Business travel is still a necessary evil and carry-on luggage is an essential component. However, most people are not sure how to choose quality carry-on luggage and thus suffer for it. In this article you will learn what to look for in carry-on luggage that will make for more productive and less stressful trips.
If you apply what you learn about luggage in this article, you should have nothing to worry about. The information below will help you make the right choice regardless if you are being frugal or buying expensive designer luggage. In particular it will help you when deciding about wheeled carry-on luggage.
Wheeled carry-on luggage is must by most business travelers today. This is because they provide more convenience than non wheeled carry-on luggage. This is particularly important because people seem to carry more and more stuff in their bags than ever before. Below are some basic tips about factors that you have to consider buying wheeled carry-on luggage.
First, you have to consider about cost. While price isn’t always the best indicator of total quality (meaning the most expensive luggage might not always be better than a more economical cost because in designer luggage you are paying for the name as well as the quality of the suitcase), cost is a relative indicator of quality. Meaning that the cheapest suitcase you find in a store is usually cheapest for a reason and will probably not last as long. But as we will see there are other factors you can check to see if you are getting a good deal or really buying disposable luggage.
The second factor to look for is the quality of the luggage. Most carry-on luggage is soft-sided and not hard-sided usually made from synthetic materials like nylon. If it is nylon – try to make sure it’s ballistic nylon. This is a type of nylon that was created to be the original US military body armor and while it is no longer the best material for body armor – it is among the best material for luggage. This is because it’s lightweight, strong and durable. In particular look at the nylon’s denier rating – this will indicate how strong it is. You don’t want to get anything less than 600 for business travel.
Finally consider the seller’s warranty and repair policy (or luggage replacement policy). This is because you may have an accident, which cause damage to the luggage. Some higher quality luggage manufactures may offer replacement or ability to fix the luggage under certain circumstances. At the very least make sure that if you are ordering online – to make sure to evaluate the luggage as soon as you get it so that you can return it within the seller’s return time requirements. And when your luggage is not being used, make sure to keep it stored in an area that is out of the way so that you don’t trip over it or have other accidents at home that could damage the luggage.
So remember when buying carry-on luggage – to look at price, quality of construction in particular the denier rating if it’s made from nylon and the warranty on the luggage. If you follow these three things you should be able to find good luggage at a reasonable price that will last you a long time.