When you are going on holiday, make sure that you carry the correct type of luggage that will cater to your travel needs.
You want to make sure that the bags you carry are the right guys for the job, it must not give up on you at any time, keep its content safe and undamaged. They should have adequate space and you should not have to pack it and unwittingly break some record. There is a lot of great travel luggage for you to choose from. Moving your travel bag should not be reminiscent of Mariusz Pudzianowski moving an atlas stone, it should be a pleasure to transport and be tough and durable.
There are certain factors to be considered when selecting your travel luggage. Steer clear from bags that have straight corners, as corners are prone to getting damaged. Rather opt for the bags that have rounded corners as they are more durable. Make sure that your bag is able to stand upright and does not tip over when packed. Get a bag that will stand out so that you can see it from far away. You want your bag to be easily identifiable. If you plan on using that same set of luggage for business travel, perhaps stay away from the tiger stripes design. Make sure that the bags that you choose has a good warranty, there is nothing worse than a product not living up to the manufacturers claim and not being able to claim back your hard earned cash, well there’s always knee-capping but that can be a little tiring.
For rolling luggage (i.e. bags with wheels), ensure that the bag is easy to pull. At the store, take it for a “spin”. Consider if it is easy to pull or the wheels are shuddery or wobbly. Does it turn with you on the haul or do you and the bag go in separate directions. Opt for rubberised wheels that have ball bearings, as they are a lot easier to maneuver. Check for bags with larger zips since they are more durable on the long haul and they will not get damaged easier. Especially if you are tall, make sure that you have a handle that extends to the proper height; imagine how annoying and awkward it would be if you have to slouch to pull your travel bag, while giving off your best Hunchback of Notre Dame impression. Handles break very easily, rather opt for a two handled bag, they are a lot tougher and durable.
Decide on whether you want to go with hard or soft luggage. Hard sided luggage appears to be tougher than their softer counterparts, but they bring a bit of a downside to them. They can get damaged easier as its surface is very welcoming to scratches. Their lack of flexibility also makes them more prone to damage especially when there are being forced into overhead compartments. They are also heavier and weight is always a factor at airports. On the positive side, they are generally made from material such as aluminium and polycarbonate and keep its contents safe. They are also less likely to develop fungus as they dry fast. A great example of hard luggage are the oh-so-cool Tumi’s Tegra-Lite travel bags which are rugged but still very trendy. They are made of a trademarked, polypropylene-thermoplastic composite called Tegris, the same stuff that is found in protective gear used by NFL drivers.
Soft sided luggage seems to be a lot more popular with holidaymakers. They are normally cheaper than the harder variety. Many soft sided sets are designed in a manner that enables the smaller pieces to be fitted into the largest piece for efficient storage purposes. They are typically lightweight and more flexible. They generally have a few more compartments and pockets that makes organising a lot easier. The Large Duffle Bag from Herschel Supply Co is worth checking out, it’s fantastic because of its multiple sections, it even has a compartment for sneakers.
Carry-on luggage obviously refers to the luggage you don’t have to check in (i.e. you are allowed to carry into it on to the plane). They have to be within limit of the airport’s weight restrictions, which may vary from country to country. It has its advantages as your most valuable possessions can be transported in a carry-on bag, hereby putting your mind at ease. You can even keep a spare change of clothes in a carry-on bag if you are a bit of a lummox as a Plan B measure for the event of an accidental spill or tear. Some carry-on bags double as roll-on luggage. Ideally, a good carry-on bag should have a lot of compartments so that you can arrange your belongings in a more organised fashion. Also look for padded compartments as they will protect your fragile items. This EO Travel Collection Backpack serves brilliantly as carry-on luggage. Its saves space as the front compartment expands by 35 percent and it even has a padded sleeve that can accommodate tech up to a 17″ MacBook Pro.
Take extra precautions and shop around for a good luggage lock to thwart theft attempts (from your bags). Perhaps consider even bubble wrapping your bags. It is not guaranteed that your bags wont be burgled but it sets the odds in your favour.
There are a lot of high quality bags that will serve you loyally. Make sure you put the effort into looking at as many bags as you can, before making a decision. Ensure that it serves its purpose and it is practical, for example, if you are a good-fella, the bag will be useless if it cant at least hold one corpse. Choose wisely as a good set of bags can last you a lifetime.