Hartmann Luggage PC4 Review and Photo Essay.

By Posted in - New York City & Travel Gear on June 15th, 2012
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 Story by Randy Kalp.
 Photos by Bethany Salvon.

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

I dig a little piece of luggage in the trunk (or overhead bin). I guess I’m kind of like rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot in that way, except he likes his baggage big like an “Oakland booty,” while I prefer mine to be more of a lightweight carry-on.

It doesn’t matter what kind of transportation I’m taking or the length of the trip, I’m always going to go with the smallest, lightest bag possible. In the past, this meant a backpack or an unimaginative wheeled soft suitcase; neither of which could hold their ground when it came to protecting my belongings from being squished.

Then the Hartmann PC4 Carry-on Spinner hit the scene. With the grace and strength of a ’57 Chevy, the PC4 comes together harmoniously in style and function, so much so that Preston Tucker, of the innovative, but short lived Tucker Car Corporation (remember the 80’s film: Tucker: A Man and His Dream), would’ve wept for joy upon seeing this spinner coming off the line for the first time.

Hartmann’s PC4 collection is outfitted with 100 percent virgin 4-layer polycarbonate material, which enables the exterior to maintain its color even when scratched. The line also utilizes corner guards that work to reinforce the bag while safeguarding it from the bumps and bruises of a life on the road. Inside, the PC4 Carry-on Spinner features two sets of restraining straps, two side mesh zip pockets and a divider with two zippered compartments. While the four exterior wheels, which give the spinner full 360 degrees movement, ensure the bag rolls as smooth as it looks.

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Despite being a carry-on bag (8.5″(D) x 15″(L) x 21.5″(H)), the PC4 feels more spacious than comparable bags in its size category, and I think a lot of that has to do with its aforementioned zippered divider and compartments. Additional standout features include: an exterior mounted TSA lock, an aluminum telescoping handle with push-button locking system, and Hartmann’s signature figure-8 carry handle and belting leather details. Plus, the 135-year-old American luggage company backs all of its bags with a 10 year warranty.

Hartmann never fails to impress and its new polycarbonate carry-on spinner is no exception. On a recent 48-hour adventure in New York City, we took the bag with us everywhere we went and it handled the journey beautifully. In fact, we took some photos of the bag in action and put together this Hartmann Luggage review video from our trip to NYC.

We absolutely love our black raspberry Hartmann PC4 and highly recommend it to anyone looking to add a sophisticated and intuitive carry-on to their luggage set.

The PC4 Carry-on Spinner retails for $570. You can find out more about it as well as the company’s other bags at http://www.hartmann.com.

I hope you enjoy the photos of our Hartmann/New York City escapade! Plus as you can see below, Chachy (our cute little mutt) has given it his full stamp of approval! He loves to sit inside it!

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC   Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC   Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

Hartmann Luggage PC4 Promo shots from NYC

*While Hartmann Luggage provided a complimentary review bag, our thoughts and opinions are entirely our own.

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  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures -

    June 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Seriously, these pics are just amazing!!! I want one now!

  • Ayngelina -

    June 16, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I just saw the tweed bag and it looks divine, if yours comes with those men in uniform I’ll buy one now!

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    July 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Great pics! The luggage looks durable and compact for short trips.

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