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Choosing the right suitcase for your holiday

Choosing the right suitcase for your holiday

Packing for a holiday can be a stressful process and trying to decide what type of suitcase can be even worse. Most people over pack for any holiday, whether it is a business trip, a short weekend break or even a family holiday, which not only means that you are carrying more items than you need through the airport, but it might also mean that you are using the wrong case completely. At BagsDirect, we have a bag for every occasion, and are here to help you pick the most suitable bag for your holiday. We stock much loved brands such as Samsonite, as well as luxury brands such as Tony Perotti, to ensure that all of our customers get exactly what they are looking for.

Business tripLet’s start with a business trip. The following is assuming that the business trip is only for a couple of days. Anything longer and you will need to adapt your case size, and consider taking a separate case that you can check in; however just for a couple of days this is not necessary. It is advisable to take a wheeled laptop case that will double up as a suitcase for your trip. Check with your airlines hand luggage regulations, as ideally you will want this to be kept with you at all times and not checked onto the airline. At BagsDirect, we have a huge range of different laptop cases that are absolutely perfect for a weekend business trip, allowing you to arrive looking professional. All of our cases are discreet and sophisticated – it is important to consider the aesthetics of the case when it is a business trip, to ensure that you stay looking trusted and professional.

Our Falcon Laptop Cabin Case has proved very popular among business travellers due to it spacious area big enough to fit your clothes and other essentials for your visit, but also has plenty of room for your laptop, and any other paperwork that is essential to your trip. With separate pouches and secure locks, you can ensure that your belongings stay organised and safe. Its cabin size is suitable for most airlines hand luggage restrictions, but do ensure you check prior to arriving. If you would prefer a bag that you can carry on your back leaving your hands free, our Falcon Ultra-Light Massive Capacity Cabin sized backpack is ideal. With a deceptively large luggage area, and a separate zipped laptop compartment it is ideal for short business trips. The Samsonite Wanderpacks Laptop Backpack Trolley combines both a wheeled suitcase and a backpack, for ease. The beauty of this case is that the handles of the backpack can be zipped away when you are using it as a suitcase, and when you want to use it as a backpack, the same compartment that was zipped the straps away, folds down over the wheels to ensure that your clothes do not get dirty when you are wearing it. Again, both of these bags have been designed as cabin sized; however, do check prior to purchasing that it complies with your airlines allowance.

We’ll move on from business trips now. If you have booked an impromptu break away, again it is unlikely that you will want to take a lot ofhand luggage luggage. It will save you time and money (particularly if you are flying on budget airlines) to take cabin luggage that you do not have to queue up to check in. Different airlines will likely have different cabin allowances, so it is really important that you check yours before you fly. At BagsDirect, we cater for all of the major companies and can guarantee that you will be able to find something that is suitable for your travels. We have a range of American Tourister Coral Bay Upright Cabin Case which are ideal for weekend travels. They are the perfect size for if you are travelling with EasyJet, and come in different colours and sizes. They have all the features you would expect from the American Tourister range, such as reflective piping, high quality materials, and a TSA lock, which means your lock will not have to be broken should security need to take a look inside. This case also has a number of different pockets throughout the case as well to allow for organised packing.

Again, it is not just suitcases that we offer. We also have a huge selection of backpacks that are all suitable for hand luggage. Our CabinZero Ultra-Light Massive Capacity Cabin Sized Backpack does exactly what it says it does. It has a huge capacity, which means that you can comfortably pack everything that you require, whilst still being able to carry it straight onto the plane. What’s more is that this back is available in a huge selection of different colours, which will allow your personality to shine through.

If you are planning on family holiday, it is likely that you will need to take more luggage, particularly if you are travelling with children. Therefore, you will a suitcase that will stand up to your demands, as well as being light enough for you to get it through the airport with ease. Not just that, but many airlines have reduced their luggage weight allowance which means that you want your case to account for as less as that as you possibly can. At BagsDirect we have a huge range of lightweight luggage that is available in all different sizes, so you can pick the best one for your needs. The Samsonite Firelight collection has a variety of lightweight cases that have all of the features that you would expect, including a TSA locking system, which allows American security officials to open your suitcase with a special skeleton key, instead of breaking your padlock. This means that your luggage will stay secure after it has been opened. We also have a huge selection of lightweight backpacks if you prefer to travel with your hands free.

family holidayAt BagsDirect, we have everything covered. Whether you are looking for a soft sided case, a four or two wheeled case, or even garment bags if you are travelling away for a wedding for example. Not to forget children. If you are going on holiday with children, we have a huge range of Trunki suitcases, which not only encourages young children to carry their own luggage, but the ride on cases, allows the child to sit astride the top of the case, should they become tired. For the slightly older children our Samsonite Disney Wonder collection is absolutely perfect.

Finally, if you are going on an adventure holiday, the type of bag is obviously very important. It has to be able to stand up to tough work. Our Caribee Expedition range is perfect for those who are embarking on a tough, active holiday. They are completely waterproof, not to mention durable, and are available in many different sizes and capacities, so you can pick the one that is best for your needs. On top of that, we have a huge range of lightweight backpacks which are ideal if you are going on a walking holiday, which means carrying your entire luggage with you at all times.  

We really do try and cater for everyone, regardless on your choice of holiday. We understand that everybody’s needs are different, and this needs to be reflected in your case. We are one of the leading bag suppliers in the UK, and offer a huge range and assortment of luggage styles and designs so we are confident that you will find something suitable for your travels. 

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