Roller luggage has become the most common type of luggage used among travelers on airplanes, trains, and even by automobile. The luggage is convenient, easy to move, and usually quite durable, though choosing the best roller luggage will take a bit of research and patience. It is important to choose luggage that is well built with durable materials, and it is also important to choose units that are the right size for your purposes. If you intend to use the luggage as carry-on luggage on a plane, be sure the unit you choose is small enough to fit in the compartments but large enough to carry the items you need to store.
Try to choose roller luggage that is made from durable materials. Some roller luggage feature soft shell designs, while others feature a hard shell. Both designs usually work well, though each has distinct advantages and disadvantages. Soft shell luggage can be stored in tighter spaces, and they can expand easily to fit one last pair of pants or a book inside the luggage. Hard shell cases do not generally yield as easily, but if you are traveling with electronics or other fragile items, the hard shell can protect those items from potential impacts.
The roller luggage should feature a telescoping handle that is easy to pull up and shove down for storage. It should be sturdy and long enough to be pulled easily. The roller wheels are usually made of hard plastic, though some higher-end luggage features gel wheels that roll more quietly than hard plastic wheels do. The gel wheels are a great choice for quieter luggage, though they can wear out more quickly than hard plastic wheels. Replacement wheels are generally available for sale, and they are often easy to install.
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It may be wise to choose roller luggage that is not black. Most luggage tends to be black, so choosing another color will help you recognize your luggage when it is coming out of the conveyor belt systems at airports. Be sure to choose luggage that features some way to identify it as yours, and if it does not, think of a way to alter the luggage to make it more easily identifiable.
If you are unsure as to what size luggage to get, or if you think you will need several different sizes for different purposes, consider buying a luggage set. This set will include several pieces of luggage of various sizes to accommodate different types of traveling needs. Buying in a set will save you money over buying individual pieces as needed.