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New Airline Weight Limits

Just when travelers were getting used to dealing with 50 pound weight limits on their luggage, some airlines have , once again, changed the rules.. In the United States, Spirit and Allegiant Airlines now have a limit of 40 pounds on bags that are checked-in. Overseas, many airlines, such as Ryanair, have a 44 pound limit on their checked bags. Dealing with these limits can be a hassle, but new lighter-weight luggage makes it manageable. Here are a few suggestions of super lightweight luggage.

Roncato Venice 2.0 28″ Expandable ML Spinner

Many of the best brands for lightweight luggage are from Europe, and the Italianroncato venice company Roncato has been specializing in making some of the lightest strongest cases since the 1940’s. This line was recently updated with duo-caster wheels for additional stability as well as a more streamlined look. The best news is that they still kept this case at only 6.1 pounds.

Antler Titus DLX Hybrid Large Expandable Spinner

Titus+DLX+Hybrid+Large+Expandable+Spinner+-+BlackThe Antler Titus has been a huge seller for this British based company, and it has finally arrived in the states. The best feature of this case is that the 32’’ case weighs only 5.7 pounds. This is a great option for people who need to pack items that are bulky. What makes this case unique is the hybrid design that combines the benefits of a hard and soft case. Antler uses polypropylene for the top of bottom of the case for extra durability. This suitcase even has a built-in TSA lock.

TravelPro Maxlite 4 26″ Expandable Rollaboard

American based Travelpro has been making the Maxlite line for several years and theyMaxlite+4+26++Expandable+Rollaboard continue to be one of our top sellers. What makes this case unique is the rollerboard design which uses larger sturdier wheels then most spinner bags. This makes this case perfect for use on uneven terrain, such as cobblestone streets. This suitcase is a great value for the infrequent travelers.

High Sierra Winslow 28″ Wheeled Drop Bottom Duffel

For those who prefer wheeled duffels, there is High Sierra’s Winslow line of duffels. At 7.7 pounds, this is one of the lightest duffels on the market. Duffels are great for value travelers because when not in use they can fold up and be stored in small areas.. Those who like to divide up their packing will also appreciate the drop bottom design. At $107.99, this is the least expensive of all the products we have looked at so far.Winslow+28++Wheeled+Drop+Bottom+Duffel

These are just a few examples of lightweight luggage that Irv’s Luggage carries. As airlines continue to play the weight game, manufacturers are always adjusting their product options. Check out our lightweight luggage section of our website or stop by one of our stores, and we can always help you find the right case that you can use for any trip.

 

Introducing Jump and Swiss Bags luggage

There are some things that the Europeans do better than us, and one of them is traveling light. That includes making suitcases that are both tough and lightweight. Now many of these lines of luggage are now making it across the pond. Two lines that are new to America are Jump and Swissbags. Both companies feature the latest designs that American companies just haven’t been able to copy. Below are a few of our favorites.

Jump Paris Crossline luggage is durable, lightweight and best of all, a good-looking case.JMP-ST20-BLUE With all polycarbonate construction it will be able to hold up to just about anything the airlines can do to it and with its unique pattern you will never struggle to find this case in the luggage carrousel. Did I mention that the carry-on is only 4.13 pounds? They even have a TSA built-in lock for extra security.

Tired of plain, boring soft luggage? Then Jump’s Nice Soft luggage is a lightweight and fashionable alternative to other company’s JMP-6573-NAVYsoft-sided luggage. With all nylon construction and leather trim this is a great all-around case for anyone. Best of all, the carry-on is only 4.1 pounds, so there is no downside to this line. Also available are a complimentary line of totes and backpacks.

Another new brand for America is a Swiss company, Swissbags. They have completely reinvented the classic polypropylene case. This is the same material your hard luggage would have used 30-40 years ago only re-engineered for today’s needs. The new polypropylene is virtually indestructible and can handle anything the airlines can do to it. If this case does manage to get cracked, the company will replace this case at no cost. There is no other company in this price range doing this. Check out this video on what this case can handle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoFcu8BAQG0.  Also, the carry-on is still only 5.5 pounds so it is lightweight as well.
SBG-SB343-ORGBoth Jump and Swiss Bags are unique products that are only available through select luggage stores. You will not find any of their products at department or discount stores. So check out the full line of Jump and Swissbags today online or in-store at our two locations. Once you become a fan you will want the whole line.

Lightweight Luggage

IT-0935A091929-S001There is a huge selection of luggage on the market today. Not only are there many different brands, there are also a vast number of styles and features. It sometimes is hard to choose, the options are many: luxury, fashion, hard side, soft side, two wheeled, spinners, and lightweight luggage (to name a few). It is a little overwhelming to say the least but at some point you are going to have to decide what is the most important feature before buying that next piece of luggage.

“Lightweight” happens to be a huge selling point in the industry right now with all the extra fees airlines are  charging for checked bags. Lightweight is also a very important feature if you have a bad back or a screwed up neck or travel so much that you do not want to end up with one. The bottom line, if you are one of those travelers where every ounce counts when it comes to your bag, lightweight might just be that “most important” feature and it’s time to check out International Traveller’s World’s Lightest Luggage!

IT’s World’s Lightest Luggage comes in many different sizes and colors but all of the bags are made with the patented design that includes an incredibly strong fiber-glass structure and a sturdy high-tensile exterior fabric. These uprights have broad, easy-grip locking handles and internal floor compartments that lie flat for maximum packing space (a rarity for most bags on the market today). Each of the bags also have a large front pocket that provides extra storage space and top and side handles that make them easy to lift. Maneuverability is also a breeze with the smooth and quiet eight wheel spinner design.

Think of it as practicing preventative and fiscally responsible travel, try the world’s lightest luggage today!

Heys America Luggage Meshes Pop Art and Travel

Heys America Luggage has become a global leader in luggage design with their innovative and original collections. They have created two Limited Edition luggage series, Britto and Fernando Volken Togni. Each collection combines a unique pop art design with the high standard features of all Heys America cases. These designs and patterns transform your luggage into a work of art.

The Heys America Fernando Volken Togni (FVT) Collection is unlike any other. It features three groups; FVT Cities, FVT World, and FVT USA. Togni is a Brazilian-born illustrator currently living in London. His art style is bold and unique. He uses vivid colors and sharp shapes to create a design of organized chaos. Each collection offers a three piece luggage set, such as the Heys America FVT USA 3 Piece Set, that includes 21”, 26”, and 30” uprights. All uprights are also available as single items to better suit your needs or allow you to mix and match. The Cities Collection highlights New York in the Heys America FVT Cities 30” Spinner.

The Britto by Heys America Collection, while also featuring a pop art style, is vastly different from FVT. It is designed by Romero Britto, a Brazilian-born Florida resident with a neo-pop style. Neo-pop combines pop art with graffiti. With this style, he created lively, fresh and happy designs shown on this Britto by Heys A New Day 26” Expandable Spinner. The bright colors stand out on the hardside cases. Like the FVT, this collection includes luggage sets and individual spinner suitcases, along with beauty cases and smaller travel duffels, totes and business pieces.

All Heys America collections are held to a high standard. Each suitcase, made from polycarbonate composite material, is both lightweight and durable, even the Britto by Heys Butterfly Love 30” Expandable Spinner. The impact-resistant and scratch-resistant printed exterior is protected by a layer of clear coat that provides a beautiful, glossy finish. Designed for easy maneuverability, each suitcase has four spinner wheels for an ultra-smooth and effortless 360 degree rolling. All pieces, including the Heys America FVT Cities 21” Spinner, feature a fully lined interior with built-in divider and mesh pocket. Heys included a built-in TSA lock for your safety and a zippered expansion system to provide you with 20% more packing capacity.

Pop art originated in the mid-1950s in Britain and late 1950s in America. The term was invented in 1955 by Lawrence Alloway, a British curator. Characterized by pop culture and consumerism, the concept of pop art refers to the attitude and not the art itself. It often uses images currently used in advertising, such as logos or product labels, comic books, and news. The style is bold, vibrant, and simple, and often features bright colors. Shop Irv’s Luggage for travel goods that are functional and durable as well as reflective of your style and personality.

Designer Luggage – Great Value for Fashion Conscious Traveler

Do you love traveling, but you want to do it in style? That is no problem – just bring your most fashionable designer luggage with you!

There is a great selection of designer luggage online that is offered at a great value, including hardside uprights, carry ons, and luggage sets. Due to the wide assortment of fashion luggage that is available, including brands like Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger, and Jenni Chan, you will some difficult decisions to make. Take a look at your options!

If you’re looking for fun and lightweight designer luggage that comes at a great value, take a look at the options offered by International Traveller. With the International Traveller Skulls collection, you have found a great way to express yourself, plus you will have the benefit of super lightweight, spinner luggage at great prices.

If you love the look of patent leather, you will love the beautiful luggage from designer Kathy Van Zeeland. This luggage features glazed finish PVC, the Kathy Van Zeeland signature logo and spinner wheels for easy rolling through any airport.

Lastly, there is the Kenneth Cole Luggage collection, which is not only stylish and fashionable, but also features innovative, lightweight design. Kenneth Cole Reaction Luggage has a sophisticated look and feel, pockets for all of your essential travel items, spinner wheels, and many more features that will make you love your luggage.

In today’s world, luggage does not need to be boring, black and lifeless. With the designer brands available today, you can choose the one that most reflects your personal style while not compromising on the important features, like spinner wheels, interior organization and lightweight design.

Visit Irv’s Luggage and choose from the selection of luggage pieces offered for sale and enjoy your trip!

Carry On Luggage and Thanksgiving Travel

Are you planning to travel and celebrate Thanksgiving? Traveling for Thanksgiving is a great way to spend the holiday, see family and friends, and take a rest.

Traveling means packing things that you want to bring. We all tend to want to bring more with us when we travel than we have room for. This is a common packing problem. The best solution to this packing dilemma are packing accessories. Brands like Eagle Creek and Travelon make packing cubes and packing folders that help keep your clothes organized and save tons of space in your luggage.

While packing accessories will change how your pack forever, it is essential that you consider the luggage that you take with you as well. Durability is important, as are wheels and weight. On a short trip, it is highly recommended that you use a carry on bag. This saves you time in the airport as well as baggage fees. Popular brands of carry on luggage that you can buy are listed below:

  1. Samsonite Carryon Luggage
  2. Travelpro Carryon Luggage
  3. Delsey Carry On Luggage

These are three of the most trusted brands of carryon luggage. They are reliable, durable, lightweight and come in a variety of colors and styles. Most cases come with spinner wheels, making travel easier. Rimowa is a luxury luggage brand that makes hardside polycarbonate cases that are very lightweight but extremely strong. They are a great investment for the serious world traveler. Travelpro made the first Rollaboard suitcase over 20 years ago. Designed to meet the travel needs of pilots and flight attendants, they are now meeting the needs of everyday travelers. Samsonite is the most globally recognized brand in the world, and for good reason. They make a case for every type of traveler; hardside, softside, spinner cases and more. Make your travel experience fun, memorable and hassle free while using carry on luggage from Irv’s Luggage.

Luggage Sets are the Best Luggage Value Around

Buying in bulk is often the best way to save money – we all know that from warehouse clubs like Sam’s and Costco, where you buy everything supersized and save BIG in the process.

Buying luggage by the set is not only a great way to save on your luggage purchase, but you can also feel like the savvy shopper that you are, knowing you have scored a great deal. Summer travel is the ideal time to buy a set of luggage. If you are looking for the best luggage at the best prices, look no further!

 

Pop Collage Luggage Set

Heys USA Novus Art – Pop Collage

Hardside luggage has been around for a while and it still remains the most popular choice for travelers looking for a sturdy case with an exclusive design. Having baggage with an easily recognizable pattern not only makes it a breeze to find your checked bags but it also adds to your unique style. One of our most popular lines is the Heys USA Novus Art series. The luggage bags come in three different patterns – Hearts Rainbow, Floral Burst, and Pop Collage. You can choose from the full 3-Piece Luggage sets (22”, 26” and 30” cases) or you can decide on a 2-Piece set; either option is an exceptional value at more than 60% off MSRP here at Irv’s Luggage.

Tribeca Luggage Set

Heys USA Tribeca – Metallic Blue

 

 

 

 Another great choice is the Heys USA Tribeca Collection. For the more conservative travelers, these 3-piece travel luggage sets come not only in patterns (Brush Strokes, Ikat Hearts) but also in solid colors – Metallic Blue, and Burgundy. The sets include a Vanity Case,  a 22” carry-on and a 28” case. Most airlines will let both the carry on and the vanity case on board as cabin luggage. At a price of only $161.99 these polycarbonate sets are a steal!

Aerolite Luggage Set

Heys USA Aerolite – Yellow Hearts

 

 

For those of you who are not fans of hardside luggage, we have a large selection of traditional, softside sets for your choosing. One of the best values at the moment is the Aerolite line by Heys. The 3-piece spinner set (22” carry-on, 26” and 30” suitcases) comes in two patterns in various colors – Hearts in Yellow, Pink, and Blue, and Herrington Flowers in Fuchsia and Blue. During the luggage sale at Irv’s Luggage, get the Aerolite sets for more than 55% off MSRP.

Toy Story Luggage Set

Disney by Heys USA – Toy Story

 

 

 

The little travelers in the group may enjoy a cute kid’s luggage set based on Disney’s Toy Story. The 2-piece combo includes a wheeled backpack and a duffel bag, both featuring the iconic duo – Buzz and Woody. We bet that a kid’s happiness is worth more than the $29.97 this set is on sale for.

 

 

Crown III Elite Luggage Set

Crown III Elite by Heys USA – Charcoal

Business travelers and those looking for a bit more luxury may be interested in the Crown III Elite by Heys USA. This 3-piece spinner set (21” carry-on, 26” and 30” suitcases) features a jelly-padded signature carry handle which provides an easy grip while minimizing strain on your arm and a fully lined interior with mesh zippered divider and extra wide compression straps. The hard polycarbonate shell is sure to protect all your belongings from weather and airport handlers alike. Irv’s Luggage offers an incredible deal on the Crown III Elite line – pick up a full set of deluxe luggage in Charcoal, Orange, or Red for only $349.97, more than 77% off MSRP. Hurry, quantities are limited!