Just saw this article narrowing down all the travel equipment that Amazon will be offering on Prime Day (July 12 and 13). There are some nice deals listed!
Thank you, Marlee. I need NOTHING but that doesn’t mean I won’t look….and probably find something I think I really do need. Thank you for the information!
Ahhh, those compression cubes might be nice. Made me look!
Thanks for sharing. I was checking out the compression cubes. If anyone has a personal recommendation I would love to hear it.
Always fun to look. Dont get me wrong. Do appreciate the link. Just found this too interesting to let it go. Does illustrate that a lot of the discussions on the forum do lead to better decisions.....
This is from the link:
Best Amazon Prime Day luggage deals TravelPro Platinum Elite
Expandable Spinner Wheel Luggage Named the best soft-sided carry-on
bag for 2022, the 21-inch TravelPro Platinum Elite is going for 11%
off on Amazon. This expandable carry-on spinner features a USB port
and power bank pocket (power bank sold separately) for staying
connected on the go; accessory pockets including a removable wet bag
for toiletries; and a built-in garment suiter to keep clothing
wrinkle-free. This carry-on bag also meets most airline carry-on
luggage size restrictions, and according to previous purchasers, fits
perfectly in the overhead bin of a plane. The similar 19-inch
TravelPro Platinum Elite is also on sale.
1. weighs nearly 8 lbs ... well there goes half your weight limit.
2. too tall (23.5") to meet almost every airline carryon requirement.
3. $330.00 I could buy a new (airline carry-on compliant) bag at Target each year for 6 or 7 years.
(I know, a lot of you love your $$$$ designer luggage, and thats okay, but this isnt even "designer")
Still, I bet there are some good ideas and better deals. Thank you again for the link and my apologies of ranting on one bag.
I'm thinking I might be buying that inflatable kayak!
Thank you so much! This would have completely slipped past me. My kids (grown up) haven’t bought luggage yet, hopefully they can find a great deal and save $$$ to buy more stuff they don’t need white traveling, lol.
I have a TravelPro carry on rolling suitcase. So far so good. I got it at Macy's, though, and my recollection was that it was half off.
I think I have scored most of my travel gear during Prime Days but you know I am still going to be looking!
Jules, I also have a TravelPro and love it - mine is the Maxlite 21" spinner and is only around 4+ lbs. I think the one James E. pointed out above is a heavier model.
Just looked at prime deals and our biggest concern is for the tolerance of the wheels when walking on pavement/cobblestone. We want to invest in a piece of carry on luggage that will hold up for the 21 day trip! Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated : )
@debandjohn, I think wheels are just likely to break (from experience). In my opinion, the four wheel spinners are more fragile than two wheels (from experience!). Also, try to get luggage with wheels set into the bag as opposed to being entirely exposed. Make sure your wheels are attached with screws as opposed to grommets. This way you can replace wheels yourself. Lastly, make sure you know the warranty and retain the receipt and all tags.
@debandjohn, my spinner has been over any number of cobblestones and is still holding strong. It is also light enough that I can pick it up and carry it over them if I want.
But really, I think the amount of cobblestone streets is overrated - I've found that even small towns in Europe have paved sidewalks to walk on - with rare exceptions, the only time I went over cobblestones was when I crossed the street. I spent more time in airports, train stations and paved sidewalks than I ever did on cobblestones, which is why I bought a spinner.
I think as with many products, research and quality, and company reputation are key. In terms of cobblestones or brick walkways and uneven walkways, we encounter them fairly frequently. It probably depends where you travel.
I had a spinner. Loved it. A wheel broke in the middle of the trip. Materials were covered by the warranty. Shipping and labor were not.
It's good advice not to lose sight of size and weight restrictions when shopping. Make this your last crosscheck before you push the proceed to checkout button. If you're like me, things I might like go into my save for later cart - then I check and recheck the details before purchasing. Even with free returns, it's still a pain to get something then return it.
These days I'm carrying a 20L bag because it meets everything down to, and including, Ryanair's carry-on restrictions and weighs only 1 lb. For my upcoming trip, I could go considerably bigger and meet my airline's limits, but I'll be on a ferry to Gotland that requires you to check most carry-on size bags (but not mine). It seems the more I travel, the less I want to carry.
Most of the spinners made today have easily replaced wheels. I broke half of a wheel on my spinner--each corner has two wheels--and it still worked fine. (The breakage was my fault and not the bags.) The manufacturer sent me a new wheel housing for free.
To replace the wheel, I had to unzip the lining, remove four screws, take off the old wheel housing, put in the new wheel housing, replace the four screws, zip up the lining. it took less than five minutes.
I had the manufacturer send me another wheel and carry it with me on my trips. It only weighs a few ounces.
Frank, that's very good to know - I will keep that in mind!