As exciting as the journey may be, it also comes with some stressful aspects. Throwing luggage here and there can be a breeze, or it can cause stress on your trip. The first thing you need to do is take into account your travel style and take special care of these needs when choosing the right travel luggage for your vacation. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some important things to look at in advance.
Suitcase or backpack?
In this article, we focus mainly on suitcases, not backpacks:
Maneuvering through airports with a lot of people and traffic while carrying a heavy weight on your back is not easy. Suitcases are much simpler to maneuver through traffic with ease.
Just roll up your luggage with ease. This is our main reason for choosing a suitcase.
A backpack does not give much freedom to the organization. You will only have access to the highest loading packaging mechanism, where you will be forced to remove everything to reach an item at the bottom. The suitcase gives you a clear view of your entire accessory as soon as you unzip or open it.
Carrying a backpack doesn’t really look good.
Hard or soft?
You need to choose your travel luggage based on your travel needs. For example; are you traveling for business or pleasure? Do you plan to carry expensive items that can break easily? The hard carry is ideal for anyone who carries items such as an expensive camera or if your vacation will be in areas with severe weather conditions. The rigid housing will offer protection to any object prone to breakage.
Soft luggage is ideal for anyone looking for extra storage space. These bags can be expanded, making them ideal for anyone who wants to bring some souvenirs. Also, the soft carrying cases are easy to carry in the inner compartment.
One basic thing to keep in mind is to never buy a portable product that is larger than you can lift above your head. Next, how long will your vacation last? Many people are able to survive with fewer items than others, but when they visit a foreign place, less transportation is more ideal. Before purchasing a transmission, ask about the specific international and domestic requirements of the airline.
Some planes allow smaller carry-overs, so it’s best to always limit yourself to buying a suitcase measuring approximately 21 x 13 x 9 and aiming for a weight of 15 to 20 kilograms.
Here’s a breakdown of some popular carry sizes:
The international carrying size is mostly 18 – 20 inches
The most popular carrying size is 21 – 22 inches – This is a great size, offering enough space, but at the same time light enough to lift. You can travel for a month without much hassle.
If you are traveling with a loved one, then the average size would be perfect. So, consider buying a 23-24 inch transmission.
For those who like to have extra space, then 25 – 27 inches will provide you with plenty of space to carry your souvenirs or clothes. In addition, if you are vacationing with your family, then you can easily fit everyone’s belongings in just one of these suitcases for easy handling.
Size 28 – 32 inches is just too big for a travel suitcase. It is very bulky and can be very difficult to maneuver. This size is simply best suited for anyone planning to move abroad or anyone thinking of moving to another country for a long period of time.
Sometimes it may be better to buy two smaller suitcases than to buy a large, heavy one. It is allowed that you will have to pay extra, but it will be worth it, because you will not have to worry about packing everything in one bag or paying overweight fees when you travel home with some souvenirs.
It is best to buy a bag with unique prints and colors. This way you will easily notice it on the luggage carousel. Plus, you won’t accidentally mistake it for someone else’s bag.
The choice of wheels is available in two variants; two or four. Two wheels are the most common, as these bags are lighter and easier to work with. You can also pull your bag up stairs easily without having to lift it manually. However, this type of case tends to change easily.
The four wheels stand upright, which allows you to easily roll them sideways on crowded or shallow paths, such as inside a plane.
Look for bags with locking wheels – this will prevent your bag from rolling.
Always make sure that your luggage has waterproof materials or at least is treated with a sealant on the inside to keep your belongings dry. This is very important, as sometimes your luggage can be placed on wet, sticky or dirty surfaces by luggage managers.
If your bag doesn’t have a moisture-resistant sealant, then just line the top and bottom of your suitcase with plastic bags (a garbage bag or dry cleaning bag will work great.) This simple trick will keep your clothes dry even if your suitcase wet the outside.
Buy a suitcase that comes with adjustable straps. These straps will help you keep your belongings secure and compressed.
Clip for empty back
Have you ever seen these attached videos on top of some travel bags? These are called piggy clips and allow the traveler to trim a smaller second bag on top of the larger one – this way your items will stay secure together during your travels.
If your wear does not come with a dust clip, you can go online and buy it at a reasonable price.
The compartments are comfortable when you want to organize your belongings. For example; instead of storing your small shampoo or liquid with clothes, store them in an outer pocket (this will prevent your clothes from ruining in case of spillage). Plus, they will be easy to find when the need arises.