riley's other brother Stratton! ermm It's been a long day.... Brigg's and Riley it is!
     
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    Two suggestions:

    (1) Costco. If it is crap, you bring it back.
    (2) Goodwill. You don't care. (One FTer gets all of his luggage there.)

    Eventually everything that is checked is going to be damaged.
     
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    Is that the motorized scooter luggage?
     
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    I'm fond of Victorinox's Werks Traveler line. Relatively lightweight, monopole handles that take up little interior room, and excellent warranty support - you typically pay to ship the broken bag back to them, and they either repair or replace it. Downside: they stretch the limits of the specified sizes, so their 22" bag won't fit in UA's new sizers.
     
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    I'm a huge Briggs & Riley fan. I've beaten the absolute crap out of my bag the last 7 years and only had two small issues, both of which were resolved quickly. The bag has a million miles on it.

    As noted earlier in the thread, Costco is a good place to shop for suitcases. They have generally good prices on name brands from time to time, but they also have their Kirkland brand.

    I have two Kirkland bags that are easily 10 years old and I've never had an issue. They're not pretty, not ugly, just very functional.

    And, as noted above, Costco's return policy is second-to-none.
     
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    last year I saw a B&R at Costco. I am still beating myself up for not picking it up :(
     
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    Updating this old thread with new info: Victorinox has changed their warranty terms for new bags.

    The Victorinox Werks 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0 bags had a "Carry With Confidence Guarantee" which covered airline damage through the life of the bag. Their newest Werks 5.0 line limits that coverage to five years.
     

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