Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
New Bag
Old 06-29-2016, 04:53 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
RobbieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Central CA
Posts: 1,827
New Bag

Since travel is on the list I ordered up a new bag. An extra large Timbuk2 CoPilot.

Not a carry on. Hard back, serious handle and serious ball bearing skateboard wheels. I be ready to go -
__________________

__________________
Retired at 59 in 2014. Should have done it sooner but I worried too much.
RobbieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-03-2016, 02:21 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
RobbieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Central CA
Posts: 1,827
It arrived today and it's just what I wanted, large;



And sturdy;



I be ready to go -
__________________

__________________
Retired at 59 in 2014. Should have done it sooner but I worried too much.
RobbieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Tadpole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,117
Don't know much about bags but I love the staging of the picture.
__________________
Tadpole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2016, 02:41 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
aja8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 5,961
How are you going to carry that on your motorcycle?
__________________
......."Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson.
aja8888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2016, 02:43 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
RobbieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Central CA
Posts: 1,827
Ha!

The m/c has it's own built in removable luggage. This is for airplanes (checked) or car trips (trunk)
__________________
Retired at 59 in 2014. Should have done it sooner but I worried too much.
RobbieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2016, 02:46 PM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
travelover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
Don't know much about bags but I love the staging of the picture.
I love fine art, too.
__________________
Yes, I have achieved work / life balance.
travelover is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 08:43 AM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,754
Did it come with a sherpa?
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 11:52 AM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Following the nice weather
Posts: 6,179
__________________
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." - Will Rogers
DW and I - FIREd at 50 (7/06), living off assets
harley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 12:03 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
aja8888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 5,961
Quote:
Originally Posted by harley View Post
Harley, that is real good! That James Brown was something else!
__________________
......."Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face." -- philosopher Mike Tyson.
aja8888 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 12:29 PM   #10
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,754
Quote:
Originally Posted by harley View Post

Great minds think alike...
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 08:08 PM   #11
Full time employment: Posting here.
ohyes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 592
Your new traveling bag is very nice.

You folks are too funny/clever.

Seriously.
__________________
ohyes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2016, 10:42 PM   #12
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Florence, AL/Helen, GA
Posts: 1,565
On our trips, I've noticed that many world travelers are using 21" or 22" rolling bags. And they would never check a bag unless absolutely required to do so.

I remember my father hauling those huge bags around for my mother--who never learned how to pack. I think he'd been able to travel into his 80's had he not had to lug around her 45-50 pound bags.

We now travel with TravelPro carry on's that weigh 6.5 pounds unloaded. And I can really feel the difference in ultra light baggage when we travel--20 pounds loaded. We follow Rick Steves' packing list with some minimal changes for our needs. And we can travel indefinitely with what we take with us.

My best travel tip is to get all pants and jeans heavy starched at the laundry. A pair of jeans will look good after 10 days if you keep the mud off them. We also scrapped the 17" laptop for a 1 pound Chromebook that we use on wifi at hotels.
__________________
Bamaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 04:41 PM   #13
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 36,463
Quote:
Originally Posted by HFWR View Post
Great minds think alike...
Yeah, but it's still playing somewhere inside my head! What an earworm!
__________________


Retired in 2009 at age 61.

Mini-pension 13%, SS 20%, investments 67%.




W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 05:03 PM   #14
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
RobbieB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Central CA
Posts: 1,827
I always check my bag because it always has a bottle of booze in it and you can't carry booze on anymore unless it's in those teensy-weensy bottles.
__________________
Retired at 59 in 2014. Should have done it sooner but I worried too much.
RobbieB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 02:28 AM   #15
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
audreyh1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Posts: 14,109
Can you lift it up overhead when loaded? Necessary for train travel.
__________________
Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
audreyh1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 09:08 AM   #16
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,166
We have been doing carry on only since we retired a few years ago. One week or six months we each take the same bag.

But they are heavy. We do not want a bag that weighs, like our current carry on rollers, 5 plus pounds. Three pounds would be more like it. Looking seriously at the IT carry-on at 3 pounds.

Plus, softer side is better for us to fit into overheads on planes, trains, etc. We also good rollers..one set is fine. Hard to find both in a reasonably priced bag. The weight really counts on some European and SE Asia airlines, not to mention we want to carry something as light as possible. Does not have to be bullet proof either. If we find the right one we have no issue if it only lasts for three-five years. Not looking to pass it down when we die or stop travelling in this manner.
__________________
brett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2016, 07:03 AM   #17
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
harley's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Following the nice weather
Posts: 6,179
I think I'm waiting for Olive - Olive robotic suitcase brings new meaning to carry on luggage.



Although if anyone has ever read Terry Pratchett's Discworld series and remembers The Luggage ("half suitcase, half homicidal maniac") they might be hesitant to buy in too early.
__________________

__________________
"Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." - Will Rogers
DW and I - FIREd at 50 (7/06), living off assets
harley is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mixed bag? MRGALT2U Other topics 3 05-23-2005 06:20 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:30 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.