The Handle Broke....

tubelcane

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The Handle from my "wingman" broke. I guess that's what put this guy out of business. Mine lasted 2 years. Well, Im off unti Dec. 12th, so I need a new bag. Would you guys mind giving feedback on your wheelie bags. Which one do you use? How do you like them? Any Strong Bag or Luggage Works people? Thanks
 

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Costco. It has plenty of space and is good quality, but if it does happen to break, you can just return it for another.
 

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I like my Strong bag. Mine is an older one with a few problems with zipper grabs and wheel well plastic that broke. I got replacement parts no problem and then the guy followed up to all his customers and said his new model fixed these issues. It's big. Goes in all the 73s I fly and leaves room for the other bag just fine.

*I've also had a Luggage Works and I think the Strong bag is better. Certainly better priced.
 
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Oh, I thought this was gonna be a thread about somebody ripping on military dudes. I saw "handle" and "wingman" and the curiosity spiked.

Any who.....I bought my last bag off ebay. It was a lightly used, hardside, Samsonite drag bag. BulletProof.
 

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I like my PurdyNeat... sure it looks like the hasty breeding of a duffel bag and filing cabinet but it's its a quality product. Me thinks its made in the USA too.
 

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El cheapo from Sears. And it will surely break during the warranty/return period so you go back and keep getting a new one every year.
 

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I've been using a Luggage Works for a couple of months now. Definitely impressed with the quality and construction of the bag, it is way overbuilt. The one downside to it being built like a tank is it weighs as much as a tank. It has a padded compartment for laptop which is a big plus for me. Overall a very nice product.
 

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I did the Costco bag for years, but every time I took it back for another one, the price had gone up and they made me pay the difference. I got tired of that and decided that although the bag is decent, it isn't worth $130, which is what they cost now. So I bought a Strongbag, and I LOVE it. The zipperpulls on the back came off, but they're easy to fix. I think it's a better bag than the Costco bag, but the Costco is cheaper...
 

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I had Wingman. Handle broke too - twice. First time he sent me a replacement. Second time he was out of business.

Got the Costco. It lasted about 1.5 years and then a wheel sounded like it was gonna fall off. Took it back a couple of weeks ago and got full refund (99.) Bought the newest version (113?). Seems like a good bag with lots of room. When it breaks I'll take it back for a refund and buy the new version (repeat every 1.5 years...)
 

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Ive had my TravelPro for 6 years now, all that needed replacing was the wheels.
 

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Still on my 2001 Purdy Neat, took a break for 14 months w/ the Wingman, handle broke and the dude skipped town, back to the PN. Bulletproof but very heavy. I will buy another for the durability.
 

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Still on my 2001 Purdy Neat, took a break for 14 months w/ the Wingman, handle broke and the dude skipped town, back to the PN. Bulletproof but very heavy. I will buy another for the durability.
I have had PN bags for a while, I think they are starting to skimp( become cheep ). The flight bag hook on my new Pn bag has broke twice. I gave up and made my own hook.
 

tubelcane

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Thanks guys I went with the Luggage Works because of the handle. Thanks for your input.
 

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I have a Strong Bags and will definitely buy another.
 

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As I pack for 6 days, I'm reminded that where my Luggage Works was completely full my Strong Bag will accept one more pair of jeans and a hooded sweatshirt.
 
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