Choosing Right Luggage Bags

By: Lesley Lyon

When you are traveling, ensure that you take along all of the important items and for this, luggage is a required travel accessory. You can carry in your luggage accessories like hygienic items, clothing and other personal items in one large bag.

Luggage bags are available in all sizes and shapes to fit all of your travel requirements. You should decide the types of items you can place inside when shopping for a travel accessory. Travel accessory bags are available from overnight bags to long vacation type bags in various sizes and colors.

Apart from buying your travel bag from your local retail store, you can also search for the perfect travel accessory bag over the Internet. A lot of web sites offer a variety of travel accessory bags at reasonable prices and some sites offer free returns and free shipping also.

Make sure to compare prices to obtain the best lowest price for the bag when you shop around for travel accessory bags. A store may offer you for $20 cheaper than the nearest other store or an online store. It is quite easy to compare prices as most of your local retail stores have also their online stores.

Travel accessory bags apart from holding your clothes and other personal items, can also hold ID holders, laptops, important papers, coolers and your kid's school books. You can also get bags that are lightweight, with wheels and having a perfect size for your kids to carry their toys and books. Here are a few tips for buying a perfect travel bag.

Travel bags are of two types: Small luggage bags and large suitcases.

Small luggage items:

Backpacks: These can be used for outdoor and casual trips and you can travel with a feeling of carrying a light luggage. A small backpack can carry all the items you need for the trip.

Business Cases: These are suitable for short business trips and can accommodate your important papers and documents and a few clothes to change on the next day.

Casual bags and Totes: If you wish to carry a day's needs for outdoor trip, totes and casual backs are suitable and these are designed to fit the fashion trend also.

Carry-on luggage: Carry-on luggage helps you to have everything within your reach whether it is a bus, train or an airplane ride. Such a small travel bag usually measures less than 23 inches in size and is suitable for placing underneath your seat or in the overhead compartment of the plane as a hand luggage.

Garment bags and carriers: These are suitable for carrying suits, dresses or clothes on hangers and can measure in the range of 40 to 60 inches in size and length perfect.

Duffle bags: These Duffle bags are suitable if you have planned for week or a two-week trip to carry all your clothes, accessories and toiletries. It can be with handles and wheels.

Large Suitcases:

Soft-sided suitcase: This luggage accessory comes with zipper and stiffeners and has softer sides for flexible and lighter use.

Hard-sided suitcase: This is available with wheels, locks and pull straps. This type of suitcase is better than other types of travel bags and is dependable. It is made of plastic, metal or other molded materials. Most hard-sided suitcases also have leather or fabric based soft covering with interior metal frames.

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