|Quoting Aviator27 (Reply 5):|
I have one of these bags. Purdyneatstuff is the name. I used to go through one Travelpro per year. I have had my Purdyneatstuff bag for five years now and going strong. The extra dollars spent is definitely worth it. Last I knew, you had to work for an airline to buy one. I am not sure if this is still the case.
I've had my Travelpro for 1.5 years, and he's not kidding! The thing is aweful. It's in the shop right now for a broken handle, unstitched back pocket, toiletry bag buttons broke, the luggage strap broken, and wheels being replaced. I realize we use these bags all the time, but I expected a little more out of it.
Next bag will either be the Costco version (the one with the 5 star looking wheels mounted on the rear edges) or a Purdy Neat Stuff bag.
I have no idea if you have to work for an airline to buy one, but I'd doubt it. I will say that I've never seen a passenger with one. They also have a plastic frame version which is a lot lighter and supposedly just as durable. They also fit in a CRJ overhead.