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Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On Expandable Spinner (20 Inches)


Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On

RECOMMENDED IF
  • You value top-of-the-line materials combined with exquisite workmanship

  • You want your luggage to be tough. No really, you want it tough.

NOT RECOMMENDED IF
  • You don't want your luggage calling attention to yourself

  • You think open external pockets are not a good idea

Welcome to the review of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On

Quick Take

If there's one word to describe the Hartman Tweed Collection Carry-On that word would be 'craftsmanship'. If you know the value and pleasure of owning a suitcase made well with the best materials then you understand this Hartmann Carry-On. On the functional end, the bag has pockets, pouches and organizational touches to give you flexibility on how you pack.





Material

Let's take a closer look at the tweed of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On:


Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On

Why is the word 'Tweed' in the name of this suitcase, indeed why is it in the name of the collection to which this suitcase belongs? I would surmise because the Tweed material is pretty impressive. Not only is it good-looking but it's also very tough (see the video embedded at the end of this article). The tweed is both abrasion and water resistant.

The suitcase isn't all tweed though. Full grain leather is used as accent. The effect is very, very beautiful.

That full-grain leather is in full display in the handle:


leather handle of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On


External Pockets

The external pockets are highlighted below:


pouches of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On

These are unusual compared to other carry-ons because they're open were pockets in other bags are zippered. Pefect for holding a folded newspaper or a magazine or pocket book.


Mobility

Carry-ons either have two or four wheels. Two wheels are as popular as four because these bags are fairly small so two wheels are more than acceptable. The Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry-On has four spinners allowing you to push it while upright. The wheel design can bear a closer look . . .


wheels of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On

As you can see, each wheel is a compound of two wheels set side by side. Two reasons for this. First, redundancy. If one wheel becomes damaged, you can still roll your luggage. Second, having a two wheels that can move independently of each other allows the suitcase to move much more easily on rough terrain than it would if it only had one wheel per spinner.

It's time to open up the suitcase and see what the interior has for us.


Suitcase Interior


interior of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On

Okay, so you have a split compartment with a zipped fabric divider in between. This opens up some packing options. For example, clothes on one side, keep the other side empty, get to your destination, shop, and, your new finds can occupy the second compartment. Or clean clothes on one side, used clothes on the other side - a portable hamper. Or clothes on one side, electronics on the other side. You get the idea; it just opens up possibilities.

You get compression straps, of course, here's a closer look:


tie-down strap of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On

The suitcase also includes a detached lined travel pouch.


travel pouch of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On

You can contrast this to the attached accessory pocket in most other suitcases. The detachable nature of this pouch means it can be used independently of the bag - as a toiletry bag, for example.

Also included with the bag is a mesh garment holder.



mesh garment hanger of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On

Lastly, if you need more packing space, just use the zipper highlighted below to expand the carry-on.


expansion function of the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On




Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On





Comparing The Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry-On


The Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On vs. the Briggs & Riley Transcend International Carry-On

VS

The Briggs & Riley Transcend Carry-On is a good looking bag, but it's really hard for any bag, including the Transcend to be better looking than the Hartman Tweed Collection Carry-On. What the Transcend adds for your consideration is a suiter.

Even with the Transcend's suiter the Hartmann gives you four wheel movement, something that the Briggs & Riley cannot. The Hartmann might not have a full suiter but it does provide a close second in that mesh garment hanger.


The Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On vs. the Bluesmart One - Smart Luggage

VS

In contrast to the Hartmann's old world appeal is the Bluesmart One's futuristic offering. How about a bag that can weigh itself, locate itself and charge your smartphone?

If you'd rather not engage in that modern 'foolishness', then embrace tweed and full grain leather and enjoy the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry-On.


The Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On vs. the Travelpro Crew 10 22 Inch Expandable Rollaboard Suiter

VS

If high-end carry-ons are too rich for your blood and you just want something functional how about the SwissGear Travel Gear. This unobtrusive carry-on has a good set of pockets and a suiter.

If the Travel Gear is too plain for your taste and you want the natural durability of well-crafted top-of-the-line materials then stay with the Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry-On.



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Hartmann Tweed Collection Carry On Expandable Spinner, Natural Tweed, One Size