It wasn’t that long ago when I thought luggage was pretty much the same, no matter what brand you bought. That’s actually why I decided to start looking for more information on the best things to buy as well as the fact that I have a garage full of luggage in varying stages of disrepair, and I probably hardly spent more than $20 on a single one.
If you count it all up, I’ve more than likely spent hundreds of dollars on hunks of broken luggage that currently inhabits my garage. For a few hundred bucks, I could have found a great set that would still be happily sitting in my garage waiting to be taken on my next adventure. Instead, I have broken wheels and plenty of torn fabric!
The key to finding the right luggage is figuring out what you find convenient and what would be majorly annoying for you. I don’t need a 10-case set with solid gold zippers. I need a few pieces or a small set that will keep two people pretty happy and organized. I don’t need fancy, but bright colors would be nice so I can easily find it on the conveyor belt should I need to (shudder!) check a bag. I need wheels that roll so I don’t have to carry things (barely) above the ground, and everything else is kind of extra.
So you have to figure out what you’re looking for and what is necessary to make you happy, and then go from there. The information here should make that a bit easier, and it will help you sort through the hype of certain bags that might not be worth it. It may also point you in the direction of an inexpensive piece of luggage that will do everything you need without being all too fancy. That’s what my website is all about, and I hope you enjoy what you find here.