Who’s flying? The big or the small Pilot?

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Rimowa Pilots

Identical similar however completely different. The one distinction between the Pilot circumstances Rimowa is providing is the dimensions. The earlier yr (2016) Rimowa was additionally providing the 2 wheel model of the Pilot. That one additionally got here in a small and a big one. The 2 wheel model is discontinued. So in 2017 we solely have two Pilot circumstances. Each with the Multiwheel system.

One other huge distinction which can be associated to the dimensions is that the smaller one is a carry-on. That means you may carry it on board of a aircraft. The larger one just isn’t a carry-on. The larger you in all probability need to verify in.

Introduction

My goal is to assessment the Pilot sequence. Since there are solely two and the one distinction is the dimensions, the assessment might be very simple. However nonetheless. If you’re spending a good sum of money on a excessive finish suitcase you need to make the best determination. The fashions I’m going to assessment are the next:

Rimowa PILOT MULTIWHEEL® 923.50.00.4 (The smaller one)

Rimowa PILOT MULTIWHEEL® 923.51.00.4 (The larger one)

Rimowa Pilots
Rimowa Pilots

Product Description

With a view to get a fast overview of the variations between the 2 I put collectively the next desk:

Pilot Multiwheel 34l Silver carry-on baggage Pilot Multiwheel 37l Silver suitcase
Merchandise Quantity 923.50.00.4 Merchandise Quantity 923.51.00.4
Dimensions 17.three x 19.7 x 9.1 in Dimensions 17.three x 20.9 x 10.6 in
Weight 10.Four lb Weight 11.zero lb
Quantity 34.zero l Quantity 37.zero l

Value distinction

The bigger Pilot is round 50 usd increased. For the distinction in costs per nation I wish to direct you this text I wrote just a few months in the past.

Accessoires

The accessoires that accompany the Pilot are:

  • 15 inch laptop computer bag
  • Cable bag
  • Aluminum divider
  • Baggage tag
Rimowa Pilot accessoires
Rimowa Pilot accessoires

For an adjunct the 15 inch laptop computer bag is fairly properly made. It has some leather-based particulars and could be a pleasant merchandise simply by it self.

The divider can divide the principle compartment of the pilot in two. Inside the principle compartment there’s a slider for the divider which might shifted forwards and backwards which makes the dimensions of the compartments adjustable.

Adjustable slider
Adjustable slider
Rimowa Pilot top view
Rimowa Pilot prime view

Product Expertise

I travelled with the bigger two wheel Pilot. To be sincere it was an actual pleasure. The factor I actually loved is which you could entry your contents by opening the lid. I had stowed a hat in my Pilot and will simply seize it. If I wanted to seize an merchandise out of a Topas Cabin for instance. I first needed to lay the suitcase horizontally. Open the suitcase. Open the flex divider (You additionally need to guess through which shell you set the merchandise).

One other actual profit is that beneath the lid there are a number of compartment the place you set in objects like paperwork and small toiletry objects. A function which accessible on the Rimowa Bolero. The bolero has compartments on the skin of the suitcase. The Rimowa Topas nevertheless doesn’t have any compartments. You might be pressured to place smaller objects like paperwork in a separate bag.

Rimowa Pilot compartments
Rimowa Pilot compartments on smaller Pilot 923.50.00.4
Rimowa Pilot compartments
Rimowa Pilot compartments on larger Pilot 923.51.00.4

One other nice advantage of the Pilot is that the load of the case is decrease to the bottom (than a typical trolly case), which makes it extra steady when transferring round.

As a result of the Pilot is decrease to the bottom it makes it simpler to slip a backpack over the telescope deal with. Beneath is an image of a Tumi Alpha Backpack which has been slid over an everyday carry-on. The same development is extra steady on a Pilot than on an everyday carry-on.

 

Tumi Alpha backpack on carry-on
Tumi Alpha backpack on carry-on

The one function that I’m lacking, which is offered on the Topas carry-on, is the Add-a-Bag holder.

Rimowa Add-a-Bag holder
Rimowa Add-a-Bag holder

Conclusion

I journey with a Rimowa Topas carry-on. 923.52.00.4. Whereas I’m writing down this assessment and going over the professionals and cons I’m critically contemplating to change my Topas for a Pilot. I imagine the Pilot case is extra meant as a enterprise trolley and never a a carry-on the place you set your garments in for a weekend-off. I imagine in case you pack it proper you perhaps can depart your backpack at dwelling. Once I journey I take advantage of a backpack and a carry-on. I take advantage of my backpack primarily for my laptop computer and my paperwork. The laptop computer and paperwork can simply match within the Pilot and are additionally accessible by opening the lid. This leaves clearly much less house on your garments. However in case you are on a visit for 2 days I believe you might be good.

My subsequent article might be about what can truly slot in a Rimowa case!

Professionals

  • The load of the case is decrease to the bottom, which makes it extra steady when transferring round.
  • The lid has compartments to place small objects in.
  • It comes with a aluminum divider.

Cons

  • Larger Pilot 923.51.00.4 just isn’t a carry-on dimension
  • Lacking an Add-a-Bag holder

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