You know the drill, your holiday comes around and it’s a bit of a panic to see if you’ve got the right suitcase for the trip or it’s off to borrow one from a friend. Let’s change all that and start your holiday in the right way, now’s the time to invest in premium luggage that’s made to last.
We’ve got the insider luggage low-down from the specialists at Samsonite Outlet at Livingston Designer Outlet, sharing all you need to know about carry-on sized bags, hold bags, laptop bags and more.
So, if you’re planning a short break or need luggage for two-weeks in the sun, read on and we’ll cover all the details you need…
Hand Luggage Vs Hold Luggage
One of the biggest decisions, often if you’re looking to save a little on the cost of your holiday, is whether you can fit all your belongings into a holdall, backpack or small suitcase that meets your airline’s cabin bag size requirements.
If not, then hold luggage (suitcases and bags that are checked-in and placed in the hold of the plane) will be the best option for you. And, the best bit you’ve got more flexibility as the size and weight restrictions are bigger.
Planning a weekend break? The chances are a carry-on bag will work for you. You’ve got a number of options when it comes to cabin luggage; soft bags like backpacks and duffle bags or hard case and soft suitcases.
You’re going to want something light, that will help with any cabin weight restrictions. Pick a case with four spinner-wheels which make it easier to move when you’re walking to and from the terminal – you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it! Take a look at the C-Lite, or Proxis – classic Samsonite models.
To maximise space try packing cubes for your next trip. The flexible cube-shaped organisers help to compartmentalise the contents of your case. Often waterproof, they are great if anything leaks in your bag mid-flight.
If the thought of leaving behind your just-in-case pair of sandals or an extra beach towel fills you with dread, then hold baggage is what you need! Most airlines allow around 20kg of luggage per hold bag, per person.
Hardcase luggage is a great option, durable and practical, with compartments designed to protect your precious belongings, most collections come in small, medium and larger sizes. You can even match your cabin bags to your larger hold luggage.
If you want to spot your suitcase on the conveyor belt from the back of the queue then go for a bright colour like the Summer Blue or Spicy Peach in the Soundbox American Tourister collection.
Plus, for added security, locks feature on all Samsonite suitcases for peace of mind after your bags have been checked in.
Away on business?
Functional and practical luggage is a number one requirement if you’re travelling for work; you want to be able to get to your work contents easily but also know they are secure and protected.
Whether it’s a day’s commute or you’re a frequent business flyer, Samsonite’s business backpacks feature laptop compartments, easy-to-organise pockets and sleeves, and space for personal items.
If it’s a short trip, a garment bag works well to keep your outfits clean and wrinkle free ahead of an all important meeting or event.
All Samsonite luggage comes with a warranty, so you can rest easy that you’ve made the right purchase for your next journey.
You’ve got the luggage sorted, what’s next?
One of the biggest takeaways from the Samsonite Outlet team is to start planning your packing a few weeks in advance.
Get out your cases and start to build your outfits, putting in your favourite pieces and add a little each day to take the stress out of packing.
Don’t forget some of your travel essentials; plug adaptors, earphones and neck pillows. Oh, perhaps the most important of all, check your passport is in date well in advance.