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!Read more

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!Read more

Most Durable Luggage 2017 – Top 5 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!Read more

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!

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The Best Luggage Brands 2017!

Many brands to choose from...

Travelling and luggage are big business and, consequently, there are a lot of manufacturers who want to have a piece of the cake. We have looked at 5 of them to help you choose the right one for you.

Some of them are old in the game and have a long-lasting reputation of maintaining high quality.

Some are quite new but has managed to build a name for themselves through showing they deliver premium quality.Read more

Best Lightweight Carry-On Luggage – Here It Is!

 

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Don’t worry, your bag doesn’t need to be this small to be light ;-), but we have not compromised on the weight! When we picked which bags to review, we decided that lightweight for us means around 5 lbs. or less. Some manufacturers call luggage light even when it weighs 7 or 8 lbs. We don’t agree with that. The weight limits used by some airlines are as low as 11 lbs., and 15 lbs. are common. If your carry-on bag weighs 8 lbs. in itself you’ve already used up half or more of what you’re allowed to take with you onboard.Read more

Best Carry-On Luggage – The Ultimate Review Guide


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So you’re going on a trip, how fun! May it be for leisure or work, a nice, functional piece of luggage to bring onboard will help to make your journey smooth and comfortable.

How then would you know which is the carry-on luggage that will best fit your needs? Is a backpack, a duffel bag or a suitcase what you want with you onboard? Wheels or no wheels? And even more important, how will you know which size is allowed for the luggage you want to take with you in the cabin?

Let’s sort all this out one step at a time, and at the same time have a first glimpse at some of the brands and products available. Right at top you’ll find links to the full carry-on luggage reviews of the best available products. Ready? Ok then, let’s go!Read more