I travel a lot – last year I flew over 130,000 miles – and I used to just go to Target to get new luggage. Over time, I became frustrated with the lack of variety they carried.
Also, it was annoying that whenever I landed in rain my suitcase would get soaked as they transferred it from the plane to the baggage claim.
And when I had anything fragile it was risky when using luggage with a soft, fabric exterior. For instance, I like to pick up bottles and cans of beer from various cities that I cannot purchase in Austin.
So anyhow, I decided to get some hardshell luggage to be more durable and waterproof for my travels. I headed to Amazon and got the Andiamo Elegante aluminum luggage with spinner wheels.
I picked this luggage because of the features and favorable reviews on Amazon. Some highlights of the specs:
- Integrated TSA locks
- Easy gliding 8 wheel spinner system
- Top and side carry handles
- Dimensions of the suitcase with wheels and handles: 29.5 x 19.6 x 11.2 inches
- Weight of the luggage is slightly more than 13 lbs
- Shell is polycarbonate with an alloy metalline finish
- Aluminum magnesium frame
In addition to the durability and look, I also like that the shell enables me to put stickers on the outside to make it easy to see at the baggage claim.