A Brief Guide to Choosing the Right Travel Bags

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“Travel and luggage are companions forever.”

Travel Bags

Sample this: You’re standing at an airport terminal near the conveyor belt, eagerly waiting for your luggage. You wait for what seemed like days, only to see your travel bag emerging with a broken handle!

How disappointing is that? Perhaps, frustrating, too, if you still have to travel miles before you reach your destination. This situation can happen with anyone. That’s why it’s important to buy high quality travel luggage that doesn’t give up midway. It should not only comply with the rules of airline carriers (to avoid any extra fees), but should also be easy-to-carry, especially if you need to switch different modes of transportation. To help you make the right pick, here’s a brief guide on selecting travel & luggage bags. Read on!

Type

When it comes to luggage type, your options vary from duffle bags, to carry-ons, to trolley bags, to backpacks. Duffle and travel packs can absorb shock better, which makes them ideal to be squeezed into the overhead storage compartments. Unlike hard cases, although carry ons are made from fabric, they come with hard sides that make them ideal for storing delicate items. If you are planning an extended getaway, needless to elaborate, go for a trolley bag.

Weight

Nobody wants to carry a tonne of weight when they travel. Your luggage, therefore, must be lightweight, as it would help you carry your world with you without crossing the permissible weight limitations. However, not every travel or luggage bag marked as “lightweight” deserves your money. Therefore, it is advisable to note down the weights of the bags you shortlist and compare all options before you go ahead with the final pick.

Mobility

Consider all the places where you may need to take your bag along, including terminals, taxi stands, railway platforms, and any other place. Check out some options to decide the type of bag you find easy to carry. Are you comfortable with upright wheeled bags, or a duffle bag? How easy it would be to carry a bag also depends on your destinations. For instance, when you plan a trekking trip, it goes without saying you need a comfortable backpack.

Durability

When it comes to a bag’s durability, you need to consider two primary elements – fabric and frame. Make sure the inner frame of the travelling bag is made from a high grade plastic or PVC that’s lightweight and provides strength. For the fabric, choose something like a ballistic nylon that’s light and sturdy. It’s always an added advantage if the bag is waterproof.

Warranty

Buying travel and luggage bags is an investment that you would want to secure. That’s why it’s essential to ensure that the luggage you buy comes with a substantial warranty. Bags by American Tourister, for instance, come with a 3-year warranty that ensures you get complete value for your money. It is, however, important to carefully read the warranty terms of the manufacturer, as different brands have different terms.

Price

Though it goes without saying that price is one of the most important factors for most people, when it comes to buying travel luggage, make sure you don’t let quality take a backseat. Of course, you don’t buy travel and luggage bags everyday, and therefore, if you are able to afford a high-quality bag by paying a few extra bucks, don’t think twice.

Almost There!

We’re sure that in addition to the above qualities, you’d want your travel & luggage bags to look stylish, too. That’s where we can help. We carry an extensive range of travel bags that are trendy, lightweight, versatile, and affordable. Check out our product page to explore your options. If you wish to learn more about any of the products listed with us, feel free to get in touch with our support desk by filling out our contact form and one of our executives will get back to you, shortly.

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