Rimowa suitcase challenge – trip 3

I love this piece of luggage.
I love this piece of luggage.

Another international trip. Another stellar performance by my Rimowa suitcase.

To recap, I forked over about $600 CDN for a 30 inch Rimowa Salsa Air suitcase in October 2013.

The purchase was necessary, because I carry scuba equipment and skate close to the weight limit line. This ultralight suitcase was meant to prevent me from having to pay overweight fees.

Trip #3: Vancouver to Varadero, Cuba via Toronto. Air Canada-Air Canada Rouge

Number of handlings by baggage handlers:  8

Outbound:

-Vancouver
-Toronto (off and on) = 2
-Varadero

Inbound:

-Varadero
-Toronto (off and on) = 2
-Vancouver

Rimowa visits CubaThankfully, mine was not the bag Air Canada baggage handlers in Vancouver were caught, on video, dropping in a bin.

At its heaviest, with souvenirs and a bottle of rum, the suitcase weighed in at 21kg. Two kg under the limit. The reason for my happy dance at check in.

The case has a few more scrapes on it. Nothing too awful. I’m still delighted with my purchase.

Next diving trip: Roatan, Honduras.

3 thoughts on “Rimowa suitcase challenge – trip 3

  1. Bragging on that suitcase again. For some proper “carry” check out the bellroy website,some cool passport holders for you

  2. Thank you for your interest in Tank’s Travels. The Rimowa is a terrific piece of luggage. If you’re a nice little brother, a family member might buy you some.

  3. Thank you for your interest in Tank’s Travels. The Rimowa is a terrific piece of luggage. If you’re a nice little brother, a family member might buy you some.

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