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Samsonite Carbon Elite 2.0 Hardside Luggage 2pc $179.99 Grey or Blue Delivered @ Costco (Membership Required)

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The Samsonite Carbon Elite 2.0 hardside suitcase set is constructed of lightweight, durable and impact resistant polycarbonate. The fixed TSA combination lock on the checked piece provides peace of mind when checking cases through security, while the compression straps and 360 spinner wheels make for easy transportation. The expandable and TSA locks are only applicable on the large case, the USB port is on the small case (battery not included).

Brand Samsonite
Country of Origin China
Product Dimensions Carry on: 55.9 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm
Checked: 73.7 x 50.2 x 33 cm
Product Weight Carry on: 3.3kg
Checked: 5.5kg
Material Polycarbonate shell

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    I think this is a pretty good deal.
    Is it worth getting something cheaper like the 3pc Orbis for $99 (Kogan)?

    • -1 vote

      Hard cases with zips are pointless. Even with locks, that can get accessed easily. But for the price, meh, why not 🤷‍♀️

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        Not sure how many times you have had your suitcase broken into but these are definitely not pointless…I have a similar one and it has survived many trips and still works as it did the first day i bought it. The build quality is very high as is standard with samsonite products.

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          You can get into any of these zippered cases with a single pen. The security is next to useless

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          The ultimate point of hardcases (such as when Samsonite came up with Oyster Cases) was security. The case and locking mechanism, which you paid a premium for, prevents any theft or tampering of goods.

          However over time, the hard cases have been dumbed down and weakened. Non reinforced casings, different/more brittle materials and weak points such as zips to save on production costs.

          If all a person is looking for are cheap cases, these are fine. If though a person is looking at hard cases for the purpose for which they were intended, then you really only get what you pay for. Samsonite have maybe one line worth considering (S'Cure) factoring in their repair reputation, but other brands such as Lojel, Delsey etc are up there.

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            @Willowtea: and ill ask once again, how many times have you encountered these pen wielding thieves?

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              @leehyun: I'll ask a better question - who would want to travel to many, many countries and have their contents accessible? It's bad enough TSA keys can be 3D printed (hence why the serialised cable ties are necessary).

              Perhaps I travel to more out of the way places and appreciate my security more?

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              @leehyun: The case can be opened and resealed via the Pen method
              You could go through Airport security anywhere in the world, and you wouldn't even know they inspected/opened your luggage without permission.

              The point isn't that there are pen wielding thieves around, but that is it so easy to get into these items. At the end of the day, anything can be broken into and the best deterrent to make it less appealing or more difficult than your neighbour's.

              If you can't think of issues with being able to open luggage without needing specialised tools, then it's a lost cause trying to dissuade anyone from buying these anyways.

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                @A Banana4scale: Do you recommmend anything more secure?

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                  @w37hsyea: Any of these or in a similar style.

                  I have a couple of the Lojel Octa range from 2016 that is still going strong after 10+ flights.

                  I would avoid zippers, at least find one with zippers that are intrusion resistance.

  • +7 votes

    3.3kg for the carry-on, which means only 3.7kg left for your stuff. Too heavy

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    Bought a Samsonite triple pack from Costco 2 years ago. Lasted one flight. Two wheels broken off when collecting. Returned for refund without issue. Wheels should be recessed.

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    Swim? Swammi? Slippy? Slappy? Swenson? Swanson?

    Samsonite! I was way off!

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    The carry on is 3.3kg. That only leaves me with about 3.7kg of stuff to carry as hand luggage. Getting something lighter would be better .

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    Slap on the face for Melbournians