Buying Guide – Travel Bags
Buying travel bags should be easy. With the following information, you will end up taking home the perfect travel bags that fit the kind of trip you will make.
What are the types of bag to choose from and where does each of them best fit in?
Travel bags can be categorized into two: small luggage and large suitcases.
Backpacks – for a more casual and outdoor trips, backpacks suit you best. Backpacks work for people who prefer to travel light. A small backpack should carry everything you need for the entire trip whether it is camping or nature tripping.
Business Cases – for short and pure business trip, business cases could work for you to fit everything you need including important documents and papers, notebook, and some clothes to change on the next day.
Totes and casual bags – A person seeking for a travel bag that could carry a day’s outdoor need should settle for totes and casual backs. Most of these types are designed to fit the fashion trend without compromising the practicality.
Carry-on luggage – whether it is a bus or an airplane ride, having everything within your reach is made possible by carry-on luggage. This small travel bag can usually measure less than 23 in. in size and can fit in the overhead compartment of the plane or underneath your seat.
Garment bags and carriers – They can measure from 40 to 60 inches in length perfect if you are carrying dresses, suits or clothes on hangers.
What are the important accessories your travel bag must have?
Locks – Locks are sometimes included on a travel bag. If not, you should look for one. Make sure that the locks are durable.
Luggage tags – You will never know if someone has the same travel bag that you do so make sure you have luggage tags to prevent confusion.
Carts – If your travel bag doesn’t have wheels, you can purchase luggage carts to make it easier to carry.
Garment steamer – Folded clothes can have wrinkles so better have handy garment steamer to remove them all.
What are the other factors that determine the kind of travel bag you should buy?
Hardware – Your travel bag should have straps, handles in different sides, and two brackets; to hold your clothes in place, to suit whatever type of handling you require, and to prevent wrinkles respectively.
Handles – your travel bag should have recessed handles.
Fabric – Leather, nylon, and polyester are the most common fabric used for a travel bag. Choose one with higher “denier” to assure durability. The type of fabric determines the price of travel bags.
Zippers – Larger zippers could outlast smaller ones.
Frame – Fiberglass, durable plastic, and aluminum luggage frames are durable and keep the travel bag sturdy.