If you love luggage and you love traveling, then you must be familiar with the traveler’s quandary – buying expensive good quality luggage feels great, but when you see them mishandled and rushed about by baggage handlers, it can make your heart skip a beat; on the other hand, if you buy average luggage that is just temporary, it doesn’t offer you the same functionality and comfort that the former does.
What is the way out if this? The answer is simple – luggage that is high-end, quality but also durable and stylish. Seems impossible, right? I thought the same, until I found the right pieces of luggage.
How can you choose the best luggage for travel?
With luggage, apart from a few notable exceptions, you can apply the thumb rule of you pay what you get. But even then, what you choose depends on what you need from your luggage.
Are you looking for something that you can drag across the airport on wheels as well as conveniently turn into a backpack when in a bus? Do you often carry around dress clothes and want them to stay perfect? Is the breaking of delicate souvenirs from your fancy vacation a pet peeve of yours?
Here are some pieces of luggage that will never disappoint you. All of these will deliver both in terms of fashion and quality. Each of them has its own niche, which has been noted down before I have presented their reviews. Choose the one that describes you best! Presenting the best picks:
Tumi Tegra Lite International Carry on
Perfect for: The fashion conscious who want a sturdy bag
The Tegra Lite is a bag that will please your fashion sense as well as your old school charm. It is extremely sturdy – that is, in fact, a subtle way of putting it, as it is made out of 100% Polypropylene Thermoplastic Composite Material. For the layman, that is what body armor, NASCAR race cars and NFL protective gear are made out of. You have a choice of colors, which is something I love and which a lot of popular brands seem to ignore.
The material gives an interwoven look which is extremely classy. It includes TSA integrated locks – this means that TSA agents are able to open this bag using their master key without knowing your combination. It also comes with the standard Tumi Tracer. This is a metal plate that is embedded in the luggage and can help locate a missing piece of luggage. All you have to do is register on the Tumi website after you buy the bag and keep your details current.
The Travelpro Platinum Magna 2
Perfect for: Regular usage with an exceptional guarantee
I instantly took to the Travelpro Magna 2 because of its sleek look. It gives off a very refined vibe. There is hardly any competition at this price point as the Magna 2 offers features that bags double its price traditionally offer. You get a lifetime guarantee with airline damage included at this price – this is indeed a very rare occurrence. It also takes care of what is one of my own pet peeves – tipping.
Know that feeling when you are rushing across the airport and the bag just isn’t hurrying along fast enough? The Magna 2 has a feature wherein the wheels lock in the front position magnetically, making it very easy to slide along, almost effortless.
If you are a business traveler, you are going to love this bag. It is extremely lightweight and neatly divided into essential compartments. It can bear frequent usage and the zippers and spinning wheels never take the brunt or show the effort.
It weighs a little under seven pounds and makes it the perfect bag to travel frequently if you don’t need a lot of space. The bag rolls quietly and you won’t even notice the wheels spinning. There are three conveniently located compartments on the outside that have superb seam and zipper quality.
This is the perfect bag for you if you travel for more than twenty five thousand miles a year. What makes it so great for frequent travelers is the extra features it provides – for instance, the wrinkle resistant suit compartment. I, for one, like my formals or dress clothes to be preserved after I reach my destination. This Briggs and Riley piece will not disappoint you.
A garment folder is inbuilt and helps keep all your clothes free from wrinkles. You also get extra space courtesy the ratcheting compression system. Apart from this, every detail – from the zippers to the wheels – is crafted to perfection. One more plus point in favor of this is a network of repair centers located all over the world. It has a lifetime guarantee with airline damage included.
And except for the luggage, don’t forget to carry the other essentials with you.
So, what else do you need to carry with you?
There are a few things that shouldn’t go unnoticed, and one should never forget to carry it along while traveling. Here’s a list of the five most important travel essentials to make your traveling experience cherishable and enjoyable one.
Toiletries: It’s important to carry your personal toiletry kit while traveling. This ensures that you don’t suffer because of a dearth of your favorite soap, bath oil, shampoo or any other essential toilet product for that matter. Many women are allergic and hypersensitive to a different brand other than the one that they use. For them, it’s all the more important to be cautious and alert.
Extra Lingerie and Bath towels: Many women don’t pay attention to carrying an extra set of lingerie and bath towels while traveling. It is important to be prepared for the worst. It’s always recommended to take a few extra undergarments and towels to save the horror and nightmare when something goes wrong and unexpected.
Makeup, sunscreen and night creams: Makeup and a good sunscreen lotion are an absolute must to take care of your skin and body while traveling. Many women don’t take care of themselves while traveling and miss and disturb their daily skin care routine and regime. This proves harmful and spells disaster in the long run as skin loses its nutrients and vitality on an everyday basis and needs replenishment and renewal.
Communication device: It’s so important to stay in constant touch with your friends and family. You’re loved, and near and dear ones can get anxious if you don’t contact them regularly and inform them about your safety. Therefore, it’s essential to carry a device to communicate with your loved ones regularly.
Last but not the least; don’t forget to bring some water and eatables – they can be quite handy during the long journey hours.
This Tumi bag measures 26″ high x 15″ wide and is expandable. Trust us, it has PLENTY of space even for the inner hoarder that lives in all of us. Much like other Tumi bags, the Henderson is made of 100% Ballistic Nylon with Polyester lining. This is a sturdy bag, which is what we and most people have come to expect from such a great luggage brand like Tumi.
Camry luggage scale is a smooth, lightweight digital scale that measures anything up to the weight of 110 pounds or 50 kilos. At only 3.2 oz., Camry is designed from stainless steel and plastics, ensuring that it is a durable device for frequent travelers. Camry is one of the easiest devices to store meaning that it is carried around conveniently.
There are many backpacks out there for anyone to purchase, however, there are only a few types of backpacks that look professional and offer high quality that they come equipped with. The Tumi Alpha Bravo Knox Backpack is one of the best packs that are in the backpack market for any individual to purchase.
If you are planning on taking a short trip that only lasts a few days, then this is the best model for you. This very tough packing case is large enough to carry a few sets of clothing but won’t weigh you down. In fact, this model only weighs just over 14 pounds which will allow just about anyone to carry it with ease.
There were so many different reviews about the Tumi Alpha 2 Continental expandable bag, and all of them had so many positive things to say about this piece of luggage that made me feel compelled to purchase one for myself.
After I had read so many reviews about the Osprey Farpoint 70, and all of them were positive and reassuring that this backpack was the top of the market. It comes with a good amount of features that help give it the positive reviews that it has received.
It is designed to hold all the things I need without being weighed down and bulky. The weight of this bag is a little over two pounds. Being able to use the lightweight luggage will help me move quickly on foot to and from my locations.
This bag is smaller than some other duffel bags, at 29 inches high, 18 inches wide and 16.5 inches deep. With that being said, it is plenty big enough to accommodate most individuals. It weighs only 11 pounds empty so you won’t have to worry about lugging around something that almost weighs more than you do, either.
This luggage has a hard shell casing on the outside of it. It is designed to protect the items inside the bag with the hard shell. The outer hard cover has a large size compartment for maximum storage of all the extra’s needed for my trips.
The minute that you look at this bag, you know there is something different about it. It has this sleek look about it that makes it look extremely strong and classy all at the same time. Much of this is because of its polycarbonate case, a hard shell that makes it capable of standing up to some incredibly harsh treatment.
The Large Expandable Upright baseline (U128CX) luggage bag that I have my eye on is made of new technology, that consists of CX expansion-compression. Not only is the baggage made to withstand traveling needs, it is also made to hold a lot of items.
The perfect bag for the task is the B & R Carry-On QU121SP. This bag has the quality construction that you need for traveling.There are plenty of great features on this bag. There is a moisture proof pocket for electronics in case of a spill or some other type of mishap. There is also a compression pocket.
What we need is a flexible backpack – classy enough for those luxury tours and also tough enough to weather mud and rain when you go hiking. I’ve tried out a variety of products, but I haven’t favoured any as much as I do my Briggs & Riley Excursion Backpack brx, BP240.
Delsey Helium Shadow Bags are one of the most popular items of luggage that can be bought. They have been made and designed with a lightweight 100% polycarbonate, which is a highly impact-resistant plastic. There are several different sizes of bags that are available.
A piece of luggage that I have my eye on is the Briggs & Riley Baseline International Carry-On Spinner. The Baseline is Model # U121CXSPW. This luggage bag has the ability for any type of travel. It can be used for vacation, overnight trips, and international airline travel.
The international carry-on luggage bags are immensely appealing, thanks to their sleek design and carefully thought design. Both the products have a different look, each as gorgeous as the other. One of the bag sports a minimalist design in dark grey shade, giving it a sophisticated look.