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Best Packing Cubes 2017

Best Packing Cubes 2017

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This summer I went on a wonderful trip with my 15-year old daughter. We were away for two weeks. The first week we stayed in the same place, a small property in California where we took care of two horses and three dogs. We enjoyed every minute! But wait a minute, what does this wonderful experience have to do with any kind of best packing cubes? 

During the last week we stayed in three different places, and that’s when it became apparent that my suitcase organization was not, shall we say, optimized? I grew so tired of searching for clean underwear (and not getting hold of the dirty instead), socks, T-shirts and toiletries not to mention how crumpled up everything got.

The truth of it all is that I only had myself to blame. I did know about packing organizers of course, but somehow didn’t think it was something that I would actually need. I mean, how hard can it be to keep your suitcase tidy and your belongings organized? Well, as it turned out, very hard! Even the best luggage has its limits when it comes keeping tiny socks and charger cables in place.

Once home and summer gone I decided that it was time for Travel Gear Depot to take a step out of the carry-ons and suitcases. So without further ado, let us present a buying guide and our reviews of the Best Packing Cubes for 2017!

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Best Leather Weekend Bag and Overnight Bag 2017

Now why would you want an overnight bag, when you already have nice suitcase in the wardrobe? Well, we think everyone should have one. If you're only going away for a night or two, you don't want to bring a proper suitcase. Too big, too bulky. A weekend bag is perfect, preferably made with good quality leather that will hold up and look good for years to come. We have dug out the best ones for you!

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Leather Duffel Bags – Best In 2017

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Why A Leather Duffel Bag?

If we had to choose one single bag that would be the only one we could ever own, it would definitely be a duffel bag. A duffel can be used as an overnight bag, a weekend bag, a travel bag or even as both men's and women's gym bag.

If it stays inside the cabin luggage size restrictions of the airline in question it will be a stylish carry-on or even a personal item if it's really small. Considering it would have to last a lifetime, the given choice of material would definitely be leather. Let us show you why!

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Leather Backpacks – Best Picks 2017

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Why Buy a Leather Backpack?

Do you like products that last for a long time, perhaps even for life? If not, then these reviews are perhaps not for you. Good quality leather is an outstanding material when it comes to longevity in bags and other products.

We have choosen to only review backpacks of high quality here. This is partly because we think that choosing to buy stuff that will  serve you for a long time is good for maintaining the resources of the planet, but also because they are classy and beautiful.

We hope you will find a backpack that suits your needs and wishes here. If there is a bag you think we should take a closer look at and perhaps include, please leave a comment below. Thank you!

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Best Leather Briefcase – Top Choices 2017

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Who needs a briefcase?

A briefcase is primarly designed for being carried short distances, for example between your car or commuter bus or train and the office. Or perhaps as your carry on personal item when flying, the piece of luggage that fits under the seat in front of you. But you may be surprised to find that some of them also has the ability to convert to a backpack!

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Best Luggage Sets Of 2017? Our Research Reveals!

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You know the concept many stores use, buy more and pay less? That’s exactly what luggage sets are all about.Instead of buying all the bags you need one at a time, you buy them all at once. As this means manufacturers then have managed to sell you all your bags from their own brand, they are happy to make buying the luggage set a good deal for you.Read more

The Best Hardside Luggage In 2017!

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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 always find the best luggage for you, searched the market and picked the ones we believe to be the best hardside luggage out there in 2017.

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. 

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Best Softside Luggage Reviews: Top 7 of 2017

Best Softside Luggage 2017 - Carry Ons and Suitcases!

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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.

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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!Read more

Most Durable And Best Luggage 2017 – Top 5 Carry-Ons And Checked Luggage!

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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. (And how would you ever manage to find out what is the best luggage when you have so little time?)

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!Read more