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How To Choose The Right Luggage

Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 3.54.27 PMFor the seasoned traveller, your luggage becomes an extension of you; a loyal sidekick on your many adventures. For occasional vacationers, luggage is more like an old reliable friend; not oft seen but there when you need them the most. For them and everyone in between, choosing high quality suitcases and carryon bags is important so that you're never caught in the unfortunate situation of having to replace your luggage shortly before (or during!) a trip. Here's just a few things to keep in mind so you choose the right luggage.

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The fact is, the longer your stay the more stuff you'll need to bring; and for all the smart packing you can do, sometimes you just need a larger bag. Choose your bag based on these needs to make sure you never run out of space before a trip. Keep common guidelines and size/weight restrictions in mind when choosing so you don't get any unpleasant surprises when checking your luggage. Our largest bag, the Roller is the perfect size for check-in or carry-on luggage while still giving you all the room you need for your items.

Features

Wheels? Extendable handle? Large front pockets for your airport essentials? Built-in collapsible shelving to keep your clothes and other items organized? All of these are features you need to take into consideration when choosing your luggage and will help you decide how imperative they are. Will your insistence on a specific feature mean Jumper-03_mediumyou have to give up something else? With our bags, you don't have to sacrifice any aspect of quality for the features that make our bags synonymous with travel. You can have it all!

Quality

This is probably the most important one. High quality materials, craftsmanship, and even packaging are all integral parts in making the decision; seeing as it is something you plan on keeping for a long time. Rise Gear bags are made in Canada with high quality materials, come with a limited warranty and can survive consistent use and regular wear & tear. Like anything you own, caring well for your luggage ensures its longevity. Things like overstuffing should be expressly avoided as they contribute to quick deterioration of your luggage.Screen Shot 2015-06-29 at 3.10.37 PM

Appearance

Everyone has a distinct style, so finding a piece of luggage that fits all your other criteria AND speaks to your visual tastes can be tricky; but not impossible! With a modern aesthetic and multiple colour options, Rise Gear bags speak to many consumers who want luggage that is as stylish as it is durable and functional.

Price

High quality luggage is an investment so it makes sense to spend a little extra the first time so you're not replacing it the following year. Avoid overpriced items where you're simply paying for the name, and focus on innovation and quality of the item. All in all, take your time choosing your luggage and always remember Rise Gear offers high quality, stylish, and functional baggage for the traveller in all of us.