How to choose the best luggage for your trip

Getting ready for a trip should be exciting, not stressful. That's why choosing the perfect luggage is important. Let's dive into how to pick the right one for your trip.

First things first, think about where you're going and what you'll be doing. Is it a short weekend trip, a business conference, or a two-week holiday? Knowing this will help you figure out how much you need to pack and what type of luggage will work best.

Consider size and capacity:

Size matters when it comes to luggage. For short trips or if you prefer traveling light, a small carry-on suitcase or a duffle bag might be all you need. But for longer trips, you'll likely need a larger suitcase or even multiple bags. Just make sure your luggage meets airline size restrictions if you're flying.


How you'll be getting around matters too. If you'll mostly be walking or taking public transport, opt for luggage with wheels for easy manoeuvrability. Backpacks are great for hands-free travel, especially if you'll be navigating stairs or uneven terrain.

Durability and quality:

Investing in durable luggage is worth it in the long run. Look for sturdy materials that can withstand rough handling. Double-check zippers, handles, and wheels to make sure they're sturdy and well-made.

Organisation features:

Keeping your things organised can make your trip much smoother. Look for luggage with compartments, pockets, and straps to help keep everything in its place. Some suitcases even come with built-in organizers or compression straps to maximise space.


Lastly, don't forget about style! Your luggage is an extension of your personal taste, so choose something that reflects your style and personality. Whether you prefer classic black or bold patterns, there's a luggage option out there for everyone.

Travel insurance

Make sure that your travel insurance policy offers the personal item protection that you want as well as protection for emergency medical expenses. Total Travel Protection offers personal possession cover up to £2000 on gold policies and up to £3000 on platinum policies*. Also consider optional gadget cover if you are taking smartphones and tablets with you – we offer gadget cover up to £1000.

Total Travel Protection offers travel insurance with no upper age limits and cover for pre-existing medical conditions.

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