What to Look for in Ideal Travel Bags and Suitcases for Your Next Holiday!

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Are you someone who likes to travel comfortably during a holiday, and not find out that you are missing your bagful of socks on a ski holiday, only because there was simply no space in your suitcase?! If the answer to your question is, “Yes!” then think about investing in a long lasting, ‘roomy’, good quality suitcase, travel bag or holdall!

Remember to buy a suitcase or trolley suitcase that is not only large, but also has wheels that work well, as you don’t want to be trudging all the weight along on easily broken wheels or handles! So, before you buy your next travel bag or suitcase, think about a few important things: First, is it large enough to fit all your belongings?

Certainly, you’d like it to be big enough to hold all your clothing and travel gear, but remember that it should also be small enough to be allowed into your check-in luggage ‘without’ incurring an extra charge! The typical dimensions of suitcases that airlines permit to be checked in are a maximum of 62 linear inches (sum of length, breadth an depth), and weight of 70 pounds. Therefore, it might be a good idea to calculate the linear inches of your travel bag or suitcase by adding its length, breadth and depth. Also, remember to weigh it, after packing.

Second, how long is the warranty? Some suitcases, holdalls and travel bags come with a lifetime warranty, which makes life so much easier! At least on a peaceful holiday, the last stress you would like is to have a ripped bag, broken zip, handle or wheels. Some suitcase brands such as Briggs and Riley offer a lifetime guarantee on all their products, which only proves the sturdiness of the product. Besides, Briggs and Riley suitcases are great looking!!

Third, does your precious suitcase, holdall or travel bag have a safe locking mechanism, as the last thing one needs while returning from a holiday is to have valuables stolen at the airport! This unluckily happened to a family who had their wallets among other things stolen from right inside their suitcases while flying back from Rome. So, with suitcases, as with life, it is always better to be safe than sorry! Fourth, does your suitcase truly reflect your personality? Or is it in a boring mundane colour that simply merges with the remaining travel bags and suitcases on the conveyor belt at the airport? How about making a style statement in the way you travel?

It doesn’t have to be at a phenomenal price, there are several options to buy fashionable and durable suitcases that do not cost a bomb! And remember, suitcases last over a much longer period than ordinary handbags, especially if you buy brands such as Briggs and Riley with lifetime warranties! Lastly, does your travel bag or suitcase provide the right value for money? Is it a well known brand for suitcases? Luxury brands such as Rimowa provide you with the quality and prestige value associated with the brand name, so in effect they are actually great value for money.

Undoubtedly, the king of all travel bag, backpack and suitcase makers is Samsonite, worldwide. One cannot ignore the value in terms of quality, longevity and style that Samsonite suitcases, holdalls and backpacks stand for. With their new ranges of Samsonite Cosmolite, this renowned manufacturer of suitcases has managed to combine durability in lightweight suitcases, along with style!! Simple as it seems, it is worthwhile making a wise choice while buying a travel bag, suitcase or holdall, as it is something you will end up using for many years. Whether you decide to go for the practical yet fashionable Samsonite suitcases, or the high quality, contemporary Briggs and Riley with a lifetime warranty, or the ultra posh Rimowa, hope you have a swell holiday!!

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