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Things travelers should look for when buying carry-on luggage.

Aug 7, 2008
Almost all travelers have at one time have bought cheap travel luggage that literally falls apart after only a few years of travel and vacations. Most times in life you only get what you pay for, so it usually makes sense to invest in a more expensive, but extremely durable set of luggage. In the long run quality counts you can save a significant amount of money by not continually having to buy inexpensively made luggage.

Always buy wheel-equipped luggage, including your carry-on luggage. Make sure that the telescopic handles will lock in both low and high positions. If you are a tall person, you don't want to have to stoop just to pull your luggage along.

One of the top-of-the-line, wheeled, nineteen inch roller board carry-ons is TravelPro's FlightPro4. Another top brand name luggage is Tumi.

It's a good idea to carry luggage bungee cords with you to tie down any piggybacked luggage you may have.

What features should you look for when purchasing larger-sized luggage?

Look for soft-sided luggage as it is superior to hard-sided suitcases as the locks on the latter can easily break open when your luggage is thrown around. Most luggage handlers are famous for not being gentle when it comes to transferring luggage from place to place. It is advisable that the luggage be made of strong, durable, 1,000 denier cordura nylon or polyester, and have double or triple stitching as well as extra reinforcing at all stress points. Every piece should have a padded, expandable handle that locks into both short and long handle positions. They should also be light-weight, expandable, and have outside pockets. Choose brightly colored luggage as it is easier to pick out as it circles around on the carousel. Last but not least, your luggage should have large zippers and wide, rubber, recessed wheels.

There are a number of luggage reviews that can be researched on the web at LuggageOnLine.com.

If you are planning to purchase luggage that has detachable handles or straps, you should take them off at the airport, so they don't get hung up on conveyer belts.

What should you look for in a backpack?

Backpacks should be lightweight and feel comfortable while being worn when they are full. Gender-specific designs and built-in lumbar supports will greatly increase a person's comfort. As well, backpacks should have a weather resistant polyurethane coating, a zip-off day pack, outside and inside pockets as well as a hip belt with pockets, and last but not least, adjustable, padded, wide straps. Their carrying capacity should be about 4,000 to 5,000 cubic inches.

Some backpacks have a light-weight steel mesh grid sewn inside to prevent valuable personal items from falling out if it is slashed by a robber while it is being worn.

Some top-of-the-line backpack brands are GoLite, ArcTeryx, and REI.
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