Tips on shopping for travel bags

Lifestyle Tuesday 07/August/2018 18:41 PM
By: Times News Service
Tips on shopping for travel bags

Keeping an open mind is the first thing to do when you shop for travelling bags. Also keep in mind the style and the weight of the bags. It is best to have durable ones. See to it that the bag is made out of durable fibres that can hold your belongings. Check the pockets, handles, and the brand. Make sure that the handles and shoulder straps are attached with multiple rivets for strength. Consider also that the bags you like are something that should be able to comfortably hold your belongings and also make your travel more enjoyable by taking the weight strain off your back and shoulders. Don’t forget to check those zippers and locks. Assess the wheels of your bag. Roll it and check the screws, nuts, and bolts. Prefer those larger rubberised wheels with ball bearings for longevity.
Take note that the hard sided outer shell cases of the travel bags usually help to protect contents but are also heavy and clunky. Soft-sided cases on the other hand are great carry-ons but they won’t be very reliable in case you’re carrying fragile objects. The semi-soft sided cases are perhaps the ideal buy as they combine the benefits of both the hard and soft styles.
The nylon made bags are especially the soft and semi-soft ones. Bear in mind that the higher density of the bags, the thicker the fibre. Therefore make sure that you look for a tight dense weave. Polyester made bags are good too but make them a second choice.