What I look for on a Carry-On
Luggage can be an expensive purchase. Selections range from the esteemed Louis Vuitton trunk to a great fun find at your local TJ Maxx. Regardless of your budget, I advise that you purchase the best luggage you can afford. When I purchase luggage, I look for certain things, like durability, quality and of course pricing. That is one item that I don’t hesitate to splurge on reasonably and responsibly. The Louis Vuitton trunk will remain only in my dreams.
360 DEGREE SPINNER WHEELS
The last thing, I need when running through the airport are wheels that snag and stop working. The 360 Degree Spinner Wheels allow for easy maneuvering and spins in every direction. Good wheels should glide easily on any pavement. They should withstand minor shock.
Design is very essential for me. One of the rare finds, was a suitcase that does not have the trolley handle protruding on the interior. Both interior compartments are flat and allow for me to stack my packing cubes and shoes without interference.
I look for a hard case which can withstand the abuse of the baggage handlers. It should be scratch resistant and should withstand minor mishandling.
Ideally, I’d prefer ” The Carry-On” from Away. It is a smaller carry-on with high capacity. I recommend buying a carry-on on the smaller side as the airline overhead storage are getting smaller and smaller. The Carry-on measures as follows: Exterior: 21.7″ x 13.7″ x 9″; Interior: 20″ x 13.5″
I always aim to purchase a carry-on 10 pounds and under. I should be able to lift the suitcase empty with one hand. The lighter the suitcase, the easier it is to maneuver.
Zippers are tricky. I test the zipper before buying. I move them around from left to right. Zip and unzip several times, to ensure that it does not snag and can easily close or open.
WANT TO AVOID DENTS AND SCRATCHES?
You can buy a luggage cover or use the airport service which will wrap you suitcase in plastic, click here for some ideas.