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MUST HAVE TRAVEL ACESSORIES

Once you have picked out your luggage the next step is to figure out what travel accessories you need for travel today. In case you need some help, I’m going to highlight a few items that are must-haves for all travelers.

One item each piece of luggage should have is a luggage tag or handle wrap. They serveTRV-12738 multiple purposes; they both help you find your bag and if your bag is lost it will have all your information. Even if your bag has a place to write your information a big, bright tag or wrap will help separate your bag from the crowd. This is also a great place to add a piece of personality and friar to a not so exciting suitcase.

TRV-19325-500Most airlines nowadays limit checked bags to 50 Ibs. If you exceed this the extra fees can be HUGE. The best way to avoid this is with a luggage scale. Scales come in two different varieties, spring-loaded and digital. The advantage of the spring-loaded ones is the reliability. It never needs a battery. The digital ones though are smaller and easier to read. Pro tip: If you are planning to buy items on your trip you might want to pack your scale.

One item you never want to leave home without is your medication. It is TRV-AM-22249no fun having to take time away from your trip trying to track down new prescriptions or medicines. You can carry all your pill bottles with you but for one week or less trips it will be easier to use a pill planner. This way you can make sure you have everything you need to. Another pro tip: no matter what you should always keep your medication on you and not in a checked bag.

LCI-AL-TSA23-GREENWorried about leaving your bag unattended? You will need a luggage lock. What makes these locks different from other locks is that with a luggage lock the TSA can still access your bag. If your lock is not a TSA lock they will cut it off and maybe even damage your zippers. A good way to know if your lock is TSA approved is to look for “TSA” followed by a number somewhere by the keyhole. If your lock doesn’t have that don’t use that lock.

These items are must-haves for any traveler and having them can make the difference between a fun trip and a nightmare. Don’t forget to stay tuned for more tips on travel accessories.

 

Bombproof Luggage Set Goes on Sale!

Official Announcement:

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time. The day you have been waiting for is finally here. Drum roll, please…. Irv’s Luggage is happy to announce our Most Popular set of Bombproof Luggage is going on SALE! (Woohoo!)

Luggage fanatics of the world, this luggage set is one of a kind!! Coated in a special material to deter bombs from eroding the material, each piece of this set is equipped with a suiter and a 4-wheel spinner system for easy maneuverability even in the smallest of spaces. Plus, it boasts a soundproof shell encouraging you to keep all sorts of critters inside without hearing their constant scratching. (Would you really want to be bothered by scratching all day long? I know I wouldn’t!) Available in four different colors (Blue, Silver, Black and Neon Green) this 4-piece luggage set is sure to sell out!

Are you ready for the newest wave of airline luggage? I know I am!!

Alright, ok, I confess. We really aren’t selling bombproof luggage. I’m not even sure if there is such a thing. But we do have other really great products (luggage sets, carry on luggage, travel accessories, handbags and more) that you will want to check out in your search for new luggage this travel season.

If you are truly looking for a great luggage set, look no further than the Heys USA Hummer 3 Piece Spinner Luggage Set.Heys USA Hummer 3 Piece Spinner Luggage Set Great for a man, woman or family of monkeys, this hardside set is lightweight, durable and easy to use, and will make traveling so much easier. Available in Black, Blue or Navy Blue, the Heys Hummer set shines with a gloss finish guaranteed to show off your sense of style. While this set isn’t bombproof or dent proof, it is specially priced for a limited time only. This is one set you will not want to pass by!

Now, what if you like to travel “light” and don’t need a full set of luggage? (No, stuffing your two TSA required carry ons full of crap you picked up along your travels is NOT considered traveling light!)If you have to travel using only two carry on bags, you should look at the Kathy Van Zeeland Expandable Carry Ons. Kathy Van Zeeland Bohemian 20" Carry On Expandable Spinner Discontinued Designed in nine different patterns, this carry on luggage will stand out in a crowd and make everyone wonder just where you got that luggage! Plus it comes with a spacious interior and is expandable securing extra space not only for your clothes but for goodies you buy along the way.

Finally, one of the most important things to remember when traveling is travel accessories. You’ll need a distinctive luggage tag just in case you have the exact same luggage as someone else (I can guarantee you will!) Packing accessories and Dopp kits are also great space savers thatRoyce Leather RFID Blocking Euro Commuter Wallet help give even the most disorganized person some sort of order when packing. And don’t forget your travel wallets. You never know what or who you might encounter on your travels (Lions and tigers and bears, Oh My!) Having a security or RFID wallet will keep your mind at ease, even when you’re busy exploring.

Use these tips as you will, but let us know how they work out for you! And if bombproof luggage ever becomes available, I promise Irv’s Luggage will be the first to let you know!

10 Must Have Luggage Accessories

Avid travelers know that investing in a great piece of luggage is a key component of successful travel but they also know having the right luggage accessories to accompany this great piece of luggage is crucial to hassle-free travel as well. After consulting with several world travelers and top luggage experts the following list was compiled of the ten must have luggage accessories in 2012:

  1.  TSA Approved Lock – With airline security being tightened throughout the world and the chance of encountering a luggage thief always a concern, a high-quality TSA lock that can be unlocked as well as re-locked by security personnel ( so your belongings continue to be secure even after going through security).
  2. Luggage Tags – With the paper tags provided by the airlines susceptible to being lost and thus your luggage being lost too; a good, sturdy, colorful luggage tag that will also help identify your luggage on the carousal is a must for all kinds of travel.
  3. 3 oz. Bottle Travel Set – A bottle/container set that includes of a variety of 3 oz. bottles to choose from, that will allow you to carry a limited numbers of liquids on-board as the TSA now dictates.
  4. Luggage Scale – Even though sometimes you feel like bringing everything but the kitchen sink. Keeping your luggage within the weight limits required by the airlines, so as to not rack- up exorbitant  baggage fees, makes having your own personal luggage scale to weigh luggage while at home or on the road (before arriving at the airport) key!
  5. Laptop Sleeve – Some business travelers may bring a laptop business case as a carry-on but many travelers will not, so a laptop sleeve to protect your computers is of critical importance.
  6. Dopp Kit – A well designed nylon toiletry bag with great organizational features including a hook (to hang your bag in the shower or by the sink); and while leather is considered a more luxurious material, a well designed nylon bag that is water resistant is a far better choice when taking your “personal essentials” on the road.
  7. Packing Folders & Packing Cubes – Packing efficiently is critical due to baggage fees and the desire of most travelers to have wrinkle-free clothing. Packing cubes and folders can help make this happen!  Another added benefit of using these handy packing aids is the less likelihood of bed bugs creeping into your clothing while sitting in a hotel room, due to the zippers and velcro closures keeping the little critters at bay.
  8. Garment Sleeve / Bag – Some luggage pieces are designed to be suiters but many are not!   A garment sleeve is great for packing suits and dresses for that all important meeting or party on your trip.
  9. Shoe Sac – Shoes have all sorts of dirt, chemicals and germs on them, so keeping them separated from your clothes and personal effects is very important.
  10. Hide-Away Tote Bag – Rarely, if ever, does someone go on a trip and not end up purchasing some kind of additional “stuff” that needs to be packed in an already over- stuffed suitcase for the return trip home; thus, having a hide-away, collapsible, tote bag as a catch- all for all those additional “treasures” is perfect!