What Consumers Want in Luggage


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Top consumer suitcase and luggage trends heard at the 2012 Boston Globe Travel Show by Suitcase.com, and luggage suggestions that meet consumer needs.

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What Consumers Want in Luggage

  1. 1. What Consumers Want in Luggage Top Suitcase Trends Heard at the Boston Globe Travel Show
  2. 2.  The largest consumer-attended travel show in the country!  This year’s event was Feb. 10-12.  Industry experts showcase:  Cruise specials  Adventure travel trends  Global tourism opportunities  International cuisine  Entertainment and  Travel goods and luggage (our specialty!) What is the Boston Globe Travel Show?
  3. 3.  With over 1,920 square feet of space, and over 10 different vendors of luggage, we were able to show many different styles of suitcases and travel goods in our booth.  The 24,000 attendees who attended this year’s show provided us with amazing, informational consumer feedback. What’s It Like?
  4. 4.  Quality—Luggage that’s durable, and will ultimately last.  Lightweight—Bags that won’t weigh you down, and will help you adhere to most airlines’ 50-pound limit.  Maneuverability—Luggage that moves easily with spinners or wheels, and other features like comfortable handles.  Warranty—A deciding factor between various brands, bumper-to-bumper warranties attracted the most attention. So, What Do Consumers Want in Luggage This Year? Continue on for our top NEW luggage picks that suit all of these needs!
  5. 5. Hartmann PC4 Polycarbonate Collection  Belting trim & handle for a sleek design  Double caster wheels for easy transport  Interior pockets maximize packing space  Corner caps on top for durability  Measures 21” wheels to handle  Four layers of protective polycarbonate  Incredibly lightweight, weighing 6.3 lbs  10-year bumper-to-bumper warranty Hartmann PC4 International Carry-on Spinner
  6. 6.  4-wheel Spinner system for 360-degree maneuverability  Smooth roll with telescoping handle  Comfortable, ergonomic uprod handle  Strong, grooved handle tubes for stability  Comfortable, neoprene carry handles are low-profile and unobtrusive  Expands 1.5-in. for maximum packing room TravelPro Maxlite2 Spinner Collection TravelPro MaxLite2 Expandable 20” Rollaboard
  7. 7.  Four dual Spinner wheels  Fully-featured interior includes WetPak™ and mesh pockets.  Ceiling-to-floor compression straps  Removable, hanging toiletry kit included with 26” and 30.5”  Comfortable, padded top, side handles  Expandable features to maximize packing capacity. Samsonite HYPERspace Collection Samosnite HYPERSpace 26” Expandable Spinner
  8. 8.  Comfort grip, dual-trolley aluminum handle system  8-wheel construction adds stability  Zippered mesh divider wall stretches for easy packing  Integrated, TSA-approved Travel Sentry® lock  Swiss Tracker™ Bag Tracking Program  Access™ Lock Combination Recovery Program Victorinox Spectra Polycarbonate Collection Victorinox Spectra 29” 8-wheel Travel Case
  9. 9.  4 wheels for easy rolling  Bright, fun colors: hot pink, eggplant, graphite, and white  Amazingly lightweight  TSA-approved combination lock  Large, spacious main compartment  Durable polycarbonate + ABS shell, and eye-catching glossy finish  Fixed combination zip lock  Grab handle and foot studs on Antler Camden Collection Antler Camden Town 28” Large Upright
  10. 10.  Can be used in any travel bag to simplify packing and maximize space.  Pack-It™ Cubes have 101 uses, holding t-shirts, jeans, underwear, socks—anything you can roll.  Pack-It™ Folders designed for shirts, slacks, sweaters, blouses, and more make for organized, wrinkle-free travel. Eagle Creek Packing Accessories Eagle Creek PackIt Folder & PackIt Cubes
  11. 11. Contact us at 1-888-6BRETTS Subscribe to the Suitcase.com blog Become a fan of Suitcase.com on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.