What are the criteria for choosing a suitcase to go on holiday ?

Whether you're going on holiday or on a business trip, a good suitcase should be mandatory. Are you wondering what the ideal luggage should look like ? Rubber wheels, TSA lock, hard case ? Find out which suitcase is the most practical. A solid suitcase with wheels is a guarantee of protection for your belongings. Which is the best model to take with you on the bus, train or plane ?

What size suitcase to choose

The size of your suitcase depends mainly on the type of trip. If you are going on a two-day business trip abroad, you should choose a practical cabin trolley. This is a small piece of luggage that you can take with you on the plane. Most airlines have adopted a standard cabin bag size of 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm. However, it's always a good idea to make sure that this is the case to avoid disappointment and misunderstanding at the airport. On the other hand, for a two-week holiday, it is best to choose a large and spacious suitcase. This will ensure that you have all the essentials : rain jacket, sunbathing oils, etc. A medium-sized wheeled suitcase is ideal for a trip of a couple of days.

Suitcase material

People often ask which suitcase to choose for a flight - hard or soft ? Cases made of ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene copolymer) or polypropylene are much stiffer than fabric cases. Manufacturers generally stress their lightness, water resistance and ease of cleaning. The question is : won't they be damaged by the pressure of other stuff? After all, as we know, airport staff show no mercy to luggage. The answer is simple : if you choose a high-quality suitcase from a reliable manufacturer, you can sleep (and travel!) in peace. A textile suitcase with wheels also has its advantages ! First of all, it is more "elastic", which makes it a perfect shelter for travel souvenirs.

Weight of the suitcase

This is an aspect that is often forgotten. It's a mistake ! The heavier the suitcase, the lesser stuff you can carry. Better to use that extra kilo for cosmetic essentials or a trendy beach bag. And lighter luggage is easier to carry, which your back will thank you for.

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