Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Travel&Dining > Travel Products
Reload this Page >

New Kirkland/Costco 22in SoftSide 2-wheel

New Kirkland/Costco 22in SoftSide 2-wheel

Old Sep 12, 17, 10:36 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A place where I have just enough status to want more, but can't afford it!
Programs: National EE, SPG Gold, Hilton Gold, Hyatt Plat, Avis PC, Hertz PC
Posts: 112
New Kirkland/Costco 22in SoftSide 2-wheel

For those of you waiting for a new Kirkland 22in Carry-on that is NOT a spinner, Costco just listed their new suitcase here: https://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Sign...100368877.html

It's $99.99 + $9.99 Shipping, weighs 8.8lbs and includes a built in (non-removable) suiter, RFID pockets and a laundry bag. It also includes a 10 year warranty plus Costco's no hassle return policy. While it's not a B&R, I've always had good luck with Costco suitcases.
AviatorAce is offline  
Old Sep 12, 17, 9:58 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 76
A legend! i expect these new ones will be as durable as the previous ones.
NeilA is offline  
Old Sep 12, 17, 11:18 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 157
May have to see if these are in store to check out in person now...
quan98 is offline  
Old Sep 13, 17, 12:55 pm
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A place where I have just enough status to want more, but can't afford it!
Programs: National EE, SPG Gold, Hilton Gold, Hyatt Plat, Avis PC, Hertz PC
Posts: 112
Originally Posted by quan98 View Post
May have to see if these are in store to check out in person now...
I just called a local store and the said the SKU/Item number shows online only so I placed an order and will just eat the $10 shipping.
AviatorAce is offline  
Old Sep 13, 17, 5:05 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Programs: United Silver
Posts: 10
Just ordered this. Will report back.
skipaway likes this.
AdmiralAdama is offline  
Old Sep 13, 17, 5:11 pm
  #6  
Four Seasons Contributor BadgeHyatt Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Parts Unknown
Posts: 7,267
If it's anything like their previous ones then this thing will go for years...
Aventine is offline  
Old Sep 14, 17, 2:36 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: 42.1% in PDX , 49.9% in PVG & 8% in the air somewhere
Programs: Marriott Ambassador Elite, UA 1K, AS MVP GLD 75K, DL Pt
Posts: 1,079
Dang... got my BR already, or I'd get one
chipmaster is offline  
Old Sep 14, 17, 4:04 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Programs: United Silver
Posts: 10
damn, is this too big for international carryon?
AdmiralAdama is offline  
Old Sep 15, 17, 7:54 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 157
Originally Posted by AdmiralAdama View Post
damn, is this too big for international carryon?
You may be able to get one overseas that fits international requirements like the one from previous generation I saw in Taiwan
quan98 is offline  
Old Sep 21, 17, 11:48 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 2
Any news on the size of this version versus the last?

Admiral - did you receive it?
jrothford is offline  
Old Sep 21, 17, 11:55 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: AUS, ATL
Programs: DL PM, AA PLT, UA Premier Silver, SPG/Marriott Platinum, Hyatt Explorist, Hertz PC
Posts: 111
Love my old (2015 model year) bag! Still going strong, so don't see the need to upgrade... Just wish these were part of a larger family of bags!
jchan2 is offline  
Old Sep 22, 17, 12:18 am
  #12  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: HH Diamond, Marriott Platinum, IHG Gold, Hyatt something
Posts: 29,124
I have one of the older 2 wheel version that the handle has been sticking badly for the last year or so. I bought one of the 4 wheel models, and it's ok for my 4 year kid (who likes to lay on top of it and roll from one side of the room to the other), but a little small for me.

I think I'll be taking back the sticking handle one as soon as I get back to the US. Hopefully they still have them.

The wheels look nice on this one.
Jaimito Cartero is offline  
Old Sep 23, 17, 3:59 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 1,018
Originally Posted by Boeingaaa View Post
I just called a local store and the said the SKU/Item number shows online only so I placed an order and will just eat the $10 shipping.
No in-store sighting yet, at least for me (North East USA).

Originally Posted by Aventine View Post
If it's anything like their previous ones then this thing will go for years...
I have one from early 2000’s, like the first photo here

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/14913391-post1.html

So durable, outlasted 3 or more of my other luggages in the meantime, despite the fact that I used the Costco one the most often (by a long shot)! However, it is a tad bigger and much heavier than I would like. So...

Originally Posted by chipmaster View Post
Dang... got my BR already, or I'd get one
Same here.

If the two wheeler shows up in store, I may pick one up as a back up/higher capacity/expandable option and finally retire my 15+ year old one. But still not convinced myself that I want to retire the still-working bag (had the same “argument” with myself for the last few iterations!).
radiowell is offline  
Old Oct 6, 17, 5:34 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 41
It's not the same Kirkland bag that they sold just a few months ago. I have one of those. At least in the pictures, the wheels look cheaper / flimsier. The rest of the bag is definitely not the same.

No idea if the new one is as good as the old one (which was a steal of a deal), but it's definitely not the same bag.
GoRavens is offline  
Old Oct 8, 17, 2:57 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Programs: United Silver
Posts: 10
I have received it. I love it! It's everything you need and nothing you don't. Sensible but with all the bells and whistles. The Toyota Avalon of carry ons. I carried it on internationally on my first try. Expandable! Great. But, I never saw the older model, and I'm a bit of a newbie with all this. YMMV.
AdmiralAdama is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: