Y’all know what day it is! Travel Tip Tuesday. And this month we are focusing on travel gear and whatnot. Today’s tip is super important: you gotta get your hands on some good luggage; because crappy luggage gets you crappy results!
BTW…you can read all of the preceding Travel Tip Tuesday’s here.
Travel Tip Tuesday: Get the Good Luggage
If you plan on doing any sort of serious travel (like regular business travel or are extended vacation type travel) good quality luggage is a critical element. It’s tempting to try to go the cheap route, but, as mentioned, if you get crappy luggage you get crappy results.
Cheap luggage will not last as long, nor will it have the features often important to serious travelers. I did the “cheap luggage” thing for a while – but when I switched it up to some good stuff I was introduced to a whole different world of travel. Things got easier…
I was now able pack better (more room and the right kinds of room and features – like a garment bag or built in charging ports, higher quality wheels, etc). I was able to move through the airport faster (and smarter) – with the sweet 4-wheel spinners I now use instead of 2 wheeled “leaner” models (and for the leaner fans, you can always tip a spinner onto two wheels when you need to…like when on heavy carpet where the spinners sometimes struggle). And I have the assurance that my investment was going to last a long time.
There are many options for luggage out there, but, for my money, anything by TravelPro is pretty legit. I am personally traveling with the TravelPro Crew 11 21″ right now.
This fine piece of luggage is incredibly well built, functional, and lightweight. It’s exactly what I need when I am traveling for work each and every week. It is a bit on the small side (which is intentionally ok for me because it forces me to pack lighter and more efficiently), so maybe the larger TravelPro Platinum Elite 22″ is for you.
If you are looking for a hard case, TravelPro has many of those.
You can read a full product review on the TravelPro Crew 11 21″ here.
If TravelPro ain’t your pace, take a look at Tumi and Samsonite which both have some quality luggage choices.
Whatever you ultimately decide, don’t be afraid to spend a little money and get something nice. Always look at some product reviews and find out what other travelers are saying before you make the leap. Think of it as an investment. And investment in smoother, more efficient travel. It will be an investment that’s well worth the extra money if you travel on any sort of regular basis.
By the way, if you are just making one or two trips, save the money and go with something cheaper like the AmazonBasics Premium Hardside Spinner Luggage.
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My favorite piece of luggage is my Samsonite spinner bag. It has held up through many years of punishing treatment, being tossed from one plane to the next. The feature I like best about this bag is the plastic lined inside pocket. I put my shampoo and other liquid items in this pocket so that if they pop open under pressurization the rest of the items in my bag are not a mess.