So you’ve booked the holiday and everythings set. Now you just need to pack, but in what? With the vast array of baggage options these days it can be hard to figure out the right travel bag for your trip. However if you ask yourself these key questions it should be easy to narrow the options down and find the right travel bag for you. If you want to browse some styles, check out In Luggage for their great range.
How long are you going for and how much stuff will you need?
A quick weekend get away compared to a larger holiday has very different requirements. A small overnight suitcase for the weekend trip should be just fine however when travelling for longer periods of time you will want a larger bag. Try and pack as light as you can when possible, as this will definitely make life easier on the road.
What are you taking with you?
Determining what you are packing not only helps you determine the size of the bag required but also if you need any special features with the bag. For example if you are going on a business trip you may need a suit bag compartment or if you are taking breakables you will want a hard shell case for protection.
What type of travel are you doing?
If you are going to be moving from place to place in a third world country your requirements out of your travel bag will be a lot different than if you are going for a two week holiday at a five star resort. When moving from place to place, it’s good to have a bag that offers features with separate compartments to easily pack and unpack at each new destination. This definitely helps save time and stress when you are constantly moving around.
What will the destination be like?
When picking your travel bag think about can I wheel the bag everywhere on flat surfaces or will I need to put it on my back at some points. Having a large suitcase with wheels is less than ideal when you have just been dropped off at the beach on a small sandy island. A great pack I’ve travelled with is the hybrid, this has wheels (which are used most of the time) but then also offers straps for those occasional moments you need to put the bag on your back.
And last but not least, ensure you have checked with your airline their checked in and carry on luggage size restrictions. Nothing worse than getting stung with baggage fees at the airport for oversized luggage.