Shopping for Luggage: Fabric Types

June 10, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In the food world, it’s said that we eat with our eyes first. The same could be said when purchasing luggage: we are attracted to a bag because of its looks before we consider the merits of its construction. Today, I want to highlight some of the fabrics used in the TravelPro lines so that you know what you’re getting when you purchase a soft-sided piece of luggage.

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Maxlite 3 Luggage, one of our soft-side luggage collections

Polyester and nylon are the preeminent fabric choices, and the strength and durability of each is determined by its denier and weave pattern. Denier is the thread count, the measured thickness of each individual strand of yarn; the higher the denier, the higher the quality of the material, usually.

Nylon is typically viewed as stronger than polyester, but the industry has seen major improvements in polyester’s durability in the past five years, making it a viable alternative to nylon.
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What Luggage Is Best For Car Trips?

July 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Over these last several months, we’ve chronicled how Travelpro rollaboards meet the varied needs of air travelers. For international business travelers and vacationing families alike, we’ve illustrated how our lightweight, durable bags maximize travel enjoyment by minimizing airport hassles.

But, the advantages of Travelpro luggage aren’t limited to air travelers. To anyone about to embark on an overnight car trip — whether you’re a lone salesman chasing your monthly quota or overwhelmed parents transporting a van full of kids to Disney World — we’ve got a range of bags that will make your life easier.

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While airline size restrictions require air travelers to pack light, “road warriors” have much more latitude in the number of possessions they can take on their trip. Enter Travelpro’s comprehensive line of spacious garment bags, and versatile duffels and backpacks.

These expandable bags measure up to 28″ in length, and can easily accommodate a week’s worth or more of clothing and belongings.

The key to traveling with a large wardrobe is intelligent design and capacity. Most rollaboards offer roomy main compartments which expand 2.5 inches, maximizing space and packing flexibility. Some rollaboards and garment bags also feature a removable suiter sleeve and wrinkle-free foam bars which minimizesthe wrinkling of dresses, suits and other formal wear.

If your travel wear is more casual, the suiter sleeve also accommodates shirts, pants and other outfits while keeping them wrinkle-free. On certain collections, it also acts as a divider, separating “his” clothing from “hers” (and “theirs”), or dirty clothing from clean, which helps you stay organized.

Travelpro’s luggage also feature many side pockets. Use them to store small items, such as belts and portable electronics, that can wrinkle clothing. And don’t forget to utilize the top lid to store shirts and other folded garments.

Common sense plays a major role in effective packing. Place heavy objects, such as shoes and toiletry kits, on the bottom of the main storage compartment, then arrange your garments on top. Pack your formal wear properly in the suiter sleeve and secure your clothing with the interior tie-down straps to prevent shifting – and wrinkling – in transit.

So, whether your travel plans involve the friendly skies or the open road, remember to take along your Travelpro rollaboard. And, if you are hitting the highway (especially with the family), feel free to take more than one.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 24” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter

August 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In some cases, you just need that little extra space. The Travelpro Platinum® 6 24” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter gives you that flexibility to pack just a tad bit more. The mesh clothing retention system and 2 1/2” expansion capability on the main body gives your bag the elasticity to pack more.Travelpro Platinum® 6 24” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 24” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter is 11″ W by 16″ L by 24″ H is protected by a Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating and has a fully lined interior with H2O Guard protective coating.

Pick between burgundy, blue, or black and enjoy this intelligently designed Rollaboard. The Travelpro Platinum® 6 24” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter comes equipped with an I-Beam geometry extension handle system and a new featured flat folding Add-a-Bag attachment system.

Whether you need even more space or more convenient commuting, the Travelpro Platinum® 6 24” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter will more than suit your needs with its removable, folding suiter sleeve or removable, polyurethane bonded, sealed bearing wheels.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 24” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter commonly retails for $389.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter

August 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

When you need the right suiter to suit your fancy, the 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter is your perfect fit. The Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter is 9″ W by 14″ L by 22″ H is protected by Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating and fully lined interior with H2O Guard protective coating.Travelpro Platinum 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter

The 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter has a variety of features including a Duraframe® compression molded frame system, YKK zipper on the main compartment, high polished chrome accents, a 2 1/2” expansion capability for flexible packing, a leather monogram patch, and TPR on the handle grip for comfortable traveling.

The I-Beam geometry extension handle system provides stability when carrying additional bags. Nothing is impossible when you travel with this suiter. The Rollaboard features a removable folding suiter sleeve, removable bearing wheels, and a mesh clothing retention system.

In burgundy, blue, or black your Rollaboards color can now suit your style. The Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter comes with the new flat folding Add-a-Bag attachment system.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 22” Expandable Rollaboard® Suiter commonly retails for $349.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage

August 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

If you would rather take it than leave it, the Travelpro Platinum® 6 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage is your match. The 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage comes in a variety of shades; burgundy, black, or blue, whichever suits your style. The Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating and fully lined H2O Guard protective coating are just a small addition to your roomy case.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage is 9″ W by 14″ L by 20″ H, features an I-Beam geometry extension handle system which provides exceptional durability, YKK zipper on the main compartment and removable, polyurethane bonded, sealed bearing wheels.

Fully locked and loaded, this luggage is just what you need with soft-touch low-profile handle grips, a mesh clothing retention system, and a new flat folding Add-a-Bag attachment system.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 20” Expandable Rollaboard® Luggage commonly retails for $299.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For longer trips, it’s apparent wardrobes need space. The Travelpro Platinum® 6 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag will always ensure your threads have enough space. The main compartment features dual wally clamps to provide exceptional storage capability. The front compartment can hold additional garments and comes with 2.5” expansion capability.

The 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag is 11.5″ W by 24″L by 23″ H and has Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating. The Expandable Rolling Garment Bag has a fully lined interior with H2O Guard protective coating also.

This bag’s practicality is more than apparent through its easy access front zippered pocket and ticket pocket, multiple interior zippered accessory pockets, removable door hanger hook and padded foam bars for virtually wrinkle-free packing. Removable, polyurethane bonded, sealed bearing wheels and a self retractable hidden ID holder are just some of the extras to the Platinum® 6 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 50” Expandable Rolling Garment Bag commonly retails for $499.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Platinum® 6 30” Expandable Rolling Duffel

July 27, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Travelers who choose the Travelpro Platinum® 6 30” Expandable Rolling Duffel are in for a surprise. If you want a bag that is as practical and stylish as you, then you need the 30” Expandable Rolling Duffel.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 30” Expandable Rolling Duffel is 14″ W by 14″L by 30″ H, has Duratex® Ballistic Nylon with Teflon® coating and additional H2O Guard interior coating. The 30” Expandable Rolling Duffel will protect your contents inside and out.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 30” Expandable Rolling Duffel is fully loaded with an Integrated 4 Point expansion stability system, a Duraframe® compression molded frame system, and an interior mesh clothing retention system.

Sensible and practical, this duffel has removable, polyurethane bonded, sealed bearing wheels. The duffel can be used as 2 separate compartments or it can be used as one large compartment by simply unzipping and rolling up the divider panel. If additional storage is required, the duffel also expands 2 1/2”.

The Travelpro Platinum® 6 30” Expandable Rolling Duffel commonly retails for $359.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Crew 8 20” Expandable Rollaboard (Wide-body style)

June 24, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The Travelpro Crew 8 20” Wide Body Expandable Rollaboard is for the frequent and efficient flyer. The rollaboard is great because it comes in a wide-body style, which gives you a wide range of packing options (no pun intended).

The Travelpro Crew 8 20” Expandable Wide Body Rollaboard is 9” W by 16” L by 20” H. Even though the bag seems larger and wider, it weighs only 8.7 pounds. It’s made of 1050D Micro Ballistic nylon fabric with DuraGuard® fabric protector coating, so you can keep it looking newer longer than other bags.

The extra width allows you to have some flexibility on the items you decide to pack. This Rollaboard has all the packing capacity of one of our 22″ Rollaboards before its even expanded. With this bag, you can easily fit it into the overhead bin because it has the height of a normal 20″ bag but the packing capacity of a 22″ bag.

The 20″ Expandable Wide Body Rollaboard comes equipped with a hidden security pocket for items like passports, money, or jewelry. No need to worry whether your prized possessions will be stolen.

The Travelpro Crew 8 Expandable Wide body Rollaboard typically retails for $199.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro retailer to you.

Travelpro Maxlite 28″ Expandable Rollaboard

June 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Maxlite 28″ Rollaboard is designed for the versatile kind of traveler. No longer will you need to leave that extra suit or outfit at home. Let’s face it, you never know what your next trip will bring. With the 28″ Rollaboard, no jacket will be left behind.

The Maxlite 28″ Rollaboard is 13″ W by 20.5″ L by 28″ H, giving you more than enough space for those long vacations, requiring several different style wardrobes.

Travelpro’s 28″ Rollaboard is the lightest of our larger bags, weighing only 11.6 pounds. The 28″ Rollaboard could be mistaken for a wardrobe on wheels; allowing you the flexibility to carry a wide variety of items for all occasions.

The Maxlite 28″ Rollaboard commonly retails for $159.99. Use Travelpro’s Retailer Locator at to find the closest Travelpro