Best Size Suitcase for Your Trip

Have you got a holiday or a trip planned this year, and you’re unsure of what size suitcase to take? Make sure you consider if you’re chosen suitcase makes you look like you’ve packed your entire wardrobe or if it just gives you enough room for at least one spare outfit. You also need to think about whether the suitcase is easily transportable for the type of trip that you’re going on. 

If you’re on the hunt for a suitcase in Northwich, we stock several different sizes that are ideal for all different types of trips. Continue reading this blog post to find the pros and cons of the different sized suitcases that you can purchase so that you find the right-sized luggage for your adventure this year. 

Cabin Luggage/Carry On

Firstly, the smallest suitcases in our Northwich store are our carry-on’s and handbags. These are best for if you’re travelling light and they are handy because you’re able to bring them onto the plane with you and store them in the baggage compartments. If you’re going away for an extended period or taking a long haul flight, you will need a carry-on as well as hold luggage so that you can pack plenty of in-flight entertainment and clothes if you need to stop over between flights. But, if it is a short trip, hand luggage is not only ideal as it doesn’t take up too much space, but it’s also easily transportable, and it means that the airport process before your trip and when you return will be a lot quicker and smoother as you don’t need to check-in any bulky bags.

If you’re going away for a long trip that equals a long-haul flight, you will most likely require cabin luggage as well as your main luggage. It’s best that you really utilise your carry-on space. By this, we mean your essentials should be stored in your carry-on so that they are easily accessible during your flight and when you are at the airport. For example, if you’re a parent, keeping your formula and bottles at close proximity means that you can easily feed your child(ren) at any point until you arrive at your destination. Also, it’s great for keeping a spare change of clothes, skincare products (usually a maximum of ten bottles that are 100 ml’s or under) and anything you need for entertainment purposes during the flight.

As mentioned previously, if you’re going for a short trip, a holdall will be the ideal sized suitcase for your getaway because you have the right amount of space to pack all of your belongings. If you’re going for a weekend away let’s say, the check-in process will also be a lot quicker, meaning you’re wasting less time at the desk and more time in the airport lounge. A holdall is also easier on the other side; check-out and check-in times for hotels may mean that you have to transport your hand luggage around with you, so the smaller it is, the easier you’ll find it. Don’t forget, you’re also allowed a handbag/backpack when you fly with certain airlines too! 

Big Suitcase/Hold Luggage

The luggage in our Northwich store is very varied, but hold luggage is something that we really strive to get right. There are different types of suitcases, soft and hard plastic, and here at Bratts, we only stock suitcases of the very highest quality so that they are guaranteed to be reliable now and in future for our customers. 

Hold luggage is mostly ideal for trips away that will last two weeks or more. They give you extra space for all of your belongings and necessities that you’re going to need over the long period. Even though bringing hold luggage onto the plane with you may cost you a fee, sometimes it’s unavoidable if you have a large number of belongings to transport or a big family. Remember that you’re only allowed a limited weight of luggage for your hold, meaning the lighter the suitcase, the more you can pack!

Big suitcases are also ideal if you are planning on bringing souvenirs or shopping back with you. This is especially important if you’re going on a trip to Disneyland or the USA because you will inevitably be sucked into the gift shops and retailers. 

Do you know what suitcase size is best for your trip after reading this post? The suitcases in our Northwich store are very varied in dimensions, meaning there is an option for all types of trips. We also have plenty of other holiday stuff in our Northwich store, meaning all of your packing essentials are covered too.

You can rest assured that when you get luggage from Bratts, you will be provided with the highest quality suitcases that’ll last you for many holidays in the future. If you’re in the Northwich area, or you’re planning on visiting to find the right luggage option for your upcoming trip, we will be more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect sized suitcase for your needs.

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