I finally replaced my quite-lame primary piece of luggage (a massive Samsonite bag of very low quality) with a medium-sized piece from Tumi’s ALPHA line.
This is a purchase that I’ve been wanting to make for about three years now, and it actually does improve the travel experience now that I have. I do enjoy Tumi’s offerings, and my laptop brief, wallet, and toiletries case are all from them.
I also got a number of accessories with this main new piece, including some shoe bags, a set of hangers, and a few individual compartments for shirts, underwear, socks, etc. The biggest advantage, however, is the fact that my new bag has a dedicated garment section that allows me to transport slacks and shirts without wrinkling them.
Overall it was a major upgrade to my current bag, which is missing most zippers and handles off of it. Plus, I have been wanting to make the motion to a smaller bag, as it will force me to pack smarter. ::