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How to choose the right suitcase for you?

It's soon summer.. Well kind of. And any of you will be flying off to somewhere exotic at any moment, as it is often cheaper to go off-season. So, then comes the decision making : Which travel bag to take? Finding the right suitcase that will not give in during your trip is not an easy task. Faced with the multitude of choices available on the market, it is important to target your needs and identify the piece of luggage that will suit you best. As a specialist in bags and luggage for over 20 years. We reveal to you everything you need to know about how to find the right suitcase.

A travel bag fitted to your needs

The aim is to find a travel bag that suits your needs.

Are you going away for a long trip or just for the weekend ? : What kind of luggage?

If your planning a long trip, you should choose a suitcase that is at least 75 cm long, and preferably with four wheels. (When a suitcase merchant talks about size, what he means is the hight of the bag including the wheels). A large suitcase, once filled is difficult to roll around because it becomes quickly heavy, if only on two wheels.

If, however, it is only for the weekend during which you want to travel light, go for a small suitcase. The small size suitcase is also the so-called cabin suitcase because it can by your side at all times. The standard size limit is 55 cm. Above that size, your suitcase can not be placed in cabin. For a couple wanting to share a suitcase for the weekend, a medium-sized suitcase to share with your partner is a suitcase of 60 to 68 cm. You can take extra backpack for walks and outings.

Choose a soft or rigid suitcase?

The different characteristics of a suitcase are just as important. On one hand, there there are soft suitcase. Soft bags are made of fabric. They are lighter and often equipped with numerous pockets for your various belongings.

On the other hand, you can choose a rigid suitcase. The rigid case is easier, it often has no storage pocket on the outside. Often stronger but heavier. However, thanks to new technologies, rigid suitcases are made of polycarbonate or honeycomb plastic, which enables them to be strong and light at the same time. Big brand like Samsonite travel bags, Delsey, or Elite combine solidity and lightness either to a rigid or soft bag. There are not too many more differences in the solidity and weight department. For example, Firelite or Cosmolite by Samsonite suitcases or bags are the lightest pieces of luggage in the world, despite their rigidity. It's simply a matter of preference.

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