You would be surprised at how poorly luggage is handled when you check it in during your international travels. That is how you end up with a missing part or unnecessary wear and tear. Luckily, some luggage makers extend their warranties to cover airline damage.
You know by default that the dimensions have to meet the requirements of the international bodies. What other features should you check before buying your next travel duo a.k.a luggage set?
Edges are the most vulnerable parts of luggage, as they get ripped off easily. Ballistic nylon and high-tech plastics are the preferred materials for luggage makers. Nylon is softer than plastic, and it perseveres just as much, but plastic is inflexible and hence not expandable. The edges of high-tech plastic luggage are safer, though.
Whether for carry-on or checked luggage, you want four wheels as they swivel 360 degrees and if they are spherical, they will be multi-directional. If you choose two-wheels (for carry-on), ensure that they are recessed to prevent them from snapping when handled roughly. Two-wheels are ideal when pulling through uneven surfaces.
No-wheel luggage will be excellent when you are traveling in places with rough surfaces or when you do not need too much space for your necessities.
Best Luggage Set for International Travel:
|[azrev_link_text asin="B0161EDSUC" store="travel-kgr-20"]1. Samsonite Omni PC 3 Piece Hardside Spinner Set[/azrev_link_text]||1. 19″ x 14.5 x 9.75|
2. 24″ x 17.5 x 11.5
3. 28.5″ x 20.5 x 13.5
|1. 6.8 lbs|
2. 8.3 lbs
3. 10.35 lbs
|1. Intl. Carry On|
2. Checked “Medium”
3. Checked “Large”
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|[azrev_link_text asin="B00XOVE7Q0" store="travel-kgr-20"]2. Merax P.E.T 3 Piece Hardside Spinner Set[/azrev_link_text]||1. 21″ x 13″ x 9″|
2. 25″x16″ x 10″
3. 29″ x 19″ x 11"(Wheels Included)
|1. 6 lbs|
2. 8 lbs
3. 10 lbs
|1. Intl. Carry On|
2. Checked “Medium”
3. Checked “Large”
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1. Samsonite Omni PC 3 Piece Set Spinner 20 24 28 Review:
This set comes in three sizes: 20″, 24″, and 28″, and they weigh 6.8 lbs, 8.3 lbs, and 10.35 lbs respectively. The company sells all three of them for what seems to be the price of one. The set comes in 5 color options; orange, teal, burnt black, radiant pink and Caribbean blue.
The set’s dimensions agree with international travels standards, with the smallest meeting carry-on requirements. The interior in all three cases is roomy and straightforward. The primary compartment is one large space with minimal pockets to maximize space. The upper part that acts as the cover has a mesh compartment that you can use to separate the dirty items from the clean ones.
Inside the main compartment is a pocket that holds your toiletries and valuables. The crisscross band in the middle keeps your clothes in place.
The set is 100% Polycarbonate. Hardside cases will never let in rainwater, and unless they are subjected to extreme weight, they hardly crack. This set will last several years as the material also handles scratches well, again unless the handler is extremely careless. When catches dirt, a wet piece of cloth will get it back to its original status.
- Wheels and Handles
The Samsonite Omni set has four multi-directional wheels, which are a bit narrow when you compare to dual wheels. However, they get the job done. The wheels glide smoothly on even surfaces, but they are not the best on rough terrain. The handles are fluid in movement and will not lock as often as most cases do. Some customers complain that the smallest of the set is not as fluid, but we haven’t seen any complaints about the larger pieces.
You get three pieces for an unbeatable price
The material will handle harsh treatment
The handle on the carry-on luggage jams
The handle on the largest piece is a bit flimsy
2. Merax 3 Piece P.E.T Luggage Set Lightweight Spinner Review:
PET is the newest kid on the block of luggage makers. The universe needs saving, and so the material is the greenest there is right now. The material is also low-cost, which is why this set is unbelievably cheap. The set comes in three sizes: 20”, 24”, and 28” for small, medium and large. They weigh 6lbs, 8lbs, and 10lbs respectively and they each have a weight capacity of 33, 44, and 55lbs.
- Color and Wheels
They are available in black, blue, red, silver, purple, and gray. The locks are TSA-approved for easy access during checks at the airport. Each of the three cases has four multi-directional wheels which spin 360 degrees and which glide smoothly in smooth surfaces. Not to say that they will not handle rough patches at all, but you are better rolling your spinner wheels on flat terrain.
- Roomy Compartments
The main compartment has only one pocket on the side for your items. The rest of it is hollow and spacious enough to pack as much as you need for a business trip. At the top is a lengthwise compartment that separates your items and acts as holding space for your newspapers and books.
The luggage is not expandable, thanks to its material, and so each will only accommodate the set limits in terms of weight.
The handles are fluid, and they accommodate people as short as 4’8. Each of the cases has two handles; a cushioned one on the side and the main one that you tag. Both handles are cushioned and comfortable to pull over long distances.
The set is cheap
Variety of colors
360-degree multi-directional spinner wheels
The wheels don’t handle rough terrain well
The handles are not super sturdy
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