luggage

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#1
since over the last few years ive become a world traveler ive started to realize that my cabella's duffel bag might not be the best thing, after watching the baggage tossers at phl throw shit off the conveyer belt. the soft bag has worked ok but from time to time i like to steal bar glasses and i would rather they not get broken. also im getting lazy and it not having wheels is a tad bit problematic.
i do own a wheeled folding wardrobe that i bought last year for our trip to NYC fancy lawyers ball. but i dont necessarily want to drag it with me all the time its also too big for carry on.
i also have a "king pelican" case but that fucker has no wheels (get it im getting lazy) i also use that for other things, i bought it years ago to carry camera equipment, my father pissed and moaned when i bought it in 1986 as "a waste of your money asshole" (dads favorite nick name for me) i have several inserts for that, i use it for guns, cameras and my glass blowing torch, (the only thing that the old man finally approved of me putting in it)
so i love pelican, although its heavy, its heavy duty also and warranted for life.

im thinking of getting this one



the great part about the pelicans is that the insides are completely modular, they have many inserts for this set up including one that is specific as "luggage" but i would rather get the foam and do with it as i please. its TSA carry on compliant. also it just so happens that the equipment in the demo case is almost my exact rig so i have a good idea how big it is, i travel light for the most part so im thinking its going to work for me.
i was tinkering around with the idea of getting a Zero Halliburton so i could pretend to be an important fancy man, but 1000$ for a piece of luggage is a tad bit out of my price range.
so i guess im asking what do you use and how has it held up? i dont mind spending money for something that is going last me the rest of my life and be a multitasker. my days of a brown paper bag with a pair of underwear some socks and a fresh t shirt in them are over
 

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
#2
One problem with the bag being able to do double duty as a range bag is the fucking nitrate detector or whatever they swab for to see if explosives or gunpowders have been on it. I have a good duffel for carryon and of course anything I own has been exposed to repeated gunfire. They pulled me aside for the random swab once and the zipper pulls lit up their machine and they had to unpack the whole thing and give me the hairy eyeball for a few minutes. Found nothing but it was a delay and a hassle.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#3
One problem with the bag being able to do double duty as a range bag is the fucking nitrate detector or whatever they swab for to see if explosives or gunpowders have been on it. I have a good duffel for carryon and of course anything I own has been exposed to repeated gunfire. They pulled me aside for the random swab once and the zipper pulls lit up their machine and they had to unpack the whole thing and give me the hairy eyeball for a few minutes. Found nothing but it was a delay and a hassle.
eh, fuck em, when ever i fly i wear some type of LEO type of shirt. i got pulled aside in Zurich for advanced screening, i offered to drop my drawers they were none to happy with that, one of the drones saw the badge on my shirt and asked me if i was LEO i lied and said yes, and giggled about them just doing there job. i dont give a shit. the plane isnt going to leave with out me and if it does its there fault and they are going to pay.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#4


going back to switzerland thinking of looking at these, but the 1510 still has my attention, its a shame that i can't find a local store to put my filthy paws on it, my concern with these is that they are not as impact resistant as the regular pelicans and have no accommodations for foam.
 

the Streif

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#5
the plane isnt going to leave with out me and if it does its there fault and they are going to pay.
Yes it will, maybe so, and no they won't.

~ A very seasoned traveler.....
 

gleet

What's black and white and red all over?
#6
Plane don't give a fuck about Fez Man.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#7
Yes it will, maybe so, and no they won't.

~ A very seasoned traveler.....
this wasn't a bunch of toof sucking mmmmm hmmm TSA tamiquas, my last search was right before i got on the air plane, right at the loading gate. I'm not a fan of lines, or of waiting in them for no reason, my wife, had a first class seat, my single piece of carry on had a spot so i was in no rush to get on the plane and my chick hates all the glares she gets from the steerage passengers like me, when she is sitting in first class so we sat and waited till the line of 200 people dwindled down to a few and was the last person in line to board, i had noticed before they started boarding they had brought a portable screen thing and a folding table, and i had seen a few people pulled from line and taken back into it, i didn't think much of it, except there was a few people wandering around looking official and had some what worried looks on there faces. i handed over my boarding pass and my passport.... and got the oh no, look from the lady at the desk, and was promptly escorted over to the screened area, every one was nice, polite, and apparently waiting for me to flip out at any second since there was a feller there about 18years old in a police type uniform and an MP5. so i wasn't worried all that much.
 
#8
I only use a 21"wheeled carry on and a smaller duffel bag as a personal bag. If it don't fit in either of those bags, I probably don't need it...
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#9
I've got some high end camera gear that I don't want smashed and I like to steal bar glasses I'm afrade the bag tossers will fuck my shit up also bobs company pays for our luggage so I don't mind checking stuff
 

Dicktator

I need a Vacation
#10
The only issue (other than the 485.00 price tag for the 30") I see is that the bag weighs 15.6 pounds empty. Airlines have cut down on their baggage weight limits. My hard side luggage weighs just under 8 lbs and I max out the airline weight limit way before I fill it up. Super annoying.
 

the Streif

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#11
My personal preference for luggage is Victorinox or Tumi. The stuff just lasts. I have had the same large soft side Victorinox for almost ten years and it probably has more miles on it than my work truck. It has gone from L.A. to Europe and back a few times, Mexico, Canada and god knows where in between. I pack heavy since I go out of town for months at a time and regularly it tips the airline scales at 75+ pounds. I also have a Tactical Tailor Modular 3 day backpack that has about a hundred thousand miles on it and it seems to be holding up really well so far.

I had a Samsonite soft side that only lasted about 4 years and proved that it really isn't up to having the typical Ferguson protester jumping up and down on it.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#12
I watch the bag tossers. I will sacrifice weight for protection. I actually pack light most of the time. If I need stuff when I'm on the road I will just buy it. I got into the habit of not even bothering with toiletries and the last time I was in Europe I bought a USB charger so I don't even bother packing anything that needs a converter and if I can't access it with my kindle I don't need it
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#13
Figured I would bump this for two reasons one I ended up buying this bag



https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/592387-REG/Domke_701_83A_F_803_Waxwear_Camera_Satchel.html

I traveled with it for the first time last week to Vegas, with my Fuji and my I pad and a few other small items, I miss the giant suede shoulder pad from my old tamarac bag because it was uncomfortable and heavy, so, I'm thinking again about stepping up and buying some good hard side luggage to keep my Spare equipment in checked luggage, I did buy the pelican for my DSLR but I don't always drag that with me, so, I'm back looking at the zero Halliburton, so I guess the questions are, do I buy the smaller one, that can double as a carry on, or do I just resign myself to having to check a bag every time I fly? Which I generally do anyway..... ohhhhh the conundrum of the idle rich
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
#14
One photographer that I've worked with uses Pelican brand for his equipment. They're heavy but protect his gear like no other.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#15
I'm leaning toward pelican but the zero Halliburton are so sexy looking
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
#17
Both scream: expensive shit inside, yo. The Halliburton does so louder, IMO.
 

ysr50

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#18
Having worked as a mobile tech I can only say great things about Pelican cases. Fedex a case that weighs around 200 lbs., no problem, carry on a mobile office, no problem. They aren't actually bulletproof, but they're bulletproof.
 

MurphCO

Enough of this palaver
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#19
My personal preference for luggage is Victorinox or Tumi. The stuff just lasts. I have had the same large soft side Victorinox for almost ten years and it probably has more miles on it than my work truck. It has gone from L.A. to Europe and back a few times, Mexico, Canada and god knows where in between. I pack heavy since I go out of town for months at a time and regularly it tips the airline scales at 75+ pounds. I also have a Tactical Tailor Modular 3 day backpack that has about a hundred thousand miles on it and it seems to be holding up really well so far.

I had a Samsonite soft side that only lasted about 4 years and proved that it really isn't up to having the typical Ferguson protester jumping up and down on it.
I will only buy the Victorinox, I have used every other type and brand of bag, and the Victorinox is the shit

I'm leaning toward pelican but the zero Halliburton are so sexy looking
Don't do it, their warranty is fucking SHIT....I bought a zero Halliburton bag and the fucking wheel broke on the first fucking trip, seriously....so I call to get it replaced or fixed and they told me that wasn't covered that it was normal wear and tear, and you better fucking believe I talked to multiple fucking people, shit still makes me mad.

Now Victorinox on the other hand, I bought a medium roller and have only had one problem when the bottom handle broke, and this is after maybe 150k miles and about 3 or 4 years, I call them and they overnighted a replacement handle to me as well as a coupon for $100 credit towards anything else Victorinox.

I now have the 27" The 24" a rolling briefcase and a backpack, and I haven't had any issues with any of them aside from the handle that broke on the one, which is still my go-to bag and probably has about 300k miles on it

Only caveat is that the main bag is one that came with a worldwide replacement lifetime guarantee when I bought it, I don't know if that is standard or not.....they caught me on a good day because I had just come back from Tokyo where my previous bag handle broke and I had to carry the fucking thing like a savage

I looked at the Pelican cases like you, but again like you, you can't go see one in person, you have to order them.....fuck that.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#20
Thanks, I think I'm going to go with the pelican luggage
 

Shootr

OOHHH, GNARLY!!!
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#21
Not to hijack - but I just picked up a couple 25" "spinner"-type hard side suitcases for our pending UK adventure. Seriously - how the hell do these things keep the wheels on???

Mine aren't overkill expensive for as little as I will use them, but not Walmart specials either. Very good reviews online, etc - but as popular as the spinner design is now - I can't for the life of me figure out how the these fully exposed little casters aren't ripped off willy-nilly. Of all the logistics I have to prepare for for 2+ weeks of planes, trains, and walking decent distances from one mode of transportation to another - having a wheel go down is by far my biggest concern.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#22
Not to hijack - but I just picked up a couple 25" "spinner"-type hard side suitcases for our pending UK adventure. Seriously - how the hell do these things keep the wheels on???

Mine aren't overkill expensive for as little as I will use them, but not Walmart specials either. Very good reviews online, etc - but as popular as the spinner design is now - I can't for the life of me figure out how the these fully exposed little casters aren't ripped off willy-nilly. Of all the logistics I have to prepare for for 2+ weeks of planes, trains, and walking decent distances from one mode of transportation to another - having a wheel go down is by far my biggest concern.
I agree, about the sketchy wheels. my wife wants a spinner but all I can see is some bag monkey throwing them out of the plane and the wheels snapping off, my last trip to Switzerland the bag tossers at Newark smashed my wardrobe, which became a pain in the ass as I was dragging it on to the train and basically every where else I took it that week,

I did have an interesting experience checking into the hotel in Vegas last week, we had to leave our bags at the bell desk, actually we are fancy and had private check in, but, the bell hop takes one look at my camera bag and says "I'm going to put a fragile sticker on that" which I thought was very nice, since I've seen my pelican case tumble off the baggage ramp
 

ysr50

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Donator
#23
Pelican makes quality stuff. When I worked as a Field Service Tech I used their cases exclusively for my tools (around 150 lbs, normally shipped Fedex) and my mobile office (laptop, printer, scanner and other stuff, carry-on or checked) and I never once had an issue. Never even had to contact Pelican regarding customer service, and I witnessed a female Fedex driver back up her truck and slam on the brakes sending my tool case out the open back door rather than trying to lift it. It was scratched but otherwise unaffected. Never tried their luggage, but if their other products are built like their cases I'd think that might be the last luggage you'll ever buy.
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
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#24
Not to hijack - but I just picked up a couple 25" "spinner"-type hard side suitcases for our pending UK adventure. Seriously - how the hell do these things keep the wheels on???
I have 2 Samsonite big bags with those wheels on them and
have never had a problem in the 4 years we've had them.
Survived multiple plane trips to the Florida Keys, the Bahamas
Vegas, Grand Caman Island, Nashville and Disney World.
On top of that have been a bunch of runs just packed in
the cars for vacations or visiting the kids. I was skeptical when
the wife wanted them but they've held up nicely.
 
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