October 20, 2013
LUGGAGEBLOGGING: So a while back I blogged about getting this Everki laptop briefcase. I’ve now had it for a month, and it’s worked out very well. The zipper compartments and brightly colored lining make it much, much easier to find things, and the “checkout friendly” feature, where the laptop compartment swings out to lie flat when going through the x-ray machine, really works well.
I was happy enough with that, in fact, that a couple of weeks ago I bought this Briggs & Riley garment bag too. I’ve been using the same Land’s End garment bag for over 20 years, and it works fine but is beginning to show its age. I’m not dumping the Land’s End bag, because it’s smushable and can fit in an overhead compartment, while this bag has to be checked, but I took the new one with me to LA last week and it worked great. It rolls very smoothly through airports and parking garages, it was easy to pack and unpack, and it holds a lot. They say 4-6 suits, and that’s probably right: I packed 3 sportcoats (easy to switch out when shooting multiple PJTV segments back-to-back) 8 shirts, and assorted other stuff for a week’s trip and it handled everything fine, delivering it all unwrinkled at the other end. I’ve always been a low-end luggage guy, but I’m beginning to see why people pay more.
UPDATE: Andrew Morriss writes:
Took your advice and bought the laptop bag, which is terrific. So I took the plunge on your garment bag recommendation too.
Keep field testing stuff for the rest of us!
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