I am NOT the intrepid traveller unfortunately. I would like to be but at this stage in our life we have other priorities, however we do of course try to take a holiday a couple of times a year, even if it is just to the Sunshine coast for a week. Needless to say my need for good luggage has never been overly great, but now that our family is growing, the days of stuffing everything into a duffel bag are over, and appropriate planning is essential.
Given this, and the possibility of a holiday this year that involves more then just jumping in the car for a one hour drive, I have started researching luggage. My first thought was to look for something a little different, because as most people do, we have black luggage at the moment and tie a ribbon of some sort to the handle to tell that it is ours - which again everybody does. So I came across the Travellers Choice Two Piece . It is probably the cheaper of all the options I have looked at also at around $60US, however it is polyester so it's lifetime would be limited as compared to other products. However it does expand giving you more room and has a padded front section for extra durability. It has also received many great reviews from Amazon, so that is always promising.
This is my favourite, and of course the best of the best, however if you are a big traveller you can't go past this Samsonite Hard side Suitcase. It is extremely durable and has a TSA Lock system, which is important if you don't want your suitcase to be unlocked at airports. It is quite heavy, but you have to expect that when buying a suitcase in a hard material, however it glides very well on it's wheels. It is expensive, with prices ranging from $300US to $600US, however with price brings quality.
It all depends on your travelling needs I guess. For myself, we are not at the stage of travelling overseas very much so I would probably go for the less expensive Samsonite luggage, however WHEN (and it will happen, one day) we do become those country hoppers and see the world, I will be investing in the Samsonite Hard side Suitcase without a doubt.
Jen & Row