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Replacing my carry-on baggage with a duffel

Old Feb 24, 19, 12:02 pm
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Replacing my carry-on baggage with a duffel

Hi all,

I am considering to buy one new carry-on baggage. I have a couple of very old traditional ABS luggage, one from Bric's and another one from (can't remember really). I am probably in my stylish mood and I am considering a duffel rather than standard luggage to replace one of them.
I tried to get some info from previous post but I saw many past threads were comparing a duffel to a suitcase for a weekend/3 days. I can normally put up to one week into my luggage, without really exceeding the average 8/10kg weight. In general, I tend to avoid to put 8 shirts o 9 t-shirts, I might wash them or reuse them over two days if possible.

Beyond that, the first question is if a duffel can be safely compared in term of size to a carry-on suitcase or not. Most of duffel I've been seeing so far don't have any ' litres' indicator and I am not sure I can just make a guess using measures.
The second question is, for those who are using and enjoying a duffel, what do you suggest. I like duffel in leather; not an LV, more like a Barbour probably (here an example https://www.johnlewis.com/barbour-wa...ldall/p2983187)

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Old Feb 27, 19, 2:29 pm
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If you're not sold on leather, take a look at the Red Oxx Air Boss. I swear by mine, and won't go back to wheeled bags again. Designed for one-bag travel, does great with suits, and impossible to wear out (guaranteed for life if you manage to damage it).

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Old Feb 27, 19, 3:23 pm
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I am for leather sorry
I saw your product and itís nice. Good one.

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Old Feb 27, 19, 9:46 pm
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Pilot, where are you located?

If you are in the US (or don't mind paying for customs/tax) I LOVE my Frank Clegg bags. https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/
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Old Feb 28, 19, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by navi_jen View Post
Pilot, where are you located?

If you are in the US (or don't mind paying for customs/tax) I LOVE my Frank Clegg bags. https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/
UK based, buying from the US is not convenient. Found this interesting brand: https://buckleandseam.com/

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Old Feb 28, 19, 12:19 pm
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Pilotax. I am UK based too, and for years used Tumi roll-on bags. I recently acquired a Red Oxx Air Boss, Sky Train and Mini-Boss (and paid importation costs/duty etc). I too was a fan of leather bags, but found that they were heavy and scraped easily. I have become fully converted to Red Oxx bags, and recently took all three on an extended holiday and safari in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. They were absolutely superb - fitted in even the smallest 4-seater planes and are indestructible . I also use them for business travel to the US, Europe and Asia. I find the Air Boss the most versatile, but the sky Train is more compact for shorter trips. Really encourage you to take a look at them - and the customer service from Red Oxx is beyond wonderful
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