Annnnnd my suitcase was beat to shit this past trip... zippers busted off, a nice gash in the side, and a handle half-way torn off. So now I am faced with the unenviable task of buying new luggage. This rates somewhere between getting a root canal and having chronic diarrhea on my Fun-O-Meter, so I'm really not looking forward to it. There's just something awful about spending big money on something the airlines actively try to destroy that makes me want to scream. I've toyed with the idea of buying cheap-ass bags, but the idea of having them fall apart so I end up chasing my underwear and toothpaste around a luggage carousel scares me more than the high price tag of the good shit.
As I am not an overly-sentimental kind of guy, I am trying my best not to get too sad over losing my travel companion from the past seven years. My faithful Samsonite roller bag has been around the world with me a dozen times, has been lost and recovered way too often, and always seemed to hold more crap than what physics would seem to allow.
Anyway... I have narrowed my choices to the folowing pieces...
Nickelodeon Spongebob Squarepants "Smile Face" Roller Tote...
Disney's "Pop" Mickey Mouse Rolling Travel Bag...
Sanrio Hello Kitty Pretty Pink Polkadots Wheely Suitcase...
Briggs & Riley "Transcend" Expandable Upright Suitcase...
Right now I'm leaning towards the Briggs & Riley bag because it comes highly recommended as a tough and durable choice for the frequent traveler. A pity it doesn't come in a more exciting design, but I guess that's the trade-off you make for getting a suitcase that's going to last a while.
I've got a couple of weeks to decide, so my fingers remain crossed that I can find Batman luggage before I have to purchase. I'd imagine there's few things cooler than pulling a Batman suitcase through the airport.
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Uhm, I’ll take the Hello Kitty one!
I’ve stopped buying decent luggage. Mine always ends up beat to smithereens so I don’t see the point in it anymore. Maybe I’ll start just wearing all my clothes on the plane so I don’t have to pack a suitcase. 🙂
Do the B & R one with Lil Dave & Bad Monkey stickers (or painted on); it’ll be one of a kind!
So there wasn’t a Chuggington or Timmy Time suitcase? Good god I watch too much Disney Channel.
Pink. Something in pink. With jewels and bling on it.
What’s the matter with you? Get the Hello Kitty suitcase!
What Tug said: Get the B&R one, and Bad Monkey the hell out of it.
Dave, be sure to check out the Delsey luggage line as well. I’ve had several bags by them that has outlasted anything else I have gotten, by a mile!
I share your dislike of luggage shopping, so much that I don’t even own luggage at this point. I cram all of my stuff into a backpack and use carryon. That is going to have to change soon, as I am in need of luggage. I vote for Spongebob!!!
Can you get a hard side in plain black and get it painted or airbrushed? We have a girl here that will paint our helmets for derby. Seems to stand up to all the abuse we put them through. Just a thought.
PS-I’d pick the Hello Kitty one.
And the Hello Kitty one has a toiletries bag!!!!!!!!!! It’s like a twofer!
As much as I love HK, I’m thinking Tug has the best idea here.
Pottery Barn Kids has Batman luggage.
If you find a Batman suitcase, you’re gonna have to get a cape -like black coat, too. And an eye mask. 🙂
Here is Batman luggage you can have monogrammed.
I was totally in the “Mickey” camp until I saw “Hello Kitty.” Sold!
Isn’t Tumi supposed to be the best? I have a briefcase I got in 1997 that still looks good!
How about the suitcase with a rib cage? http://www.e-potpourri.com/index.php/2007/07/06/samsonite-hero-the-suitcase-with-a-ribcage/
(I don’t believe it’s actually sold anymore.)
I’d totally go for Mickey!! 🙂
Its Simple, Get the Briggs & Riley, and silkscreen a Batman logo…
If Sylvia can do it.. Dave Can 😉
By all means get the Spongebob one!
I saw a little boy with a Spongebob backpack on my way to work this morning and it’s a great accessory!
I vote Hello Kitty.
But… here’s something to stew on. You should research if you can get Lil’ Dave and Bad Monkey and your luggage, if there’s a company that will do that. I don’t know, that would be completely AWESOME!
I would totally go with Batman luggage!!
I want the Mickey mouse one dude buy it and send it to me….