At luggage.co.nz, we have a wide range of functional and stylish softside luggage for your next trip! Whether you are after a suitcase, a duffle bag or a mobile office, we have got you covered. Not to mention, we have both carry-on and checked options to suit your travel needs. With top quality brands such as Samsonite, Eagle Creek, Herschel, Pacsafe and Travelpro, we're confident you'll find something suitable.
Is Softside Luggage Better Than Hardside?
In reality, one is no better than the other. Both softside and hardside luggage have their pros and cons. It really depends on your personal preferences and priorities that you value when it comes to luggage. In saying that, there are a few adavantages to purchasing softside luggage. Firstly, softside luggage tends to be lighter on average. Softside luggage often has a few extra features that hardside luggage may lack. For example, softside luggage usually has external pockets, which is perfect for any essentials you require frequent access to. Softside cases are also more likely to have an expander, which is perfect for those of us who tend to overpack! The material itself also has a bit of extra flexibility, which makes it possible to squish into overhead cabins if need be. This material is also likely to withstand a little more rough handling from the baggage handlers. Unlike plastic hard shell cases, there is no risk of your softside case cracking and becoming unusable.
What is the Best Softside Luggage?
To figure out the best softside luggage for you, you’ll need to take a few different factors into account. Firstly, you’ll want to choose an appropriate price point and budget to help narrow down your options. Secondly, you’ll want to filter by size depending on your holiday requirements. A short trip may only require carry-on luggage, whilst a large trip may need both a checked suitcase and a carry-on suitcase.
Next, you may want to factor in the type of wheels. If you have an extremely full bag, you may want to opt for a case with 8 wheels, otherwise known as four double spinning wheels. This wheel type provides you with some extra stability, making it easier to roll along. This is especially beneficial if you find yourself rolling over some uneven terrain, whether that be some rocky pavement or the uneven cobblestoned streets of Europe.
Another big factor to acknowledge is the weight. It is often important to invest in lightweight luggage to avoid going over the airline limits and having to pay an oversized baggage fee. Softside luggage is generally lighter than hardside luggage, which is a massive advantage. Some of our lightest softside ranges include the NZ Luggage Co and Tosca So-Lite 3.0, Samsonite 72 HOURS DLX, Samsonite Uplite and the Samsonite Base Boost.
Shop our range of Softside Luggage NZ wide at luggage.co.nz and start packing for the trip of a lifetime. We know how much you like free shipping – which is why we provide free delivery on all our products. If you are not 100% happy with your new suitcase, we offer the option of 100 day returns – just make sure you keep the tags attached and the packaging in tact! If you would like to add a duffle bag, toiletry bag or set of packing cubes to your order, have a look around the rest of our website. As a New Zealand small business, we aim to create a personable and enjoyable shopping experience for all our loyal customers. If you require same day dispatch, make sure to place your order before 2pm. Depending on where you live in New Zealand, delivery should take approximately 1-2 days. Check out our “Free Delivery Info” page for more information. If you have any queries or feedback, contact our friendly customer service team via email at [email protected] or give us a ring between 9am-5pm at 0800 300 091.