Travel Tips and Packing Lists

Luggage – What to Know Before You Buy

Shopping for luggage can be a fun and exciting experience, especially if you're preparing for a big upcoming trip.

But with so many different options out there – bags, totes, duffels, carry-ons, spinners and more – choosing the right pieces can also be overwhelming. Don't worry! With just a few simple tips and a little bit of research, you can easily find bags that look great, stay durable and make traveling a piece of a cake. 

Whether you're a frequent jet setter or just an occasional traveler, you don't want to get stuck with bulky, poor-quality bags that get in the way of your trip. To ensure that you choose a travel bag that's a perfect fit for your needs, here are a few important things to consider. 


Luggage buying tips

- Choose your adventure.
There's a right piece of luggage for every type of trip. Whether you're shopping for one piece or an entire collection, you can make your travel so much easier when you are well-equipped. 

For example, if you're flying, you'll absolutely want a lightweight carry-on that's easy to handle and fits in overhead compartments. For adventures that require gear everywhere you go, you'll want a comfortable backpack that holds everything you need and doesn't slow you down. 

Take the time to think about the needs of your trip, and choose your bags accordingly. Knowing what to expect – and how much you'll need to pack – will enable you to easily choose between different packs and individual features such as wheels, handles, sizes and organizational accessories.

- Look for quality materials & durability
The materials that your bags are made of play an important role – not just in how it looks, but how heavy it is and how it holds up over time. Pay special attention to the fabrics used, as well as features like corner bumpers and waterproofing, which help protect the bag from damage. 

- Compartments & organizational features? Check.
This is what makes the difference between a “bag” and a super-smart travel solution! Look for luggage that is designed to not only store your stuff, but also keep it organized, compressed and neatly compacted within your bag. These features will save you time, protect your belongings and make your life a whole lot easier.

- Does it have a warranty?
Travel gear isn't just a necessary purchase – it's an investment. You want a brand that stands by its products and stands behind their durability, so that you can have peace of mind that you can use your bags for many years to come. With that in mind, a lifetime warranty is always a good idea.

- Have fun. Look great. Colorize!
We said shopping should be fun, right? So why settle for boring, lifeless bags that just get you from A to B? After you've confirmed all the essential features listed above, don't forget about style! Look for options that give you several colors and designs to choose from, so you can be completely happy with your purchase.


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Since 1975, Eagle Creek has stood for innovation, durability and craftsmanship, designing smart and versatile luggage for every type of traveler. We offer a wide array of travel solutions, each designed with the best materials and intelligent features that make any trip easier. And, we back our products with lifetime warranties, so you know we've got you covered for years to come. 

Shop now to find dependable solutions for all your travels.