Rimowa suitcase challenge – trip 4

Packed and ready for baggage handlers
Packed and ready for baggage handlers

More than a dozen baggage handler ‘handlings’ and the ultra lightweight Rimowa Salsa Air looks no worse for wear.

To recap: I’ve been chronicling my suitcase’s travels since last October. Posting pictures of the wear and tear to determine whether I’m an idiot or a genius for paying $650 dollars (CDN) for this hard-shell, seven pound suitcase.

Why did I do it? I’m a scuba diver. I carry all my own gear (except weights and tank). Makes me feel safer when I dive. I was always skating close to the 23kg/50lbs weight limit. The Rimowa is about six pounds lighter than the suitcase it replaced.

This is trip four with the suitcase.  It was handled eight times by airline staff.

Outbound:

-Vancouver
-Houston, Texas = 2
-Roatan, Honduras

Inbound:

-Roatan
-Houston = 2
-Vancouver

The verdict. The suitcase has dirt ‘scratches’ and scuffs, but nothing that can’t be washed or rubbed off. No dents. I’m very happy and clearly a genius.

Next trip: Cozumel, Mexico later in the year.

 

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