My wife used to pack two full checked baggage at the max 50lbs limit, for each suitcase.MooseV2 wrote: ↑Jun 13th, 2018 3:32 pm4x-5x times the weight of an 8lb suitcase?! How/why are you bringing 30-40lbs of stuff on a trip? My entire pack weight INCLUDING all my gear is 4.8lbs (business -- includes suit and electronics) or 8.7lbs (hiking/pleasure -- includes tent/sleeping bag/sleeping pad/etc).
Now I have convinced her to only pack one.
I get what you are saying, but the weight of the suitcase "dry", is not an issue for us, as we're not climbing Kilimanjaro.LOL