I started my art selling business at home and after 2 years, I was able to transform it from a small time home business that started as a hobby to a recognized brand. The one thing I love about my business is that I get to meet many talented artists from around the world.

In order to source my art, I have to travel from one location to another. I have been to Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, North America and Australia looking for art pieces and antiques. I have met many upcoming Picassos, Rembrandts and Leonardo Da Vinci’s during my travels and I have been impressed very much.

To share what I have seen or done with my life and business, I run a personal travel blog where I provide travel tips and buying guides to help out people from different dilemmas. This is what pushed me to write down this buying guide to help fellow business travelers to select the right luggage.

Having a perfect trip is very important for business travelers as it allows you to focus on your goals and objectives. As a big time business traveler myself, I know that you are passionate about making your trips to start off without any hitch.

For me and I believe many other business traveler, the first step is having the best luggage for business travelers.

Which is the best luggage for business people when traveling?

There are many options to select from. It all depends on the person and the kind of business they do. For example, if one is a sales person, marketing professional or CEO, a carry-on bag with a garment bag are a great combo. For CIO’s and technology savvy individuals, a laptop bag with a carry on or just a carry on is the best choice.

Today, there are many brands to choose from and this is quite confusing for many people. Several questions will pop up in their heads. What is the best brand? Which features are compatible with my style? Should I go for a single luggage or a piece design?

With this buying guide, I will help you navigate through the many choices available in the market. By the end of the buying guide, you will be able to select the best bag that will suit your business travels.

What to consider

When it comes to making the best choice, you need to look at different factors which will influence your decision from one brand to another. They include:

Size

For a business traveler, it’s all about saving time. No business person wants to waste time at the checking zone only to be asked to pay hefty charges for over packing and finally the bag is checked. Business people love to keep time and one way of doing so when travelling is to ensure they have a carry-on bag. This is because when it comes to size, it will allow the individual to fit casual clothes, gadgets, laptop and a suit. Furthermore, it can be stowed away on the overhead storage area in the plane.

Material

Apart from time, a business person considers durability as an important factor. No business person wants to be seen with a bag that is ripped around one corner or with a bag that has a zipper problem. When selecting the best bag for business travel, it is important to look at the type of material used. Majority of manufacturers will use genuine leather or polyurethane material. Both are waterproof but genuine leather lasts for long and furthermore it is stylish.

Two wheel or four wheel

If you have met a business traveler at the airport, you know how fast they walk. They need to get to the gate early to avoid being delayed. This is why many prefer a two wheel bag. It is easy to use as it requires one to pull forward or backward.

In the plane, a four wheel bag comes in hand as it can move sideways through the aisle. This is because its wheels can spin 360 degrees.

TSA approved lock

If a business person is traveling for an extended period, he or she will definitely have to carry a larger bag. This means that the bag will have to be checked. In the checking area, staff members have been known to access passengers’ bags without permission. Smart gadgets, clothes and jewelry have been stolen leaving the owner at a loss. When you buy a bag with a TSA approved lock, you are assured of safety as no unauthorized persons will access your bag.

Hard or soft sided

Bag handlers at the airport have improved their game and today, they opt to cut the bag using a knife. This is because the TSA approved lock has prevented access to the contents of the bag. When you opt for hard sided bags, it will prevent this intrusion when compared to soft sided. Furthermore, it will prevent your bag from losing shape during travel.

Best luggage for business travelers you need to know

Briggs & Riley Large Expandable Rolling Brief

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This is the ultimate bag for a business traveler. As an expandable rolling briefcase, it has many compartments which are suitable for storing files, business documents, laptop and smart devices. The bag comes in black which is suitable for a business traveler as it displays style and sophistication.

The bag can comfortably fit a 17-inch laptop which will allow you to present a presentation to investors while leaving room to store clothes for an overnight stay. It weighs 8.5 pounds and has the following measurements – 14 inches height by 17.5 inches width by 8.8 inches depth.

Solo Bradford 15.6 inch briefcase

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Just by looking at the bag you automatically know that it oozes business and class. It has padded compartments which allow you to store a laptop providing protection to it. It fits a 15.6-inch laptop well. It comes with a dedicated interior pocket that is suitable for an iPad, Android tablet or Surface Pro tablet.

It has a carry handle for easy transportation. The removable and adjustable shoulder strap provides another option for carrying the bag from one point to another.

Delsey Sky 2.0 garment bag

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A business traveler needs to carry a change of clothes and a suit for presentation. This is where a garment bag comes in handy. It is made from lightweight and durable MicroBallistec with vapor barrier. This ensures durability. It has four exterior zippered pockets which are great for fitting in last minutes items.

The shoulder strap and recessed top handle provide different and easy options to carry the bag. It has five zippered pockets which include shoe pockets and others which are water resistant. The Tri-fold suiter and tie down straps help to prevent your suit and shirts from wrinkling.

Final Thoughts

I hope that this buying guide has been very helpful to you and now you can make a wider choice and best decision when looking for the best luggage for business travel. All I can wish you is happy shopping for the right bag and safe travel.

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