DCFO VTL Series: Is It Time For A New Luggage In 2022?

Fatihah Ramzi, DigitalCFO Asia | 18 January 2022

Unsure about changing your luggage? Here are the signs that your old luggage is no longer efficient.

People love travelling and with the recent announcement of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL), people have started to make travel arrangements despite the ongoing pandemic. Be it a luxurious beach getaway at the Maldives or a short business trip to the UK (United Kingdom), it is always wise to remain cautious and to open our wallets for a well-prepared trip. When it comes to travelling, one of the most essential items that we will take with us is our luggage. It must be durable, easy to use and light. If you are unsure about changing your luggage, here are the signs that your old luggage is no longer efficient.

It Is Falling Apart On The Outside

Are your luggage wheels swaying back and forth? Is it possible for the retractable handle to become locked in one position? Do the seams appear to be strained? If your bag appears to have seen brighter days, it may be time to let it go. While many kinds of damages to your luggage can be fixed for a fee, it is not always the most cost-effective or practicable option. The last thing you want to happen on the road is for your backpack to entirely break apart. So it is best that you take your bag out for a spin on a rocky pavement if you have any worries about whether it is still travel-ready.

The Insides Are Falling Apart

There is normally a zipper on the inner liner of our luggage, and it is critical that the zipper still works because it allows baggage repair professionals to inspect the frame of your bag without ruining the lining. Even if the zipper is facing the wrong way, you can open the lining and peek inside with a little caution. When checking the inside of your luggage, do you notice any plastic damaged, bubbling, or perhaps shattered parts? Is the metal frame corroded or deformed in any way? If you notice any of these things, it is probably time for a new bag.

Not The Right Size

If you are tired of having to gate-check a carry-on that does not quite fit into the airline’s sizer or paying overweight charges every time you overpack your checked luggage, you may need to invest in a new luggage that allows you to travel more conveniently while staying within the airline’s constraints. When purchasing a carry-on, bare in mind that the total length, width, and height of each piece, including the wheels and handles, should not exceed 115cm. This is significant because an alarmingly large proportion of bags marketed as “carry-ons” breach those restrictions. If you have the tendency to overpack, seek for lightweight luggage that will not take up too much of your weight allowance.

Does Not Have The Latest Features

The best new luggage are more than simply boxes with wheels; they have useful features like built-in TSA-approved locks and charging outlets for your smartphone or e-reader that could make your traveling simpler. If your existing luggage feels a little out of date, you might want to consider upgrading. If you are going on a business trip, you will find it handy to have a luggage with external USB ports, an inbuilt lock system, and a compartment for your electronics and charging connections.

If you find that any of these signs resonate to you and you would like to purchase a new luggage that is affordable yet, equipped with the right tools and without the hassle of heading down to a physical store, here are some that you can purchase online.

WORLD POLO Lightweight Expandable Suitcase

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This luggage comes in 20-, 24- and 28-Inch sizes and are available in 4 colours. The Lightweight ABS hard side exterior will efficiently keep your belongings safe and is equipped with an expandable compartment allows up to 15% increase in capacity when needed. It has a strong and smooth zipper which allows effortless opening and closing of the luggage. This will come in handy during luggage checks and the luggage has 360° double spinner wheels which provide excellent manoeuvrability in all directions.

The luggage has a side mounted, high quality TSA-approved combination lock provides extra security, comes with top, side, and retractable telescopic handle. It has mesh divider and cross straps that will help to organise belongings inside the luggage. Last but not least, it comes with a 1-year warranty that ensures all manufacturing defects will be fixed. Upon purchase, it will be delivered within 3 working days locally.

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JIJI SG Premium Luggage

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This luggage comes in 3 colours and are available in sizes 20-, 24- and 28-Inch. It is made up of polycarbonate and the corners of the luggage are layered with aluminium making it more durable and scratch resistant. It comes with a 3-number combination lock and has an external bag hook which comes in handy if you have a carry-on bag. The luggage has a spacious interior, one side has a buckle to keep the clothes and items secure. While the other side has a zip to keep your devices safe and in situations where opening the luggage is necessary, your devices will remain in place and not fall out.

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Travis ABS Hardcase and Durable Travel Luggage

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From the striking colors and design to the highly functional spinner wheels and ABS case, the Winning’s Travis series provides you with a more exciting way to travel. Interior packing compartments provide you with everything that you need to stay organized on the road — while still looking amazing. Its bright, fun-loving colors are sure to stand out in a crowd, making it easier for you to identify your luggage. It features textured finish to prevent against scratches, keeping cases beautiful after a trip. Its book-style opening mechanism offers easy access to interior items and it has a travel 3-Dial lock is on all sizes for convenience and peace of mind.

The luggage is equipped with silent and smooth multi-directional spinner wheels which will help you to travel with ease. Its clean, seamless interior design provides the ideal backdrop to find even the smallest items. Its cross-straps provide added stability to inner compartment and a zipped modesty compartment for better comfort. With this luggage you can keep everything in its place with interior separators and expandable exterior.

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Kamiliant Kapa Spinner 67/24 TSA

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The Kamiliant Kapa Spinner was developed by American Tourister in 2014 with adventurous and bold travelers in mind. Inspired by the colors and hardiness of the chameleon, the brand’s philosophy is to offer luggage that is colorful, tough and reliable as a reflection of the traveler’s personality and a trusty travel companion during adventures. Kamiliant is a bold new way to be yourself and be well-spotted everywhere your travels take you. The Kamiliant luggage has a dimension of 46 x 67 x 30 cm and weighs about 3.4kg on its own. It is equipped with 360° spinner wheels allowing for ease of movement and has a TSA approved lock for safe travels and peace of mind. Travelers keen on a luggage with a unique design and color should definitely give this luggage a try.

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A luggage is an integral part of your travel plans and with the right luggage, you will be able to enjoy a worry-free and stress-free trip. Without a good luggage that can assure the safety of your belongings, you will always be kept on your toes and wondering if your items are still intact. Which is why, long before the date of your flight, you should ensure the luggage you have is still in good condition. With the tips on when you should get a new luggage and the recommendations listed above, you will be more than ready for your upcoming adventure.


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