Topic: Travel/Business Travel - United States (ALL)
What's the lightest, sturdiest luggage around for air travel?
mm.travel@Juno.com On 06/22/2011 wrote:
Have you looked at Travelsmith or Magellan's. Both offer the extremely light and pretty French brand - Lipault which has the added bonus of folding down for storage. Take a look. I think I have some discount coupons available if you are interested just contact me back.
You didn't state what your budget is (or if you prefer hardside or softside) but your topic includes business travel. I recommend Tumi luggage for road warriors. Most of Tumi's brand is lightweight, durable and an investment (the leather bags for this brand are heavy). You get what you pay for with this brand as repairs and damage are generally fixed for free for the life of the luggage.
I swear by Eagle Creek's products - used their luggage and Pack-It system on three weeks in Japan (mostly train travel). Used a carryon bag and the 15"and 18" Folders - clothes were wrinkle-free! The Cubes were useful for underwear, socks - everything was organized and easy to get at all times.
I like Kipling luggage, its name inspired after Rudyard Kipling author of "The Jungle Book". They offer all styles and sized bags and luggage, very light weight with tons of storage. Check your local luggage store to see if they sell Kipling if not here is the web site http://www.kipling-usa.com.
What a great question! I too have looking for the same thing! I keep worrying over the wheels, though. They all appear so flimsy, even on the most pricey luggage. I can live with nicks and scrapes but not a wheel falling off!
I've had great luck with Eagle Creek luggage. It's well designed, lightweight, and they have a lifetime "no matter what" guarantee to repair any damage for free. When a corner of one of our bags was torn by baggage handlers, they fixed it at no charge. The bags aren't cheap, but well worth it, IMO. And you can often find discounted from online retailers.
Have take our Tommy Hilfinger nylon to Europe for 2 extended visit and several trips here. You can't kill it with a gun and it's lightweight, sturdy and bright yellow. You can't miss it if you tried on the airport luggage-rounds. It's the best we've ever had.