Light Weight Luggage is Easy to Handle

Light weight luggage is a life-saver (not to mention a back-saver!) when you're traveling. The best travel luggage is made of nylon fabrics and light but strong metals and plastics that make these bags sturdy yet easy to handle at the airport.

Soft Sided Bags Come in a Variety of Styles and Colors

Of course, you'll want bags with wheels for easily navigaing the airport. But you'll have to lift them at some point, so you might at well get the lightest bags you can find!

Airlines are imposing more fees for overweight bags these days (for most airlines the cutoff is 50 pounds), so bags that weigh as little as possible are a real money-saver, too.

Ricardo Beverly Hills Sausalito Superlite Free Wheelers 24 Expandable Upright

Ricardo Beverly Hills Sausalito Superlite Free Wheelers 24 Expandable Upright
Delsey Luggage Helium Fusion Light 25 Inches Expandable Upright
Delsey Luggage Helium Fusion Light 25 Inches Expandable Upright
Eagle Creek 2011 Tarmac 28 Wheeled Luggage
Eagle Creek 2011 Tarmac 28 Wheeled Luggage
Eagle Creek Travel Gear Hovercraft 25 Upright Luggage
Eagle Creek Travel Gear Hovercraft 25 Upright Luggage
Atlantic Luggage Ultra Lite 28 Inch Wheelled Duffel Bag

Atlantic Luggage Ultra Lite 28 Inch Wheelled Duffel Bag
IZOD Engage 25 Inch Expandable Upright

IZOD Engage 25 Inch Expandable Upright


Soft Sided Sets

There is a wide variety of bags available, from small cosmetic bags to the 30" behemoth that will hold everything you need for a week or more. Why not get a matching set that shows off your personality and flair?

American Tourister Unisex Adult Fieldbrook 4 Piece Luggage Set
American Tourister Unisex Adult Fieldbrook 4 Piece Luggage Set
Carribbean Joe Coral Reed 5 Piece Set Expandable
Carribbean Joe Coral Reed 5 Piece Set Expandable
American Flyer Grande Dots 4Piece Luggage Set
American Flyer Grande Dots 4Piece Luggage Set
American Flyer Fireworks 5 Piece Spinner Luggage Set
American Flyer Fireworks 5 Piece Spinner Luggage Set
US Traveler New Yorker 4 Piece Luggage Set Expandable
US Traveler New Yorker 4 Piece Luggage Set Expandable
Spearmint Polka Dot 4 Piece Luggage Set in Silver
Spearmint Polka Dot 4 Piece Luggage Set in Silver


Even if the bags don't weigh much, however, bear in mind that what's in them can weigh a lot, causing backaches and, possibly, those pesky overweight charges. And unlike hard sided luggage, soft sided bags stretch and expand - it's amazing how much you can stuff into them, and it's tempting to overstuff. (Be aware, too, that soft bags don't protect your breakable items like hard bags, so pack souvenirs carefully!)

Try, as much as possible, to limit how much you bring with you (you can refer to "what to pack" for ideas and information). I try to limit a week's clothing and toiletries to one 26 - 28" bag, with a nice tote bag as a carry-on. It's much more manageable than the 29 - 30" bags!

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