I’ve been traveling regularly since sometime around the early 1990s. I had my favorite piece of luggage ever, in the form of a Samsonite Silhouette EZ Cart, and man, that thing went everywhere with me…Japan, England, Paris, Canada and ALLLLLL over the U.S. I loved that bag and even paid to get it repaired as it got older and stuff started wearing out on it.
Eventually, my EZ Cart was sadly beyond repair and when I finally had to get rid of it, I settled on a Victorinox. It’s been serving me well ever since, but I’m always window shopping for the suitcase that could become my next favorite.
In my search, I found this, which has to be, in my opinion, THE most stupid piece of luggage ever:
And the only thing I can wonder is what were the designers smoking when they thought this would be a good idea?
I mean, don’t get me wrong, transparent bags are great when you’re going to a sporting event, a concert, etc. After all, it makes it easier and faster for the guards to go through your stuff and to ensure that you’re not bringing anything in your bag that you shouldn’t.
But as a SUITCASE???
It’s bad enough that everyone is going to see what you’ve got. But it means you might want to pack SOOO carefully, because really, who doesn’t want to see my bras and underpants more, me or the rest of the world? Which is to say nothing of when I’m coming home and all that underwear is dirty.
Several companies have made transparent luggage over the past 5 years or so, although it doesn’t look like most of them are still making them. Which goes to show just how much of an unpopular idea it is.
So, if you have a transparent suitcase, please share…WHY?!?!?!
And if you don’t own one, what do you think of them? Best idea ever? Or just…stupid?
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