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Hard shell carry on roller bag?
Hi guys, Im going to try and be as descriptive as possible as to what I’m looking for and hopefully its enough so you guys know what I’m talking about. So I’m looking for a hard shell carry on bag. I currently have [URL=’https://shop.delsey.com/product/cruise-lite-hardside-20/3-piece-set-21-carryon-25-29-402079987_1?attribute=1d3e047a-345f-4d0e-a441-22dee81aea38′]this one[/URL]. However this bag’s “hard shell” is just hard plastic and for instance when I try to sit on it, it flexes uncomfortably. However there’s this samsonite bag that I sat on and its hard shell is very very hard and if I sit on it, it feels firm and like I can sit on it for years without and problems. I don’t know what its called but it was a check in bag and it closed with a buckle rather than a zipper. Can anyone guide me to a carry on 4 wheel roller bag or bags that is/are hard like that? Hopefully I was clear enough. Thanks!
I assume you’ve checked the Samsonite website? But really, luggage isn’t intended for you to sit on. I wouldn’t even want a 30-40 lb child sitting on my luggage, much less an adult.
[QUOTE=”MidSouth Skier, post: 64591, member: 184″]I assume you’ve checked the Samsonite website? But really, luggage isn’t intended for you to sit on. I wouldn’t even want a 30-40 lb child sitting on my luggage, much less an adult.[/QUOTE]
Completely understood from that aspect. Two sides to this though: the 95% answer is that I want a more durable roller like the tougher hardshell that won’t flex when I need to stuff it on occasion the way my current bag does, and the 5% answer is something to sit on for a couple minutes when in line for boarding :). I have checked the samsonite website but I can’t determine which are “hard hard shell” vs “soft hard shell” based on pictures alone.
Stop by a Samsonite store? A lot of their hard shells are polycarbonate, which isthe same material as the one you have. There’s always Rimowa and their cases made from aluminium, though expensive.
It sounds like you’re describing the older Samsonite Sillouette 10 (2009 era) line of products. These are the only ones I can recall that pass your sit test. I still have the one pictured below but the reason I (and most of the flying public) quit using these is because they weigh a lot. [URL]http://www.londonluggage.com/samd07073.htm[/URL]
Mine went on hundreds of trips – still in near perfect condition, indestructible!