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- Interior space in your luggage that allows for packing. Some luggage looks big, but has obstructions (like the frame and retractable handle pipes) that don't allow as much space.
- Made from materials like ABS plastic and polycarbonate, hardside luggage provides long-lasting durability and protection. Also look for expandable hardsides to give you additional packing space.
In-line skate wheels
- Small, often side-mounted wheels that give your luggage mobility.
- Four, multi-directional wheels that often rotate 360 degrees to give your luggage added mobility.
- Measures the thickness of the fiber in a fabric, and indicates the material's durability.
Ribbed corner guards
- Keep the fabric extra protected in the area where it's bumped the most.
Integrated ID tag
- ID tag sewn directly onto your luggage rather than hanging off the handle. It offers more reliability, so your luggage returns to you in case it's misplaced.
- Retractable handles work with wheeled bags to help roll your luggage if it's too heavy for you to carry.
Fully lined interiors
- An extra layer of protection for your clothes from outside elements.
- Certain luggage offers a zippered compartment that contains several inches of additional fabric, so it expands in an instant.
- Look for sealable compartments, like wet packs, shoe bags and toiletry pockets, to keep wet or dirty items separate from your clean clothes.
- Interior tie-down straps keep clothes neat and contained during transport.