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Post by candy is dandy but... » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:01 pm

equus wrote:
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CatScanMan wrote:How do you wheelie baggers like steps? Or hills?


They don't.

Can you imagine being somewhere cold and hilly and dragging one of them things up a hillside of icy cobble stones?

And snarling when people with packs stop and ask if you need help?


I've found these things called "taxis" and some times things like really big taxis, called "buses" are quite good in those situations.

For dealing with stairs, I use things called "elevators".



Clearly if you are sure you'll never have to carry your bag, a wheelie thingy is fine. So it an antique Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. Neither are good for dragging along a beach or strapping to a trekking pony though.
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Post by pezworld » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:34 pm

Rolling Backpack, dammit!

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The small daypack at the foot can be looped to it on the outside. I use a bigger daypack because I'm usually rolling the bag. To the extent that I want to risk messing up my back to walk long distances as a backpack, the larger daypack would probably go to my front. But the red one that came with the bag sticks out, probably not too much.

It's carryon size.
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Post by avalon_ » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:39 pm

I just got back from REI. They had the Victornox on sale for $114, so I bought it. It was last years model which is fine by me. I'm not positive it's going with me on the trip, but it's in the lead.

This model is designed for women, but the waist belt is way too big and can't be fixed. I would only be able to put it on my back for short distances because all the weight will be on my shoulders.

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Post by pezworld » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:41 pm

That's a steal. Is it like mine?
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Post by avalon_ » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:58 pm

That's why I went ahead and bought it, the price was good. It's so much lighter than my other wheelie clonker.

It looks very similar to yours, hard to tell if it's exact. Mine is all black. But I notice that my daypack doesn't have that vertical zipper like yours.

I looked at the name: E-Motion 360 Trek Pack Plus 3.0

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Re: Traveling Luggage

Post by avalon_ » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:09 pm

Here it is:
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Post by obmij » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:14 pm

The solution is simple.

Buy a set of large, impractical - but fashionable - luggage.

On arriving at you destination, stand next to the luggage. Tug at it ineffectually. Weep a little.

A lothario will appear.

Smile shyly and flutter your eyelids. You luggage will magically be transported to the hotel of your choice, leaving you fresh, free of perspiration, and ready to be seduced.
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Post by CatScanMan » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:28 pm

Obmij, is that how you find boyfriends?

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Post by pezworld » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:37 pm

avalon, that's very similar to mine.
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Post by northern_goddess » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:52 pm

Now that avalon has purchased luggage, does that mean there is no point to us further debating the issue?
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Post by pezworld » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:53 pm

Of course there's a point! I could debate this all day long! Except there really is no debate - rolling backpacks are the way to go for a mixed-use holiday.
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Post by Agent009 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:01 am

avalon_ wrote:Here it is:
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Uhggg......
I lugged some swiss girls red and white version of that bag all over San Cristobal DLC, and around lagos atitlan....
It was so heavy with shit shed bought she couldnt wear it without falling over backwards, then came the hills and cobblestones.... It was all over, i won the anchor.
At least she was somewhat of a troooper and wore my backpack.

Still a nice bag, cept for the wheels and all.
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Post by northern_goddess » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:11 am

It should be this colour:

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Not black.
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Post by avalon_ » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:03 am

northern_goddess wrote:Now that avalon has purchased luggage, does that mean there is no point to us further debating the issue?

Noooo. I still haven't completely decided that I'm taking the one I bought.

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Post by leelee » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:31 am

I ignored this luggage thread thinking, MEH, how interesting can a discussion about luggage really be?? but it went on for so long i had to come take a peek. You guys were still talking about luggage! and it was interesting. kinda weird... :)

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Post by judik » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:23 pm

Avalon is Queen of The Megathread
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Post by avalon_ » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:34 pm

Hi Judi! I think you send Buster to me for a visit. He needs a vacation from the cold.

Ng, what are you thinking with that color?!!

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Post by judik » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:35 pm

Buster doesn't go out as much after his Brush with Death :wink:
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Post by avalon_ » Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:41 pm

Aww. He's probably a mamma's boy.

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Post by flatfoot » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:32 pm

northern_goddess wrote:It should be this colour:

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Not black.


Eye degree. That black is butcher than butch!

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Post by flatfoot » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:33 pm

judik wrote:Avalon is Queen of The Megathread


Yeah. It looks like the broken CD player thread is on its way there already.

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Post by DeathCabbageForCutie » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:45 pm

flatfoot wrote:Eye degree. That black is butcher than butch!


Don't listen to flatfoot, he's a meanie.

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Post by leelee » Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:57 pm

i no longer like black luggage because when it comes up from the airline baggage claim, 99 others appear just like it!

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Post by avalon_ » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:40 pm

I honestly wish it wasn't black because of the exact reason Leelee gave. But, it was the only one in the store and it was a great price.

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Post by candy is dandy but... » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:43 pm

I think you should stay home. It has to be easier.
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Post by LuZbelito » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:13 pm

northern_goddess wrote:Now that avalon has purchased luggage, does that mean there is no point to us further debating the issue?

Quite the contrary. It is only after she bought the bag that someone jumps in and provides some compeling evidence proving, conclusively, that the victorinox was definately a substandard choice.

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Post by northern_goddess » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:08 pm

LuZbelito wrote:
northern_goddess wrote:Now that avalon has purchased luggage, does that mean there is no point to us further debating the issue?

Quite the contrary. It is only after she bought the bag that someone jumps in and provides some compeling evidence proving, conclusively, that the victorinox was definately a substandard choice.


Isn't that always the way...
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Post by janieblack » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:17 am

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The reason you need the backpack function and not just the wheels... And as an aside, I'd say this is one of the more dogged and dedicated fishermen I've ever seen.
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Post by avalon_ » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:19 am

I could easily fit inside his pack!

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Post by northern_goddess » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:29 am

And wheels would not have made him fall down. They would be easy to drag up in the mud. I know. I've done it.
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Post by equus » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:33 am

candy is dandy but... wrote:
Neither are good for dragging along a beach or strapping to a trekking pony though.


Thanks for the tip.
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Post by equus » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:34 am

What kind of bag would be most suited to a holiday combining archery, a jungle trek, and a 5 star hotel?
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Post by janieblack » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:39 am

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And then there is this... the ultimate wheelie bag.
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Post by soda 3.0 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:39 am

northern_goddess wrote:And wheels would not have made him fall down. They would be easy to drag up in the mud. I know. I've done it.


Right. It's much easier to drag a wheelie through mud than it is to walk through it with a pack. And the wheelie won't even get covered in shit, because shit doesn't stick to them.

Seriously, NG, do you have shares in a wheelie bag company?!
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Post by section8 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:41 am

I use a clothe bindle tied to the end of a stick.
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Post by equus » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:44 am

section8 wrote:I use a clothe bindle tied to the end of a stick.


If you fit a wheel to the cloth bindle you could sort of drag it along behind you with the stick.
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avalon_ wrote:Image


Is the round blue thing the wheel?
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soda 3.0 wrote:
northern_goddess wrote:And wheels would not have made him fall down. They would be easy to drag up in the mud. I know. I've done it.


Right. It's much easier to drag a wheelie through mud than it is to walk through it with a pack. And the wheelie won't even get covered in shit, because shit doesn't stick to them.

Seriously, NG, do you have shares in a wheelie bag company?!


Seriously soda, does your TomSaywer packpack weigh about 5 pounds? When you are climbing up a steep, muddy hill it just sort of evens you out? or do you have your chin bending over to your knees so that you can try to traverse the terrain?
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Post by soda 3.0 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:48 am

candy is dandy but... wrote:
equus wrote:
soda 3.0 wrote:
They don't.

Can you imagine being somewhere cold and hilly and dragging one of them things up a hillside of icy cobble stones?

And snarling when people with packs stop and ask if you need help?


I've found these things called "taxis" and some times things like really big taxis, called "buses" are quite good in those situations.

For dealing with stairs, I use things called "elevators".



Clearly if you are sure you'll never have to carry your bag, a wheelie thingy is fine. So it an antique Louis Vuitton steamer trunk. Neither are good for dragging along a beach or strapping to a trekking pony though.


Absolutely. My opinion on wheelie bags has actually gone down on this thread, given it's seems the basis on which people use them is that they will never need to actually lift or carry them.

What a cretinous statement from Equus - seriously, you face a 5 min walk to your hotel, and then have to take a taxi the last 400m because it is uphill??!!
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Post by avalon_ » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:50 am

Is the round blue thing the wheel?


Yes! And it doubles as a mug. Nifty, huh?!

*That is a picture of me on my trip to the south in Spring 97.

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avalon_ wrote:
Is the round blue thing the wheel?


Yes! And it doubles as a mug. Nifty, huh?!

*That is a picture of me on my trip to the south in Spring 97.


That oughta make soda crack.
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northern_goddess wrote:
avalon_ wrote:
Is the round blue thing the wheel?


Yes! And it doubles as a mug. Nifty, huh?!

*That is a picture of me on my trip to the south in Spring 97.


That oughta make soda crack.


I only had to lift the bag to cross the railroad tracks. Other than that, I pretty much rolled it all over the south.

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Post by soda 3.0 » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:55 am

northern_goddess wrote:
Seriously soda, does your TomSaywer packpack weigh about 5 pounds? When you are climbing up a steep, muddy hill it just sort of evens you out? or do you have your chin bending over to your knees so that you can try to traverse the terrain?


It usually weighs about 12 kilos, maybe 14 at the end of a trip. The pack is well balanced and sits fairly comfortably, which means I'm fine carrying it for a half hour if I have to, but then I don't often have to. It's mainly looking for hotels that I'm carrying it.

Of course it's a little heavy walking up a steep hill - but it is one hell of a lot easier than dragging a wheelie, that's for sure.
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northern_goddess wrote:
That oughta make soda crack.


Yeah, that made soda wanna smoke crack!
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Post by northern_goddess » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:59 am

Yup. My only problem with my wheeled luggage was on the train between Venice and Firenze. The wheels made my bag heavier than it would otherwise be and therefore it was more difficult to lift over my head on the train.

Otherwise, when it came to inclement weather conditions in Central America or otherewise... the wheels were a bonus.

I still remember getting off the bus in Costa Rica and it being about 110 degrees out and we had to walk about a mile to the hotel. I had a heavy backpack on my back and cursed the entire time because pulling a wheeled suitcase would have been sooooooo much less painful.
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Post by northern_goddess » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:08 am

Avalon after deciding to take soda's advice:
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Post by avalon_ » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:16 am

I look like I'm going to hurl.

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Post by Ian_in_DC » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:17 am

Anybody at Avalon's (or Soda's even older) age should not be using a backpack unless you are going mountaineering. Backpacks make your clothes look and smell like ass. A wheely cart/rollerboard is more than sufficient for just about everywhere in the world that has roads and/or taxis.
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Post by pezworld » Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:36 am

Ian_in_DC wrote:Anybody at Avalon's (or Soda's even older) age should not be using a backpack unless you are going mountaineering. Backpacks make your clothes look and smell like ass. A wheely cart/rollerboard is more than sufficient for just about everywhere in the world that has roads and/or taxis.


Exactly. Enjoy your back pain too.
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