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Tips for buying a suitcase!

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You travel a lot, then a stable and light suitcase is essential for you. Now that the holiday season is about to start, you should take some time before buying a new one and check exactly for which use the suitcase is needed. Here are some useful tips for you.


  1. Hard or soft shell?

If you prefer to reach your holiday destination by plane, you should opt for a sturdy hard-shell model. A suitcase must already be very tough, especially when loading and unloading the aircraft, the suitcase is exposed to enormous strain. If you travel a lot by car, soft-shell cases are recommended. These can be stowed better in the vehicle and offer through the pockets on the outer sides even more storage space. Unfortunately, the upper is usually made of polyester and is not as dirt-repellent as the hard shells, which can be cleaned easily.


  1. Two or four roles?

First, we would like to point out one of the most important criteria when buying a suitcase, the roles! These should always be interchangeable, since the greatest wear is noticeable here. Make sure your suitcase model has rubberized aluminum-core wheels. Hard plastic rollers wear off faster and are often not interchangeable!

Now we come to the number of roles. The effort required for four wheels is much less than for a case with two wheels. Especially when you need to travel long distances with your luggage, a suitcase with four wheels is more maneuverable and you can roll it sideways next to your body. On bumpy terrain, a two-roller model is the better and cheaper choice.


  1. The telescopic rod!

The trolley rod should be adjustable to your body size and be easy to pull in and out. Pay attention to stable materials. Don’t use the telescopic rod when climbing stairs or when loading and unloading, but the side loops, which extends the life of the trolley rod.


  1. The weight!

The lighter the suitcase, the more content you can pack. So, pay attention to a new purchase on the weight of the suitcase. In general, hard shell models are slightly heavier than soft luggage.


  1. The locking system!

Another quality feature are the zippers, these should be high quality, since they are exposed to high loads. Especially when the suitcase is too packed. The alternative to the classic zipper are snap closure systems. Please note, especially with USA Travel, that your baggage has TSA locks. Security personnel at US airports have general keys to carry out random checks. If your suitcase does not have a TSA lock, it may happen that your bag is broken.


  1. Which suitcase size?

First, it is important to determine for which uses the suitcase is needed. For longer holiday trips you need a “large suitcase”, this applies to most manufacturers from about 70cm and is a suitable piece of luggage for travel of up to 14 days.


We hope these tips are helpful when buying a suitcase!


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