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Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:29 PM

Looking for a luggage strap (to hold closed) that wont loosen. nm

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Reply Looking for a luggage strap (to hold closed) that wont loosen. nm (Original post)
rhett o rick Apr 2012 OP
rhett o rick Apr 2012 #1
jberryhill May 2012 #2
rhett o rick May 2012 #3
jberryhill May 2012 #4
jannyk May 2012 #5
rhett o rick May 2012 #6
jannyk May 2012 #7
rhett o rick May 2012 #8

Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:18 AM

1. Any recommendations on luggage straps? nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 03:54 PM

2. Another thing I never really understood...

...along with the plastic-wrapping thing you see at a lot of non-US airports.

Get luggage with a good closure.

I travel a buttload. With a decent sized suitcase, and enough temperance to avoid overpacking (which takes a long time to really appreciate what is "overpacking"), what is it that is making your suitcase come open?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Sat May 5, 2012, 04:08 PM

3. Thanks for the reply. Of course a well made suitcase would be the answer.

However, at this point I have some, let's say, less expensive suitcases with zippers that I dont always trust. And I occasionally overpack, esp on the way home. I was hoping there was a strap available that wasnt so cheap to use a decent tightener.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Sat May 5, 2012, 04:22 PM

4. I prefer zippered luggage

Unlike a latch, the stress is spread through the entire closure.

I would imagine that any strap of nylon webbing and a cinch would be fine.

The thing is, it has to be relatively easy to open and close if the bag is pulled for TSA manual inspection.

It also provides something for the luggage to get hung up on during handling, though.

The thing about overpacking is, yes, you have to leave room outbound if you expect to pick up stuff while you are away. But, really, I've been around the world in one smallish suitcase and carry-on, and still came back with stuff I didn't wear.

Things like quick-drying underwear and socks can be washed in a sink and hung up overnight. Also, clothing makes for great souvenirs. If you are going somewhere chilly, for example, instead of packing three sweaters, think about maybe picking one up when you get there. Every time you wear that sweater after you get home, you'll be reminded of the trip.

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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 12:37 PM

5. These work!

I've had mine for years and have put many tens of thousands of miles on them. All over Europe, Taiwan etc. I have never had to replace one. I have cheapy luggage and always have more luggage than suitcase on the return journey - they have never let me down. Just cinch real tight around suitcase and you're good to go.
If you're paranoid - use two (one each end of case).

http://www.amazon.com/Voltage-Valet-2SP-R-Luggage-Strap-RAINBOW/dp/B004AQZPWI

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Response to jannyk (Reply #5)

Sun May 6, 2012, 01:07 PM

6. I have one of those but I dont like the "tightener". It doesnt bite into the web

and allows it to loosen. I was hoping that someone sold one with a tightener that had teeth.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #6)

Sun May 6, 2012, 02:45 PM

7. Mine have never come loose

Never!

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Response to jannyk (Reply #7)

Sun May 6, 2012, 04:40 PM

8. Thank you for the input. I will try it. I just bought it and havent had a

chance to try it.

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