When you are buying new luggage, it’s a good idea to read luggage reviews before making your purchase, rather than simply heading to the nearest store, and buying luggage bags on sale. With the wealth of information on the internet, it’s easy to find reviews of almost any product you could possibly think of.
The main benefit of reading luggage reviews is that you learn about not only the positive aspects of the product, but also the things that consumers are not too thrilled about.
Many luggage manufacturers will post testimonials that portray their products in the best possible light, but it’s not very often that you’ll find reviews or testimonials highlighting any flaws or problems (even minor ones). Many of the benefits of the product are touted, but you’ll hardly find any negative information. So, luggage manufacturers’ sites are not the best place to go to for an objective review.
If you plan to spend more on your new luggage then it’s even more important that you read a luggage review written by an owner of the brand, rather than simply going by the information provided on the luggage company’s web site.
In general, the review that would provide you with the most value is one from an actual product owner that has paid for and used the product. A good and honest luggage review can often tip the scales in favor of you not buying, especially if the negative aspects highlighted in the review are important to you.
One of the things you should look at when reading a luggage review is how sturdy certain things are with a particular brand. No matter how well the bag endures frequent travel, the handle may not be comfortable after being held for a few hours, or the zipper may come apart at the seam, if you over stuff the bag. If you’re traveling in winter, how well the wheels on any wheeled suitcase move if they happen to be dragged through the snow might be important to you.
Consumer Search is a great place to find reviews on most consumer products (including luggage reviews).
Even if you’re not sure about which brand to go for, the luggage reviews and information at the above site should help you make a more informed buying decision.