The Humble Suitcase
There are many many websites that give you information about traveling. Where to go, what to see, what precautions to take and how/if to tip waiters and hotel porters. There’s also information about what to pack. What to take with you and what to buy when you get to your travel destination. What they tend to forget is the humble suitcase. These are quite important, when you think about it and there’s a lot of choice out there.
This is when you discovery that not all suitcases are created equal and it’s important to know what to look for before you go shopping.
We favor the three piece set. Why? Because you get three cases of various sizes, plenty of storage. But also because they neatly they fit inside each other, great when your storing them away. Here’s a great site we found for you next three piece suitcases 3pieceluggage.com
Suitcases and What to Look for
So what to look out for? We’ll start with the most important features first.
Very important part of any case, is the zip. Too many people get hung up with extra compartments, internal straps, retainer walls. But none of these is as important as the zip that secures the case. Remember this will take a lot of punishment both in transit and in closing the case and keeping everything in.
Let’s be honest we all try to get twice as much into a case as its supposed to hold. This puts enormous pressure on the zipper and this is when it’s most likely to fail.
So our advice – Get a case with the biggest chunkiest zip you can find.
This is another often overlooked feature, when buying. It’s easy to forget about these when your in a nice clean shop with solid wooden floors. The suitcase will glide effortlessly over the floor, because it’s new and has never been out in the real world. And remember your pulling an empty case or a case stuffed with light paper packaging around a nice clean floor.
Pay close attention to the casters, select a case with strong sturdy casters that will take your case when laden with it’s double load. The last thing you want is a wobbly suitcase when you have a mile to pull it around s busy airport.
So our advice – Get a case with strong sturdy wheels or casters.
The two most important things to consider when buying a new 3 piece suitcase are the zipper and the casters. The color, pattern, style, designer label, should be secondary considerations.
Although you might pay a little more up front. You’ll then be rewarded with suitcases that will give you perfect service and last you for many years.