For many people, a luggage purchase is made only when needed, with its main purpose to get their belongings from point A to point B. When you choose luggage this way, it’s unlikely that you’ll pick a bag that is going to last you very long. It might be cheaper and easier to select the first bag you come across, but why do that when you can choose something with a bit more longevity and that will end up lasting years? In short, buying quality luggage is an investment that is definitely worth making. Here’s what to look for when making your selection:
- Know Your Needs
It might seem obvious, but many people still don’t choose luggage with their specific needs in mind. Are you a businessperson who travels for meetings every month? Or are you part of a sports team that frequently travels interstate for games? What about someone who just enjoys spending weekends out on the road? Each of these people will have completely different luggage needs and it’s likely you will too.
- Choose The Right Variation
Hard and soft cover bags can come with many fabric, stitching and hardware variations. Materials like leather are long-lasting and hardy, but can scratch and stain easily, while nylon looks less impressive but is much sturdier. Plastic finishes are more affordable and durable, while metal finishes are stronger, but are also more costly and heavy. When exploring travel bags, look out for details such as the country of origin, manufacturing methods and quality testing labels.
- Research, Research and more Research
The internet is one of the best sources of product information, and information about luggage brands and types are readily available. Read up about your potential choices in terms of online sales reviews and social media reviews, and also check that whoever you’re buying from offers a price match guarantee that ensures you get the best price possible.
Once you narrow down your choices in detail, you'll be able to know exactly which bag to purchase. Before you do, ensure that your bag meets the weight requirements for your most common method of travel. It won’t help having a perfect bag if it adds 5kgs to your luggage weight, forcing you to pack less or pay extra for luggage.
If you need more info about choosing quality luggage sets or pieces, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime!
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