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Good, inexpensive luggage?

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by Kimela, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Janie88

    Janie88 Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    No, you are correct, Stahlsac is not inexpensive. But I feel it is worth spending a little extra $$ to have something that will last and also protect my gear, and be easy to maneuver.

    I've worked out a method where I pack clothing in a few different ziplock bags or those travel compression or cube bags, so when I get to the dive deck on a liveaboard, I open my Stahlsac, pull out my BC, fins etc. and my clothing stays contained. I didn't do that one year and it was kind of a pain, trying to get my dive gear out without messing up my clothing or having it fall out on the deck etc.
     
  2. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: NYC
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    Packing cubes. Love them.
     
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  3. Kimela

    Kimela Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Missouri
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    I manage to overpack packing cubes. They end up as packing balls!!!!! But I do like being able to grab one and know there are specific types of clothing in each one.
     
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  4. Hoag

    Hoag Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SW Ontario - Just outside of the GTHA
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    :rofl3:
     
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  5. Bratface

    Bratface Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: South Florida
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    I have Osprey bags. They have a very good warranty and the 30” bag can fit all of my gear with room to spare. It has lots of pockets and good wheels. I believe the newest ones are even lighter in weight. I apply waterproofing spray to the inside and outside of the bag. Ever since my bag broke on the tarmac years ago spilling everything in it, I gave up on cheap luggage.
     
  6. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You can increase density if you use the vacuum packing ones. Amazingly heavy.
     
  7. Kimela

    Kimela Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Missouri
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    My husband discovered that one. Thought it was a wonderful thing to have everything sucked into those vacuum bags and room leftover. Then he weighed his bag and discovered it was WAY over the limit!!! LOL!
     
  8. Kimela

    Kimela Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Missouri
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    Waterproofing - that's a great idea! We got caught in a downpour doing the bag drag once and I had water inside my bag. I think it just got in through the zippers. I have a can of that waterproofing spray - I'm going to use it. Thanks!
     
  9. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
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    I “discovered” these a few weeks ago and used them for the first time on a recent trip to Florida. Loved them enough to order a few other sizes and then of course my husband had to have some.
     
  10. ontdiver

    ontdiver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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    I typically place my clothes in a heavy duty black garbage bag. When heading home, and if my BCD, wetsuit etc aren't dry, I'll put them in garbage bags to minimize salt damage to the suitcase. I also take pictures of my suitcase before flights to have proof of condition should it get damaged at some point.
     
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