At luggage.co.nz, we pride ourselves on having an extensive range of luggage for you to choose from! We have made sure to stock quality brands, including Samsonite, NZ Luggage Co, Pacsafe, Explorer, Trunki, Saben, Herschel and more. We offer a variety of different sized suitcases too, including carry-on cases, medium checked cases and large checked cases. Pick from either a softside or hardside design, depending on your preference. With so many different options, it can be hard to pick just one!
Which Size Suitcase Should I Buy?
The first thing to consider is whether you require a carry-on or checked suitcase for your travels. A carry-on case is the smaller option that won’t need to be checked in and can be taken with you on the plane. It is best to check with your airline regarding their maximum allowance for carry-on luggage measurements. However, generally the maximum linear measurement allowed for a carry-on case is 118cm (according to Air NZ guidelines). A checked case is essential for big trips, able to hold a bulk of your belongings. You can either choose from a medium checked case (between 65-69cm) or a large checked case (around 75cm and above). Once again, you’ll need to check with your airline on their restrictions. However, if you are flying with Air NZ , you’ll want a suitcase with a linear measurement that is 158cm or less to avoid paying an oversized baggage charge.
Should I Buy Hardside or Softside?
Hardside is the most popular style in terms of aesthetics, often coming in a wider range of designs and styles. Hardside luggage is also the way to go if you are carrying valuable belongings that you don’t want crushed. The hardshell is also easier to clean up, as it can be wiped down with a damp cloth. If you get caught in the rain, your belongings are also less likely to get damaged, as water should just roll off the outside.
Softside luggage is a lot easier to stuff extra’s into, as it is much more flexible. A lot of softside cases come with an expander, allowing you to fit more things in on the way back home. It is also easier to squish into overhead bins or luggage racks. Additionally, these cases often have a greater amount of external pockets for organisation. Lastly, a softside case may be able to withstand a little bit more rough handling from baggage handlers, as it won’t crack like hardside cases can.
Shop our range of luggage NZ wide at luggage.co.nz. We’ve got every type of suitcase under the sun, including kids luggage! With free shipping and simple 100 day returns on all orders, we strive to provide the best online shopping experience to our customers. If you have any questions about anything on our website, have a chat with our friendly customer service team via email at [email protected] or give us a call between 9am-5pm at 0800 300 091.