Travel Products - Duffle vs upright - 2 week trip
Apr 15, 12, 7:29 am
Going on a cruise and extended stay in Europe soon, and don't want to buy all new luggage but need a larger volume than my normal carryon. Looking at a 30" duffle vs a 28" upright. The duffles I am looking at are Ebags TLS, High Sierra, and LL Bean. Anyone got any ideas as time to decide is getting close.
Apr 15, 12, 11:59 am
How about a RedOxx Beanos 6?? I bought a 5.5 and loaded it pretty full of clothes and only got to 32 pounds, so a 6 fully loaded with just clothes would probably stay under 50.
I took the 5.5 on a 9-day trip with multiple flights and hotels and I was very happy with it. The only time I was slightly annoyed was at PHX, but that's more of a problem with the airport baggage claim / rental car layout than anything else. The 5.5 can handle Eagle Creek 18" packing folders, which I love.
I have the eBags TLS and am very happy with it. It's wheeled and will stand upright when loaded.
Wheels in Europe are not always as wonderful as they are in the US. You're much more likely to encounter cobblestone streets, hotels without elevators, and train and metro stations without elevators or escalators. If you're going to one spot, staying there, and then going on a cruise, wheeled luggage is great. If you're doing ten countries in nine days by train, you will hate your large bag by the end. For that sort of travel, I'd recommend only taking what you can easily carry. I wouldn't take any 28" to 30" luggage to Europe if I didn't have a place to stash it while I traveled.
Do a search for Duffle Upright. Thread started by keyboard. Only a week old or so. Has all the info you need.
Found it for you: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-products/1335110-wheeled-duffel-vs-wheeled-upright.html
Why don't people ever do research first and then post questions...?
If your ship has a luggage storage room, this is moot, but if not, then a duffel can be stowed much easier in your cabin because it folds. The upright won't fold.