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Hartmann Intensity Belting Transit Carry On


Hartmann Intensity Carry On

RECOMMENDED IF
  • You believe that you get what you pay for

  • You are in the market for a luxurious carry-on
NOT RECOMMENDED IF
  • You haven't arrived. And I'm not talking about your flight destination.

  • Nineteen inches is too small for you, even if it is a carry-on.

Welcome to the review of the Hartmann Intensity Belting Transit Carry On Expandable Upright

Quick Take

The Hartmann Intensity Belting Carry-On would be on the short list of what a person would buy if he or she is simply looking for the best carry-on available. This suitcase is the meeting point of excellent design, high-end materials and craftsman-level build quality. Owning a bag like this is yet more reason why we should work hard, work smart, be lucky and get rich.





Introduction

The Hartmann Intensity Carry-on is a high-end piece of luggage that will impact you in three ways: First, visually. As you an see, the Hartmann Intensity is quite an attractive piece. The design immediately identifies it as what it is - a luxury item. Second, tactile feel. Be prepared to enjoy touching and using your luggage. Third, image. It is a fact that the objects you can afford to use, wear or ride are a direct reflection on you. Your carry-on luggage is no exception.

Let's take a closer look at the suitcase material:


detail of material on the Hartmann Intensity Carry On


The Hartmann Intensity uses ballistic nylon accented by tanned leather. The bag looks delicate but ballistic nylon is one of the toughest, if not the toughest fabric for a suitcase. This bag is both rain and stain resistant.

Also on display in the image above is the combination lock and the open sleeve in front of the bag.

I think that the leather can best be appreciated by looking at the beautiful handle.



handle of the Hartmann Intensity Carry On


Mobility

For easy movement, you will get the nearly universal tandem of telescoping handles and wheels. Although other suitcase handles would not likely be leather-trimmed like the Hartmann's.


wheels of the Hartmann Intensity Carry On

One could sound out about there being only two wheels instead of four but keep in mind that this is a 19-inch carry-on. Given that, two wheels should be more than sufficient. Let's get closer to a Hartmann Intensity wheel.


wheel detail of the Hartmann Intensity Carry On

As you can see, the wheel is surrounded by molding that protects it but the molding also protects the lower corner of the suitcase back - a part of the bag that is likely to bump into obstructions.

It's time to open up this suitcase and see what we've got.


Storage


What we have is a nice packing space for a couple of days away.

interior of the Hartmann Intensity Carry On

You also get cross compression straps to keep your clothes in place.

A look at the underside of the suitcase lid reveals a zippered pocket.


interior lid pocket of the Hartmann Intensity Carry On

Going in a little closer another lid pocket is revealed. This is bigger and flatter and is opened by using the zippers highlighted below.


second interior lid pocket of the Hartmann Intensity Carry On

That's two internal pockets with one more to go right here.



inside accessory pocket of the Hartmann Intensity Carry On

Off to the side, in the interior of the bag, is a convenient accessory pocket.

With that, there's one more thing to mention in relation to storage and that can be accessed through this zipper here:


expansion zipper of the Hartmann Intensity Carry On

The Hartmann Intensity carry on can be expanded by using the zipper pictured above.

If you're looking for luxury, functionality, and quality in a small carry-on suitcase, you've found it.





Comparing The Hartman Intensity Belting Carry-On


The Hartmann Intensity Belting Transit Carry On Expandable Upright vs. the Travelpro Crew 10 22 Inch Expandable Rollaboard Suiter

VS

It can't be denied that the Travelpro Crew 10 looks pretty plain besides the Hartmann, but it does present one major and one minor feature for your consideration. The minor feature is the zipped external pockets. The major one is the suiter.

Absent those two options the Hartman Intensity is comparable to the Travelpro with vastly more cache.


The Hartmann Intensity Belting Transit Carry On Expandable Upright vs. the Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage

VS

The Bluesmart One is the progeny of a suitcase and a computer. This futuristic bag can charge your phone, weigh itself, locate itself - you get the idea.

It's a pretty stark choice. Do you charge into the future with the Bluesmart One or do you stay with the best of the past and the present (typified by ballistic nylon and leather) and hold on to the Hartmann Intensity?



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