Tips for Getting the Best Travel Companion, a Suitcase

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When traveling, your best companion – other than the people you’re traveling with – is your suitcase. Investing in one that ticks all the boxes when it comes to your needs and the features you wish to have in a suitcase is key to considering it your best friend while trotting around the globe. Therefore, here are some tips and features to look out for when choosing your new one!

  • Look at the material. Suitcases can either be hard-sided or soft-sided, and to each its own advantages and disadvantages. While the first type is strong enough to withstand hard impact, they weigh more when unpacked and can’t carry a lot of extras. As for soft-sided luggage, they have more give so they can be stuffed to full capacity but no matter how durable their fabric might be, they can rip.
  • Check the weight of the luggage. If you have a limited weight, you certainly don’t want to waste it on that of an empty suitcase.
  • Look inside the bag and check the compartments. If you like to stay organized, it’s important to choose a suitcase with multiple compartments. Although they tend to add some weight to your luggage when unpacked, they could certainly be handy for you.
  • If you’re going for a soft-sided luggage, you can benefit from the pockets found on its outside. Although they can’t be packed with valuable items as they can’t be locked, they definitely offer you some extra space to pack a few additional things.
  • Check the extra features. If you’re a tech savvy, you might like to go the extra mile and reflect this passion of yours through your travel suitcase. How about a tracking device that connects to your phone and allows you to find it when lost? Pretty amazing, huh?

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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