When you travel, you want luggage that is spacious enough for all your belongings, sturdy and easy to transport. Not having the right luggage can cause all kinds of problems for your trip, or simply give you a sore shoulder from carrying an over-sized bag. We have put together some guidelines to help you in your search for the perfect luggage.
It is easier to fly without having to check in your baggage. But unfortunately this is not possible if you plan on taking the family on a month long trip. Most of us have a tendency to carry a lot more stuff than we need. With careful planning, you should be able to survive with just a carry-on bag for a short trip.
You can find carry-on bags in many styles, and like larger luggage, it's available in soft, semi-soft or hard varieties. Airline requirements for carry-on luggage vary but a good rule to follow is to make sure it's fits in the overhead compartment. It should also weigh less than 40 lbs.
The factor that affects the durability of your luggage is primarily the material. Sturdy and relatively light fabric is Ballistic and Cordura nylon. Due to the weight of it, many seasoned travelers won't carry leather luggage. When it comes to the frame of your luggage, fiberglass, durable plastic and aluminum are all both strong and lightweight. You also want to be sure the zippers are of good quality, as zippers breaking are one of the most common problems with luggage. Synthetic and self-repairing zippers that are not metal are the best kind of zippers. Overstuffed luggage will often result in a damaged zipper if it isn't well constructed to begin with.
Most of the luggage you will find on the market these days comes equipped with wheels for easy transportation. You will tire quickly when trying to lug around a large suitcase without wheels through an airport or on a city street. Your luggage having well constructed wheels can make this process much easier.
Wheeled luggage is convenient for hauling around other luggage that doesn't have wheels. You'll want to ensure that the luggage you consider is constructed well so that your wheels aren't easily damaged and won't fall off. So far recessed wide track wheels are proving to be the best for luggage. Locking pull handles are also a good idea.
You depend on your luggage. Any problems with it can end up ruining your vacation, so it's wise to spend some time and money making sure it's perfectly suited for the kind of journey you are about to go on. If you follow the recommendations discussed here, you should have no trouble finding luggage that will work best for your travel needs.