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Lightest full size aluminum check in luggage ?

Old Apr 30, 19, 6:16 pm
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Lightest full size aluminum check in luggage ?

My soft side American Tourister roller is about 15 pounds, it's 29 inches tall ,
How many pounds can I save with an aluminum shell suitcase the same basic size ?
I do not need any internal structure or pockets , that probably takes 3-4 pounds on my soft side bag.

Or is there even something lighter like carbon fiber
Thanks for your ideas
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Old Apr 30, 19, 10:59 pm
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I assume aluminum provides better protection, but for weight savings polycarbonate is the way to go.

I picked up the Tumi Latitude 26.75" (64L) last year which is only 8lbs. IIRC the much bigger 30" version only adds 1lb.
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Old May 2, 19, 8:20 am
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The Tumi is real nice , but too much $$$$ for me ,
I would like to shed 5 pounds if possible so I can bring more presents there and more shopping for me coming home
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Old May 4, 19, 12:22 am
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Hard suitcases can't expand to give you more room though can they?
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Old May 4, 19, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post
Hard suitcases can't expand to give you more room though can they?
I agree , maybe one hardside and one soft side ?

If I could find a softside shell that was lightweight that would be great , I have a bunch of then , and I think they were made for car travel and not airplane weight limits ! They are 15-18lbs each.

So still looking

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Old May 5, 19, 4:20 pm
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Wheeled duffel is what you're looking for. Structured on one side and soft/expandable on others. About 10# for huge capacity. Check out from REI, including their house brand
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Old May 5, 19, 5:07 pm
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Wheeled duffel is what you're looking for. Structured on one side and soft/expandable on others. About 10# for huge capacity. Check out from REI, including their house brand
Thanks , I will look at those ,
Looking on Google there seems to be some full size ones at 8-10 pounds , really just a case with 4 small wheels and a handle ,
Normally I have the trolley at the airport for the suitcases and push it out to the taxi , so I do not need wheels that roll for miles.
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