Hardside Luggage

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What is Hard Shell Luggage?

Hard side luggage means the exterior of the case is more of a shell than anything else. The shell however, is not made to be completely solid but somewhat flexible for tight fits. Whether you're squeezing your hard shell luggage in the trunk of a car, or in the overhead of an airplane, it is flexible enough to fit into tight spots. Yes, hard shell suitcases can be used as carry on luggage, travelers must check their hard shell luggage is compliant with the airlines carry on luggage size.

Benefits of Hard Shell Luggage vs. Soft Side Luggage

The best hard shell luggage's are durable and can last for years, depending on how frequent you travel and how far as well. When reviewing hard shell luggage, there are many factors to consider. To start off, you may be contemplating whether hard shell luggage is better than soft shell luggage. While there are many choices out there between the two, ultimately it comes down to the type of traveler you are, and how often you travel. If you travel often, you definitely want to go with a hard shell luggage set, because there are many benefits.

  1. You want to make sure your hard case luggage set can protect your mobile devices, such as iPads, headphones, laptops, cameras, and other electronic devices. It's essential to get a hard case luggage if you want to protect the fragile items that are packed in your suitcase. This makes hard shell luggage's the favorite for durability against soft side luggage's.
  2. As far as material, if you're going to a destination where the weather calls for rain or snow, you're better off with a hardshell luggage case, as they will hold up better in not so friendly weather. Also, if you're one that occasionally drops the coffee, or other drinks on the floor like you were watering plants, it's best to have a hard-case luggage set around so that it won't get stained when you fumble another cup. Water will stream right off of hardshell case luggage, while a soft side luggage will absorb it. Once the liquid is absorbed, not only will the soft side luggage get stained, it's also absorbing the smell that's associated with the liquid that was spilled.
  3. Generally, it's easier to keep a hard shell luggage case cleaner, as keeping the elements off of them is easier. You can also spray water or rub down a hard case luggage.

Overall, if you're a frequent flier, the globe trotter type, going with a hard shell luggage set may appeal to your needs better than a soft side luggage set.