Travel Suitcases And Luggage
A suitcase is a single object, while luggage/baggage are collective referring to everything carried when you are travelling. They can be suitcases, bags, backpacks and other types of travel bags. Travelling overseas warrants quality, strong and durable materials over the more local or not long distance trips where they aren’t handled as often. Travel suitcases and luggage are an investment, and one good purchase can leave you with it being the last one, saving you money in the long run.
You have to think about the sizes required by airlines along with the weight. When shopping for luggage, ask for travel appropriate restrictions keeping in mind that the rules tend to change and it’s important to keep up with them. There are free checked baggage allowances and anything over will have additional fees so be prepared. You can bring one standard item which is your suitcase, and one personal item for your carry-on.
Features to consider are multi-directional spinner wheels that move your luggage effortlessly, expandable for the convenience of more interior space when needed, pockets inside and out. Combination locks are available, fully lined interiors, cross straps to cover your items along with a retractable handle that is quite helpful for pulling or pushing when needed. You want your luggage to absorb impact while they are being tossed here and there as they are loaded and unloaded.
Materials used to make luggage are important like having scratch or scuff resistant and waterproof shells. They are preferred by most which are made to absorb impact by flexing while under stress, then popping back into shape eliminating dents while protecting your contents. You also want quality wheels that are secure and won’t pop off. In this article I am featuring three types of materials. Polycarbonate, polyester and ABS which is Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene.
100 percent polycarbonate is the strongest material for the hard sided luggage that provides excellent impact, strength and durability. It is a thick type of plastic that is very strong yet very light. The material is used to make storage containers, toys, eyeglasses and even bulletproof glass along with smartphone cases that have an inner silicone or fabric lining for added shock protection. It is more expensive, but knowing ahead of time that you need to purchase new luggage will leave you time to find a good sale for this better quality option.
The first set of luggage is a three piece navy set, and is made from 100 percent polycarbonate with an abrasion resistant diamond cut pattern making it long-lasting. It has a self-locking telescopic handle adjustable to a variety of heights, a three dial combination lock and has a convenient add-a-bag strap for carrying additional bags among many other features.
The second set of luggage is burgundy with eight pieces, and is made of polyester and PVC vinyl backing. Polyester is waterproof fabric and is high quality. It comes with three suitcases, four packing cubes and one carry-on. Features include a retractable handle, spinner wheels and much more.
The third silver set of luggage is two pieces, and made of ABS which is a common thermoplastic and is lighter than polycarbonate, but not as durable. Featured with this set is a molded exterior with molded corner reinforcement and an impact resistant design. It has a retractable and locking handle system, spinner wheels and more.
All three sets here are available in different colors, and there are plenty of luggage sets with these materials mentioned along with styles as well. I have an article called eBags Luggage Packing Cubes with a quick short video that would be helpful showing how to pack a suitcase properly.
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