Sum­mer is almost here, and for sure many of us have already cho­sen where they plan to relax. Whether it’s sun­ny beach­es or cas­tle ruins, one thing is clear — not only will you have to care­ful­ly plan your trip, but also pur­chase every­thing you need. Well, let’s talk about the main acces­so­ry for trav­el — lug­gage. So what is the best lug­gage to choose and why?

Suitcase or bag?

Let’s start with the most fun­da­men­tal ques­tion, should you choose a suit­case, bag or back­pack for your trip? Every­thing, of course, depends on whether you pre­fer to trav­el light or with a lot of lug­gage.

If a cou­ple of T‑shirts or light dress­es are enough for you on a trip, then it is quite pos­si­ble to lim­it your­self to a fab­ric trav­el bag. It will fit in hand lug­gage or in the lug­gage com­part­ment under the shelf. Every­thing you need will be at your fin­ger­tips.

Anoth­er con­ve­nient option is a trav­el back­pack. If you choose the right roomy and com­fort­able to wear mod­el, then you can put a lap­top and oth­er things in it.

Also, do not for­get about whether you plan to make pur­chas­es. Always take extra lug­gage if you intend to go shop­ping and bring sou­venirs from your trip to friends.

Be sure to decide what will go in your hand lug­gage and what will go in your lug­gage. Some­times just a small suit­case is enough, and some­times a bag and a suit­case are required.

Travel bag

If you pre­fer to trav­el with a trav­el bag, first decide how big you need. For short trips or busi­ness trips, for exam­ple, these bags are often enough. Wenger 15” is a clas­sic exam­ple of a trav­el bag. It accom­mo­dates a lap­top up to 15 inch­es, and you can dis­pose of the rest of the space as you like. It is also suit­able for hand lug­gage, as it is con­ve­nient­ly attached to any suit­case. The bag is made of reli­able poly­ester, which pro­tects the con­tents of the bag from mois­ture and dirt. The capac­i­ty of this bag is 15 liters.

For those for whom this is not enough, the Wenger col­lec­tion has a suc­cess­ful alter­na­tive — a sports bag with a capac­i­ty of 39 liters. It is made of the same mate­r­i­al, but has an oblong shape. The bag is equipped with both side han­dles and a shoul­der strap. It is suit­able for both trans­port­ing sports equip­ment and trav­el­ing.


For trav­el, you can pick up a small back­pack. Not the one that hik­ers usu­al­ly choose, but the urban mod­el. This solu­tion is ide­al for tours where you plan to vis­it as many coun­tries as pos­si­ble, stay­ing in hos­tels, or for couch­surfers. You can keep things with you at all times, even on walks. The Solaris back­pack has a capac­i­ty of 40 liters and has enough com­part­ments and pock­ets for all your belong­ings. Of course, the mate­r­i­al from which the back­pack is sewn repels water and pro­tects the con­tents. A con­ve­nient Wenger 3555247416 trav­el back­pack is designed for 20 liters. It is pre­sent­ed in sev­er­al bright col­ors and, in addi­tion to things and doc­u­ments, can accom­mo­date a lap­top with a screen diag­o­nal of up to 15 inch­es. As expect­ed, it is equipped with com­fort­able han­dles and a coat­ing that pro­vides ven­ti­la­tion on the back while wear­ing.

small suitcase

Most air­lines allow you to use a 55x40x20 cm suit­case as hand lug­gage. This means that you can get by with one sin­gle suit­case, such as the bud­get mod­el Wenger Arosa or the more expen­sive Vic­tori­nox Con­nex.

Wenger is made of poly­ester, equipped with 4 wheels, car­ry­ing han­dle and tele­scop­ic han­dle. Thanks to the design, the capac­i­ty of the suit­case can be increased by 4 cm. Inside, of course, there are spe­cial com­part­ments and pock­ets. Also, the suit­case is pre-equipped with a card for the own­er’s data in case of loss of lug­gage.

The Vic­tori­nox is a Markolon poly­car­bon­ate suit­case designed specif­i­cal­ly for short trips or trav­el­ing light, as it meets the car­ry-on require­ments of most air­lines. The wheels are recessed, and the lug­gage space itself can be expand­ed by 4 cm. To secure things inside, spe­cial belts are used, and there is also a divid­ing wall inside. In addi­tion, the built-in set has a USB port, a SIM eject tool, a ball­point pen and an own­er data card. In a word, the suit­case pro­vides for almost every­thing.

It is con­ve­nient to trav­el with suit­cas­es of this size.

Large suitcase

There are lucky ones whose vaca­tion lasts not one or two weeks, but, for exam­ple, a month. If you are one of those, then you need a larg­er suit­case for your trav­els. It is desir­able that every­day items and hygiene items, clothes, appli­ances and much more fit into it. For such cas­es, a suit­case such as Vic­tori­nox Con­nex with a vol­ume of 107 liters is suit­able. The dimen­sions of this suit­case are 52x32x74 cm, which def­i­nite­ly exceeds the cab­in bag­gage allowance. But this suit­case is clear­ly not designed for that. Inside, like the minia­ture mod­el from Vic­tori­nox, there is a sim­i­lar trav­el kit for all occa­sions. By design, the suit­case is also made in the same way — inside there are fas­ten­ers, a divid­ing wall with a mesh pock­et, etc. The suit­case is equipped with con­ve­nient wheels that rotate 360 ​​degrees, due to which you get maneu­ver­abil­i­ty and ease of con­trol. The tele­scop­ic han­dle, as well as the frame, are made of durable alu­minum, and the body itself is made of the high­est qual­i­ty PC plas­tic. The suit­case will with­stand the load, and it weighs 5.7 kg with­out fill­ing.

Do you take your equipment with you?

On a trip, in addi­tion to a lap­top, which is tra­di­tion­al­ly includ­ed in hand lug­gage, some peo­ple pre­fer to take a cam­era with var­i­ous acces­sories. Of course, you can’t pack a cam­era in an ordi­nary suit­case, so you need a spe­cial cam­era bag or back­pack for it. A back­pack is a bet­ter option for trav­el­ing, as it can fit both a lap­top and a cam­era. A good exam­ple is the Man­frot­to NX-BP-VGY back­pack. It holds a cam­era with a lens, plus two inter­change­able lens­es and a flash. In addi­tion, there is enough space for a lap­top with a diag­o­nal of no more than 15.6 inch­es, and for per­son­al items. The back­pack has many con­ve­nient zip­pered pock­ets and Man­frot­to brand­ed pro­tec­tion. It will pro­tect both the cam­era and oth­er items.

A case for documents

On the road, no mat­ter where and for how long you are going, it is best to have anoth­er small bag for doc­u­ments, mon­ey and tick­ets. You should always have it with you in order to get every­thing you need at the right time and be ready to go through bor­der con­trol or present doc­u­ments. In addi­tion, even if some­thing hap­pens to the rest of the lug­gage, all the most impor­tant things will remain with you. Pac­safe Dry Stash bag is a water­proof 4 liter bag for doc­u­ments and gad­gets. It is suit­able for both ordi­nary trav­el­ers and adven­tur­ers or hik­ers. All your devices, smart­phone or action cam­era, doc­u­ments, mon­ey and cards will be com­plete­ly pro­tect­ed while trav­el­ing. Thanks to a con­ve­nient zip lock, you can always quick­ly access them, and the main strap can be attached to your hand. By the way, steel slings are built into it to pre­vent cut­ting. If desired, you can lock the zip­pers with a pad­lock. The fab­ric is also pro­tect­ed from RFID vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties. The bag is pre­sent­ed in sev­er­al col­ors, bright and neu­tral.

We nev­er know what can hap­pen on a trip, but with the right lug­gage, you can pro­tect your­self from loss and rob­bery. There­fore, it is impor­tant to know exact­ly how to dis­trib­ute things. And do not for­get the main secret of trav­el­ers — nev­er keep all your mon­ey in one place, it is bet­ter to sep­a­rate it and dis­trib­ute it among sev­er­al bags.

Oth­er­wise, rely on your own instinct and enjoy a won­der­ful sum­mer hol­i­day!