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Travel Bag Size!

Travel Forums General Talk Travel Bag Size!

1. Posted by IAMSAM (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y

Hi, i am currently purchasing a travel bag and was wondering if i should get the biggest bag allowed (max dimensions allowed) or just get one a little under? i Say this because when max. sized bags are stuffed full they are over the weight limit anyways arent they? I hope this makes sense to someone haha Thanks! sam.

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

it does make sense, but from an airline point of view, i have no idea, as i don't fly!

I would however recommend going smaller. Less space means less unnecessary things your tempted to take "because you have the space"

3. Posted by BasiaAlm (Full Member 61 posts) 12y

Well, I'd say it depends on the purpose and length of travel. When going on a longer business trip ( and i do mean longer - 3 months to a year) and needing different types of professional attire, laptop, files etc. I take two biggest suitcases I can. The company pays excess baggage and it is cheaper for them than sending stuff extra as cargo. If I go on a short (up to a month) business trip with multiple destinations I take a garment bag and a carry on - my convenience is then the most important thing. The same is true when travelling for pleasure: the less luggage the better. I'd rather purchase inexpensive extra clothing like a warm sweater and a pair of heavier pants at a colder destination and then give them away before going somewhere warmer than to carry one thing too many. So, define your travel philosophy, your needs for stuff, level of comfort in purpusefully loosing your possesions and then decide on what luggage do you need for what sort of trip. And enjoy.

4. Posted by blkjesus (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y

my suggestion is a kick ass 3-5day pack, to many styles to choose from, great thing is you have so many that you can pretty much define your style with it. Sounds like all i am giving is style advice but this isnt what i mean, check around to some site where you can pick them up cheap (campmor.com, rei.com,ems.com,seirratradingpost.com) the nice thing about them is that you can break them down if there not filled entirely, most are waterprood or at least resistant and you can beat the hell out of them and the scrapes just make you look a bit tougher, ha ha ah lol. Shy away though from the cheap ones, if you ever need help with suggestions on what suits your wants and needs feel free to drop a line.