Bags and luggage : fact or fiction ?

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On a daily basis and when travelling, our luggage is our ally to carry and transport our belongings. However, there are countless different shapes, materials, styles and sizes. How can you make the right choice to combine comfort and style? To get away from preconceived ideas, our Newfeel team is here to help you separate true from false!

A hard suitcase is stronger than a soft suitcase: TRUE and FALSE

Hard luggage is usually designed with a shell made from thermoformed foam or polycarbonate, a lightweight and very durable material that protects your belongings that are inside. However, the outside will not be protected from scratches, unlike soft cases.

The latter are also durable thanks to high-performance materials such as Strenfit® fabric, laboratory tested for resistance and wear, but they are a little less reassuring as they can, for example, be more easily opened with a Stanley knife.

In addition, make sure that soft luggage has compression straps to stabilise your belongings.

The right balance? a suitcase that combines protection and flexibility through a semi-rigid thermoformed shell such as the Protectsuitcases.

Cabin baggage dimensions are the same for all airlines: FALSE

Cabin baggage dimensions are the fear of many travellers; Who wants to get caught out at an airport inspection point two minutes before boarding the plane? Don't worry, we are here to explain it all to you. Firstly, it should be pointed out that there is a standard set by the IATA (International Air Transport Association), which includes approximately 250 airlines. It determines the criteria for standard cabin baggage, which must be a maximum of 56 x 45 x 25 cm, handles and wheels included, and weigh a maximum of 10 kg. We recommend that you do not overload it so as not to exceed the permitted depth of 25 cm!

Nevertheless, be sure to take precautions before you travel by checking the exact dimensions accepted in the cabin on the website of your airline. Take special care if you are going through a low cost airline, as they are stricter and hand luggage dimensions can vary!

You need to pay a lot of money to get a sturdy backpack: FALSE

The backpack, a must-have that has been on your shoulders since you were little! Previously reserved for schoolchildren, it is coming back into fashion and is very handy for your day-to-day business. Remember to check the guarantee of the backpack and the material it is made from, as they can be evidence of its strength. There's no need to pay the earth to get a strong and colourful bag, Newfeel has proved this with its laboratory tested Abeona backpack.

You should always padlock your suitcase: TRUE

Even though this is not compulsory in all countries, it is strongly recommended that you lock your suitcase with a key or combination padlock.

For those travelling to the United States, note that it is compulsory to have a TSA (Transportation Security Association) padlock, which is special in that it has an extra lock that can be used by U.S. Customs, who have the right to search suspicious luggage.

Suitcase wheels are weak and make a lot of noise: TRUE and FALSE

Cobblestones, getting on and off public transport, being put in the hold, etc. Our suitcases suffer the unknowns of everyday life and sometimes the wheels cannot keep up. Yet not all wheels are fragile and it is possible to find suitcases with guarantees. In addition, it is also true that wheeled suitcases can make a lot of noise. However, a perfect combination exists to stifle the noise: the wheels of your suitcase need to be positioned on ball bearings and be made of good quality rubber.

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