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Old Sep 10, 14, 12:58 am
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For my carry-on I use Timbuk2 XL classic messenger bag. Measures at 26" x 14" x 9" at the top, 22 x 14" x 9" at the bottom, volume 3300 cu. in, or 54 liters. Weight - 2.8 lb. Can hold 8 six packs of beer or a 3 year old child. No questions asked by any airline about size or weight. Easily fits into overhead compartment, or under the seat.
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Old Sep 10, 14, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by cakegirl
I think the BRX 25 will be perfect. I just need to figure out if i want the old or new design. I could get a good deal on the amber color in the old design. It is on sale on several websites which makes me think the color may be even worse in real life.
The color is like sand...and I'm happy.

Last month I bought the BRX 25" on Amazon. It was the discontinued model, I also bought the BRX backpack, both in the sand color. I really didn't like the new model....the redesign and the color did not appeal to me at all.

The 25" weighs in at 9# and the backpack will be my carryon and is very well constructed.

I made a wise decision and saved a lot of cash.


About the backpack, seems to be for sale by other vendors for over $300. I paid $104 from amazon.
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Old Apr 7, 18, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Rosaline
TravelPro? Do you have any idea where to order it?
There seems to be excellent prices on Amazon. I need to replace an international carry on and found this thread. I want to try a spinner. The TravelPro is $90.

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The Briggs & Riley was my first choice but at $550 you could replace the TravelPro several times.

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Old Apr 20, 18, 3:14 pm
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No love for Strongbags? I've had both their 22" and 19" models. I find them to be built like a tank, and like that the handle fully retracts into the case. They are a bit light on product right now, although their 21" version (non expandable) is available.

Not connected to the company except as a customer. Mostly I'm surprised that no searches for StrongBags of this thread turn up
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Old Sep 27, 23, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by 2tall4economy
Just spent far too much time going through carryon w/o wheels decision - being a 6'8" 220lb guy that travels for 1 full week at a time minimum for business and is required to wear suit / tie / kerchief 5 of those 7 days, interior space is a really important consideration for me.

My Delsey rollaboard carryon can't hold sufficient clothing for a week of work without doing laundry - paying for it when trip is less than 1.5 weeks is not an option for my company's reimbursement policy, and hand washing is not an option for me.

At first I wanted the Air Boss, then I found out my (too small) Delsey is 39 liters inside - so the Airboss at 36 liters is way too small. I figured Aeronaut was the same size (the comparison reviews out there would have you believe this).

Turns out the Aeronaut has 45 liters of capacity, so it's probably the right size, but they're all of out stock.

So finally, even though it's not talked about much, I settled on the Tres Hombres from Red Oxx. I figured you get the air boss quality, plus backback straps if needed, plus FIFTY!!!! liters of room. And it fits as carry on. SOLD!

Yeah, it weights 2 lbs more, but with an absolute strap and the fact I'm super sized anyway I figure I'll manage the grueling trek from Taxi to airport lounge to business class seat
Found this an interesting volumetric analysis. Are you still operating with these or is there something new/ better on your front in terms of these bags.
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