He personally uses that send-ahead system. "You don't have to carry anything then or worry about an extra pound or two, and it's even more reliable than taking it with you."
There are also fewer last-minute items, the ones you rarely "need," tossed in, he says.
"The weight issue has become huge, especially in the past year," agrees Dan Tarala, vice president of product design and strategy for Victorinox Travel Gear. "It's the No. 1 thing we hear."