Discover Different Types of Luggage with ROAM
Everyone travels differently. From last-minute weekend getaways to months-long bucket-list trips, your luggage needs to change with your plans. To make sure you'll have all the gear your journey requires without any dead weight, you'll want to select the right type of luggage.
The experts at ROAM Luggage have more than 100 years of combined experience in the luggage and travel industries. We've put that expertise to work for you with our guide to different types of luggage, so you can ROAM in comfort and style.
For a two- or three-day getaway, you definitely want to pack light. Consider the climate and forecast in your destination, as well as the activities you have planned, then pack only the necessities. If you're flying, one carry-on bag should do the trick, and a high-quality, lightweight, hard-shell case will be the easiest to maneuver on most any terrain. If you're traveling by car or train, you may be tempted to pack heavier. But remember that you'll still have to truck your gear through the station or into a hotel, so edit your pack as much as possible.
Keep Calm and Carry On
If you think a wheeled carry-on case could never accommodate your week-long business trip, then think again. Wheeled suitcases have become the go-to choice for savvy frequent fliers due to their ease of handling, ability to stand up to aggressive baggage handlers and compliance with airline size regulations. The Jaunt XL from ROAM is an excellent example of a tough, stylish carry-on that is lightweight yet gives you 2 extra inches of width inside while staying within carry-on guidelines.
Wouldn't it be lovely to board a plane carrying only your laptop and a snack? If your trip includes connecting flights, stopovers or a transatlantic hop, you can cut your stress in half by checking your medium-sized suitcase. Look for organizational interior features like a compression system and pockets for laundry or accessories, and insist on high-quality ball bearing wheels that will glide over carpeted hallways and cobblestone streets with ease.
Going the Distance
Longer trips require more thoughtful packing, but they don't necessarily warrant a steamer trunk. If you'll be on the road for more than two weeks, checking a bag is probably the right choice. Wheeled duffels are a great choice for a checked bag that can accommodate ski gear or other bulky items while still allowing easy mobility. However, if it's just the extra footwear and layers of clothing you need to bring, a hard-shell wheeled suitcase that features a TSA-approved lock and waterproof zipper should do the trick.
Whatever type of luggage suits your journey, it's a good idea to pack an empty bag for souvenirs and maybe a few large plastic bags to quarantine soiled or wet items. Your luggage is your home away from home while you're on the road, so choose wisely. Then get roaming!