Experienced travellers please help!!
December 12, 2011 1:54 PM Subscribe
Best luggage for the $$??
Inexperienced (but soon to be experienced) traveler here. I need GOOD luggage. And, of course, I am looking for a good deal...
posted by private_idaho to travel & transportation (28 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Recently retired, I plan to do a lot of travelling soon. By car and by plane. New to me.
I am not looking for "airport chic." My lifestyle is remote Rockies.
I want lifetime luggage that I can stow in my Subaru Outback or take to Thailand. Must be rugged, flexible, and the main piece must have wheels that can take abuse. Must be adaptable to a variety of travel scenarios.
But, I am ignorant. I am willing to spend a few hundred dollars. But, I am very dollar conscious and am looking for deals (such as Sierra Trading Post, etc). I wish to spend money ONCE.
What should I look for and where should I look for it? I will be packing for long trips (such as Costa Rica or a month on the road). Basically blue jeans and boots lifestyle. But, it must be airplane friendly.
Soft and expandable would seem to make sense to me. Backpack-like. So, experienced "rough guides," I need your help!!
Thank you in advance... Packing help would be most appreciated as well.