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I’m looking for a new checked bag.
My current bag is a Samsonite Duranxt Lite which I’ve had for 3 years (of a 10 year warranty). In that
time, the wheels have been replaced twice and now the retractable handle is
bent and some of the zippers have fallen off.
I don’t use the bag as much as some other
people, just 1-2 short trips (a single stop of 4-6 days) and 1 RTW trip each
year (6-10 stops over 5-6 weeks).
I had the prior bag, don’t remember the brand
(wasn’t a Samsonite), for 5 years before replacement. It didn’t need any
repairs like the Duranxt Lite has. Only got replaced because the fabric at the top of the bag
had started collapsing off the frame.
I got the Samsonite because it had a harder
top while keeping the lighter soft case so as to prevent the issue.
The 2nd time the wheels got
replaced under warranty, the store complained about having to do it, claiming
that I wasn’t using the bag “correctly”.
Any suggestions for a new bag?
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Firstly I wouldn't be getting anything that is soft sided.. the attrition rate on them with my travel (domestically and international) was significant. 15 years ago I bought a Samsonite rigid one.. it' been around the world several times, domestically about 20+ times a year, on and off ship/trains etc and has held up really well.
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