Please solve my complicated luggage situation!
August 25, 2013 9:25 PM Subscribe
I need luggage for three situations and I'm hoping I can wind up with just two items (and not spend too much money). I need a rolling case for my MacBook Pro and books for school, a piece of carry-on luggage for an upcoming trip, and a sturdy but not too heavy suitcase.
posted by wintersweet to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Situation 1: I need to carry my 17-inch MacBook Pro, a bunch of folders, supplies, and textbooks to work. Wheels are a necessity (it's a big campus, and my neck and back hate me right now!).
Situation 2: I need a decent carry-on/overnight bag. It needs wheels. It needs to fit some clothes, that 17-inch BMP, medication, sundries, my purse, and a water bottle. (I always have to carry a piece of medical equipment with me, so rather than carry my bag/laptop bag + carry-on + medical equipment, I prefer to combine everything into two items. They're supposed to know that the medical equipment doesn't count, but they don't always. One nasty Southwest attendant was enough, really.)
Situation 3: I need a piece of sturdy luggage. It needs wheels. It needs to fit bulky clothes/presents/etc. It can't be too huge or too heavy.
I'm hoping that 1 & 2 can be the same item, but if you have a better idea, let me know.
I can't pay more than $100-150 per item; I realize this is probably unrealistic, but eBags has some pretty good sale prices, so ... maybe?
Things I've eyed have included catalog bags and rolling backpacks, but they look really awkward. I have tried doing my own research at eBags and Amazon, but neither site is very reliable when it comes to fitting laptops, so...
Thanks for your help!