#SmartTravellerTips on Choosing the Right Luggage
Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter looking for a full-size luggage or a long weekender on the hunt for a new carry-on, buying luggage that’ll be your travel buddy for years to come deserves careful consideration.
So, if you’re looking to shop for a new luggage that will make your next #vaxication a breeze, keep in mind these #SmartTravellerTips.
Step 1: Ask yourself the important questions.
Where am I going?
How am I getting there?
How long will my trip be?
Depending on how long or how you will travel, ensure that your choices will make your journey smoother for you.
Step 2: Check the size, weight, and capacity.
Check the overall size of the luggage. It should be limited to what you can handle and is suitable for your trip.
Especially for air travel, check the luggage allowance and allowed weight limit of the airline you’ll be traveling with.
For carry-ons, they should be less than 53cm in height. And for check-in luggage, the minimum height is 66cm.
Step 3: Choose between Two Wheels, 4 Single Wheels, 4 Twin Wheels.
Lighter than the 4-wheels
Rolls forward and backward
Easier to maneuver on uneven surfaces
Has higher risk of tipping over if not balanced
You must drag it behind you all the time
Four Wheels (4 single wheels / 4 twin wheels)
Have wheels that rotate 360 degrees
Glides easier than the 2-wheels
Easier to pull sideways
Allows you to roll your luggage next to you, push it or pull it
Enjoy an even distribution of weight
Carry heavy loads easier
Stroll around the city in a breeze.
External wheels don’t maximize space
Step 4: Double check the material.
(In photo: World Traveller Luggage Malta in Amber Glow)
Perfect as a carry-on
Flexible: easier to squeeze into overhead bins
Absorbs shock better than hard case
(In photo: World Traveller Luggage Taipei 2.0 in Warm Grey)
Better protection for fragile items
Featherweight but also extremely durable and strong
Easier to clean
Use hard case luggage for regular vacations and soft case luggage for road trips since it’s less bulky.
Look out for water-resistant materials or luggage that has been treated with a moisture-resistant sealant on the inside to help keep your belongings dry.
Step 5: Look for smart features.
Ideal for those who love to shop for souvenirs or tend to overpack.
Expandability also gives you more room to reuse your luggage on multiple occasions.
The more pockets and compartments, the more useful it can be to help organize all your belongings.
Make sure that the luggage has strong and durable handles that will withstand the weight of your belongings.
Tie-Down Adjustable Straps
Great for helping you compress your belongings and keeps your personal belongings securely in place.
Make sure to register for warranty upon purchase.
Step 6: Don’t skimp on security.
(In photo: World Traveller Luggage Netherlands in Salmon)
Whether built-in or added on your luggage, make sure that your lock/padlock/cable tie is TSA-approved for extra security.
These locks feature the red TSA logo and have a universal master key.
Only the TSA has a copy of this key, which allows the security staff to open your suitcase and examine its contents without causing damage.
Theft-delaying brackets provide extra security and peace of mind.
A few more tips
Visit a physical store so you can test the luggage before purchasing.
This way you can determine which style, and size suits you the best.
If you are online shopping, order your luggage in advance so you can return it if it’s not suited to you or if it has a manufacturing defect.
When traveling, invest in travel insurance that covers lost or stolen baggage.
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