Luggage Buying Guide

You know where to go when you want to travel stress-free across the UK. With our fully insured baggage storage and left luggage service, you can travel without worrying about your luggage.

But the life of a traveller is incomplete without luggage.

With good travel gear, you’ll have one less thing to worry about on your trips.

But how to buy the right luggage? Now that’s a tough decision to make. Let’s take a look at some important things to consider when buying luggage.

Determine How You’ll Use the Luggage

Will you be using your luggage extensively for air travel or will it accompany you on a pleasure cruiser/road trip?

For extensive road trips, sturdy yet versatile bags are good as they can withstand the travel stress and fit in your trunk or other narrow spaces easily, leaving more space for other luggage.

If a cruise trip is your style, choose flat, tough luggage. This luggage fits well when stacked in the boat’s belly.

Know the Size

This would depend primarily on the duration of your trip as well as airline luggage restrictions. The size you need also depends on how much luggage you like to carry.

Ensure the Luggage is Backed by a Guarantee

Choose luggage that comes with a guarantee. A guarantee gives you the confidence that your luggage will stay in shape for a certain period of time.

In case there’s a problem during the warranty period, you can simply send the luggage to the manufacturer to for repairs and replacement.

Weight of the Luggage

Be sure to consider the luggage’s weight before buying one.

As important it is to ensure a piece of luggage is sturdy, it’s equally important to buy one that doesn’t weight very much.

You don’t want to constantly worry about weight restriction at the airport on every trip. If you have to meet the weight restrictions with a heavy piece of luggage, you will have to limit the number of things you can take along.

Don’t Forget the Value of Personal Luggage

Personal luggage is ideal for carrying all your personal items. Tote bags, laptop bags, briefcases and small backpacks are great options.

Personal bags have several compartments for wallet, passport, phones, clothes and overnight items. Storage should not be a problem if you are travelling by plane because you can stow the bag or briefcase under the front seat.

Depending on the duration of your travel, you can use this bag to store your travel essentials or pair it up with a larger bag or suitcase.


Travelling becomes comfortable when you have the right luggage. Put in a little effort to get to know your needs before buying your luggage so you get the best value for your money.

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Using our luggage storage service is easy. Choose a host location near you, specify the date(s) on which you’ll need the service and the number of bags you want to store. You will instantly receive an email confirmation. Simply show the email to drop your luggage at the storage location.

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