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Traveling is one of the great pastimes we all enjoy. But to do it right and get the most out of it, travelers have to equip themselves with the right and best possible tools. And picking sturdy traveling cases should be the very first item on that list. Let’s face it, nobody wants to pick that perfect souvenir, the one that will remind them for the rest of their lives of that one wonderful vacation they had, just to come home and find it all broken in pieces. That is exactly why you have to pay very close attention at the quality of cases you determine to purchase.
When choosing the right model, there are three major areas that consumers have to consider.
First of all, they have to make sure that cases have a proper interior reinforcement. All baggage that goes through airports are stacked three, four pieces on top of each other. So they really have to have adequate support to tolerate all that weight. Also, you should pay attention when airport personal loads bags on and off caring containers, and you will see that not many of them have gentle hands. In order words, they toss luggage all the time. It seems they make sport out of it. So if you think that your case can not survive being tossed and thrown around, then you better buy something sturdier.
The outside of the case should also be covered with adequate material. Many manufacturing companies in order to save few cents use cheap synthetic clothes. They do not even double stitch them together. So when these suitcases go through normal airport treatment, they come out with their fabrics torn making them useless for future use.
Also very important is to pay close attention to the wheels that each cases should definitely have. Try to avoid ones that are made of plastics. They will not last nearly as long as they should and will probably brake down at the worst possible time, like when you are running pulling your case to get checked in on time. Try to find those that are reinforced or made of steel and have heavy duty rubber like tires on the car and not the soft ones you can peal off with your bare fingers.
It is always good to remember that few dollars saved on buying the cheapest models will probably cost you multiple times down the line. So, shop smart!
Shawn Long is the Marketing Director for ZARGES USA, a worldwide manufacturer of shipping cases. Her background in the logistics and travel industries gives her an excellent perspective to write about ZARGES full product line.