Softside or Hardside?
You’ve decided to buy new luggage. Now let’s look at the main criteria for choosing between a softside and a hardside suitcase.
So what are the differences between softside and hardside luggage?
WHAT ABOUT THE WEIGHT?
• Although rigid suitcases have the reputation of being heavier, the gap is closing fast thanks to new technological innovations and new materials.
• Nevertheless, with identical weight when empty, a flexible model often has slightly bigger dimensions, allowing you to take more personal belongings with you.
As the gap between softside and hardside narrows, you may well have to make your final purchasing decision based on style and aesthetics!
WHICH ONE IS THE STRONGEST?
• The feeling of optimum protection remains inherent in hardside luggage. Hardened globetrotters shower praise on 100% polycarbonate, the anti-shock material by excellence.
• However, those who prefer softside luggage still get strength and resistance: again, new technology means flexible items are being made of materials that are almost as resistant as those used for bullet-proof vests!