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.

Navy three piece hard case luggage set

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.

Burgundy Eight Piece Luggage Set100 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.

Silver Two Piece Luggage Set

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.

Click on Women’s Purses and Handbags for more information about them, for men’s click on Men’s Bags and Accessories. The option to shop for both are to the right on my sidebar where I have several merchants listed.​​


  1. jo fontaine


    I want to travel this year (or the next one) outside of North America just like my sister. What I’ve noticed, helping her, is how the quality of the wheels is very important. If they are broke or shaky, you will live a real nightmare. I’m happy to know that you can find good quality luggage that are light at the same time. It was my concern, to tell the truth…

    1. Patsy


      Hi Jo,

      What you are stating is valid regarding the quality of the wheels. Especially at an airport and having more than on suitcase to handle. The weight is important as well.

      When you pay for quality it’s well worth it. There are always good sales to look out for when you plan ahead like you are.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing, hope to see you back soon.

  2. Matts Mom


    I love the first set, the hard shell and the navy blue color. I don’t see any links to the items you have listed? Will you have some? I tend to trade up my luggage quite frequently. I like to stay in style when I travel, LOL Great post.

    1. Patsy


      Hi, the navy set is my favorite with the quality features. I don’t have links, I use banners and have stated in my article where they can be purchased which is at eBags and that there is a banner to the right on my sidebar.

      It’s nice to be able to change luggage out especially when going on trips often. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment!

  3. Michael


    Hi Patsy,
    I am planning on a holiday in a few weeks and am after some new luggage.
    That is how I came across your post and I’m glad I did.
    I like the look of a set of the polycarbonate luggage with the spinner wheels.
    It looks like it could make a good seat too while waiting in the check in queue, ha ha ha
    I already have a few combination locks from previous holidays so don’t have to worry about that.
    Thank you for the very useful information.
    Best wishes,

    1. Patsy


      Hi Michael, you are welcome.

      It’s nice to be planning for a holiday, and I’m glad you found my post as well.

      You are the smart one for your idea to use the luggage as a seat while waiting. I can imagine how long the waiting can get.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment, I appreciate it!

  4. Tim


    Nice post. I love what this is all about. I don’t get much chances to travel but love the luggage options on here.

    1. Patsy


      Hi Tim, thank you.

      I don’t get the chance to travel much myself, but at least we have a lot of choices with the luggage available. It can take quite a while to make a decision, but choosing a good quality set can last a lifetime. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  5. Stratos


    The way they handle luggage in airports resulted in destroying my luggage so I am on the lookout for a new one. Thank you for bringing this article to my attention as it gave me some nice ideas on what to look for.

    1. Patsy


      Hi Stratos, you are welcome.

      It’s unfortunate how airports handle luggage, with the money spent on them it’s not right.

      I’m glad my article was of help for you. There are plenty of great ideas and quality luggage that are affordable as well. I hope you find one suitable for your needs!

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