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Luggage Size, Features, Extras And Accessories

Sep 6, 2007
If you are in the market for new luggage, other than choosing the luggage type you will have to consider the size, its features and any extras as well as accessories. You should find a travel bag or luggage that is large enough to accommodate all of your gear but small enough for you to carry comfortably the entire day. Now that is tough to find as many people have the tendency to fill whatever luggage they are taking along with them even if it is that big.

While you are worried about not leaving enough space for the souvenirs that you will be taking home with you, you always have the option of being able to mail your souvenirs home should the luggage you have brought not have ample space to accommodate them.

For a mere weekend trip, a travel backpack, a carry-on duffel or a small wheeled luggage will do. For a trip that can last anywhere from a week to two weeks, a carry-on bag will do if you can pack light. Go for a larger wheeled luggage or a larger travel backpack if you have a lot of gear to pack. Of course if the trip lasts for a month or longer, this would call for a big wheeled luggage, a rather large wheeled duffel bag or travel backpack.

When thinking about luggage size, remember that airlines allow a carry-on luggage of up to the following dimensions: height 9 inches, width 14 inches and length 22 inches. If you want, you can actually ship some of your gear ahead of time to your destination in order that you won't be carrying it the whole time. If you plan to do some shopping, you might as well bring only a few clothes and buy the rest at your vacation destination.

After having chosen the type and the size of luggage, the luggage's features will then depend on your personal preference and what features are important for you. Features that are worth considering are pockets, storage compartments, if it comes with a removable daypack or if it is expandable.

With careful consideration, choosing luggage appropriate for your travel needs won't be that difficult. Don't forget the extras and accessories that will afford easier packing and security for your belongings. Keep your toiletries in one place by placing them inside small kits or bags. Secure your belongings with a padlock or keylock.
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