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Posted by
8632 posts

obviously you need both, Tom. Maybe they'll come up with packing cubes to match.

Posted by
4628 posts

Sorry, my baggage budget is only $40,000, so I can only pick one!

Posted by
1211 posts

They are both so lovely. Perhaps you could refinance your home mortgage in order to purchase?

Posted by
1243 posts

I kind of like the blue - more noticeable at baggage claim!

Posted by
3961 posts

Oh my, I am already packed so my "tried and true" TravelPro will have to do. 😂

Posted by
492 posts

in my best old-money Newport heiress voice

"Carry-on"? What even is that? The porters carry whatever size bag I want them to put on my jet, no matter how big or small.

Posted by
5837 posts

You need black luggage so that your bag looks like 90% or the bags in use. You don't want to stand out and look different from the crowd.

Posted by
4926 posts

don't forget to insure it in case it's lost or stolen....that'll be $1253.

Posted by
906 posts

Lol, when I opened the link the first thing I thought of was my husband's old stereo speakers. Maybe an upcycle project.

Posted by
9860 posts

^^^^ cjtraveler, that is exactly right!!

My word, Tom, where did you run across this??!!

Posted by
2713 posts

New car or suitcase that costs the same and looks like a produce crate. Hmmm, tough choice.

Posted by
4472 posts

A carryon will not hold all the clothes I need for those 5 changes of clothes a day at Balmoral. Is there a larger one that I can check?

Posted by
11294 posts

Best of all is under Delivery Information:

This piece is exclusively made to order for you, engraved with a unique serial number and your name. It is handcrafted and requires 20 weeks to manufacture.

Twenty WEEKS?!?!? Are they growing the tree from a sapling?

And quite seriously, I do wonder who the market for this is. The kind of people who can afford this bag, as said in some of the above replies, don't do carry-on, and don't handle their own luggage, and don't fly commercial anyway ("carry on restrictions" have no meaning on a private jet).

Posted by
6670 posts

Simple question, Tom -- Do you identify with the Union or the Confederacy?

1). I found the images, but not the price tags. Usually, a strong sign that this company does Not desire for its luggage to be seen with me - public or private.
2). Luggage looks like some Scandinavian engineers removed the drawers from their desks at their high-tech firm and added a side-panel and wheels.
3). Whichever color you choose - be sure to add a few strips of duct tape to the sides and some neon paracord to the handle to distinguish it in baggage claim.

Posted by
4594 posts

But Harold, did you look at the photo of the handle and see that they precision cut it out from the same piece of wood as the panel? The grain matches. It's really beautiful craftsmanship despite the craziness of it all. But in Montreal not sure who can afford it or want it, but I think there is still some Mafia kingpins on the down low who may be interested.

Posted by
4472 posts

For that amount of money, I bet Tom Bihn would make you a custom piece(or two or three)! No matter how much money I had, I could never spend anywhere near that amount and especially not for that ugly bag.

Posted by
425 posts

Both of those colors are far too middle class. You need a bespoke custom color to match the family crest.

Posted by
11484 posts

Any idea what the stuff weighs?

20 weeks to make seems pretty quick to grow a tree and breed a bull and raise it for the leather.

Someone had WAY too much time on their hands to dream it up.

Makes about as much sense as buying a used Indy race car to commute to work,

BUT to answer the question
Blue

Posted by
4628 posts

The bag weights 13 pounds empty (so really practical!).

Kim: I saw it referred to on another travel site

Cost: What are the odds this bag shows up on Antiques Roadshow in 150 years and is valued at $3 million?

Posted by
197 posts

That roller bag is an impressive IKEA hack; possibly using one of their kitchen cabinets. Just add the wheels and Voila--mark it up!

Posted by
155 posts

Holy crap, Tom! I can't decide. Just give me a moment to call my private pilot and I will get back to you. And if you believe that I've got a great beach in Antartica to sell you. WTH.

I found some additional info. on these bags.
1). They really are designed by air/space/sea engineers!
2). Choice of one of 50 colors. (for the young bull leather sides.)
3). Some wood choices
4). For some reason - the interior uses synthetic material - why?
5). For some reason - the wood comes from timbers recovered from Canadian Waters. Again - why? Water damage? (Someone explain this "advantage" to me.)
6). The 30 liter size model starts at $30,000 USA dollars.
7). No warranty was advertised. Hmmmm...
8). My polyester clothes and Walmart undies would be "out-of-place." A thief would discard the contents and just grab the suitcase. Thief Bait.

Posted by
1221 posts

Recovered wood is A Thing in some circles because it's a rare way of getting an environmentally friendly hunk of an old growth tree. You usually see its virtues sung from craftsmen like furniture makers.

Posted by
4594 posts

As much as we sneer at the design, it is actually a beautiful design piece. The fact it costs about the annual income of plenty of people just makes it wrong.....

MariaF,
I hear what you are saying about it being an architectural piece -sleek, etc..
When I think about using it - I still think this case is problematic with regard to comfort and function.
I will stick with lighter weight, soft grab handles, ballistic nylon or polyester for strength - water repellency - scratch resistance or negligible concern. Something that can be compressed a bit. Bump guards near wheels, etc..
Luggage evolves for functional reasons.
This sleek stuff is like carrying around a dresser drawer. Nice photos of professional models for the ads. How about gold suitcases from Dubai?

I think the Amish could come up with something similar - even more functional for a lot less money and still provide great craftsmanship.

Posted by
4594 posts

LOL. SBinF, so true.

It is definitely a case (no pun intended) of form over function.

Posted by
713 posts

I lost it here, as in almost spewing coffee when I read it:

Rolling luggage in cherrywood, young bull leather and anodized
black aluminum

Because, you know, if the bull is too old the leather would just not be right. :-)

I'll probably be laughing about this all morning. Thanks!

Posted by
2713 posts

All kidding aside if money was really no object (like you were jet rich) would you buy this? My answer is absolutely not. It’s not at all functional and ugly besides.

Posted by
3259 posts

I have to admit, I do like the way the wheels can disappear into the bag...

Politically Correct? Recovered timber, synthetic interior - then, it's the slaughter of young French Bulls for the leather! Am I missing something here?

Thanks so much for this, it gave me a really good laugh. Let's get real...do any of us really think someone who can afford these would be the same someone responsible for moving them around? Or, cares about function over form? etc, etc. Like I said, thanks for the chuckle!

Posted by
11484 posts

Well, if one uses their Delta miles to go to Atlantis, one could use this luggage as a raft in a pinch.

Posted by
1057 posts

send it back. You can't hook your personal item over the one-sided handle. What a design flaw.

thanks for the laugh. The comments were hilarious enough, but when I actually clicked on the links, I couldn't stop howling with laughter.

Posted by
1452 posts

Unfortunately in Atlantis the wood would warp. And the salt water would damage the leather.