Briefcases, bags and luggage

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belinmad belinmad travels a lot. What do you carry your stuff in?
I had one of the cheaper Tumi’s for about 10yrs, recently switched to a Briggs & Riley (got it for free w loyalty points) about a month ago when the Tumi gave up

 
Briggs certainly makes quality stuff, but I've found most of the mainstream luggage companies to be pretty underwhelming. Patagonia and Arcteryx make stuff that's many times better in looks and durability.

That said I do have a Rimowa roller that I got because it was all flat black and looked hard core.
 
I am not against rollers, but having grown up with the rolling bags you had to tilt and drag (and cut up your ankles if you were even slightly above average in height) I never owned one. I bought some JW Hulme bags about a decade ago which maybe aren't the most convenient but they at least easily fit into any baggage compartment.

That said, one of the bags had a broken widget a few weeks ago and when I called up JW Hulme they offered to fix it for free. I thought that was nice. When was the last time someone fixed something for free?
 
Briggs makes nice stuff. But it is heavy!! On the rare occasion, I am compelled to check stuff in my two Briggs roller suitcase is robust and great.

At other times, I use a backpack carry-on and pack light and so should y'all.
 
Steve from Bedos pulls apart the Hermes birkin in what was a $5,000 USD repair job with lots of hand sewing. This video is only a few hours old, but l predict it will get over 1 million views. Btw, the Hermes leather has its faults.


Steve recommended this channel. Looks like a beauty where all the top bags are pulled apart and critiqued.
https://www.youtube.com/@tanner.leatherstein/videos
 
Steve from Bedos pulls apart the Hermes birkin in what was a $5,000 USD repair job with lots of hand sewing. This video is only a few hours old, but l predict it will get over 1 million views. Btw, the Hermes leather has its faults.


Steve recommended this channel. Looks like a beauty where all the top bags are pulled apart and critiqued.
https://www.youtube.com/@tanner.leatherstein/videos


Hasn’t women’s fashion always been the antithesis of craftsmanship and construction for longevity? I don’t think the owner of that Hermes bag would be particularly disappointed, knowing it will fall apart after a few years of hard wear. Otherwise you’d see ladies with sold, chrome-tanned, tripped-stitched Filson bags over their shoulder.
 
A couple of years ago, a collector on SF messaged me with an offer on my vintage Filson MTB that I couldn’t refuse. I’ve got some good Tumi wheeled bags that are good for most family and work trips (my air or road), but the other week I was invited to stay at a work colleague’s place overnight and felt a little ridiculous when his wife opened the door and I had my big daddy wheeled suitcase next to me like I was planning to stay for the week.

I’m looking for a small overnight or gym bag that won’t get a lot of use, so don’t want to spend too much.

Edit: liking the look of these:

 
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A couple of years ago, a collector on SF messaged me with an offer on my vintage Filson MTB that I couldn’t refuse. I’ve got some good Tumi wheeled bags that are good for most family and work trips (my air or road), but the other week I was invited to stay at a work colleague’s place overnight and felt a little ridiculous when his wife opened the door and I had my big daddy wheeled suitcase next to me like I was planning to stay for the week.

I’m looking for a small overnight or gym bag that won’t get a lot of use, so don’t want to spend too much.

Edit: liking the look of these:

I thought this was going someplace else for a min
 
A couple of years ago, a collector on SF messaged me with an offer on my vintage Filson MTB that I couldn’t refuse. I’ve got some good Tumi wheeled bags that are good for most family and work trips (my air or road), but the other week I was invited to stay at a work colleague’s place overnight and felt a little ridiculous when his wife opened the door and I had my big daddy wheeled suitcase next to me like I was planning to stay for the week.

I’m looking for a small overnight or gym bag that won’t get a lot of use, so don’t want to spend too much.

Edit: liking the look of these:

Get yourself one of those Patagonia duffles. They are far more durable and lighter than any of those luggage brands.
 
A couple of years ago, a collector on SF messaged me with an offer on my vintage Filson MTB that I couldn’t refuse. I’ve got some good Tumi wheeled bags that are good for most family and work trips (my air or road), but the other week I was invited to stay at a work colleague’s place overnight and felt a little ridiculous when his wife opened the door and I had my big daddy wheeled suitcase next to me like I was planning to stay for the week.

I’m looking for a small overnight or gym bag that won’t get a lot of use, so don’t want to spend too much.

Edit: liking the look of these:

I got a waxed canvas toploader duffel from his guy on Etsy. Pretty bulletproof and I've been beating it up for 6 years. Good for anything except where you need to keep a shirt unwrinkled. He then made a weekend bag, which I got 3 years ago. Flat bottom makes it a more traditional weekend bag. Several colour options. Both are on sale right now for around $220 USD.

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I got a waxed canvas toploader duffel from his guy on Etsy. Pretty bulletproof and I've been beating it up for 6 years. Good for anything except where you need to keep a shirt unwrinkled. He then made a weekend bag, which I got 3 years ago. Flat bottom makes it a more traditional weekend bag. Several colour options. Both are on sale right now for around $220 USD.

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Thanks, man. That weekend bag looks perfect. A bit more than I was planning to spend, but worth it.
 
and don't think l am being ridiculous, that is a more reasonably spend than some of the alligator bags which go for far more. Cleverley and others sell bags selling in the high 5 figures.

Our old mate is currently selling one too, and it certainly doesn't look as smart as the one l posted above.

I've been eyeing off that duffle bag l linked in the previous post for a while now. Been wanting a bag to take to the park on the weekend. Something really smart to put a water bottle in, meditation mats and a jumper in.
 
I’d be suspicious of buying a bag from a vendor that mixes up alligator and crocodile in the same description. Is it alligator or crocodile? Do they even know?
 
I’d be suspicious of buying a bag from a vendor that mixes up alligator and crocodile in the same description. Is it alligator or crocodile? Do they even know?
Doesn't look like the skin has those small holes in it, so it is could be alligator and not croc. Wouldn't buy from that bloke, he gives off terrible vibes and others feel it too.

He doesn't care about the hides, he just cares about the markups.
 
Thanks, man. That weekend bag looks perfect. A bit more than I was planning to spend, but worth it.
well made goods. you won't regret it. Just about the same price as the one in the link you posted. the duffel has been thrown in and out of bush and float planes onto gravel, dirt, snow and ice. wipe it off and all is good. Ages well.


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Before stepping into a pricier order, I decided to take a chance on this shop-sample bison leather bag on Amazon for $60, that I could apply some credit towards. The shaving/ dopp bag was an unexpected bonus, not that I need another. For my minimal needs, I think it will do.
 
Can someone explain Rimowa to me? Who buys it? What is so special about it besides aluminum?
 
Are they well built? I don't see the point of buying a luggage piece guaranteed to get beaten up.
 
Can someone explain Rimowa to me? Who buys it? What is so special about it besides aluminum?
Before LV their stuff cost a third including lifetime warranty that guaranteed quick and easy repairs. At the time their polycarbonate stuff was way lighter than any of their competitors which has changed since then. Now it's overpriced tat for wannabe rich people to show everyone in coach they're something better and of course to line Bernard Arnault's pockets. Are you a gullible sucker for easy likes and prone to buy influencer crap? Have fun. Otherwise just get a Samsonite or whatever.
 
Before LV their stuff cost a third including lifetime warranty that guaranteed quick and easy repairs. At the time their polycarbonate stuff was way lighter than any of their competitors which has changed since then. Now it's overpriced tat for wannabe rich people to show everyone in coach they're something better and of course to line Bernard Arnault's pockets. Are you a gullible sucker for easy likes and prone to buy influencer crap? Have fun. Otherwise just get a Samsonite or whatever.
Pretty much this.
I’m not sure that aluminum will be THAT much ‘safer’ than polycarbonate shells which are much lighter and much cheaper. For some people the look of their battered and beaten up aluminum Rimowas is part of the appeal.
 
Costco had a bunch of Samsonite out on sale now, if that’s your jam.
 
I’d buy Globetrotter, if I had that kind of silly money to spend
 

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