Luggage Sets, The Perfect Travel Outfit
Duffel Bag, Tote, Garment Bag and Suitcase
A well designed luggage set is often what can stand between you having a good trip or a disastrous trip. One of the first things to take into consideration when choosing a new set is its intended use – business or leisure, frequent or occasional. The basic theory is, ‘you get what you pay for’, with the more you pay, the higher quality the set is going to be.
For some people, luggage provides a simple function of carrying their belongings from one place to another, and therefore buy a cheap luggage set for their trip. But this can go horribly wrong very quickly if you have a poorly designed luggage set. It is every traveler’s worst nightmare to be standing at the luggage carousel to see their broken bag (thanks to the heavy handling of baggage handlers) coming along the conveyor with the contents of it spilling across the belt for all and sundry to see.
While this scenario is not a frequent occurrence, it can happen and it does pay to spend a little bit of money on your luggage that won’t fall apart quickly to prevent such mishaps.
For those who travel more frequently, good luggage is essential. Many business travelers who go on regular trips are fanatical about their luggage and its function. As these bags can make life bearable for business travelers, they are often more willing to spend more on a set which has features such as expandable compartments, wrinkle-free suiters and adjustable telescoping handles – all which make life on the road that little bit more bearable. Spending this money will see your luggage handle the rigors of airline travel for trip after trip.
The price of luggage varies hugely. A set of luggage can cost anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars through to a couple of thousand dollars.
Modern sets of luggage can feature the following essential pieces:
• Suitcases (vertical pullmans, suiters, carry all uprights, carry-on cases). These come in a varying array of shapes and sizes, and make up the main part of a set. Nearly every suitcase on the market today has wheels on it.
• Garment Bag. Designed to carry around three/four suits or outfits as well as accessories. They can come with or without wheels.
• Duffel Bag. A more casual bag that can be used for overnight travel or as a gear bag. These now come with wheels should they be needed.
• Tote. A smaller, casual bag that is ideal for a carry-on use. Again these are available with or without wheels.
Other specialty pieces are also constructed by manufacturers to complement and finish off a set of luggage.