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How To Select Luggage For Your Cruise

Nov 24, 2007
The luggage that you will select for your cruise will also be suitable for other travel purposes. Baggage handlers at the airport and the pier can be rough when it comes to handling your luggage so it is important that you choose a luggage that is durable and sturdy. Your luggage doesn't have to be expensive and top of the line. What is important is that it is strong enough to withstand what it has to go through from the sorting machines and conveyors not to mention being stacked with other luggages on top of each other.

Buying luggage is considered an investment for we want to be able to maximize its use over a long number of years. You have to make the right decision when it comes to the durability, functionality and style of the luggage. It is desirable to purchase brand name luggage with a warranty but bear in mind that through time you can always expect some wear and tear.

The longest wearing luggage would have to be hard-side luggage. Their being equipped with built-in locks assures you that they are very secure and water-tight. Although many luggage manufacturers have exerted efforts to make them as light-weight as possible, the luggages can still be heavy even when empty. Popular though among the travelers are the soft-sided luggage that are lighter in weight, with zippers that could be secured, with wheels and with some styles that are expandable.

Hard side luggage should have solid hardware. While built-in combination locks are convenient, still look for those types that provide key locks. Check the wheels if they run smoothly and the luggage should be stable. The luggage's retractable handle should be strong and adjustable for easy maneuvering. If you frequently travel, hard-side luggage would be an ideal choice for your luggage needs.

If you are considering soft-sided luggage choose those made of woven ballistic nylon for this provides the greatest durability. Another important consideration would be the luggage's frame construction. When the luggage will be fully packed, it should be strong enough not to flex out of shape. When it comes to the wheels and retractable handle look for those that have similar qualities as that of the hard-side luggage.

Whether it is hard-side or soft-side luggage, it should be stable and well-balanced so that they don't keep on falling while you may be standing up waiting in line.
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