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Old 02-29-2012, 10:51 AM   #91  
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How do the LW 26" bags fit in the overhead bins??
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How do the LW 26" bags fit in the overhead bins??
Not wheels first...."Sideways" is the only way to get them in.

Having had only LW for the last 16 years, wouldn't buy anything different. I orignally had the 22", but needed the extra space (thus buying the 26") for the longer international trips. After buying the 26", I sent the 22" back in to get over-hauled, and keep it as a "back-up" when the 26" goes in every few years for service (zippers, occational wheel replacement, handle, ect...). Don't remember the 'over-haul' price, but worth doing as long as you have a second one for a spare.

FWIW - Bottom line.....If your "commuter", and can get away with the 22", that's the one I'd buy. Being 'last on' when commuting offline, finding the last bit of overhead space with the smaller one (the one that fits wheels first) is always easier than storing the 26".
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Not wheels first...."Sideways" is the only way to get them in.

Having had only LW for the last 16 years, wouldn't buy anything different. I orignally had the 22", but needed the extra space (thus buying the 26") for the longer international trips. After buying the 26", I sent the 22" back in to get over-hauled, and keep it as a "back-up" when the 26" goes in every few years for service (zippers, occational wheel replacement, handle, ect...). Don't remember the 'over-haul' price, but worth doing as long as you have a second one for a spare.

FWIW - Bottom line.....If your "commuter", and can get away with the 22", that's the one I'd buy. Being 'last on' when commuting offline, finding the last bit of overhead space with the smaller one (the one that fits wheels first) is always easier than storing the 26".
Thanks for the info SoCal, I commute international so I was thinking of going with the 26' for some more space. Which LW bag do you have??
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For those of you with the 26', will the airline staff "allow" you to carry it on? I airline a lot for work now, and hate checking a bag. The 26' would work better for the 16-20 days on the road, but if I can't carry it on (non uniform, revenue ticket) it isn't worth the extra few inches.
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I'd rather bring up an old topic rather than start a new one.

Any complaints with the new Strong Bags Vortex 2? I have the LW 22" Stealth and since I commute on RJs, I've had to have it refurbished twice in 5.5 years. Any advice would help. Thanks.
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I swear by the LW 22" metal frame. Thing is like an MRAP. Commuted for 6 years with mine and only had to replace the wheels once, frame got bent just a scosche and maybe a zipper handle or two sheared off. Other than that it was solid.
And for those complaining about how heavy it is...REALLY? Hit the gym every now and again. Its not that heavy.
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Interesting that this thread popped up again as I am currently displeased with my luggage works bag.

The metal guards on the bottom of the handle need tightening pretty much after every trip or the screws come out and that stupid metal piece rattles around.

Zipper on the front pocket broke off. I can deal with this one being a high wear and tear zone.

The entire main zipper peeled off from the bottom half essentially rendering the bag useless due to a large hole that everything falls out of.

I am going to contact customer service tomorrow and see what they can do for me. I paid almost $300 for this thing about 1.5 years ago. I was expecting it to last significantly longer.

I will be commuting to work tomorrow with a borrowed suitcase. It is gold and has leopard print on the inside....................
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I've had my SB for around a year & I like it, no problems.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:07 PM   #99  
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Seasoned two leg commuter and I swear by my luggageworks stealth pro 22" with the stabilizer strap...that strap is GREAT when rushing between commute flights and not hitting every human you weave around, cause we all know people cant walk in an airport.

its like an otterbox for your iPhone, but a suitcase. have yet to have any issues.
 
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I've the short-bodied StrongBag and it has held up well. If you commute mainline it'll fit the bin going in lengthwise. It's also often in the back of an ERJ and has come through unscathed so far. I had an LW bag, but it didn't hold up as well as I hoped (although it wasn't bad overall). The SB is much lighter and is doing better than the LW over a similar period of time.
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