Getting Away from it all
An often overlooked item when taking a vacation, is the humble suitcase. Yes, the tickets are important and you won’t be going abroad if you forget your passport. But that old suitcase carries all of our possessions and we expect it to protect its contents and keep them secure.
Cheap Suitcase = “NO”
Which is why a cheap suitcase is really a false economy on so many levels. You don’t want the suitcase to fail, to cause damage to its contents or to allow someone to gain access when not in sight.
Replacing cheap suitcases, on a regular basis is then no longer cheap. An upfront investment in a sturdy suitcase or set of suitcases works out cheaper because they last for such a long time.
Quality Suitcase = “YES”
The function of a suitcase really hasn’t changed very much since its early beginnings. Probably the most useful addition is that of the zip and the casters. So avoid gimmicks and designer chic. They don’t add anything and are best left out. There is one element we like but we’ll come to that later.
So what would we recommend? We think that the ones to go for are the 3 piece luggage set, like the ones shown here 3 piece luggage set bargains
First they fit nearly inside one and other, when not in use. Great for storing away when not in use. But nowadays they come in a fantastic sets of patterns, colours, designs. This is really useful if you’ve ever been waiting at an airport carousel and seen all the hundreds of lookalike cases and bags going round. Something different instantly stands out and helps you through the airport a bit quicker.
Features to Look For
Concentrate of zips and casters. Zips should be big and chunky. They have to withstand s lot of punishment and keep the contents secure. The stronger the zip the better.
Casters enable a suitcase to be easily maneuvered around. But avoid the small cute little wheels. They’ll almost certainly be the first things to go wrong or jam up on a heavy case. Go heavy duty here as well.
A good quality set of cases, while expensive initially, will last you a long time. So they actually work out cheaper in the long term.