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Tumi Latitude checked luggage, brief review

Tumi Latitude checked luggage, brief review

Old Nov 19, 18, 7:30 am
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Tumi Latitude checked luggage, brief review

For those looking for one, I so far very much recommend it

I do my 160 flights, and the Latitude L I got to replace a V3, is doing great after 30 rt flights, so at least 60 check-ins and some were connecting flights,

It moves better than a Rimowa, I do still have a Topas L which I am considering to replace since its 300 flights in after 2yrs and now has plenty of issues

The interior is the usual Tumi lining, which I prefer to the Rimowa, that said I still like the Topas carryon, so don't consider this to be a post against Rimowa, but rather one to illustrate one travelers view when using both brands for some time

Considering that Rimowa just increased MSRPs for its products, the quality doesn't justify this, and even if customer service is pretty good in most stores, it's always better not to visit one rather than having to deal with replacements
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Old Nov 20, 18, 7:36 pm
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How are you finding the zip on the Tumi vs the latches on the Topas? The zip is why I ruled out the Latitude, sadly. Looks like an awesome bag otherwise.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 11:18 am
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Depends on how good of a packer you are, I almost always manage to get to 24 to 25, should be 52lbs, so bit more than one is allowed to, and I had to replace the latches on the Rimowa now three times, not because they didnt close easy when I packed, but because they just close both suitcase sides and dont remain in line with the case, since both sides can still be moved a bit, if you look at the Tumi 19, these looks close of much better from what I have seen in the store, but considering their msrp they are in a different category

If you really stick to what youre supposed to put in them and never have an issue closing your suitcase then go for the Rimowa, even though the latest models have gotten an update and only come with two rather than the three they used to have

Since customer service at Rimowa appears to no longer be offered, I am considering at second latitude, maybe a Tumi 19, since my Rimowa is now just about to be done and no store so far has responded to service requests, which they used to
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Old Nov 21, 18, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by marctbb View Post
It moves better than a Rimowa...
This is the key for the Latitude - the wheels are a massive improvement over the older hard-sides like the Tegra-Lite/V3.
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Old Nov 21, 18, 3:34 pm
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I would imagine any suitcase with latches would perform better if not overstuffed.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 4:11 am
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its about the weight rather than having issues closing it

But I see what you are referring to
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Old Nov 10, 20, 11:12 am
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I've always loved Tumi however a few years back I had a carry-on bag that went south while on a extended trip and tried to have a warranty repair (In Kuala Lumpur) the service was horrible and I was left to deal with a broken bag until I could return to Nordstroms (in America) to return it. (A++ for Nordstroms coming threw on that) I decided to try Briggs & Riley, I just recently bought the Torq that is the competitor to the Latitude and I love it so far. Just on price alone the Briggs & Riley is more affordable. I <3 the black its so chic! Heres a comparison video on the two bags from youtube.
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