5 Essentials For Getting Your ZZZZZ Onboard – Travel Sleep Accessories

Going on a long haul flight, or perhaps a long-drawn train ride? Want time to pass quickly, and to arrive at your destination feeling alert and refreshed? You know what you need to do, right? 😉

Well, sleep of course! But on a plane with noises, lights and no bed in sight that is not always the easiest thing to do. It’s hard to relax properly when you’re stuck in a plane seat. Perhaps your neighbor is playing a movie on the laptop with a constantly changing screen. Lights are turned on and off, and your neck is starting to feel stiff.

But where there is a problem, there is also someone working out solutions to that problem! As is our commitment here at Travel Gear Depot we have searched the web for you to find some tips and aids to help you get your beauty sleep onboard 🙂 Read on for the travel sleep accessories we found and love!

Finding The Best Softside Luggage – Done For You!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Travel Gear Depot proudly presents: The best softsided suitcases and best soft carry on luggage! Please take your seats and be ready for some awesome bags on stage 🙂


Softside luggage has advantages and features that most of the hardsides don’t have. You can read more about this in our excellent 😉 article on the benefits and drawbacks of both types of luggage.

Horse Riding And Travels – Fun Way To Widen Your Horizons!


There are many ways to get to see the landscape of a place you are visiting. You can take a bus ride, rent a car, take a walk or perhaps even a helicopter tour!

You can also use someone else’s legs.

No, I’m not suggesting your travel partner should carry you, or that you’d commit some hideous act of leg swapping or anything like that 😮

This is about one of mankind’s best and most loyal friends since thousands of years, that have carried us far beyond what we would have managed on our own to legs.

The Best Hardside Luggage – These Are The Ones You Want!

One of the major and unavoidable decisions you have to make when looking for a new piece of luggage is whether you should buy a hardside or a softside. What the best choice is depends on your personal preferences and what qualities you are looking for in a bag.

Have you decided on buying a new hardside suitcase, but don’t know which one to choose? Well, congratulations my friend, you’ve come to the right place 🙂 We have, as we have promised to do, searched the market for you and picked the ones we believe to be the best hardside luggage out there.

Hardside vs Softside Luggage – What’s Your Best Choice?

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While backpacking becomes a more and more common type of travelling, most of us need more than just a backpack to contain all of our travelling needs. Or, we don’t care to carry all of our stuff on our backs. A good travel luggage is a must to get the best travelling experience. But the current traveller’s tribe is divided into two factions: the softsiders and the hardsiders (Okay, I made the terms up!). Nevertheless, choosing between softside and hardside travel luggage is a never ending dilemma among travellers. Both have upsides and downsides, and it’s up to you to choose which one fits your needs best.

If you’re torn between the two sides, you need to know them well before you can choose one of the two. While the name seems to tell you all, they have deeper personalities behind those pretty cases. Let’s have a look!

Looking Into Luggage Restrictions – Why And What?


Travellers around the world most likely agree that luggage rules and restrictions often are confusing as well as frustrating. This is especially true for those who often use different airlines to go places.

There is also the airport’s “Bermuda Triangle”, that sometimes makes your luggage disappear. But, the major problem is the inconsistency of rules and regulations about luggage. Hardly any two airlines have the same size restrictions, which is especially true when it comes to carry on luggage size.

To add to the problem, the airlines can change the rules to their heart’s content the way that they see fit. And that without prior notice.

But why do airlines put the rules up in the first place? What are the factors that will determine the luggage limitations? Let’s dig a little deeper!

What Is The Most Durable Luggage – Our Top 5 Choices For Carry-Ons And Checked Luggage!

Is there anything more annoying than trying to zip up your bag at the hotel and the zipper breaks? And it can be really stressful as well if you have a plane or train to catch, and not really the time to rush to a store and buy new luggage to put your stuff in.

Or what about running through the airport actually CARRYING a heavy bag, because one of the wheels just broke and made it impossible to either pull or push?

Here at Travel Gear Depot we don’t want you to have such bad experiences. Thus, we have scrutinized the web and picked out what we believe to be among the most durable luggage you can find. We have chosen 2 carry-ons and 3 suitcases. Often there is a product line, which means you can find suitcases from the same line as a carry-on we have recommended, and vice versa.

We will start with some general questions about durable luggage, and then dive into the specific product reviews. Enjoy!

How To Pack – Our Best Tips!

Does it really matter how you pack your stuff into your suitcase or carry-on? There’s still that much of space each item occupies, right?

WRONG! The way you pack can mean the difference between using both a checked bag and a carry-on, or just using a carry-on. Or perhaps, if you’re travelling with a travel buddy, using one checked bag for the two of you instead of one each. We’re not kidding!

How To Pack Like a Pro!

Watch the video to find out how the  experts do it!