Luggage Superstore gives recommendations on choosing a carry-on bag

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For most travellers, choosing the right carry-on bag can be a daunting journey; some of these guidelines may be useful.

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Depending on the type of trip, swapping types bags may be a good idea

As the planning begins for many passengers working out the equation of what to pack in a cabin sized bag and which one would suit their needs best, the brain work can be overpowering.

Depending on the type of trip, swapping types bags may be a good idea from duffles to backpacks coupled with handbags or manbags and keeping in mind, smart sleeves options for piggy backing laptops along on the trolley handles. Weight is usually the one of the main criteria when choosing a cabin sized bag.

Airline Restrictions

Passengers need to always confirm the maximum size of the cabin case that is allowed on the airline as a few budget airlines may require smaller depths in cabin bags.

Carry by hand or on wheels

Remember that cases with wheels will possibly be heavier than ones without, but the ease and convenience of wheels is always worth it.

Two wheel of four wheels

Making the choice of two wheels or four wheels is something that comes a lot from experience, really. The four wheeled option seems to be something that is becoming quite popular as they provide the ease of just moving along without the effort of pulling or pushing and the cases can also be used as the two wheeled option of pull along action. Four wheel cases are not so easy to push on tougher terrain like carpets and can roll away easily if left without a grip in stopping position.

Hard shell or soft side

Soft sided cases tend to be quite popular as they can squeeze easier into tighter spaces. They usually tend to provide external pockets which makes access extremely easy for reaching smaller documents etc. Something to keep in mind is that although you can push more in a soft side case, once expanded, the tendency is there to exceed carry-on requirements. However, with the modern technology of ultra light hard cases made from polycarbonate materials, this is quite a nice option for chic external designs. The only downside really is that the hard side cases do not come with external pockets, however, that can be overcome with an option of possibly a smaller shoulder bag to place the small items that need to be reached quickly and easily.

Extending handle

If the passenger is of taller stature, measuring the length of the extending trolley handles may be a necessity for comfortable pull along action. Do not be shy to query if ordering online, or taking a tape measure if going to a high street shop-comfort is of great importance when travelling.

Luggage Superstore established site is in West Kingsdown, Kent. Their aim is providing competitive prices of the highest quality luggage and top calibre Customer Service for online luggage shopping.

Trina Chee-a-kwai
Luggage Superstore
01474 854666
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